Today’s Spill: Early Posting: A Roz Chast Sketchpad From Next Week’s (Double Issue); Eckstein & Shaw’s Latest Cartoon Pad With Guest, Carol Isaacs; New CartoonStack; Blitt’s Kvetchbook; Friday’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Early Posting: A Roz Chast Sketchpad Sometimes we get an early release cover, and other times we get a humor piece. Today it’s the latter. From next week’s (double) issue, dated April 26 & May 3, 2021, here’s Ms. Chast’s Sketchpad feature, “Fending And Other Terms For Fridge-Foraging Dinners”  Chast began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978. Visit her

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Weekend Spill: A (Rejected) Easter Cover Returns; Eckstein & Shaw “Cartoon Pad” Podcast Debuts; The Latest “ToonStack”: Collaborative Cartoons

It’s Easter Sunday, which means this rejected cover attempt of mine from many many years ago has been dusted off and posted. I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit to a bit of Addams influence in the piece.    Eckstein & Shaw “Cartoon Pad” Podcast Debuts The fellows who brought you The Elements Of Stress have debuted a bi-weekly

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Friday’s Spill: Upcoming Exhibit of Interest Includes Work By Peter Porges; A New Podcast From Bob Eckstein & Michael Shaw; From Dick Buchanan: New Yorker Cartoonists Published Elsewhere, 1937 -1964

Upcoming Exhibit Includes Work By Peter Porges The Austrian Cultural Forum New York has announced an exhibit, “Three With A Pen: Lily Renee, Bil Spera, and Paul Peter Porges” March 11, 2021 – September 23, 2021. You can watch a “teaser” for the exhibit here (the screenshot above taken from the clip). Mr. Porges’s A-Z Spill entry: Peter Porges (photo

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Thurber Thursday: Conversations With Thurber; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Article Of Interest: Eckstein & Shaw’s Elements Of Stress; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Zoom Panel Of Interest: “…The Power Of Black Ink”; More Bliss & Martin

Here’s a book I just “rediscovered” on the shelf: Conversations With James Thurber, edited by Thomas Fensch, published by University Of Mississippi Press, 1989. As far as I know there’s no other book like it out there. The Univ Of Mississippi Press has a series of these “Conversations” (in the Spill library: Conversations With…Truman Capote, S. J. Perelman, John Cheever,

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Friday Spill: Charles McGrath Remembers Daniel Menaker; The Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; In The House: Eckstein & Shaw’s Elements Of Stress

Snowing here at Spill Headquarters. A nice way to enter the weekend. Charles McGrath On Daniel Menaker Be sure to check out Charles McGrath’s Postscript: “Remembering Daniel Menaker, A Lighthearted Champion Of His Writers” _________________________________________________________ Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon… Johnny DiNapoli on candy corn. Mr. Dinapoli began contributing to The New Yorker in June of 2019.  Visit his website

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