Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon & A Bonus Daily
Summer vacation ruined, by Mike Twohy, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1980.
…And yet another Bonus Daily from Barry Blitt (see below), Dem debate-related.
The Art Contrarian On Garrett Price
I’m all for any blog that recalls New Yorker colleagues. Link here for The Art Contrarian‘s piece about the wonderful artist, Garrett Price.
Right: A Price New Yorker cover, September 15, 1945.
Garrett Price’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Garrett Price ( Photo Source: Esquire Cartoon Album, 1957) Born, 1897, Bucyrus, Kansas. Died, April, 1979, Norwalk, Conn. Collection: Drawing Room Only / A Book of Cartoons (Coward -McCann, 1946). New Yorker work: 1925 -1974.
Another Bonus Daily Cartoon
Nipping at the heels of Ward Sutton’s Bonus Daily about the recent Democratic debate is Barry Blitt’s. See it here.
Mr. Blitt began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992. Visit his website here.
Addamsfest Is Back
Charles Addams’s hometown of Westfield, New Jersey is preparing for its next Addamsfest, a celebration of the famed cartoonist. Here’s the website with all the info.
Charles Addams entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Charles Addams (Born in Westfield, New Jersey, January 7, 1912. Died September 29, 1988, New York City. New Yorker work: 1932 – 1988 * the New Yorker has published his work posthumously. One of the giants of The New Yorker’s stable of artists. Key cartoon collections: While all of Addams’ collections are worthwhile, here are three that are particular favorites; Homebodies (Simon & Schuster, 1954), The Groaning Board (Simon & Schuster, 1964), Creature Comforts (Simon & Schuster, 1981). In 1991 Knopf published The World of Chas Addams, a retrospective collection. Visit the Addams Foundation website for far more information : http://www.charlesaddams.com/
Eckstein At Lake Placid
Mr. Snowman himself, Bob Eckstein will make an appearance at the Lake Placid Library on August 6th. Article and info here.
Mr. Eckstein’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Bob Eckstein Born, New York, NY, Feb. 27, 1963. Author of The History of the Snowman (Simon & Schuster, 2007) and Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments From Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers (Penguin Random House, 2016). Editor and contributor: The Ultimate Cartoon Book Of Book Cartoons (Architectural Press, 2019). New Yorker work: 2007 -. Website: www.bobeckstein.com/
Note: Mr. Eckstein’s next book, Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book (Architectural Press) is now available for pre-order.
Full disclosure: My work appears in both The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons and Everyone’s A Critic
A Case for Pencils Spotlights Ivan Ehlers
Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils, takes a close look at Ivan Ehlers tools of the trade. See it here.
Above: Mr. Ehler’s drawing table. Photo courtesy of Ms. Mattimoe’s site.