Book On The Horizon: Tom Gauld’s Mind-Blowing Theories; De Seve’s Two Right Feet; Shannon Wheeler’s Deleted Trump Tweets Etsy Offering; Case For Pencils Spotlights Mary Lawton; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Coming in April 2020, from Drawn & Quarterly, Department of Mind-Blowing Theories by New Yorker cover artist, Tom Gauld. More info here from the publisher.

Mr. Gauld’s most recent New Yorker cover below right.

 

 

 

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Peter De Seve’s Two Left Feet

 Check out Peter De Seve’s hot dog guy’s left foot. 

Here’s a short piece on Mr. De Seve and the cover (but not the two right feet). 

 

 

 

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Shannon Wheeler’s Deleted Trump Tweets Etsy Offering

Here’s an interesting offer from Shannon Wheeler via Etsy.  Check it out here.

Mr. Wheeler began contributing to The New Yorker in 2009.

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Case For Pencils Spotlights Mary Lawton

Jane Mattimoe’s always fascinating Case For Pencils shows us Mary Lawton’s tools of the trade. See it here!

Ms. Lawton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017 after “nearly thirty years” of rejections. . Above: from Ms. Mattimoe’s blog, a peek into Ms. Lawton’s album of rejection slips.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

J.A.K. on Disney’s Mickey.

Mr. K. began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker (Double) Issue, July 8 & 15, 2019; Today’s Daily Cartoonist’s Cartoon

The Cover: A hot dog cart guy gets some beach time on Peter De Seve’s cover.  Read the Cover Story here.

The Cartoonists:

The Newbies: Making their New Yorker print debut this week: Victor Varnado and Akeem Roberts. They become the record-setting nineteenth and twentieth new cartoonists entering the magazine’s stable of artists this year and the forty-fifth and forty-sixth new artists brought in under cartoon editor Emma Allen’s stewardship, begun in May of 2017.

The Cartoons: Brief thoughts on some of the thirteen cartoons in the issue:

Roz Chast’s Ordinary Kreskin drawing (p. 37).  Love Ms. Chast’s right-to-the-point drawings, like this one. Perhaps not so unusual, but noticeable: she’s drawn Mr. Kreskin with five fingers (a lot of cartoonists find four will do for their cartoon characters). 

Liana Finck’s talking baby (p. 44).  A terrific twist on an end-of-life sentiment. I found myself wondering if it would’ve been equally successful had the baby been talking to another baby.

Ed Steed’s hammered drawing (p.54).  At first glance on my laptop, before zooming in on the drawing I thought that Mr. Steed had done a mash-up drawing with George Booth. If you squint your eyes, it’s a very Boothian room (the perspective, the hanging ceiling lamp, the floorboards, wall objects). 100% Steedian is the idea itself and the Steedian happily hammering woman.

My confused initial take on seeing the drawing leads me to toss out a suggestion. There’s been plenty written on this site about cartoon collaboration, but those duets have involved a writer teamed with an artist (or two artists collaborating) with just one person doing the drawing.  Howz about for fun we see some artists team-up and create a drawing or two with multiple styles in one frame. Some suggestions: Chast/Finck, Dator/Donnelly,  Hwang/Shanahan, Sipress/Allenby,  Kenseth/Koren…just a thought. (Liza Donnelly and I had a ton ‘o’ fun doing a series of mash-up full-page graphic pieces for our 2009 collection, Cartoon Marriage)  

Paul Noth’s line of succession drawing (p. 58). Mr. Noth delivers a great drawing.  I only wish it had been given more breathing room (such as Mr. Steed’s). 

Robert Leighton’s drawing (p.32) features a caption that would probably be right at home in a positive thinking seminar.  Yet another Leighton drawing destined for many a refrigerator.   

Karen Sneider’s funny fish in bed recalls the classic George Price drawing published in the magazine’s issue of December 21, 1963

Rea Irvin: Mr. Irvin (with Harold Ross and his then-wife, Jane Grant) was a founder of The New Yorker‘s graphic architecture. Consider his adapted typeface (the so-called Irvin typeface) that is part of the magazine’s DNA, the breadth of cartoon worlds he encouraged as art supervisor, his department heading designs, and his numerous covers (including, of course, the magazine’s brilliant first that gave us Eustace Tilley). Tis a puzzlement that his iconic heading for the Talk Of The Town remains under a tarp. Here it is below, and here’s where you can read about its removal in 2017.

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist’s Cartoon

Singin’ under the drip from Amy Kurzweil, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit her website here.

Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art Arts Festival this Weekend with Feiffer, de Seve, and Others

 

With The Society of Illustrators as co-presenters, MoCCA’s Arts Festival returns for 2013 with its traditional mix of special guests and events.  Among those  in the festival whose work has appeared in The New Yorker are Jules Feiffer, Peter Kuper, the illustrator Arnold Roth and cover artist Peter de Seve. The event is this coming Saturday and Sunday (April 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at 68 Lexington Ave., NYC).

For all the information on the festival, including Special Guests, Events, a floor plan of the booths, all participants, and more, link here.