Weekend Spill: Mischa Richter’s Paintings; The Tilley Watch Online; Gehr To Interview Sipress & Flake, Virtually

Mischa Richter’s Paintings From Provincetown Rhode Island’s Bakker Gallery, this news of an exhibit of Mischa Richter’s abstract paintings.  Mr. Richter’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: Mischa Richter (photo above courtesy of Sarah Geraghty Herndon). Born, Kharkov, Russia, 1910. Died, March 23, 2001. New Yorker work: January 10, 1942 – January 20, 2003 ; Key books: This One’s On Me!

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Thurber Thursday: Thurber’s “My Friend McNulty”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Brendan Loper; Blitt Looks at Melania’s Teleprompter; Finck’s Pepper Is Back

Thurber Thursday: Thurber’s “My Friend McNulty” Every so often I re-read Thurber’s terrific nine page appreciation found in this best of McNulty collection published in 1957. My copy has seen much better days, but is no less enjoyable. McNulty worked at The New Yorker (according to Thurber’s piece) from “Christmas Day, 1937, to New Year’s Eve, 1955. Thurber’s friendship went

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The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of August 17, 2020; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Zoom Panel Of Interest: “Cartooning For Peace”; Interview Of Interest: Jason Chatfield

The Cover: Nice to be back to the weekly…those double issue weeks seems endless. So fun to be greeted by Wayne Thiebaud’s ice cream cone cover when the digital issue filled-in on the screen. Read a Q&A with the artist here. The Cartoonists: The Cartoons: Fifteen cartoonists, fifteen cartoons. Generally speaking, more than half are placed well on the page

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The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker (Double) Issue Of August 3 & 10, 2020; Zoomin’ Cartoonists: Edward Koren, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Bob Eckstein, & Michael Shaw

Despite some internet challenges here at the Spill‘s temporary headquarters, I’m going to attempt a Monday Tilley Watch… The Cover:  The debut cover by artist, Grace Lynne Haynes. Read Francoise Mouly’s Q&A with her here. The Cartoonists: The Cartoons: One of my favorite issues of the year, every year, is the early August New Yorker (in this instance, we have

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