A Valentine’s Day Cartoon; A Case For Pencils Spotlights Nick Downes; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

 

 

— from The New Yorker,  Feb. 22, 2016

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A Case For Pencils Spotlights Nick Downes

Jane Mattimoe’s terrif blog, A Case For Pencils features Nick Downes this week. Take a look.

Mr. Downes, shown here in a sort of Eustace Tilley-ish pose, began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.

Visit Mr. Downes’s website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Amy Hwang on love of chocolate. Ms. Hwang began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.

Visit her website here.

Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From cartoonist, Olivia de Recat, & writer, Julia Edelman: “Dating Material: A Pop Quiz To Determine If You’re In A Relationship”

Olivia de Recat has been contributing her cartoons to The New Yorker since 2013. Visit her website here.

A Spill Super Bowl Tradition; Three Helen Hokinson Covers For The Stage

 

Carrying on a Spill Super Bowl tradition, here’s my drawing from The New Yorker issue of October 16, 2006.  And below, since we’re in such a heavy political time, here’s another (my only other football drawing) from the issue of October 23, 2017.

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Three Helen Hokinson Covers For The Stage

Browsing around the web this Groundhog Day morning I came upon three covers by the late very great New Yorker artist, Helen Hokinson for The Stage. I’d never seen any of these before.

Ms. Hokinson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Helen Hokinson  Born, Illinois, 1893; died, Washington, D.C., 1949. New Yorker work: 1925 -1949, with some work published posthumously. All of Hokinson’s collections are wonderful, but here are two favorites. Her first collection: So You’re Going To Buy A Book! (Minton, Balch & Co, 1931) and what was billed as “the final Hokinson collection”: The Hokinson Festival (Dutton & Co., 1956). According to a New Yorker document  produced during Harold Ross’s editorship (1925-1951) rating their artists, Ms. Hokinson and Peter Arno occupied a special category unto themselves above all others.

 

Article Of Interest: Whitney Darrow, Jr. Profile In Feb 1950 American Artist; Not A “Disgruntled” Employee; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Warren Bernard, frequent Spill supplier of New Yorker archival materials, has unearthed this fab February 1950 American Artist article on the late great New Yorker artist Whitney Darrow, Jr.. My thanks to Mr. Bernard for sharing it with us. As a bonus, there’s an ad featuring Mr. Darrow, Jr.’s favorite drawing paper.

Whitney Darrow, Jr.’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Whitney Darrow, Jr.  Born August 22, 1909, Princeton, NJ. Died August, 1999, Burlington, Vermont. New Yorker work: 1933 -1982. Quote (Darrow writing of himself in the third person): …in 1931 he moved to New York City, undecided between law school and doing cartoons as a profession. The fact that the [New Yorker’s] magazine offices were only a few blocks away decided him…” (Quote from catalogue, Meet the Artist, 1943)

 

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Not A “Disgruntled” Employee

The word “disgruntled” has been in the news the past few days — directly below is an example from The New York Times  — a headline from two days ago (the word popped up again today in a  New York Time’s post concerning more revelations from Mr. Bolton’s forthcoming book):

Seeing the word “disgruntled” reminded me of a cartoon of mine published in The New Yorker in the issue of March 4, 1988, wherein “disgruntled” was the key word — the reason it was bought and published.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

And speaking of politics, Teresa Burns Parkhurst imagines our forefathers tracking current events. See it here.

Ms. Parkhurst began contributing to The New Yorker in October of 2017.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

“Double Infirmity: A Sickly Noir” from Sofia Warren, who began contributing to The New Yorker in November 2017.

Visit her website here.

 

 

 

Mr. Peanut Shelled 20 Years Ago; Article Of Interest: Rich Sparks; The Surreal McCoy’s “Wolf of Baghdad” Out Next Week; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Mr. Peanut Shelled 20 Years Ago

Apparently, I was, unusually, way ahead of a developing story.  Here’s a drawing of mine published by The New Yorker in 2000 (it was within a double issue: Dec. 25, 2000/January 1, 2001).

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Article Of Interest: Rich Sparks

From Chicago Magazine, January 22, 2020, “The Weird, Whimsical World Of Rich Sparks”

— this article on Mr. Sparks who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit his website here. 

His new book, Love And Other Weird Things, published by Yoe Books, will be out January 28.

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The Surreal McCoy’s “Wolf Of Baghdad” Out Next Week

Out next week from Carol Isaacs (aka The Surreal McCoy) is The Wolf Of Baghdad (Myriad). Visit the publisher’s website here for an excerpt and a lot of info.

Ms. Isaacs tells the Spill: “The motion comic (animated) version of the book will be premiered at the Sephardi Jewish Film Festival in New York next month and I’ll be over to do a talk and Q&A.”

Details will be posted here when they become available.

Ms. Isaacs began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. Visit her website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Jon Adams on the passing of a legume. Mr. Adams began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.

Fave Photo Of The Day: A Dozen New Yorker Cartoonists At Lunch; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (And Yesterday’s); Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Roz Chast & Patricia Marx’s 2020 Book Tour Schedule

Fave Photo Of The Day: New Yorker Cartoonists At Lunch

New Yorker cartoonists get together all the time, usually in groups of two or three. Every so often there’s a larger crowd, like today’s gathering of a dozen on Manhattan’s upper east side. They’re pictured above (the year each cartoonist began contributing to the magazine appears beside their name).

Seated, left to right: Warren Miller (1961), Nick Downes (1998), and Bob Eckstein (2007). Standing, left to right: John O’Brien (1987), Mort Gerberg (1965), Sam Gross (1969), Robert Leighton (2002), David Borchart (2007), Danny Shanahan (1988), Roz Chast (1978), Liza Donnelly (1982), and yours truly (1977).

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon:

David Sipress on tonight’s Democratic Presidential debate. Mr. Sipress has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998. __________________________________

Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon:

J.A.K. on Best Picture nominees. Mr. K. has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2014. His latest book is Everything Is An Emergency: An OCD Story in Words & Pictures (HarperCollins).

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Today’s Daily Shouts:

“Introducing Meghan And Harry’s Etsy Shop” by Emily Flake, who began contributing her cartoons to The New Yorker in 2008.

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Roz Chast & Patricia Marx’s 2020 Book Tour Schedule

Roz Chast’s Book Tour Began yesterday. Tonight she’s at The Strand. Her latest book is You Can Only Yell At Me For One Thing At A Time: Rules For Couples, co-authored with Patricia Marx.

(This image found on Stephen Nadler’s Facebook page (he of Attempted Bloggery). Thanks, Mr. N.)