The Algonquin

  The  holiday season reminds me of the Algonquin Hotel, and once reminded I only have to look across my desk to the snowglobe pictured above.  It was given to me years ago by friends who stayed at the hotel for a day or two.   I threw together the little scene above for Ink Spillers. The snowglobe sits atop

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New Yorker Cartoons & war

Pictured above:  a handful of World War II era publications from The New Yorker. Beginning at twelve o’clock high, with the red cover is The New Yorker Cartoons with The Talk of The Town (1945) — it’s the hard cover version of the New Yorker booklet to the left (cover by Alajalov). This is an exciting publication, chock full of great

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From the Attic: Cobean, Ross, and Peter Arno

Here’re three more items that will soon be added to the Attic.     Above: A Sam Cobean handkerchief. Other than Thurber I can’t think of another of the magazine’s cartoonists who was more fond of delving into the whole man/woman thing.     Below: This Timex watch with an Al Ross drawing on its face is not very old,

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All Cartoonists Are Actors

“If I’m drawing a certain type of character, I try to get into the spirit of the thing – and my wife complains about the faces I make while I’m working. All cartoonists, I guess, are actors in a way.” — George Price to Jud Hurd, Cartoonist Profiles, March 1975   If you can find it, Jud Hurd’s Price interview

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