Jeremy Nguyen on Spiderman. Mr. Nguyen has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. Visit his website here.
A Barry Blitt Interview I Missed
Luckily the Design Observer just brought this Barry Blitt interview out of their archive and re-posted it. I missed it when it was originally posted in December of 2017. And lucky forThe Spill, it caught the eye (and ear) of a friend who’s in the design biz up Beantown way — I thank him for it.
A Back to school Daily by Mark Thompson. Mr. Thompson began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.
Tim Hamilton delivered yesterday’s very Planet of the Apes-ish Daily. Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit his website here.
A Q&A With Bob Eckstein
A short Q&A marking Bob Eckstein’s return to the Annual Writer’s Digest Conference. Read it here.
Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007. He is, among many other things, the world’s greatest snowman expert. Visit his website here.
Spiegelman, Marvel, and the “Orange Skull”
Art Spiegelman of Maus fame (and a former contributor to The New Yorker) is in the news again. Read all about it here on Bado’s Blog and in The Guardian.
A Case For Pencils Spotlights David Ostow
Jane Mattimoe’s latest A Case For Pencils blog features David Ostow’s tools of the trade. Mr. Ostow began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018. Links galore for his work can be found at the tail end of the Case blog post.
(Screen grab above of an Ostow drawing from A Case For Pencils)
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
The fab Joe Dator is today’s Daily cartoonist. Mr. Dator has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2006. Visit his website here.
Tom Toro on news and newspaper.
Mr. Toro’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Tom Toro (self portrait courtesy of Mr. Toro) Born in Richmond, California on May 22, 1982. Graduated valedictorian from El Cerrito High School and matriculated to Yale. Edited cartoons for The Yale Herald and won a national championship in lightweight rowing in 2002, elected captain of the rowing team in 2004. Earned a degree cum laude in art history specializing in cinema studies. Attended NYU Film School for two years, shooting shorts and features that went to Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes. Began submitting cartoons to The New Yorker in 2007, first got published in 2010 – after the 610th try. Also a writer of literary fiction, short stories, screenplays and children’s picture books of the “unpublished” variety. [bio courtesy of Mr. Toro] New Yorker work: May 24, 2010 – .
Visit his website here.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
A comment on the President, from Tim Hamilton, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.
Note: As last week’s New Yorker was a double issue, there’s no Monday Tilley Watch today. The Watch will return next Monday for the August 19th issue.
Early George Price Via Mike Lynch
The cartoonist Mike Lynch gives us a nice selection of George Price’s work from the 1940 Price collection, Good Humor Man. Here’s Price’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
George Price Born in Coytesville, New Jersey, June 9, 1901. Died January 12, 1995, Engelwood, New Jersey. New Yorker work: 1929 – 1991. Lee Lorenz, the New Yorker’s former Art/Cartoon editor, called Price one of the magazine’s great stylists (along with Peter Arno, Helen Hokinson, James Thurber, and William Steig. Of the many Price collections here are two favorites: Browse At Your Own Risk (1977), and The World of George Price: A 55-Year Retrospective (1988)
Warp’s Daily Shouts
Today’s Daily Shouts, courtesy of Kim Warp: “Possible Explanations For Exhuming John Dillinger”
Ms. Warp has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999. Visit her website here.