The Monday Tilley Watch: The New Yorker (Double Issue) June 8 & 15, 2020

The fiction issue, and it’s a double. The next Monday Tilley Watch won’t be posted til the 15th, which seems like a long way away at the moment.  As has been the case since the magazine became a work-at-home situation, the digital issue is not yet posted (writing this noonish). I’ll use the slideshow found here (you’ll have to scroll down a-ways) to do a brief run through of some of the latest cartoons.

The Cover (above right): Read the short Q&A here with cover artist Richard McGuire.

The Cartoonists: Avi Steinberg, J.A.K., Liana Finck, Tom Toro, David Sipress, Frank Cotham, Julia Suits, Emily Flake, Roz Chast, Charlie Hankin, Peter Vey, Jack Ziegler, Amy Kurzweil

The Cartoons: Avi Steinberg’s reading tree drawing caught my eye this week, as did P.C. Vey’s couple in bed with a harmonica, Julia Suits sandbox couple, and Liana Finck’s grass-fed cows.  And, not needless to say: it’s always a special treat to see work surface by the late very very great Jack Ziegler.

It’s unusual to mention the Cartoon Caption Contest drawing, but I can’t help myself this week. Enjoyed how Lars Kenseth clowned around with a car (below left).

Graphically it reminded me a little of Edward Koren’s “Well there’s your problem” published as the cover drawing (and its caption used as the title of) Mr. Koren’s 1981 cartoon collection.

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch:

Until the digital issue pops up I can’t be sure if Mr. Irvin’s classic masthead design is still in mothballs.  My guess is that it is.  In the meantime here’s what went missing in the Spring of 2017:

Read more about it here.

 

 

Thurber Thursday: A Thurber House Reading; Fave Photo of The Day: More Zoomin’ Cartoonists; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…and Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Purchase Peter Kuper’s “Little Donald’s Sneeze” Print For A Worthy Cause

Thurber Thursday: A Thurber House Reading

On June 10th, Michael Rosen, who has a long association with  The Thurber House and has edited many a modern Thurber book (including the one pictured here and the fabulous A Mile And A Half Of Lines: The Art of James Thurber) will be appearing, online, in an event described this way on the Thurber House site:

Michael and special guest readers will read from Collected Fables, an anthology of James Thurber’s beloved fables that includes a foreword by Keith Olbermann and ten previously uncollected or unpublished stories. Featuring Thurber’s original illustrations, Collected Fables is a must-have for Thurber lovers, scholars, and readers of all ages.

All the info here.

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Fave Photo Of The Day: More Zoomin’ Cartoonists

From Wednesday night’s Zoomed Society of Illustrators event, “The Funny Ladies At The New Yorker”: top left, then clockwise: Roz Chast, Liza Donnelly, and Liana Finck. The hour long online conversation can be seen here on Youtube.

Roz Chast began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978, Liza Donnelly in 1982; Liana Finck in 2013

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Yesterday’s

Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Teresa Burns Parkhurst: “The New Army Men”

Ms. Parkhurst began contributing to The New Yorker in October of 2017. See more of her New Yorker work here.

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Ben Schwartz on the future, or not. Dr. Schwartz began contributing in 2011.

Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist was Drew Dernavich, who began contributing to the magazine in 2002.

 

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Purchase Peter Kuper’s Little Donald’s Sneeze Print For A Worthy Cause

You’ll probably recall seeing Peter Kuper’s Little Donald’s Sneeze in the April 27th issue of The  New Yorker. Now there’s a print available.  All profits go to a worthy cause.

Here’s the press release:

Peter Kuper has joined forces with Sunday Press to do a fund raiser. You get a beautifully printed 11×17″ poster of his “Little Donald’s Sneeze” comic that appeared in The New Yorker. 100% of ALL profits will be donated to FEEDING AMERICA. Just click the link below to order and please pass along to anyone else you think might be interested. Of course you can also skip the poster and just give directly to them through the link above.

Poster link: https://sundaypressbooks.com/LittleDonald.php

Here’s Peter Kuper’s entry on The Spill‘s A-Z:

Peter Kuper  (above) Born, 1958, Summit, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 6, 2011 – . Website: peterkuper.com  For more biographical information, visit his Wikipedia page.

 

 

The Wednesday Watch: Tonight’s The Night! Roz Chast, Liza Donnelly, And Liana Finck Society Of Illustrators Online Event; A Cultural History Of The Addams Family From The Smithsonian

A reminder that The Society of Illustrators’  “Funny Ladies Of The New Yorker” an online event featuring a conversation with Roz Chast, Liza Donnelly, and Liana Finck is tonight at 6:30.

