The Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of May 13, 2019; Ed Steed Goes To The Stadium; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Teresa Burns Parkhurst

The Cover: according to the Contributors page, this a Diana Ejaita’s first cover for the magazine. Read more here. 

The Cartoonists:

The Cartoons: Eleven cartoons this week — a lighter number than usual.  Just out of curiosity I went back to a comparable issue (date-wise) forty years ago.  This was the cartoonist line-up for the issue of May 14, 1979. Twenty-two cartoonists. 

The irony, if there is any irony here (and if you read on, you’ll see there may not be) is that back then there were far fewer regular contributors (in what was then called the art department) than there are today. At least half as many. But then again, that 1979 issue was 176 pages. This new one is 70 pages. So proportionally, not bad(?).

Rea Irvin: And speaking of the past, Rea Irvin’s Talk masthead (below) is still a-missin’. Read about it here.

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Ed Steed at Yankee Stadium

From newyorker.com‘s Culture Desk, May 5, 2019, “Edward Steed visits Yankee Stadium”

— Mr. Steed applies his signature style to The House That Ruth Built (or should we say, to the house now standing next to the House That Ruth Built).

If you’re wondering if any New Yorker cartoonist had ever visited and drawn Yankee Stadium before: Liza Donnelly did (for CBS News) in 2017.  You can see the piece here.

Below: Ms. Donnelly in the Yankee’s dugout with Yankee shortstop, Didi Gregorius, watching him try-out drawing on her iPad.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/ Cartoon

Teresa Burns Parkhurst, on Spring. Ms. Parkhurst first began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

 

 

Podcast of Interest: Gil Roth Interviews Shannon Wheeler; Fave Photo: Liza Donnelly In the New York Yankees Dugout with Shortstop, Didi Gregorius; R.C. Harvey’s Out-of-the-Vault Interview with Playboy’s Former Cartoon Editor, Michelle Urry; Radio Interview: Roz Chast

Podcast of Interest: Gil Roth Interviews Shannon Wheeler

Gil Roth continues his wonderful series of cartoonist interviews with Too Much Coffee Man’s Shannon Wheeler.  Hear it here.

— thanks to Attempted Bloggerys Stephen Nadler for bringing this to my attention (check out his site for recent posts on two auction pieces: an Arnold Roth drawing and  a Charles Addams pencil sketch)

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Fave Photo: Liza Donnelly in the New York Yankees dugout with Didi Gregorius

Liza Donnelly recently spent the afternoon at Yankee Stadium.  Among the highlights of the day: lending her iPad to the team’s shortstop, Didi Gregorius, for his first tablet drawing. See the short CBS video here

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R.C. Harvey’s From-the-Vault Interview with the late Michelle Urry, Playboy’s Former Cartoon Editor

From TCJ, May 4, 2017,  “Magazine Gag Cartoons, Michelle Urry, and Cartooning for Playboy” — an enlightening interview with Ms. Urry, who passed away in October of 2006.

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Roz Chast on Fresh Air

The media blitz is on for Ms. Chast’s just-out Going Into Town Here she is on NPR”s Fresh Air, aired October 2nd(find it just just below the Tom Petty piece).