The Weekend Spill: Early Richter; New Blitt; Attempted Bloggery On Thurber’s Riddle; Article Of Interest: “Artist Portfolio: Amy Kurzweil”; Article Of Interest: Forgotten Caricatures Of Covarrubias; Article Of Interest: Emily Flake On Kids & Rules; Video Of Interest: “Power Of Black Ink” Panel

Early Richter I’ve always thought that the late Mischa Richter’s cartoon roots were heavily influenced by Peter Arno’s work (something he vehemently denied when I interviewed him in 1999).* This early Mischa Richter drawing currently on Ebay is interesting in that it seems to show a Steig influence. The fellow staring at the wall thermometer is right out of William

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Thurber Thursday: Conversations With Thurber; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Article Of Interest: Eckstein & Shaw’s Elements Of Stress; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Zoom Panel Of Interest: “…The Power Of Black Ink”; More Bliss & Martin

Here’s a book I just “rediscovered” on the shelf: Conversations With James Thurber, edited by Thomas Fensch, published by University Of Mississippi Press, 1989. As far as I know there’s no other book like it out there. The Univ Of Mississippi Press has a series of these “Conversations” (in the Spill library: Conversations With…Truman Capote, S. J. Perelman, John Cheever,

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The Wednesday Spill: Video Of Interest: Jules Feiffer; A Ticketed Virtual Book Event With Harry Bliss & Steve Martin; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: David Sipress; Podcast Of Interest: Michael Shaw; Longtime New Yorker Editor, Daniel Menaker: 1941-2020

Video Of Interest: Jules Feiffer For the next two weeks you can see, for free(!) this just released film, Jules Feiffer: A Conversation. The film is followed by a zoom panel moderated by Michael Tisserand (who interviews Mr. Feiffer in the film) Liza Donnelly, Keith Knight, and Matt Wuerker. Mr. Feiffer began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992. In

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Tuesday Spill: All’s Fair In Love & War Cartoon Collection Out Today!; Feiffer Event With Keith Knight & Liza Donnelly; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Video Of Interest: Emma Allen & Liana Finck

It’s publication day for the Bob Eckstein edited cartoon collection, All’s Fair In Love & War, the third Ultimate Cartoon collection edited by Mr. Eckstein, published by Princeton Architectural Press. Here’s the back cover listing all the contributors (including this cartoonist): I reached out to Mr. Eckstein today with a few questions, and he was gracious enough to respond: Michael

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Thurber Thursday: “Thurber At 125” & “Dorothy Parker On…Thurber”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Daily Shouts Roundup; Keith Knight’s “Woke” NYTs Review

Here’s a short film and article I missed: from the Ohio State University Alumni Magazine, Summer 2019, “James Thurber At 125” …and one more post missed: from Literary Hub, August 2019, “Dorothy Parker On Her Old Pal James Thurber” (a reprint of Ms. Parker’s wonderful introduction to Thurber’s  1932 collection The Seal In The Bedroom with some fun pieces from

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