A Charles Addams Biopic In The Works!; A Daily Shouts By Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

Well this is exciting news…

From Indiewire, June 22, 2019, “Sara Driver Is Back: After ‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ A Charles Addams Project, And Much More”

A snippet from Eric Kohn’s article: The project is especially personal to Driver since, like Addams, she was born in Westfield, New Jersey; the cartoonist did much of his work there. “Westfield is a particularly odd place,” Driver said. “A lot of the buildings he drew are still standing, and he was such a beautiful draftsman.”

 

My thanks to Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery for bringing this article to the Spill‘s attention.  One of the Spill‘s fave blogs, it is now celebrating its 8th anniversary.  Check it out!

 

While we’re waiting for the film, it might be time to re-visit Linda Davis’s  biography of Addams, as well as Addams work  — any of his collections will do (I’ve shown just three above).  

Right: Davis’s Chas Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life  (Random House, 2006)

 

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A Daily Shouts By…

Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. See the piece here.

A New Mick Stevens Cartoon Collection; Liza Donnelly’s London Live-Drawings; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Peter Kuper; Tonight! Sketches Of My Exes With Sofia Warren & Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

A New Mick Stevens Cartoon Collection

Just out! There’s a brand new collection of cartoons from one of the very best of the New Yorker‘s funniest folks.  El Mundo de Mick Stevens (The World Of Mick Stevens), published in Spain by Editorial Tebar, can be ordered on Amazon here. 

The Spill  asked Mr. Stevens to say a few words about his new book:

These are mostly unpublished work from my archives, going back several years. My friend, editor, and translators David Roman and Maura O’Donnell chose work that would work best in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries and cultures, as opposed to “Americanisms”.

Here’s Mr. Stevens entry on the A-Z:

Mick Stevens Born March 11, 1942, Portland, Oregon. New Yorker work: December 17, 1979- . Key collections: If Ducks Carried Guns (Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1988), A Mystery, Wrapped in an Enigma, Served on a Bed of Lettuce ( Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1989 ), Things Not to Do Today ((Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1989 ). Website: http://www.mickstevens.com

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Liza Donnelly’s London Live-Drawings

 Liza Donnelly made her way around and through yesterday’s mostly anti-Trump demonstrations in London, drawing all the while.  She’s now gathered some of the drawings and written about her experience for Medium. Read her “Drawing About Trump” here.

Ms. Donnelly has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1982. Up next for Ms. Donnelly: live-drawings from the upcoming Tony Awards.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

Peter Kuper on Trump and D-Day. Mr. Kuper has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2011.  Visit his website here.

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Tonight! Sketches Of My Exes With Sofia Warren & Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

Sorry about the very late notice on this. It’s Tonight! Read all about it here.

Both Sofia Warren and Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell have contributed to The New Yorker since 2017.

 

Fave Photo Of The Day; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Taken April 12, 2019, Brooklyn. The above New Yorker contributors were invited to sketch the burlesque show, Queen of Hearts (Austin McCormick and company).

Bottom row, l-r: Jason Chatfield, Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, Jason Adam Katzenstein, and Julia Rothman.  Top row: Ellis Rosen, Sofia Warren, and Amy Kurzweil (the group included cover artist, Jenny Kroik, not pictured).

Jason Chatfield began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017; Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell in 2017; Jason Adam Katzenstein (J.A.K.) in 2014; Julia Rothman in 2018; Ellis Rosen in 2016; Sofia Warren in 2017; Amy Kurzweil in 2016.

(photo courtesy of Jason Chatfield)

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

The subject is news in a cartoon by Teresa Burns Parkhurst. Ms. Parkhurst began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

The Tilley Watch Online,The New Yorker, March 24-29, 2019: Book Of Interest: Seth’s “Clyde Fans”; Mort Gerberg’s New York Historical Society Exhibit Reviewed

    The Daily cartoons this week weren’t exclusively Trumplandish, but close! The contributing New Yorker cartoonists were: Peter Kuper, Lucas Adams, Emily Flake, J.A.K., Barry Blitt, and Christopher Weyant.

        The Daily Shouts contributing New Yorker cartoonists: Tom Chitty, Ali Fitzgerald, and Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell.

To see all of the above and more link here.

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Book of Interest: Seth’s “Clyde Fans”

Out on bookstore shelves on April 30th from Drawn & Quarterly, Seth’s latest, Clyde Fans.  In the meantime, here’s a Publisher’s Weekly piece about it. Seth (Gregory Gallant) began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.  Below, right, one of his covers.

Further recommended reading: Seth’s 1996 It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken.

The PW article says about it: “Seth’s first graphic novel…seemed to be a memoir of the author’s attempts to track down a New Yorker cartoonist who had a brief flash of success in the ’40s—but the whole thing was fiction.” 

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Gerberg’s  New York Historical Society Exhibit Reviewed

From Women Write About Comics, March 29, 2019, ‘Main Thing Is, I Kept Drawing’: Mort Gerberg’s Cartoons On Display at The NYHS”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of January 21, 2019

An interesting cover this week, reminiscent of Arthur Getz‘s great city landscapes: a dark city view with a small area of bright lights slicing through. That contrast of dark with dramatic light was close to a Getzian specialty (similar scenes were also beautifully painted by a number of other New Yorker artists through the years). If you can, get hold of The Complete Book of Covers From The New Yorker (Knopf, 1989) — you won’t regret it.

For more on the current cover, you can read about the artist, Pascal Campion here.

The Cartoons/Cartoonists:




Some cartoons of note in this issue:

The solid drawing on page 22 of two couples about to cross paths on a suspended narrow rope bridge marks Hartley Lin‘s cartoon debut in the magazine.

As happily the case with Lars Kenseth‘s work, his stone man on page 30 is something outside the norm.

Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell‘s cinematic post-party drawing on page 51 is terrific, as is Olivia de Recat’s Alarmist Clock on page 63.

On page 59, another cartoonist’s New Yorker debut: Karl Stevens.

Mr. Lin and Mr. Stevens are the first new New Yorker cartoonists of 2019, and the 25th and 26th new cartoonists making their debut in the magazine since Emma Allen became the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor in May of 2017.

…before I turn out the lights on this post, let us not forget that Rea Irvin’s beautiful Talk masthead (below) is still in storage. Read all about it here.