The Weekend Spill: A Whither Now? MAD Dartboard; The Online Tilley Watch: December 16 -20, 2019; From The Archives: 1984 “The New Yorker” Cartoonists Traveling Exhibit Poster

A Whither Now? MAD Dartboard

MAD was in the news not long ago when it announced it was no longer going to turn out a brand new content-filled magazine, but rely instead on reprinting older material.  Now the folks at MAD have (sort of) given its readers a game of choice. The below graphic piece appears in the February 2020 issue, along with the news that famed artist Al Jaffee will no longer do the fold-in back page after a gazillion years of doing so.

The Online Tilley Watch, December 16-20, 2019

An end of the week list of New Yorker artists* who contributed to newyorker.com features.

* artists contributing to newyorker.com are of two stripes: some contribute solely to the online magazine, and others cross-over from print to online.  For now, only the artists appearing in print are listed on the Spill‘s A-Z.

 

 

The Daily Cartoon: Ellis Rosen, Brooke Bourgeois, Ali Solomon, Avi Steinberg, Ellie Black.

Daily Shouts: Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, Ali Solomon.

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Instagram’s Favorite New Yorker Cartoons Of 2019…by The New Yorker‘s assistant cartoon editor, Colin Stokes.

Not-To-Be-Missed Shouts Of 2019…by The New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen.

Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

All of the above, and more, can be seen here.

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From The Archives: 1984 “The New Yorker” Cartoonists Traveling Exhibit Poster

I may, or may not, have posted this once before — if so, it was quite awhile ago. It’s a great at-a-glance look at The New Yorker‘s cartoon stable, mid 1980s (with a few departed stable mates work included:  Peter Arno, and R.Taylor, among them).

 

 

 

A Virgil Partch Bonanza Via Dick Buchanan; The New Yorker:”A World Without MAD Magazine”; A Daily Bonus And Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

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.

 

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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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A Bonus Daily from Barry Blitt…And Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Mr. Mueller at home. Barry Blitt began contributing to The New Yorker in 1993. Visit his website here.

And today’s Daily: More Mueller from David Sipress, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.

Fave Photo Of The Day: George Booth, Mort Gerberg, And Sam Gross; A Chitty Shouts; Article Of Interest: Working At Mad Past Its Heyday; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Two Collaborative Daily Shouts

Fave Photo Of The Day

Via Sarah Booth’s Instagram account, three long-time New Yorker cartoonists in front of a tattoo parlor,  July 2019.

Left to right: George Booth, Mort Gerberg, and Sam Gross.  Mr. Booth and Mr. Gross began contributing to The New Yorker in 1969, and Mr. Gerberg in 1965.

And…another group photo appears on the drawinglifemovie Instagram account (it’s attached to the George Booth Drawing Life documentary film in progress) .

— My thanks to Attempted Bloggery‘s Stephen Nadler for bringing the photos to my attention.

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A Chitty Shouts

Yesterday’s Daily Shouts from Tom Chitty: “Some Questions You May Be Asked When Applying For Ginger Citizenship”

— Mr. Chitty began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.  Visit his website here.

 

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Working At MAD Past Its Heyday

From The Comics Journal, July 17, 2019, this excellent piece by Ryan Flanders, “An Unusual Gang Of Idiots: The Joy Of Working At MAD Past Its Heyday”

 

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Today’s Daily, courtesy of Ellis Rosen: Technology Meets Wilde.

Mr. Rosen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.  Visit his website here.

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Two Collaborative Daily Shouts

Olivia de Recat (contributing to The New Yorker since 2017) teamed up with Sarah Vollman for “Gifts To Commemorate Lesser-Know Milestones”

Visit Olivia de Recat’s website here. 

And also today, this duo Daily Shouts by Colin Stokes and Ellis Rosen, “Facial Expressions For Reacting To The New York Times Crossword” 

Mr Stokes is The New Yorker‘s assistant cartoon editor.  He has also contributed written pieces to the magazine.

 

The Weekend Spill: A MAD New Yorker Cartoonist: Jason Chatfield; A MAD Facebook Group Of Interest; Interview: Victoria Roberts; Summer Of 1930 Via A New Yorker State Of Mind; A New York Times MAD Op-Ed

A MAD New Yorker Cartoonist

Jason Chatfield, a MAD cartoonist, has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. Read his Medium piece posted yesterday:  “World MAD As Cartoonists Get Rubbed Out”

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A MAD Facebook Group Of Interest

The Facebook group, MAD Mumblings, seems like a good place to keep in touch with current MAD events.  A number of contributors belong.

(the accompanying Save MAD Magazine graphic seen here credited to Chet Jasper Reams)

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Article Of Interest: Victoria Roberts 

From Atencion: San Miguel, “Working For The New Yorker: An Interview With Cartoonist Victoria Roberts”

— Ms. Roberts began contributing to The New Yorker in 1988.

Visit her website here.

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A New Yorker State Of Mind

Return to the summer of 1930 via A New Yorker State of Mind‘s deep dive into the July 4th & 12th issues of that year.  Lots of cartoons, of course, and so much more.

Cover above left by Alajalov, and above right by Julian de Miskey.

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A New York Times MAD Op-Ed

From The New York Times, July 12, 2019, an op-ed piece by Tim Krieder, “The World According To Mad Magazine”

( MAD Magazine pieces are being posted here in recognition of its relationship to so many New Yorker cartoonists, past and present, and because it’s MAD Magazine).

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: More MAD; New Market Watch: Air Mail; A Daily Shouts By Lars Kenseth & Olivia de Recat

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Shorts by Brendan Loper who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

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More MAD

From The Jewish Telegraphic Agency ,July 8, 2019 , “How MAD magazine taught me to think like a furshlugginger Jewish intellectual”

— This interesting piece posted on Facebook by fellow New Yorker cartoonist, Ken Krimstein.

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From Publishers Daily, July 10, 2019, “Graydon Carter Expands Air Mail With Former Colleagues”

 —  within this article: news that a former Esquire editor has joined Air Mail.

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A Daily Shouts By Lars Kenseth & Olivia de Recat

“Stuff I Do Anyway”  — a joint effort by Lars Kenseth and Olivia de Recat; both began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.