Graphic Piece Of Interest By Emily Flake; Book On The Horizon: Peter Steiner’s The Good Cop; Blogs Of Interest: A New Yorker State Of Mind, Attempted Bloggery; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Peter Kuper

Graphic Piece of Interest by Emily Flake

From  Emily Flake on The Nib, March 9, 2019, “It’s All In The Family”: ‘Can a hollow woman raise a whole, unbroken child?'”

Ms. Flake began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008.  Visit her website here.

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Book On The Horizon: Peter Steiner’s “The Good Cop”

It’s no secret that Peter Steiner, who created the most reprinted New Yorker cartoon in the magazine’s history, is also a novelist.  His latest, The Good Cop is due in September.

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Blogs Of Interest

Two of The Spill‘s favorite New Yorker centric places to visit. 

A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue Of The New Yorker

This is the go-to site for a New Yorker time tunnel experience.  Always fascinating.  As you see by Ilonka Karasz’s cover above, the latest post examines the issue of March 8, 1930. 

 

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Attempted Bloggery

Attempted Bloggery‘s  latest cartoonist fest is all about original work by the late great George Price.  Always fun seeing off the beaten path material from the New Yorker’s artists.  See it here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

Today’s Daily cartoon cartoon (Trump+$) is by Peter Kuper. Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011.  Link to his website here.

 

Personal History: Holding

I happened upon a paper-clipped bunch of pages today in the Spill‘s archives that I’d completely forgotten about. The very first page, from late 1980, appears above.  It comes as news to me thirty-nine years later that I made a list of drawings that were being held by The New Yorker

This is what holding means:

When a cartoonist submitted a batch of drawings, and returned the following week to submit another batch, last week’s rejects would be waiting. Along with the returned drawings was the classic New Yorker rejection slip — and occasionally there would be, on the slip, a handwritten Holding 1 (sometimes more than one drawing was held). For whatever reason, or reasons, Lee Lorenz, the art editor at the time, had decided to hang onto a drawing for further consideration.  Held drawings were in limbo — not bought,  just held. And then they were either returned, or bought.  

Having a drawing held was always preferable to complete rejection: it was a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, that held drawing would be “OKed” (i.e., bought).  What’s interesting (to me) about the list was how many held drawings there were in that short period of time. Without this list as a reminder I would’ve guessed that one of my drawings was held every two or three months, at most.  Six held within a couple of months, and two bought seems like much better odds than memory allowed. The Calm Before The Coffee was Oked but I didn’t bother underlining it in red and placing an asterisk next to it — I must’ve forgotten I had started a holding list by the time it was OKed. 

 

Profile Of Interest: Will McPhail; On Stage With Jeremy Nguyen and Jason Adam Katzenstein

Profile Of Interest: Will McPhail

From The BBC Scotland, “The cartoonist who began by doodling in zoology” — this brief piece on Will McPhail, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.  Link to his website here.

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Event Of Interest: Rejected With Karen Chee

A number of creative folks take to the stage to share rejected material. Jeremy Nguyen and Jason Adam Katzenstein are part of the festivities.   All the info here.

Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

JAK began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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.