Exhibit, Talk Of Interest: Peter Steiner; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Spiegelman At The Rockwell Museum

Exhibit,Talk Of Interest: Peter Steiner

You’re a lucky duck if you’re in Austria between October 3, 2019 and February 9, 2020 as you’ll be able to see an exhibit of work at the Karikaturmuseum in Krems by Peter Steiner, who drew the cartoon to the right — the  most reprinted New Yorker drawing in modern times. His work will be shown with Manfred Deix‘s under the heading “American v. Austrian Humor.”  Luckier still if you’re in Austria on October 5th. Mr. Steiner tells the Spill he’ll be in discussion on that date with the museum’s director “about the differences between here [the United States] and there [Austria], comparing my work with that of Manfred Deix.”

Info on the exhibit and discussion here (sorry, it’s not in English).

Peter Steiner’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:

Born, Cincinnati, 1940. New Yorker work: 1979 – . Collection: “I Didn’t Bite the Man, I Bit the Office” ( 1994).  Mr. Steiner is responsible for one of the most famous (and most republished) New Yorker cartoons in modern times, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” (published July 5, 1993).  An indication of its enduring popularity in our culture:  a wikipedia page is devoted to it.   He has also had novels published, as well as the limited edition “An Atheist in Heaven.” Website: www.plsteiner.com/.

Here’s the Publishers Weekly review for Mr. Steiner’s latest book: The Good Cop 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

T-shirts and attention spans by Emily Flake who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2008. Visit her website here.

 

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Spiegelman At The Rockwell Museum

From the Norman Rockwell Museum website, August 6, 2019, “Rockwell Museum Hosts An Evening With Maus’s Art Spiegelman”

all the info here for the September 10th event. Mr. Spiegelman began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992.

 

 

Sutton’s Bonus Daily Cartoon; A Deep Dive Into The New Yorker Issue Of July 26,1930; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; A Day Late Daily Shouts

A bonus Daily yesterday — Dems Debate-centric– by Ward Sutton, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.  Visit his website here.

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Deep Dive Into The New Yorker Issue Of July 26, 1930

A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker does its usual fab job.  A fun read!

I wish I could provide the entire issue here on the Spill for you to look through. It’s only 60 pages long ( it was, after all,  published during the Great Depression). If you can see it online (as a subscriber) or own a copy you’ll notice that within the first 50 of those 60 pages the cartoons run amuck — they are gloriously present.  Two full- page cartoons (Rea Irvin, and Peter Arno), two multi-panels (Gardner Rea, and Otto Soglow), half-page cartoons, three-quarter page cartoons.

The cover artist for the issue is the great Helen Hokinson. Here’s her entry on the A-Z:

Born, Illinois,1893; died, Washington, D.C., 1949. New Yorker work: 1925 -1949, with some work published posthumously. All of Hokinson’s collections are wonderful, but here are two favorites. Her first collection: So You’re Going To Buy A Book! (Minton, Balch & Co, 1931) and what was billed as “the final Hokinson collection”: The Hokinson Festival (Dutton & Co., 1956). According to a New Yorker document  produced during Harold Ross’s editorship (1925-1951) rating their artists, Ms. Hokinson and Peter Arno occupied a special category unto themselves above all others.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Beating Trump, by Ali Soloman, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.

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A Day Late Daily Shouts

Evan Lian’s “Eternal Damnations For The Twenty-First Century” (posted yesterday). Mr. Lian began contributing to The New Yorker in May of this year.

The Wednesday Watch: Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; New Market Watch…Air Mail; Donnelly Live-Draws Dem’s Debate; A Susanne Suba Re-Issue

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Desert drinks by Lila Ash, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.

