The Weekend Spill: Happy 125th James Thurber!; Three New Yorkers; New Cast Album For Arno’s 1930’s Musical “The New Yorkers”; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of December 2-6, 2019

Happy 125th James Thurber! Anyone who follows the Spill knows that James Thurber is a mighty big deal around here. I’ve written numerous times over the years how seeing his drawing, “What have you done with Dr. Millmoss?” changed everything for me. Today marks the 125th anniversary of Thurber’s birth.  Michael Rosen’s recently published A Mile and a Half of

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Fave Photo Of The Day: Flake & Schwartz At Swann Galleries; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; 5 Days In The Life Of Liana Finck; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Fave Photo Of The Day: Flake & Schwartz At Swann Galleries Above: Ben Schwartz and Emily Flake at last night’s cartoon event at Swann Galleries. Below:  two of the Charles Addams pieces up for grabs. Be sure to check out the online catalog for the upcoming auction (It’s December 10th). A lot to look at and much fun to be

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New Yorker Cartoonists Remember Gahan Wilson; The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of December 2, 2019; Library Of Congress Interview With Thurber Expert, Michael Rosen; Meet The Artist (1943): William Gropper; The Tilley Watch Online, November 18-22, 2019

New Yorker Cartoonists Remember Gahan Wilson The  New Yorker cartoonist community is quite small. Our numbers are great enough to field a softball team, but not enough to fill your average sized auditorium.  Whether we knew Gahan well, or very little, or not at all, we know his work, and feel the loss of one of our family. What follows

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Meet The Artist (1943): Roberta Macdonald; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Roz Chast & Company

Meet The Artist (1943): Roberta Macdonald Another in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943. Here’s Ms. Macdonald’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: Roberta Macdonald (Photo courtesy of Ms. MacDonald’s daughter). Born, San Francisco, 1917. Died, Santa Rosa, California, 1999. New

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