The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of July 6, 2020; A Spill Cartoonist List: Fun At First Sight

The Cover Artist: Kadir Nelson returns just two weeks after his stunning cover of June 22nd.

The Cartoonists:

The Cartoons:

A double issue with eighteen cartoons by eighteen cartoonists (with two duo efforts: Bliss & Martin, Guerra & Boothby). There’s also a Sketchpad drawing from J.A.K., and a newbie in the midst: Patrick McKelvie. Mr. McKelvie is the tenth new cartoonist to join The New Yorker’s stable this year and the sixty-third brought in by cartoon editor Emma Allen since she was appointed in the Spring of 2017.

Here are some of the cartoons in this week’s issue that caught my eye: a classic  lighthouse light bulb drawing by great Sam Gross, and then perhaps my favorite Ellis Rosen drawing ever (so far!) — his cave people drawing (much like Mr. Gross’s lighthouse drawing) proves that there is plenty of humor to unearth in these favorite cartoon scenarios. Liana Finck’s tent basement is terrif, as is Amy Hwang’s great ice cream on the beach scene. Enjoyed Roz Chast’s six-squares (the way she uses language here reminds me of Bizarro Superman).  Lars Kenseth’s superhero is so much fun. Repeating myself here, but Mr. Kenseth’s drawings never fail to amuse me upon first sighting — I’m sold before I get to the caption.

Fun At First Sight:

Thinking of that kind of reaction has caused me to think about (and mention) some other New Yorker cartoonists whose styles alone have won me over at first glance. I’m going to list only those who’ve passed into the great beyond so as not to offend anyone still around who I might inadvertently forget to mention.

Each of the following had a “theirs alone” style unlike any other being published in the magazine. That’s a wonderful thing, and difficult to do in a crowded cartoonist universe; each brought something else to the drawing paper as well — sometimes easily defined (see Dean Vietor’s work, for example: I’ve mentioned his thrilling wild energetic drawings before on the Spill), and sometimes not.

So here, in alphabetical order are some (not all!) of those fun at first sight New Yorker artists …Addams, Arno (Peter & Ed), Charles Barsotti, Whitney Darrow, Chon Day, Alan Dunn, Dana Fradon, Helen Hokinson, Nurit Karlin, Anatol Kovarsky, Robert Kraus, Frank Modell, Mary Petty, Price (George & Garrett), Gardner Rea, Donald Reilly, Carl Rose, Al Ross, Charles Saxon, Bernie Schoenbaum, Barbara Shermund, Otto Soglow, Steig, Steinberg, James Stevenson, Richard Taylor, Thurber, Dean Vietor, Robert Weber, Gluyas Williams, Gahan Wilson, and Jack Ziegler.

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch:

Would love to report that Rea Irvin’s iconic design had returned (it’s been collecting dust since it was replaced by a redraw(!) in the Spring of 2017). But such is not the case. Bah, humbug.

Read about it here.

Here’s what we’re missing:

 

 

 

The Weekend Watch: More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning; One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Arno Fest; The Tilly Watch Online, May 25-29, 2020

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More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning

Here’s another brief slide show of pandemic-related cartoons shown today, with work by Jon Adams, Carolita Johnson, Johnny DiNapoli, and Avi Steinberg.

 

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One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Peter Arno Fest

The Attempted Bloggery mini-Arno fest ends with a look at The Bedside Tales anthology (Armed Services Edition). See it here!

 

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An end of week listing of contributors to newyorker.com features, May 25-29, 2020.

The Daily Cartoon: Luke McGarry, Ben Schwartz, Drew Dernavich, Amy Hwang, Johnny DiNapoli.

Daily Shouts: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Sofia Warren.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Fly Musk To The Moon”

To see all of the above and more, go here.

Note: The Spill site was down for a number of hours late yesterday due to technical difficulties. Sorry about that!

A Mini Peter Arno Fest On Attempted Bloggery; More Good Reading From A New Yorker State Of Mind… The New Yorker May 9, 1931; Today’s Daily Cartoonist…A Newbie; More Spills: Kuper, Finck, Donnelly

A Mini Peter Arno Fest On Attempted Bloggery

Attempted Bloggery takes a look at Peter Arno’s 1929 best selling cartoon collection, Parade as it appeared in the U.K. and here at home….and further down the site, a look at the Arno covered game, Bonanza. Read here!

 

 

Bonus from the Arno research archives: Will Cuppy’s review of  The Second New Yorker Album and Arno’s Parade from The Chicago Daily Tribune, December 14, 1929.

I love “the boy’s alive right now and his drawings are among the most amusing things on earth…”

 

 

 

 

Peter Arno’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Peter Arno (Pictured above. Source: Look, 1938) Born Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr., January 8, 1904, New York City. Died February 22, 1968, Port Chester, NY. New Yorker work: 1925 -1968. Key collection: Ladies & Gentlemen (Simon & Schuster, 1951) The Foreword is by Arno. For far more on Arno please check out my biography of him, Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist (Regan Arts, 2016).

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More Good Reading From A New Yorker State Of Mind: The New Yorker May 9, 1931.

An excellent blog to visit if you want to escape for awhile. Read here!

Cover by the one-and-only Helen Hokinson.

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.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

A newbie to the newyorker.com feature, Luke McGarry, who pops in on the Berenstain Bears.

Visit Mr. McGarry’s website here.

 

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…From Bleeding Cool News, May 29, 2020, “Peter Kuper Crosses Donald Trump With Winsor McCay”

Mr. Kuper’s website.

…From Financial Times, “Liana Finck, New Yorker Cartoonist, On Finding Confidence And Creativity  In Quarantine”

Ms. Finck’s website.

…Podcast of Interest: “How to Deal With Rejection” Liza Donnelly talks to Kelly Hoey.

Ms. Donnelly’s website.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Weekend Spill: When New Yorker Cartoonists Provide Recording Industry Covers; The Tilley Watch Online, May 4th-8th, 2020; Wired Discontinues Buying Cartoons

When New Yorker Cartoonists Provide Recording Industry Covers

When I spotted a story online about Liana Finck providing the cover art for a new single by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber (above left) it made me think of a few other New Yorker cartoonist covers over time. Most recently there was Ed Steed’s Grammy winning cover for Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy album (above right).

Then there’s Edward Sorel‘s terrif cover art for the cassette release of Jack And The Beanstalk (read by Monty Python’s Michael Palin!).

In the 1990s Roz Chast provided a truckload of covers for a Mad About series.

In 1955, William Steig provided the album cover art for The Duke’s Men (just one of several Steig covers over the years)

And going back 60 years, this classic by Peter Arno for The Pajama Game:

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A weekend list of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features throughout the week of May 4th-8th, 2020.

The Daily Cartoon: Hilary Allison, Avi Steinberg, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Ellis Rosen, Brooke Bourgeois.

 

…and (Pulitzer Prize winnah!) Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

All of the above, and more can be found here.

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Wired Discontinues Buying Cartoons

In a May 5th email to cartoonists, the cartoon editor of Wired told contributors that “Wired will no longer be purchasing cartoons” adding, “Wired will be displaying a daily cartoon until their reservoir runs out.”

You can see Wired‘s cartoons here…while supplies last.