A Virgil Partch Bonanza
Dick Buchanan has dug into his voluminous files for a whole lot of Virgil Partch. Mr. Partch’s cartoons (he signed his work “VIP”) appeared in The New Yorker just a half dozen times, but could be found in many of the major (and some of the minor) magazines of his day . Mr. Buchanan gives us a wonderful four-part survey via Mike Lynch’s blog.
Above: From Liberty March 4, 1944, courtesy of Mr. Buchanan’s files
Below, his Spill A-Z entry
Virgil Partch (VIP) Born, St. Paul Island, Alaska, 1917; died in a car crash on Interstate 5, north of Los Angeles. California, August 1984. New Yorker work: six drawings, beginning in November 21, 1942. His last appeared May 3, 1976.
The New Yorker: “A World Without MAD Magazine”
The New Yorker has weighed in on the demise of MAD. Read Jordan Orlando’s Culture Desk piece, “A World Without MAD Magazine” here.
Pictured: The Spill‘s all-too-slim collection of MADs, running from 1960 – 1981.
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