This note was posted on the SOI’s event page:

Registration is now at capacity! For those who are unable to participate in the live feed on Zoom, the Society will be streaming on our Youtube channel. Please be patient with us as we navigate this new way of presenting lectures. An archive of the panel will also be available following the discussion. 
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A Cultural History Of The Addams Family From The Smithsonian
Here’s a fun piece: “The Cultural History of The Addams Family”…this may have been mentioned here when it first appeared on The Smithsonian’s site in the Fall of 2019, but seeing it posted this morning on the Facebook group Vintage Panel And Gag Cartoons inspired a repeat mention.
Here’s Charles Addams’ entry on the Spill’s A-Z:

Charles Addams (Born in Westfield, New Jersey, January  7, 1912. Died September 29, 1988, New York City. New Yorker work: 1932 – 1988 * the New Yorker has published his work posthumously. One of the giants of The New Yorker’s  stable of artists.  Key cartoon collections: While all of Addams’ collections are worthwhile, here are three that are particular favorites; Homebodies (Simon & Schuster, 1954), The Groaning Board (Simon & Schuster, 1964), Creature Comforts (Simon & Schuster, 1981). In 1991 Knopf published The World of Chas Addams, a retrospective collection. A biography, Charles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life, by Linda Davis, was published in 2006 by Random House. Visit the Addams Foundation website for far more information : http://www.charlesaddams.com/

Fave Photo Of The Day: Zoomin’ New Yorker Cartoonists; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…and Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; The Holiday Daily Cartoonists

One of the things cartoonists like to do, besides work on cartoons, is gather with other cartoonists. Here’s a crew of Zoomin’ New Yorker cartoonists that gathered yesterday: from top left, going clockwise: Robert Leighton, Bob Eckstein, Ken Krimstein, and Pat Byrnes.

Mr. Leighton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002; Bob Eckstein in 2007;

Ken Krimstein in 2000; Pat Byrnes in 1998.

— My thanks to Bob Eckstein for the screen grab.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…and The Holiday Daily Cartoonists:

Today’s: Eugenia Vita (with Ginny Hogan): “Initial Interpretations Of Quarantine Terms Before I Knew What They Meant”Eugenia Viti has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since June of last year.

The Holiday Daily Shouts Cartoonist: Sofia Warren with “How My Misdirected Feelings Have Come Out Lately”…Ms. Warren has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017.

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist:

Today’s: Amy Hwang on the calendar these days.

Ms. Hwang has contributed to The New Yorker since 2010.

The Holiday Daily Cartoonist: Johnny DiNapoli, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2019.

The Weekend Spill: The Tilley Watch Online, May 18-22, 2020; A New Yorker State Of Mind Goes Deep Into The Issue Of May 2, 1931; Attempted Bloggery Shows Us Peter Arno’s Alemite Ads; Some Content Released For The Upcoming Cartoon Collection “All’s Fair In Love & War”

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The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of May 18-22, 2020

An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: Jeremy Nguyen, David Sipress, Paul Noth, Ellis Rosen, Ali Solomon

Daily Shouts: Jason Chatfield (& Ethan Hall)

…and:

From the Culture Desk: Emily Flake’s “My Stupid Quarantine Body”

Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Up and Inside”  & “Theatre Of The Absurd”

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A New Yorker State Of Mind Goes Deep Into The Issue Of May 2, 1931

One of the Spill‘s fave sites really goes to town with this particular installment. If you want to be carried away from 2020 for a bit, take a look.

Cover by Theodore Haupt, one of forty-four for the magazine.

As a sort of extra add-on to the NYSoM’s  “Tete-a-tete” section concerning Mr. Pulitzer’s fountain, here’s an Oct. 10, 2014 Spill entry

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Attempted Bloggery Shows Us Peter Arno’s Alemite Ads

Here’s a fun post from another Spill fave blog.  Attempted Bloggery looks at the Peter Arno Alemite campaign. See it all here.

[and wow! — just look at Arno’s composition in the ad shown above]

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Some Content Released For The Upcoming Cartoon Collection “All’s Fair In Love & War”

If you check out Amazon’s listing for the Bob Eckstein edited All’s Fair In Love & War (Princeton Architectural Press), you’ll be able to see 21 of the collected cartoons if you click on “Look Inside” and an additional 18 (with some duplications from “Look Inside”) if you click on the  array  of thumbnail cartoons shown below the cover.

Also shown on “Look Inside” is Mr. Eckstein’s introduction and the complete list of contributors. The book, the third in the Ultimate Cartoon Book series, comes out October 20th of this year.