Thurber Thursday

Maybe this sounds funny coming from someone who spends a lot of time drawing “pictures” but there are plenty of times I like to just take some time off to look at pictures… of New Yorker folks, past and present. Take last night for instance (please!)…oops, sorry, and apologies to Henny Youngman*…. Anyway, last night I typed in James Thurber

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Friday Spill: Newest Additions To The Spill Library; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Frank Cotham Interviewed On Cartoon Caption Contest Podcast

Newest Additions To The Spill Library This new addition to the spotty Spill collection of bound New Yorkers was a real treat to go through. Two Arno covers out of nine issues — he was on a hot streak in those post-war years. Memorable moments: early Steinberg drawings (captionless); a few “composite” Thurber drawings, and a number of captionless artist-in-the

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Thurber Thursday: A Swedish Last Flower & So Much More; Opening Tonight!: Vornado & Company’s “Cartooning While Black”; Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

  So Much To See I recently came across this Facebook page of Thurber photos while Thurber surfing on the www. I’ve never seen so many hitherto unseen (by me) Thurber covers before (there’s other stuff here too, but book jackets are in the majority). A real treat. Mixed in among the more familiar book jackets are plenty of foreign

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Thurber Thursday: Bill Murray Reads Thurber

Exploring the ole world wide web last night I ran into this video of the actor Bill Murray reading Thurber’s 1930 New Yorker piece, “If Grant had Been Drinking At Appomattox”… Here’s how the piece looked (in part) as it appeared when first published in The New Yorker, December 6, 1930: Here’s a link to a video of Mr. Murray

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