The Weekend Spill: The Tilley Watch Online, January 20-24, 2020; Marathon Effort Of Note: Liza Donnelly Live-Draws The Impeachment Trial; Emily Flake In Baltimore; A Must See: John Cuneo At The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium

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

The Daily Cartoon: Peter Kuper, Jon Adams, Brendan Loper (twice), Carolita Johnson

Daily Shouts: Liana Finck

Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

To see all of the above and so much more, link here.

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A Marathon Effort Of Note: Liza Donnelly Live-Draws The Impeachment Trial

Liza Donnelly has been tirelessly drawing while watching the zillion hours of the Impeachment trial (she’s drawing right this very second).  See her efforts on Instagram.

Ms. Donnelly has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1982.  Visit her website here.

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Emily Flake In Baltimore

From Ms. Flake’s website this notice of an event April 4, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. In the meantime, check out her latest book, That Was Awkward (shown above).

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Symposium Of Interest: John Cuneo

A must see: the one-and-only John Cuneo at The New York Comics Picture-Story Symposium, February 25th. Here are just a few of his New Yorker covers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Blitt’s Kvetchbook; Finck’s Dear Pepper; Video Of Interest: Ivan Brunetti, Chris Ware and “Peanuts Papers” Editor, Andrew Blauner; A Case For Pencils Spotlights Evan Lian

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Peter Kuper on Trump’s defense. 

Mr. Kuper has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2011. Visit his website here.

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Blitt’s Kvetchbook

Barry Blitt’s latest: “A 2020 Guide To Shadow Puppetry”

Mr. Blitt began contributing to The New Yorker in 1994. Visit his website here.

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Finck’s Dear Pepper

The latest entry from Liana Finck’s “Dear Pepper” column: “A Text Relationship And Building A Community” 

Ms. Finck has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2013.

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Video Of Interest: Ivan Brunetti, Chris Ware, And “Peanuts Papers” Editor, Andrew Blauner

From The Library Of America, this video, “‘How To Be A Man Who’s Not a Jerk’: Chris Ware on Charles M. Schulz, Mr. Rogers, Beethoven”

Mr. Brunetti and Mr. Ware contribute covers to The New Yorker.

 

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A Case For Pencils Spotlights Evan Lian

Evan Lian’s tools of the trade courtesy of Jane Mattimoe’s fab blog.  Read it here.

 

 

The Wednesday Spill: New Yorker Folks At SXSW 2020; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Fave Photo Of The Day

New Yorker Folks At SXSW 2020

From SXSW’s schedule, here are several events featuring various New Yorker folks.

On March 14th, 2020, a talk by veteran New Yorker cartoonist, Liza Donnelly: ‘Humor Connects Us”  

On March 15, 2020, “New Yorker Cartoons In Augmented Reality” with the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen, cartoonist Liana Finck, and others.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Brendan Loper on moving the impeachment hearings.

Mr. Loper has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2016.

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Fave Photo Of The Day

Here’s a photo from the Spill archives of a family cat settled down in front of a Jack Ziegler original. The drawing, titled The Jungle Never Sleeps, appeared in The New Yorker,  July 28, 1980.

 

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue of January 27, 2020; David Salle Incorporates Peter Arno Drawings

The Cover: A NYC subway situation, by Luci Gutierrez.

The Cartoonists:

The Cartoons:

Every first run through the cartoons in the latest issue of The New Yorker  I feel as if I’m browsing the goods behind glass in a pastry shop’s display case, appreciating the variety, before beginning to narrow down which one to select, if in the buying mood. In this new issue, a number of pastries caught my eye. In no particular order here are some favorites.

…Sofia Warren’s four part color piece (it’s on page 36) fits nicely in the New Yorker school of cartoons that go beyond eliciting a laugh, capturing a lovely moment.  An earlier example of one of those moments is Arnie Levin’s classic multi-panel New Yorker drawing, “It’s only the wind”  from September 18, 1978 (it originally ran across the top of two facing pages, four panels to a page):

…Christopher Weyant’s  drawing on page 40, of a fellow leaving his blimp at a parking garage, is a text book example of the classic New Yorker one-two punch cartoon (as defined by Peter Arno).

…On page 22 you’ll find Danny Shanahan’s terrific drawing of cats with a tech problem.

…A perfect look on the guy’s face who’s tasting olive oil in Lars Kenseth’s cartoon (p. 42).  As mentioned on the Spill not long ago, veteran New Yorker cartoonist Henry Martin once said to me that certain cartoonists “draw funny” — it was meant as a compliment. Mr. Kenseth draws funny.

…The woman standing beside Liana Finck’s former dog walker (p.55) ever-so-slightly echoes Edward Gorey’s elongated figures. Ms. Finck’s drawings remind me, in a way, of Michael Shaw’s — the lines delivered as if direct from the muse.

…also in the issue: Insecure(?) Gods (by Hartley Lin), an update on Dolly,  the cloned sheep (Navied Mahdavian), criminals in an alleyway (Frank Cotham), a comet denier dinosaur (Jessica Olien), trash in space (Roz Chast), a couple in basement counting babysitter money (Amy Hwang), a doctor’s brainy children (Paul Noth), and a possible game changer (Liam Walsh).

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch:  A–gasp!– redraw of Rea Irvin’s iconic Talk masthead design has been in place since the Spring of 2017.

If granted three cartoon wishes, one of them would be the return of Mr. Irvin’s work to its home of 92 years.  Read about the switcheroo here.

The missing masthead appears below.

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David Salle Incorporates Arno Drawings

From Creative Boom, January 20, 2020, “Vibrant paintings inspired by advertising and cartoons from The New Yorker in the 1950s” — this piece on David Salle (fabulously!) incorporating  Peter Arno drawings within his paintings.

Shown above: Mr. Salle’s “A Night In The Sky With Friends”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wednesday Spill… Video Of Interest: Liana Finck; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Video Of Interest: Liana Finck

From The Cut, “How New Yorker Illustrator Gets It Done” — this fun 5 minute video on Liana Finck, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2013.  Visit her website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Brendan Loper‘s midweek crisis.

Mr. Loper has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2016.