Tuesday Spill: Sell It!

Sell It!  New Yorker cartoonists gain additional cartoon income from the sale of all kinds of stuff associated with our drawings, from shower curtains, to coffee mugs, umbrellas, towels, phone cases, hats, etc., etc.. One of those extra income producers are prints. Looking up one of my own New Yorker drawings on the Fine Art America site (they’re one of

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Remembering Danny Shanahan: 1956-2021

The cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, who contributed drawings to The New Yorker from September of 1988 through last year,  died early this morning, according to his wife, Janet Stetson. He was 64, just days shy of his 65th birthday. His death was due to complications from surgery. Danny became known at first as a pun-centric cartoonist, but soon enough he was

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Friday Spill: What To Do When There’s No Art Meeting

What To Do When There’s No Art Meeting I’m guessing that most New Yorker readers are unaware that the magazine’s cartoonists meet a self-imposed weekly deadline for submitting their drawings (“self-imposed” is in italics because it’s important to note). Even those cartoonists with contracts are not obligated to send in every week — or any week, if you’re in a

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Thurber Thursday: Bird And/Or Rabbit?

The photo below left appeared in yesterday’s post. An astute observer, the author, Steve Stoliar, emailed me about the ceramic thingy (I’m not exactly sure what it was used for…a planter maybe?). It reminded him of the rabbit backing up from Thurber’s “Our Pet Department” (found in a number of places. The Thurber Carnival is where I first saw it).

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