Fave Photo of the Day: Cartoonists Celebrate Sam Gross’s Birthday
Cartoonists gathered on Manhattan’s upper east side on Thursday to celebrate Cartoon God, Sam Gross, who turned 85 on August 7th. Clockwise from the lower left: Robert Leighton, Bob Eckstein, Maria Scrivan, Nick Downes, Marisa Acocella, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, and Tracey Berglund.
–photo courtesy of Bob Eckstein
Early Release: Next Week’s New Yorker Cover
Read what Kadir Nelson, the cover artist for next week’s issue, had to say about his Aretha Franklin tribute.
Cartoon Companion Dissects the Very Latest New Yorker Cartoons
The CC boys are back with their ratings for this week’s cartoons (the issue of August 20th). Julia Suits was awarded the CC‘s Top Toon ribbon. Read it all here!
Fall Cartoonist Panel of Interest
Not too early to pencil this one in on your Fall calendar: Bob Eckstein, Marisa Acocella, David Borchart, and Chris Weyant will appear September 29th at the Milford Readers & Writers Festival. Here’s a piece about the festival.
A New Yorker State of Mind Goes deep into the New Yorker issue of June 8 , 1929. One of the Spill‘s favorite blogs continues to inform and entertain. Read it here.
Fawkes’ Bronte Book
Above: an excerpt from Glynnis Fawkes’ graphic piece on Seven Days Vermont, “A Cartoonist/Writer Draws Parallels With Charlotte Bronte” (See the rest here). Ms. Fawkes’ work has appeared on newyorker.com. According to the bio provided on Seven Days Ms. Fawkes’ bio of Charlotte Bronte will appear in 2019.
Marisa Acocella’s Animation
Marisa Acocella’s animated “Mission Control” is up on Youtube. See it here.
Ms. Acocella began contributing to the New Yorker in 1998. Her most recent book was Ann Tenna.
Blog Post of Interest: Captionless Cartoons
Thanks to Dick Buchanan by way of Mike Lynch’s blog we can see a sampling of non-New Yorker captionless cartoons from 1938 – 1970. A number of New Yorker cartoonists are represented, such as Everett Opie, above. See all the work here.
E. Simms Campbell Fest Continues on Attempted Bloggery
Stephen Nadler’s blog continues to direct a spotlight on Mr. Campbell’s Esquire work. See the latest post here!
Here’s Mr. Campbell’s entry on the A-Z:
E. Simms Campbell (above) Born, 1906. Died, 1971. New Yorker work: 1932 -1942. Key collections: Cuties in Arms (1943) – the earliest published collection of cartoons by an African-American cartoonist); More Cuties in Arms (also 1943); and Chorus of Cuties (1953)