Sam Gross Is On Facebook!
The one, the only, the fabulous Sam Gross now has a Facebook page.
Mr. Gross’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Sam Gross Born 1933, Bronx, NY. New Yorker work: August 23, 1969 –. Other than his work in The New Yorker, Mr. Gross is probably best known for his work in National Lampoon. He’s edited a large number of collections, including Dogs Dogs Dogs, Cats Cats Cats, Food Food Food: A Feast of Great Cartoons (originally published as All You Can Eat: A Feast of Great Cartoons); Golf Golf Golf, Ho! Ho! Ho!, Movies Movies Movies. Key collections: I Am Blind and My Dog is Dead (Avon, 1978), An Elephant is Soft and Mushy (Avon, 1982)
Lars Kenseth on being there, sort of.
Mr. Kenseth began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit his website here.
As usual with this Spill fave blog, it’s always a kick looking at what was happening in the New Yorkersphere way way way back when.
Gotta love the Helen Hokinson cover.
Here’s Ms. Hokinson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Helen Hokinson 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.
…the latest celeb New Yorker Caption Contest video has been posted. Several fun/funny captions by Ellie Kemper & Daniel Radcliffe (the cartoons captioned are by David Borchart, Tom Cheney, Joe Dator, Leo Cullum, Maggie Larson, and Danny Shanahan).