A P.C. Vey Daily Shouts
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
A P.C. Vey Daily Shouts
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
The Cover: Summertime is very much here. I confess to being puzzled by the columns on this new cover but figured all would be revealed if I went to the now-standard Q&A with the cover artist (and all was). I guess I need to spend more time in Brooklyn.
Last week I mentioned a collaborative cartoon effort; this week there are two sets: Pia Guerra & Ian Boothby, and, Seth Roberts & Brian Hawes. 3/4ths of the collaborators are making their cartoon-connected print debut (everyone but Pia Guerra, who has been contributing since 2017). If we accept that each team contains at least one artist (i.e. someone had to draw the cartoon), then there is at least one new name to add to the newbie list. The addition of one new cartoonist from the group brings us to the 17th new cartoonist of the year (I’ll sort out who is who eventually).
But wait! Emily Bernstein is also making her debut in the print magazine, so just-like-that we’re now up to 18 new cartoonists added this year. 18 newbies this year, and 44 newbies in all under Emma Allen’s watch as cartoon editor (she began in May of 2017).
There are two kinds of cartoons that have always fascinated me. One is the drawing I linger over because I’m not at all enjoying that moment from the cartoonist’s world. The other kind is the drawing I linger over because I’m thoroughly enjoying that moment from the cartoonist’s world, wanting to hang out with it, explore it, and learn from it. The best cartoons are shorthand graphic short stories. P.C. Vey‘s death on the beach drawing (p.18) is solidly the latter kind — a wonderful addition to the magazine’s archive of beach cartoons. It’s a drawing where everything works.
Also working is Liana Finck‘s one-two punch take on the devil and angel on one’s shoulders scenario (p. 24). I found myself studying the framework around the character — an unusual blending of box and body.
The Felipe Galindo drawing on page 70 is a fun twist on the lion tamer scenario crossed with the small but growing canon of cat scratch cartoons (a personal cat scratch favorite is this Mike Twohy classic from June 5, 1995).
Rea Irvin’s Talk Masthead
Still in storage: Mr. Irvin’s iconic Talk masthead design, replaced in Spring of 2017 by a redraw(!). Below is Mr. Irvin’s drawing for those who don’t know what they’re missing, and for those who do know what they’re missing.
Talk Of Interest: Dana Fradon
A New Yorker Cartoonist Mt. Rushmore: From left to right: Charles Saxon, Former New Yorker Art Editor, James Geraghty, Dana Fradon, and Whitney Darrow, Jr.. Westport, Connecticut, 1982. Courtesy of Mr. Geraghty’s daughter, Sarah Geraghty Herndon).
Mr. Fradon, the subject of a lengthy Spill piece in 2013, will speak this Fall at Western Connecticut State University. Here’s a chance to see one of the cartoon gods of The New Yorker‘s golden era. Everything you need to know about the event here.
Mr. Fradon’s entry on the A-Z:
Dana Fradon Born, Chicago, Illinois, 1922. Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago prior to service in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Following his service, he attended the Art Students League of New York, New Yorker work: May 1, 1948 – . Collection: Insincerely Yours (Scribners, 1978).
— My thanks to Warren Bernard for bringing Mr. Fradon’s event to the Spill’s attention.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon
The Daily Cartoonists: P.C. Vey, Barry Blitt (a Bonus Daily), David Sipress, Danny Shanahan, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Elisabeth McNair.
Daily Shouts (by New Yorker cartoonists): Liana Finck, Becky Barnicoat, and a trio effort by Amy Kurzweil, J.A.K., and Ellis Rosen.
Attempted Bloggery Celebrates Its 2900th Post
Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery celebrates his site’s 2900th post with a look at his signed (and sometimes drawned(?)) copies of Bob Eckstein’s Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons. See it all here.
A Correction: In yesterday’s post concerning the Daily Shouts trio of Amy Kurzweil, J.A.K. and Ellis Rosen, I suggested that the trio effort may have been a Shouts first.
On Tuesday, April 23rd, Bob Eckstein’s promotional tour for The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons makes a stop at Word Bookstore. Mr. Eckstein will be joined by fellow New Yorker cartoonists Nick Downes and David Borchart. Mr. Downes began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998. Both Mr. Borchart and Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.
On April 24th, Mort Gerberg continues his promotional campaign for the recently released Mort Gerberg: On the Scene. He’ll be joined at The New York Historical Society by Garry Trudeau, and New Yorker contributor, Sofia Warren. Mr. Gerberg began contributing to The New Yorker in 1965, Ms. Warren in 2017. (Mr. Eckstein’s event is free; Mr. Gerberg’s costs $20.00)
Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist
Yesterday’s Daily Shouts
The Spill is a day late again: yesterday’s Daily Shouts is part of a series by Liana Finck. Ms. Finck began contributing to The New Yorker in 2013.
Joe Dator’s New Website!
Mr. Dator, a Spill favorite since he began contributing to The New Yorker in 2006 has a brand new website. Go see!
Today’s Daily Shouts By a Trio of Cartoonists
Amy Kurzweil, J.A.K. and Ellis Rosen teamed up for today’s Daily Shouts (this trio cartoonist effort is possibly a first for Shouts).
Ms. Kurzweil began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016; Mr. Katzenstein in 2014; Mr. Rosen in 2016.
Interview Of Interest: P.C. Vey
From Daily Hampshire Gazette, April 18, 2019, “Artmaker: Meet Peter Vey, Cartoonist and Illustrator”
A Bonus Daily Cartoon: Barry Blitt’s Redacted New Yorker Cover
A bonus Daily Cartoon courtesy of Barry Blitt, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1993. To see the entire cover, go here.