Weekend Spill: “I Played Ping-Pong” With Thurber…The New Yorker’s Roger Angell Interview; John Cuneo Sketches A Cover On A Napkin; The Tilley Watch Online: February 10-14, 2020

Interview Of Interest: Roger Angell

From The New Yorker, this terrif interview of Roger Angell by Willing Davidson, a senior editor at the magazine: “Baseball, Fiction, And Life: Roger Angell’s Era-spanning Career At The New Yorker”

Left: Mr. Angell, wearing the hat, with another New Yorker era-spanner, Edward Koren

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John Cuneo Sketches A Cover On A Napkin

When I meet up with cartoonists here in the Hudson Valley it’s a rare thing for any drawing to be done. Most of the time — 99.999% of the time — is spent jabbering about all kinds of things. But — there’s always a but, right? — yesterday while sitting in a bakery/coffee joint with New Yorker colleagues, Danny Shanahan and John Cuneo, John began to describe a cover he’s working on for Michael Gerber’s fab American Bystander. As the fine tip Uniball pen often cuts to the chase quicker than the spoken word, John grabbed a napkin and within seconds ( a minute at most) drew the above. Hoarder that I am, I asked him if I could have it just as he was about to crumple it up, and then asked if he would sign it. Luckily, he was  agreeable-enough to both requests. I’ll run his sketch again side-by-side the finished piece once it appears on The American Bystander.

—My thanks to John Cuneo for sharing his napkin with the Spill. 

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The Tilley Watch Online

An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features,  February 10-14, 2020.

The Daily Cartoon: Amy Hwang, Ivan Ehlers, Kim Warp, Brendan Loper, Lila Ash.

Daily Shouts:  Olivia de Recat (with Julia Edelman), J.A.K. (with Harris Mayersohn),

…And:

Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

“Dinner Party” — A video with Marc Philippe Eskenazi, who was at one time an assistant in the cartoon department.

 

 

Audio Interview Of Interest: John “Man With A Pan” Donohue; Daily Shouts Video Of Interest: Mark Philippe Eskenazi & Co…”Dinner Party”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Trailer For Wes Anderson’s New Yorker Inspired “The French Dispatch”

Audio Interview Of Interest: John “Man With A Pan” Donohue

From WHRB 95.3FM, February 11, 2020,  “Interview with New Yorker Editor and Writer John Donohue”

Mr. Donohue edited Man With A Pan and is the author of All The Restaurants In New York. He began contributing cartoons to The New Yorker in October of 2004. Visit his website here.

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Daily Shouts Video Of Interest: Marc Philippe Eskenazi & Co…”Dinner Party”

From newyorker.com’s Daily Shouts, “Dinner Party” by Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough and Marxc Philippe Eskenazi. Mr. Eskenazi was at one time an assistant in the magazine’s Cartoon Department.

Above: a screen grab of Mr. Eskenazi in action at the party.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

 Monopoly comes into play today via Kim Warp, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999. Visit her website here. 

 

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Trailer For Wes Anderson’s New Yorker Inspired “The French Dispatch”

And now, the official trailer for Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch”.

Read The New Yorker‘s piece on the film here.

 

 

 

The Weekend Spill; The Tilley Watch Online, January 27-31, 2020; Article Of Interest: Elizabeth Montague

The Tilley Watch Online, January 27-31 ,2020

An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who’ve contributed to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Ivan Ehlers, Peter Kuper, Kim Warp, Brendan Loper.

Daily Shouts: Sofia Warren, J.A.K..

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Article Of Interest: Elizabeth Montague

From The Washington Post, February 1, 2020, “She is a black female cartoonist, and brings a ‘unique’ perspective to The New Yorker”

Here’s Liz Montague’s Spill entry:

Liz Montague New Yorker work: March 11, 2019–. Born December 15, 1995, attended University of Richmond class of 2018, former D1 track & field athlete, as of 2019 works as a digital storyteller at the Aga Khan Foundation in Washington, D.C. amplifying underrepresented narratives- Website: www.lizatlarge.org

 

Lee Lorenz’s Essential Essentials; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Lee Lorenz’s Essential Essentials

Here are three essential books for any and every New Yorker cartoon library. All were compiled and edited by the former New Yorker  art/cartoon editor, Lee Lorenz.  My understanding is that there were to be more in the series, but we all know how fickle the publishing biz is (wouldn’t it have been just incredibly wonderful to have had an Essential Robert Weber!). What you’ll find in each book is a compact history of the subject, with early work, and interviews, bibliographies, favorite cartoon topics, and plenty of cartoons. The first two in the series came out in 1998 (Booth & Barsotti), followed by the Essential Ziegler in 2000.  Mr. Lorenz also gave us a great book on William Steig, as well as an overall look at The New Yorker‘s art and art department from its beginning.  Those titles are essential too — they just don’t include the word “essential”  in their titles.

