Thurber Thursday: A Composite Thurber

There are a lot of fun Thurber factoids to be found in Edwin Bowden‘s James Thurber: A Bibliography (Ohio State University Press, 1968).  Since I brought it home from Columbus, Ohio (I bought it in the Thurber House gift shop, of all places) I’ve gone to this book a zillion times for all sorts of Thurber-related issues that’ve come up.

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Thurber Thursday: Thurber’s “My Friend McNulty”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Brendan Loper; Blitt Looks at Melania’s Teleprompter; Finck’s Pepper Is Back

Thurber Thursday: Thurber’s “My Friend McNulty” Every so often I re-read Thurber’s terrific nine page appreciation found in this best of McNulty collection published in 1957. My copy has seen much better days, but is no less enjoyable. McNulty worked at The New Yorker (according to Thurber’s piece) from “Christmas Day, 1937, to New Year’s Eve, 1955. Thurber’s friendship went

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Thurber Thursday: “This Is The Way A Thurber Seal’s Whiskers Go”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Peter Kuper; Interview Of Interest: Liza Donnelly; Bob Eckstein & Company At Milford Readers & Writers Fest

In 1929 E.B. White spotted a drawing “of a seal on a rock looking at two far-off specks and saying, ‘Hm, explorers’” in his office-mate’s trash can (his office-mate was James Thurber). White rescued the drawing, inked it in, and sent it off to The New Yorker‘s art meeting.  Rea Irvin, the magazine’s art supervisor, rejected the drawing, “drew a

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