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New Market Watch

Considering the narrowing avenues for cartoonists , it’s always a brighter day when a cartoon-carrying publication is launched.  We now have two (online-only) issues of former Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter’s Air Mail to peruse. You’ll find cartoons under the heading “Small Talk” (not an exclusive-to-cartoons-heading). Many, if not all of the cartoonists in these first two issues seem to have caravanned over from the recently de-cartooned Esquire, where Air Mail‘s cartoon editor was formerly (and briefly) the cartoon editor.  New Yorker readers will recognize most of Air Mail‘s cartoonists appearing in these first two issues; they include Alex Gregory, Maddie Dai, Joe Dator, Drew Dernavich, Chris Weyant, Seth Fleishman, David Borchart, and Charlie Hankin.

Two other New Yorker artists (primarily contributors of New Yorker covers ) are given their own “Sketchbook” slots: Barry Blitt, and the legendary Edward Sorel (casually referred to under the heading, “Ed Sorel’s Sketchbook”).

The one nit-picky thing I’ll say about Air Mail‘s cartoon slot is that I wish the space allotted each cartoon wasn’t so compressed (the bright red Small Talk banner actually looks to be weighing down on a number of the cartoons,  invading the cartoon’s space).  I’ve always believed cartoons are better off with breathing room surrounding them (i.e., shown graphic respect).  You’ll notice that a number of text features ( Science, Tech Lab, But First…, Highlight, Crime) all have a horizontal line placed below their heading, cleanly separating the feature’s title from the article.

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Liza Donnelly Live-Draws Dem’s Debate

Check out Liza Donnelly’s graphic take on last night’s debate. 

Ms. Donnelly has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1982.

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A Susanne Suba Re-Issue

Originally published in 1951 by Rand McNally (cover on the left), The Theatre Cat by Noel Streatfeild, with illustrations by New Yorker artist Susanne Suba will be re-issued this September by Scholastic. 

Susanne Suba’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Born Budapest, Hungary 1913. Died February, 2012, NYC. Ms. Suba contributed numerous “spot” drawings to The New Yorker, as well as five covers and one cartoon, published September 18, 1948. Her first cover appeared October 21, 1939, and her last, March 2, 1963. Besides her work for the magazine she was a prolific illustrator of children’s books. A collection of her spot drawings was published in 1944, Spots By Suba: From The New Yorker (E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, NY).

Link to the Spill‘s appreciation of Ms. Suba here.

 

 

 

Event Of Interest: Spiegelman In Corning; Ah-nold’s Birthday; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Article Of Interest: Seth

Event Of Interest: Spiegelman In Corning

From hammondsport.org, “An Evening With Art Spiegelman” — Mr. Spiegelman will speak upstate on September 10th.  All the info here

Art Spiegelman began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992.

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Ah-nold’s Birthday

Thanks to Beth Lawler’s post on the Facebook group “New Yorker Caption Contest Rejects (and Enthusiasts)” I learned that today is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s birthday.  The perfect moment, I suppose, to bring out my one and only Arnold New Yorker cartoon, published November 11, 1985. So here’s to Ah-nold (who, according to my records, owns the original of this).

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

A vacationing pet owner by Teresa Burns Parkhurst, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. 

 

 

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Article Of Interest: Seth

From thesmartset.com., July 29, 2019, “Making Change: The Awareness Of  Seth’s Clyde Fans”

 — Seth (Gregory Gallant) began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; A Cartoon Collection By New Yorker One-Clubber Ted Key

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

A kitty face app by J.A.K. who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2014.

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A New Yorker One-Clubber’s Cartoon Collection

In today’s mail, courtesy of New Yorker writer, Bill Franzen, this never seen before (by me) 1956 Ted Key cartoon collection, Fasten Your Seat Belts!. Mr. Key will be forever known as the creator of Hazel.  He’s receiving attention here because he’s a member of the Spill‘s One Club — a group of cartoonists who had but one New Yorker cartoon published in their career. Mr. Key’s sole New Yorker cartoon (shown below) was published March 5, 1938. The look foreshadows Dana Fradon’s numerous office door drawings. 

The cartoon does not appear in this collection.  Perhaps it’s in his earlier collection(?), Many Happy Returns, published in 1951.