From the Spill‘s A-Z, the entries for those mentioned above:

Lee Lorenz ( Photograph taken 1995 by Liza Donnelly) *Born 1932, Hackensack, NJ. Lorenz was the art editor of The New Yorker from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor until 1997. During his tenure, a new wave of New Yorker cartoonists began appearing in the magazine — cartoonists who no longer depended on idea men. Cartoon collections: Here It Comes (Bobbs-Merrrill Co., Inc. 1968) ; Now Look What You’ve Done! (Pantheon, 1977) ; The Golden Age of Trash ( Chronicle Books, 1987); The Essential series, all published by Workman: : Booth (pub: 1998), Barsotti ( pub: 1998), Ziegler (pub: 2001), The Art of The New Yorker 1925 -1995, (Knopf, 1995), The World of William Steig (Artisan, 1998). New Yorker work: 1958 –.

Charles Barsotti Born, San Marcos, Texas, September 28, 1933.  Died, Kansas City, Mo., June 16, 2014. Mr. Barsotti was briefly the cartoon editor of The Saturday Evening Post ( from 1968 until its demise in 1969). The New York Times review of his 1981 collection “Kings Don’t Carry Money” led with the following:”Thurber lives, in Kansas City under the name of Charles Barsotti.” His deceptively simple line drawings of pups and kings, and businessmen have been a presence in The New Yorker for over fifty years. It is likely that Mr. Barsotti is the only New Yorker cartoonist to have ever run for Congress (an unsuccessful bid, in 1972, in Kansas). New Yorker work: 1962 – . Key collections: Kings Don’t Carry Money (Dodd, Mead, 1981), and The Essential Charles Barsotti, Compiled and Edited by Lee Lorenz (Workman, 1998). Website: http://www.barsotti.com/ ……Link to Ink Spill’s Charles Barsotti appreciation.

 

George Booth (photo above taken in NYC 2016, courtesy of Liza Donnelly) Born June 28, 1926, Cainesville, MO. New Yorker work: June 14, 1969 – . Key collections: Think Good Thoughts About A Pussycat (Dodd, Mead, 1975), Rehearsal’s Off! (Dodd, Mead, 1976), Omnibooth: The Best of George Booth ( Congdon & Weed, 1984), The Essential George Booth, Compiled and Edited by Lee Lorenz ( Workman, 1998).

Jack Ziegler (photo by Michael Maslin, taken at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, NYC, 2008) Born, Brooklyn, NY July 13, 1942.  Died, March  29, 2017.  New Yorker work: 1974 – 2017. Key collections: all of Ziegler’s collections are must-haves. Here’re some favorites: Hamburger Madness (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978), Filthy Little Things ( Doubleday/Dolphin, 1981) and The Essential Jack Ziegler, Complied and Edited by Lee Lorenz ( Workman, 2000)….. Link here for Ink Spill’s Jack Ziegler interview from late 2016.

Robert Weber (Pictured mid 1980s. Photograph by Liza Donnelly) Born April 22, 1924, Los Angeles, California. Died, October 20, 2016, Branford Connecticut. NYer work: nearly 1500 cartoons, and close to a dozen covers since 1962…. Read Ink Spill’s November 2016 Appreciation of Mr. Weber here.

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The terrif cartoonist Kim Warp has today’s Daily Cartoon.  See it here.

Ms. Warp has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999.

Visit her website here.

The Weekend Spill: Article Of Interest: Art Young; Blitt’s Kvetchbook; The Tilley Watch Online, January 6-10, 2020

 

Article Of Interest: Art Young

From Yesterday’s Papers, this post, “Of Art Young & young art”.

Mr. Young contributed to The New Yorker from 1925 through 1933. Visit The Art Young Gallery here.

 

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Blitt’s Kvetchbook

Barry Blitt on the latest kerfuffle from Royalsville.

Mr. Blitt has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1993. Visit his website here.

His latest book, Blitt, was published by Riverhead Books in 2017.

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An end of week round up of New Yorker artists whose work has appeared on newyorker.com features. 

The Daily Cartoon: Kim Warp, Drew Dernavich, Brendan Loper, John Klossner, Lila Ash.

Daily Shouts: Roz Chast (with Patricia Marx)

…and: How To Write A New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Andrew Yang Edition

All these and more can be found here.