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.

 

 

 

 

 

A Great Cartoonist Needs Our Help

 

The Spill ends the work-week the way it began, with notice of a GoFundMe campaign for the great New Yorker cartoonist, Gahan Wilson, who is suffering from severe dementia. 

To donate and read all about the campaign go here.

For close to forty-five years Mr. Wilson has shared his fabulous world with us in the pages and on the cover of The New Yorker.  Steven Charles-Jaffee’s 2013 documentary, Born Dead, Still Weird, gave us a tour of Mr. Wilson’s real-life world — it’s a must see for anyone who loves comic art and artists.  

To see his work go to the official Gahan Wilson websiteThere’s also The New Yorker Cartoon Bank.

 

A GoFundMe Campaign To Help Gahan Wilson

 

From Gahan Wilson’s step-son, Paul Winters, this plea to help with Mr. Wilson’s memory care.

Mr. Winters writes that his step-father is suffering from severe dementia.

 Mr. Wilson began contributing to The New Yorker in 1976, but he is as well known for his work in Playboy and The National Lampoon. To say he is one of the towering figures in the cartoon universe is not an understatement.

Here are two of his numerous cartoon collections, and a promotional poster from the terrific  2013 Steven Charles-Jaffe documentary, Born Dead, Still Weird.