Today’s Spill: Early Posting: A Roz Chast Sketchpad From Next Week’s (Double Issue); Eckstein & Shaw’s Latest Cartoon Pad With Guest, Carol Isaacs; New CartoonStack; Blitt’s Kvetchbook; Friday’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Early Posting: A Roz Chast Sketchpad Sometimes we get an early release cover, and other times we get a humor piece. Today it’s the latter. From next week’s (double) issue, dated April 26 & May 3, 2021, here’s Ms. Chast’s Sketchpad feature, “Fending And Other Terms For Fridge-Foraging Dinners”  Chast began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978. Visit her

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Weekend Spill: A New Yorker Rarity Listed On Ebay; New ToonStack…”Listen Up!”; Society Of Illustrators (Virtual) Event Of Interest: Uncensored! –John Cuneo & Joe Ciardiello; Mort Moves; The Tilley Watch Online, April 5-9, 2021

A New Yorker Rarity Listed On Ebay I rarely mention the interesting New Yorker-centric things that turn up on Ebay, or other auction sites, but this particular book, What! No Pie Charts? deserves its moment in the Spill spotlight. As you see in the title page below, the text is by Corey Ford, the fellow who named Eustace Tilley. The

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Thurber Thursday: A Thurber Self-Portrait in a 1943 Catalog; Graphic Piece Of Interest: Bishakh Som; Daily Cartoonists & Cartoons; Article Of Interest…Peter Porges & Co. Exhibit, “Three With A Pen”

From a great little catalog for a 1943 exhibit, “Meet The Artist,” at San Francisco’s M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, here’s a Thurber self portrait and bio, with the intriguing first sentence: “My life story is simple.” The exhibit also included the following New Yorker artists:  Alajalov, Whitney Darrow, Jr., Richard Decker, Alan Dunn, William Gropper, Rea Irvin, Roberta Macdonald,

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Weekend Spill: A (Rejected) Easter Cover Returns; Eckstein & Shaw “Cartoon Pad” Podcast Debuts; The Latest “ToonStack”: Collaborative Cartoons

It’s Easter Sunday, which means this rejected cover attempt of mine from many many years ago has been dusted off and posted. I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit to a bit of Addams influence in the piece.    Eckstein & Shaw “Cartoon Pad” Podcast Debuts The fellows who brought you The Elements Of Stress have debuted a bi-weekly

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The Weekend Spill: Cover Revealed For Paperback Edition Of Charles Addams Biography; ToonStack #3 Posted; Emily Flake On Food

Cover Revealed For Paperback Edition Of Charles Addams Biography Out this coming October from Turner, the paperback edition of Linda Davis’s splendid bio of the late great Charles Addams. Here’s a brief video of the author (holding “Tuesday”) talking about Mr. Addams.  Charles Addams’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z: Charles Addams (Born in Westfield, New Jersey, January 7, 1912. Died

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