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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Tuesday Spill: Podcast Of Interest… “Combining Digital Visual Journalism And Activism With Cartoonist Liza Donnelly”; Where Are Dorothy Parker’s Thurber Drawings?”

Podcast Of Interest: Liza Donnelly   From Drawing Inspiration, April 5, 2021, this hour plus podcast featuring Ms. Donnelly. Here’s Donnelly’s Spill A-Z entry: Liza Donnelly Born, Washington, D.C. New Yorker work: June 21, 1982 – Key book: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005). Edited: Sex & Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy

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Thurber Thursday: A Flashlight Drawing

Here’s a fave spread from Life Magazine, published March 14, 1960, included in a piece titled “An Old Hand At Humor With Two Hits On Hand: Thurber” …below you see Thurber using a flashlight to draw a dog. On either side of the photo is an assortment of some of Thurber’s favorite cartoons. To the left is a later-period completed

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