The Monday Tilley Watch: The New Yorker Issue Of August 31, 2020; Must-See Zoom Panel with Roxie Munro, Marc Rosenthal, Liza Donnelly, Elwood Smith; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

The Cover: Gayle Kabaker’s lone surfer seems to hit the right mood as we close in on Labor Day (the unofficial end of Summer?).  Read a brief Q&A with her here. The Cartoonists: There are two duos, one of them new to the magazine: Julia Leigh & Phillip Day. Sophie Lucido Johnson & Sammi Skolmoski, the other duo made their

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The Weekend Spill: Henry Martin’s New Yorker Spot Drawings; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of December 30, 2019 – January 3, 2020

                                       Henry Martin’s New Yorker Spot Drawings From Princeton University’s Firestone Library Special Collections, “Henry Martin’s Spots” — this piece on Mr. Martin’s considerable Spot Drawing contribution to The New Yorker during his thirty-five year run at magazine. Here’s a fun photo from the article: Henry Martin’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: Henry Martin (Photo: 1984). Born 1925, Louisville, Kentucky.

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Book Of Interest: I Think, Therefore I Draw

Published a couple of weeks ago, I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons (Penguin) includes enough New Yorker cartoons (among a number of non-New Yorker cartoons) to mention here. The New Yorker cartoonists represented (in order of their appearance): Paul Noth, John McNamee, Tom Cheney, Danny Shanahan, P.C. Vey, David Sipress, George Booth, Avi Steinberg, Amy Hwang, Leo

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