The Tilley Watch: The New Yorker Issue Of April 1, 2019; MoCCA Fest Event Of Note: Mort Gerberg And Friends (Danny Shanahan, Marisa Acocella, Bob Eckstein, And Michael Maslin); Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Christopher Weyant; Today’s Bonus Daily Cartoonist: Barry Blitt

The Cover: it’s a treat to have Bruce McCall’s work back on the cover. You can read about it here (and see an early version of the cover).

The Cartoonists:

The Cartoons:

And speaking of treats, here are some of this issue’s cartoons that especially caught my eye:

Chris Weyant’s plumbing drawing (p.52). It reminded me, in the best possible way, of Jack Ziegler’s classic 1980 drawing Plumbing Trouble of the Gods. Mr. Weyant has delivered a funny, perfectly handled drawing. 

And then there’s David Borchart’s terrific giraffe drawing (p. 66). Perhaps this is the start of something big? Giraffes have never been anywhere as popular as cats and dogs in the cartoon universe (Lars Kenseth has drawn a very funny pug(?) in his all-dog cartoon on page 35). 

Finally, what a blast to come upon George Booth’s drawing in this issue (it’s on page 59). It’s a sunny day when Mr. Booth’s work appears (it’s worth mentioning again here on the Spill that Mr. Booth is the subject of an in-progress documentary film).

Applause for all.

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There are several drawings in the issue that, for some, might require Googling. I’ve always been a believer in “getting” a drawing without assistance. If I don’t get it, I move on (or occasionally ask a friend for help).  Of course, not getting certain New Yorker cartoons is age-old.

A note: this week’s Talk section includes a Sketchpad (it features a color “illustration” by Emily Flake).  A usage reminiscent of the comic strips briefly brought in during the early 1990s under Tina Brown. The Brown era comic strips ran across the entire width of each page (i.e., 6 columns wide), whereas this Sketchpad is 4 columns wide. Below: an example of a strip from the past: a Victoria Roberts piece from the issue of March 28, 1994.

Finally, the beautiful Rea Irvin masthead continues to remain in storage — not even brought out  as some kind of tease for this April 1st issue.  Well, here it is below, as it will be weekly until it reappears in the magazine (I can dream, can’t I?). 

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MoCCA Fest Event Of Note: Mort Gerberg and Friends: Danny Shanahan, Marisa Acocella, and Bob Eckstein. Panel moderated by Michael Maslin

The upcoming Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (otherwise known as MoCCA) will begin its 2019 Festival on April 6th. A number of New Yorker folks will be participating (and I will note them as the information becomes available). Here’s the announcement of one that just came into the Spill:

 

Mort Gerberg and Friends

 

Mort Gerberg broke into print with irreverent drawings in The Realist in the early ’60s. His social-justice-minded—and bitingly funny—cartoons subsequently appeared in magazines including The New Yorker, Playboy, and the Saturday Evening Post. As a reporter, he’s sketched historic scenes including the women’s marches of the ’60s and the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

He is currently the subject of a retrospective exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, and Fantagraphics Underground Press has recently published the retrospective book Mort Gerberg On the Scene: A 50-Year Cartoon Chronicle. Gerberg will discuss his work in a conversation with friends and colleagues, led by Michael Maslin (Inkspill, The New Yorker) and including New Yorker cartoonists Marisa Acocella, Bob Eckstein and Danny Shanahan.

Garamond Room / 3:00 pm, Saturday, April 6th

Link to MoCCA’s website here for more general info.

Photos above, l-r: Danny Shanahan, Marisa Acocella, and Bob Eckstein

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Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist & Bonus Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

Christopher Weyant is today’s Daily Cartoonist.  You can see his (Trump) drawing here. 

Mr. Weyant began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998. Link to his website here.

And here’s Barry Blitt’s Bonus Daily cartoon  —  Trump-world-ish .

Mr. Blitt began contributing to The New Yorker in 1994.  Link to his website here.

 

 

 

Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Jason Adam Katzenstein; Rejected! With JAK And Jeremy Nguyen; More Mort (Gerberg); Another Side Of…Tim Hamilton

Today’s Daily cartoon — Spring-centric — is by Jason Adam Katzenstein (aka JAK).  Mr. Katzenstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. 

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Rejected! With JAK and Jeremy Nguyen

This coming Sunday, March 24th,  JAK and Jeremy Nguyen are part of a night “celebrating rejection.” All the info here. 

Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Link to his website here.

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More Mort (Gerberg)

Two items of interest:

Firstly, This photo essay from Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery who visited the Gerberg retrospective at the New York Historical Society. 

