Gahan Wilson: 1930-2019

We have learned this afternoon of the passing of one of the cartoon world’s greats, Gahan Wilson. His stepson, Paul Winters, announced it on Facebook:

Articles about Mr. Wilson’s passing (the list will be updated):

The New Yorker, November 22, 2019, “The Beautifully Macabre Cartoons of Gahan Wilson”

The New York Times, November 22, 2019, “Gahan Wilson, Vividly Macabre Cartoonist, Dies At 89” A slideshow accompanies the post. (The complete NYTs obit has now been posted).

The Facebook post from Steven-Charles Jaffe, who directed the terrific documentary film on Mr. Wilson, Born Dead, Still Weird :

The Washington Post, November 23, 2019, “Gahan Wilson, Cartooning’s Master of the Creepy and the Macabre, Dies at 89”

CNN, November 23, 2019, “Cartoonist Gahan Wilson, ‘the Wizard of Weird,’ Dies at 89”

newyorker.com, November 25, 2019, “My Favorite Gahan Wilson Story”

The Comics Journal, November 25, 2019, “Cartoonist Gahan Wilson Dies At 89”

Sag Harbor Express, November 22, 2019, “Famed Cartoonist Gahan Wilson Dies At 89”

CBR.com, November 22, 2019, “Acclaimed Horror/Comedy Artist  Gahan Wilson Dies At 89”

Neilgaiman.com, November 22, 2019, “Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Now Dead Again”

Multiversity Comics, November 22, 2019, “Gahan Wilson, Macabre Cartoonist, Dead At 89”

Heavy.com, November 22, 2019, “Gahan Wilson Dies: Five Fast Facts You Need To Know”

Southampton Press, November 22, 2019, “Famed Cartoonist Gahan Wilson Dies At 89”

Inside Hook, November 22, 2019, “‘National Lampoon,’ ‘Playboy,’ Illustrator Gahan Wilson, Dead At 89”

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Meet The Artist (1943): Reginald Marsh

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Sara Lautman’s Boomer. Ms. Lautman has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2016.  Visit her website here.

 

 

 

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Today’s Daily Shouts

“Small Wins At The Grocery Store” by Jeremy Nguyen.  Mr. Nguyen has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. Visit his website here.

 

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Meet The Artist (1943): Reginald Marsh

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. Marsh’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Reginald Marsh  Born in Paris, March 14, 1898, died in 1954: New Yorker work: 1925 -1944. More information: http://www.dcmooregallery.com/artists/reginald-marsh

From 1943’s Meet The Artist: Steinberg; Article Of Interest: Sempe’s Love For Paris; Release Party For Peter Kuper & Company’s World War 3 Issue #50; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

From 1943’s Meet The Artist: Steinberg

Some years back, hunting through the humor section of a (now closed) used book store in Ellsworth, Maine, I came upon a wonderful catalog, Meet The Artist: An exhibit of self-portraits by living American artists,  published in 1943 for an exhibit at San Francisco’s M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. Among the exhibit’s 150 portraits are 18 by New Yorker contributors. For the next few weeks the Spill will post these 18 self-portraits.

We begin with Saul Steinberg:

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Article Of Interest: Sempe

Here’s an article from a few years back that escaped my attention:  From Bonjour Paris, June 13, 2016, “Sempe, the Celebrated Cartoonist and His Love for Paris”

Mr. Sempe began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978.

— pictured: paperback edition of Sempe’s first collection, Rien N’est Simple (Nothing Is Simple), published 1962.

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Event Of Interest:

This notice of a release party for World War 3  Issue #50:

A release party featuring LIVE presentations by the artists is happening Sunday December 8th at Printed Matter’s New York Chelsea neighborhood shop at 231 11th Ave, (at 26th Street) New York, New York 10001. The event starts at 4pm and runs through 6pm. Many artists will be on hand to sign work and answer questions!

From the publishers:

World War 3 Illustrated is an American comics anthology magazine. Established in 1979 by Peter Kuper, Seth Tobocman, and Christof Kohlhofer. Now in its 40th year, it continues its proud tradition of publishing more new comic book artists each issue than any publication of its type.

Visit the WW3 website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Ellis Rosen on… the winter coat. Mr. Ellis began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit his website here.

Liza Donnelly Live Draws NYC Marathon (While Running It); Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Liza Donnelly Live Draws NYC Marathon (While Running It)

From Runner’s World, November 6, 2019, “Cartoonist Live Draws Her Way Through New York City Marathon”

Ms. Donnelly’s first New Yorker cartoon appeared in 1982. Visit her website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist and Cartoon

A decorative gourd from Ali Solomon, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.

Liza Donnelly At SXSW 2020; Peter Kuper In Conversation; Today’s Daily Cartoonist And Cartoon

Liza Donnelly, whose first cartoon appeared in The New Yorker in 1982, is scheduled to appear at SXSW 2020.  Info here. Link to her website here.

Ms. Donnelly’s  Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons (Promethius) is a must have for every fan of New Yorker cartoons.

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Peter Kuper In Conversation Monday, November 4th

Celebrating the release of Heart Of Darkness, Peter Kuper will be at Shakespeare & Company this coming Monday (November 4th) at 7pm in conversation with Jeremy Dauber. Info here.

And later next week:

Mr. Kuper will be at Greenlight Books 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. Thursday, November 7, 2019

7:30 PM. Info here.

Link here to Mr. Kuper’s website.  Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist And Cartoon

Ali Solomon, who began contributing to The New Yorker in November of 2018, on marathon watching.