Updike’s Thurber

Above:  John Updike’s Thurber dog drawing, courtesy of Miranda Updike What can I say: I love intersections (I even live at one). Not long ago I wrote about my leaving Manhattan to live on a dairy farm in a sleepy town on the edge of the Catskills. It turned out the town once was home of Dr. Fitz Foord’s sanitorium,

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Tuesday’s Spill: Bliss & Martin On “The View”; “The New Yorker Store” Introduced; The Daily Cartoonist; NYPL Interview Of Interest: Amy Kurzweil

Bliss & Martin On “The View” The pr blitz continues for Harry Bliss & Steve Martin’s cartoon collection, A Wealth Of Pigeons. Here they are on ABC’s “The View” _________________________________________________________ The New Yorker has introduced “its own merchandising operation”: “The New Yorker Store”…among the fun products available are Ed Steed playing cards. You can order them here. You say you’re

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Celebrating New Yorker Artist Edward Frascino’s 90th Birthday: The Ink Spill Interview

       Above: Edward Frascino With Aristide Maillol’s “The Mediteranean” at The Museum Of Modern Art, about 1955. Photo courtesy of Mr. Frascino When I joined The New Yorker’s stable of cartoonists in the late 1970s there were perhaps two dozen regulars whose work anchored the magazine’s art. The strength of the stable was, as you would expect, superior cartoonery

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The Weekend Spill: Personal History…My Big Find; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonists; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of October 12-16, 2020

_________________________________________________________ Personal History…My Big Find At least twenty years ago, possibly thirty, I walked into a Moose Lodge “Antique” show in upstate New York (it was really more of an indoor yard sale than an antique show). Strolled through, and was heading out the door when I noticed a partially unfolded large poster leaning against a wall. I could see

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Weekend Spill: A Fave Warren Miller Interview; The Tilley Watch Online, September 28 – October 3, 2020

__________________________________________________________________________ A Fave Warren Miller Interview Stephen Nadler’s Warren Miller Attempted Bloggery post last week caused me to revisit Mr. Miller’s two cartoon collections, All Thumbs and Prince and Mrs. Charming.  When I took Mr. Miller’s first collection, All Thumbs ( Bobbs-Merrill, 1967) off the shelf and looked at the cover I was reminded I hadn’t read Whitney Balliett‘s intro

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