And Secondly:

From the Gothamist, March 21, 2019, “Sketchy Interviews:  New Yorker Cartoonist Mort Gerberg”

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Link here to the New York Historical Society.

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Another Side Of…Tim Hamilton

From Comicsbeat, March 21, 2019, “Exclusive Preview: Tim Hamilton’s Rabbit Who Fights #4 debuting at MoCCA”

Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

The Online Tilley Watch, The Week Of March 4-8, 2019; Fave Photo Of The Day: Sorel & Gerberg; Elisabeth McNair Pencilled; Interview Of Interest: New Yorker Cover Artist Marcellus Hall; Bud Grace On His Second(?) New Yorker Cartoon

The Daily cartoons this week were brought to us by Brendon Loper, Farley Katz, Peter Kuper, Tim Hamilton, and JAK (Jason Adam Katzenstein).  A mixed-bag, thematically, with three outta five of the cartoons Trumpish.

New Yorker cartoonists contributing to Daily Shouts: Amy Hwang, Ed Steed, and Ali Soloman.

See all of the above, and more, here.

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Fave Photo Of The Day: Sorel & Gerberg

Meant to post this a few weeks back. It was taken at The New York Historical Society opening for Mort Gerberg’s exhibit.  That’s Mr. Gerberg on the left and the great Edward Sorel on the right.

The exhibit, “Mort Gerberg Cartoons: A New Yorker’s Perspective” runs through May 5th.

(photo used with permission of Mr. Gerberg).

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Elisabeth McNair Pencilled

Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful Case For Pencils continues with the spotlight on Elisabeth McNair (above) and her tools of the trade.  Ms. McNair’s first New Yorker drawing appeared in the July 30, 2018 issue.  See the post here.

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Interview Of Interest: Cover Artist Marcellus Hall

From DART (Design Arts Daily), March 7, 2019, “The DART Interview: Marcellus Hall”

Mr. Marcellus’s first New Yorker cover appeared in 2005. Link here to his website.

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Bud Grace On His 2nd New Yorker Cartoon

Bud Grace, writes on his blog about his second New Yorker drawing, and a particularly good edit by the then cartoon editor, Lee Lorenz.

Not to be too nit-picky about this, but Mr. Grace identifies the above as his second New Yorker cartoon, yet I’m unable to find his first on the New Yorker‘s database. Perhaps he sold two, and only one (the one above)  appeared? Mr. Grace, if you see this,  please advise.

 

 

 

New Yorker Cartoon Editor Emma Allen Interviews Mort Gerberg; Graphic Novels For Adults: Liza Donnelly Talks About Her Oscar Drawings; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Christopher Weyant

Here’s The New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen, speaking with Mort Gerberg on the occasion of his 50th year in cartooning. Mr. Gerberg’s first New Yorker cartoon appeared in the issue of April 10, 1965.

Link here to his website.

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Graphic Novels For Adults

From The New Indian Express, February 27, 2019, “Sketchy affair: Graphic novels are for adults too” — with references to Shannon Wheeler, Chris Ware, and Art Spiegelman.

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Liza Donnelly Talks About Live-Drawing From the 2019 Oscars Red Carpet

 

From Medium, February 25, 2019, “Live Drawing The 201 Academy Awards” — Liza Donnelly talks about her 4th time on the Red Carpet and shows us all of her drawings from Oscar week. Ms. Donnelly’s first cartoon appeared in the June 21, 1982 issue of The New Yorker.

Link here to Ms. Donnelly’s website.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon

Today’s Daily cartoon, Trump-centered with a dash of Cohen, is by Christopher Weyant.  Mr. Weyant began contributing the The New Yorker in 1998.

New Yorker Artists Aplenty At NCSFest; Profile Of Interest: John Cuneo; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Brendan Loper

From Downthetubes.net, February 26, “NCSFest, A Major New US Comics Festival, Announces Full Guest Line-up” — a new comics festival, way out west.

Among the contributing New Yorker cartoonists attending: Pat Byrnes, Jason Chatfield, Mort Gerberg, and Lars Kenseth. Also attending, New Yorker cover artists Daniel Clowes and Liniers. Link here to the Fest’s site.

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Profile of Interest: New Yorker Cover Artist, John Cuneo

John Cuneo’s most recent New Yorker cover.

Here’s a very nice profile of John Cuneo from The Woodstock Times: “Woodstocker captures the president for New Yorker covers and more”

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Today’s Daily Cartoon

Today’s Daily cartoon — Trumpish, of course — is by Brendan Loper. Mr. Loper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. See some of his work here.