Interview Of Interest: Swann Galleries Christine von der Linn On Charles Addams “Nevermore”; Meet The Artist(1943): Boardman Robinson; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Interview Of Interest: Swann Galleries Christine von der Linn on Charles Addams’s “Nevermore”

From The Hot Bid, this interview with The Swann Galleries Illustration Art director, Christine von der Linn about a fabulous Addams drawing (shown above) to be auctioned December 10th. [article contains Jack Ziegler content]

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Meet The Artist (1943): Boardman Robinson

Another in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943.

Mr. Robinson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Boardman Robinson  Born, Nova Scotia, Sept. 6, 1876. According to Maurice Horn’s World Encyclopedia of Cartoons (Chelsea House Publishers, 1980), Beginning in 1910, while working at the New York Tribune, Robinson “exerted more influence on his profession than almost any other cartoonist over the years. With Robert Minor of the Pulitzer papers, Robinson explored the use of lithographic crayon as a means of shading on paper for editorial cartoons…it remained a convention of editorial cartooning well into the 1960s.” New Yorker work : 1925 – 1926.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Ali Solomon on not-Frozen II.

Ms. Solomon began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.

 

Donnelly’s Holiday Leftovers; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Julia Suits (And Yesterday’s: Pat Achilles); More Spills: Jenny Kroik, Flanders’ Links On TCJ, A New Yorker State Of Mind On Two Holiday Issues from 1930; Bob Eckstein’s Daily News Op-Ed

A favorite day after Thanksgiving drawing from Liza Donnelly, published in The New Yorker November 26, 2007.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (And Yesterday’s)

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Julia Suits on a popular writer’s retreat.  Ms. Suits began contributing to The New Yorker in 2006. Visit her website here.

Yesterday’s Daily cartoonist & cartoon: Pat Achilles on quid pro quo, turkey-style. Ms. Achilles began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018. Visit her website here.

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…From  the newyorker.com Culture Desk, November 28, 2019, cover artist Jenny Kroik’s  “Living With Art.”

…From The Comics Journal, November 29, 2019, Ryan Flanders’ latest links: “Delicate Hearts, Diabolical Minds”

…Fun holiday weekend reading from A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue Of The New Yorker Magazine, November 28, 2019, “The High Place”  — a look at two issues, November 15th , and November 22nd, 1930.

…From The Daily News, November 28, 2019, a Bob Eckstein op-ed piece, “This is the Age Of Negativity: There’s a lot more we should be thankful for.”

(sorry, there may be a paywall…)

The Wednesday Watch: Meet The Artist (1943): Whitney Darrow, Jr.; More Spills: Blitt, Chast, Viti, Weyant

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Meet The Artist (1943): Whitney Darrow, Jr.

Another in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943.

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

Whitney Darrow, Jr.  Born August 22, 1909, Princeton, New Jersey. 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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Updates To The Trump Portrait Gallery”from Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

…From the Culture Desk, “My Favorite Gahan Wilson Story” by Roz Chast.

…a Daily Shouts, “Historical figures Go Home For The Holidays” by Eugenia Viti (and Irving Ruan).

 

…Today’s Daily cartoonist & cartoon: Christopher Weyant on the weight of the holidays. Mr. Weyant has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998. Visit his website here.

At The Miami Book Fair Tomorrow: Liana Finck & Bob Eckstein; Meet The Artist (1943): Alajalov; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

At The Miami Book Fair Tomorrow: Liana Finck & Bob Eckstein

Catch Liana Finck and Bob Eckstein in a joint appearance tomorrow morning at Miami Dade College.  Here’s the info!

Above: Ms. Finck’s latest book and Mr. Eckstein’s.*

Liana Finck began contributing to The New Yorker in 2013.  Visit her website here.

Bob Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.  Visit his website here.

*Full disclosure: my work, as well as my wife’s (Liza Donnelly) appears in Everyone’s A Critic

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Meet The Artist (1943): Alajalov

Another in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943.

Alajalov’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Constantin Alajalov Born Constantin Aladjalov, 1900, Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia. Died Oct., 1987, Amenia, New York. New Yorker work: 1926 -1960. Perhaps best known for his New Yorker covers ( he also supplied cover art to other publications). Key collection: Conversation Pieces (The Studio Publications Inc., 1942) w/ commentary by Janet Flanner. A profile from The Saturday Evening Post.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Look! Up in the sky!…by J.A.K. who  began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.