Exhibit & Discussion Of Interest: John Kascht; A Bonus Daily Cartoon By John Cuneo; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Liza Donnelly Visits The Umbrella Cover Museum

Exhibit & Discussion of Interest: John Kascht

A traveling exhibit of John Kascht‘s work opens at The Cartoon Art Museum (that’s out in San Francisco) September 22nd, before heading east to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library.  Mr. Kascht made his New Yorker debut in the issue of November 9, 1992 with a portrait of Jay Leno.

Mr. Kascht told the Spill that:
“The exhibition includes 75 original drawings and watercolors, a big wall of pencil sketches, step-by-step process displays, and my never-before-exhibited life drawings of Katharine Hepburn which are, as far as I know, the last images ever made of her.”

If you’re out west and can make the September opening you’ll be able to catch Mr. Kascht in conversation with Pete Docter, the Chief Creative Officer of Pixar. Info here and on the poster below. And here’s a link to info on the exhibit catalog.

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A Bonus Daily Cartoon By John Cuneo

John Cuneo, the artist who gave us the walled-in Trump New Yorker cover early this year is back with another Trumpian drawing. See it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Ali Solomon on the last barbecue of Summer.  Ms. Solomon began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.

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Liza Donnelly Visits The Umbrella Cover Museum

From Medium, September 5, 2019, The Umbrella Cover Museum — Ms. Donnelly, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982, gives us a graphic report. Visit her website here.

 

 

The Weekend Spill: Donnelly & Thurber’s Influence; A Thurber Event At The Society Of Illustrators; The Tilley Watch Online; Interview Of Interest: Seth; Chris Ware In Conversation With Chip Kidd

Donnelly & Thurber’s Influence

From The Cleveland Plain Dealer (cleveland.com), September 1, 2019, “James Thurber continues to influence today’s cartoonists”  — this piece by Marilyn Greenwald

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A Thurber Anniversary Event At The Society Of Illustrators

From The Society Of Illustrators, this notice of a Thurber event this coming October. Coinciding with the 125th birthday celebration publication of Collected Fables and A Mile And A Half Of Lines: The Art Of James Thurber and the extensive exhibit of Thurber art in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

The evening, hosted by Michael Rosen (author, editor, illustrator, and  founding director of The Thurber House) will include long-time New Yorker contributors, Danny Shanahan, Liza Donnelly, and yours truly.

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A week end round up of New Yorker artists who’ve contributed to the Daily Cartoon and/or Daily Shouts

The Daily Cartoon: Trevor Spaulding, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Emily Flake, David Sipress, and Tim Hamilton.

Daily Shouts: Liana Finck (another in her “Dear Pepper” series), Ali Fitzgerald, Olivia de Recat (with Julia Edelman),

…And: Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook returned; cover artist Jenny Kroik contributed a piece, “New York: En Espanol” to The Culture Desk.

You can see all of the above and more here.

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Interview Of Interest: Seth

From The Comics Beat, August 30, 2019, Alex Dueben interviews New Yorker cover artist, Seth.  Read it here.

Seth (real name: Gregory Gallant) began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.

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Chris Ware In Conversation With Chip Kidd, Sept. 25th

Designer Chip Kidd sits down with Chis Ware on September 25th in Oak Park, Illinois to discuss Mr. Ware’s soon-to-be-released graphic novel, Rusty Brown (Pantheon) . All the details here.

Mr. Ware began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.

 

Liza Donnelly At The 31st Festival National Des Humoristes; Profile Of Interest: Al Frueh; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Liza Donnelly, who began contributing to The New Yorker 40 years ago this year, will be at the 31st Festival National des Humoristes in Tours this coming week. Ms. Donnelly’s poster for the festival appears above.

Here’s the info, in English, on Ms. Donnelly  from the Festival’s website:

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Profile Of Interest: Al Frueh

Here’s a short but informative profile by Alex Jay of Al Frueh ( Frueh is pronounced “free”) from Stripper’s Guide.

Mr. Frueh, contributed to The New Yorker from its very first issue. His first cover was the magazine’s second cover (shown above).

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Tim Hamilton (lately riding a Daily roll) on Trump

Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015. Visit his website here.

 

Cartoonists On Abbey Road; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Kurzweil’s Daily Shouts; Next Week’s New Yorker Cover

Cartoonists On Abbey Road

As today is the 50th (!) anniversary of the photo shoot for the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road album I thought it was a good time to link to a piece I wrote back in 2011 about the Abbey Road live webcam (the piece appeared on The New Yorker‘s site).  Today’s a great day to visit the action.  Last I checked in there was a fellow dressed all in white, ala John Lennon on the album cover, posing for pictures as he accompanied visitors back-and-forth across the street. It’s a happy scene all around.  But of course what else would you expect from a Beatle event.

Since Ink Spill is a site dedicated to New Yorker cartoonists, I dug out a couple of photos of New Yorker cartoonists crossing Abbey Road in March of 2000.  That’s me in the top photo and Liza Donnelly in the bottom photo. Our two Beatlemaniac daughters were with us.

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Beach reading by Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo).  Mr. Galindo began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.  Visit his website here.

 

 

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Today’s Daily Shouts

Amy Kurzweil’s  “How Long Have I Had That”  — Ms. Kurzweil began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit her website here.

 

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Next Week’s New Yorker Cover

As happens from time-to-time, The New Yorker gives us an advance look at an upcoming cover. Here’s next week’s Toni Morrison tribute by Kara Walker.

A Q&A with Kara Walker here about her cover.