An end of the week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features
The Daily Cartoon: Brendan Loper (twice), Mort Gerberg, David Sipress, J.A.K.
Daily Shouts: Olivia de Recat & Julia Edelman, Emily Flake
…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.
To see all of the above and more go here.
A Note About Next Week’s New Yorker
Oddly, the digital edition of next week’s issue (January 27, 2020) has appeared two days early. Although it’s out today, I’m going to stick to the usual Monday posting of commentary on the cartoons.
In the meantime here’s the cover, by Luci Gutierrez, and the line-up of cartoonists in the issue:
A few thoughts on the art in the latest issue of The New Yorker…
The Cover: a moment in a museum, courtesy of Bruce McCall (read a Q&A with him here). The second cover in a row with ( for me) a retro feel to it. I could see Charles Addams doing something like this, or the late great Richard Taylor (Mr. Taylor’s January 9, 1937 cover appears below right).
A lively bunch of cartoons: 18 of them — 19 if you include Olivia de Recat’s “Sketchpad” on page 17. Possibly my imagination, but it appears most every cartoon has breathing space this week. There’s not one that looks cramped, nor is there one that looks like it would’ve been better off in a smaller space. Victoria Roberts’s peas in a pod (on page 21) is an excellent example of a drawing that required and received ample space.
P.C. Vey’s drawing (it’s on page 23) surprised me (always a very good thing). His unusual graveyard scenario accompanied by a terrif caption is a treat.
I like the sextet of cartoons that begins on page 40: Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell’s burning shorts drawing; Charlie Hankin’s magician (p.43); Lars Kenseth’s Charles Addamsy stomped-on cigarette butt drawing (p.44); Liana Finck’s sedentary whale (p.48); Sharon Levy’s abominable snowperson (p. 52) — which reminds me, pockets-wise of Arnie Levin’s great drawing (shown below) from the issue of December 26, 1977. And, lastly, Ed Steed’s funny off-the-tracks drawing (p. 55).
Two drawings elsewhere in the issue also caught my eye: the fab P.S. Mueller’s drawing (p.65) with its use of the word “subsequent”… and Ellie Black’s dragon drawing (p.29). Hey, what can I say — I really like drawings of dragons, castles, etc..
The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch: Mr. Irvin’s iconic Talk masthead remains under wraps. I don’t know how much effort it would take to return it to its proper place, but surely it can’t be more than a few clicks on a keyboard.
Read about Mr. Irvin’s masthead here, and see it below:
Henry Martin’s New Yorker Spot Drawings
From Princeton University’s Firestone Library Special Collections, “Henry Martin’s Spots” — this piece on Mr. Martin’s considerable Spot Drawing contribution to The New Yorker during his thirty-five year run at magazine. Here’s a fun photo from the article:
Henry Martin’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Henry Martin (Photo: 1984). Born 1925, Louisville, Kentucky. New Yorker work: 1964 – 1999 . Collections: Good News / Bad News ( Scribners, 1977), Yak! Yak! Yak! Blah! Blah! Blah! (Scribners, 1977). Martin has illustrated a number of books, as well as writing and illustrating children’s books. Besides over 1000 spot drawings, Mr. Martin contributed approximately 650 cartoons to the magazine.
A weekend round-up of New Yorker artists who’ve contributed to newyorker.com features.
The Daily Cartoon: Avi Steinberg, Jon Adams, Kim Warp, Ellie Black, Caitlin Cass.
Daily Shouts: Irving Ruan & Eugenia Viti, Julia Edelman & Olivia de Recat, Colin Stokes & Ellis Rosen, Matt Diffee.
And…Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.
See all of the above and more here.
Q & A Of Interest: Ellis Rosen
From Unsettled, “Q & A With Ellis Rosen, Cartoonist and Illustrator For The New Yorker”
Mr. Rosen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit his website here.
Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist
“How To Mindfully Break Up With Your Meditation App”
— a duo effort by writer, Julia Edelman and cartoonist, Olivia de Recat. Ms. de Recat began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…
Tree down by Jon Adams, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.
Kim Warp’s trajectory of the waistline.
Ms. Warp began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999. Visit her website here.
Here’s something new to me: the great Chuck Jones take-off on Eustace Tilley. The poster can be found here.
The Cartoon Takeover
It was an exciting week in The New Yorker cartoon world, what with the arrival of the magazine’s first ever Cartoon Takeover issue (covered here last Monday). For everyone who says that the first thing they turn to in the magazine is the cartoons, you had a lot to turn to.
Read about the issue in this piece, “The Cartoon Department Coup” by Emma Allen, The New Yorker‘s cartoon editor.
Fingers crossed this special issue becomes a yearly thing, leading up to the magazine’s super-duper anniversary in 2025.
The Tilley Watch Online: An end of the week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features.
Artists contributing to newyorker.com are of two stripes: some contribute solely to the online magazine, and others cross-over from print to online. For now, only the artists appearing in print are listed on the Spill‘s A-Z. Artists solely appearing online are italicized below.
The Daily Cartoon: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Paul Karasik, David Ostow, Felipe Galindo, Benjamin Slyngstad.
Daily Shouts: J.A.K., Olivia de Recat, Ali Fitzgerald.
From Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “The Latest On J.D. Salinger Unearthed”
“The New Yorker Cartoons For The Holidays” — by Colin Stokes, the magazine’s assistant cartoon editor.