The Weekend Spill: A 1934 July 4th Moment By Steig; Bliss’s American Bystander Cover; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of June 29th-July 3rd, 2020; More Spills: Eckstein’s Beast Piece, A Hoff Mural, and More Henry Martin

William Steig’s 1934 New Yorker cover celebrating the 4th of July  seems to capture the mood of this particular 4th when we have been urged to stay at home, away from gatherings. It was, of course, published during another deeply troubled time in our history.

Here’s William Steig’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

William Steig Born in Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 14, 1907, died in Boston, Mass., Oct. 3, 2003. In a New Yorker career that lasted well over half a century and a publishing history that contains more than a cart load of books, both children’s and otherwise, it’s impossible to sum up Steig’s influence here on Ink Spill. He was among the giants of the New Yorker cartoon world, along with James Thurber, Saul Steinberg, Charles Addams, Helen Hokinson and Peter Arno. Lee Lorenz’s World of William Steig (Artisan, 1998) is an excellent way to begin exploring Steig’s life and work. New Yorker work: 1930 -2003.

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American Bystander‘s Michael Gerber has released the cover of his next issue (#15 for those keeping track). Cover by Harry Bliss. You can order your copy here. If this issue is anything like the previous 14 it’ll be worth the five bucks (Cheap!).

 Harry Bliss began contributing cartoons and covers to The New Yorker  in January of 1998.  A Wealth Of Pigeon: A Cartoon Collection (a collaboration with Steve Martin) will be out this November.

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The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of June 29th – July 3rd, 2020

An end of the week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: Madeline Horwath, Peter Kuper, Julia Suits, Sara Lautman, Akeem Roberts.

Daily Shouts: Amy Kurzweil.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

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

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Bob Eckstein, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007, has begun writing for The Daily Beast. See his first post here.

…Prompted by a post in the Facebook Vintage Panel And Gag Cartoon Group about a Syd Hoff mural, I checked out this piece from The Orange County Register from July 6, 2007.

…More Henry Martin: it’s so great that Henry Martin is listed on this plaque at the old (but not the oldest!) New Yorker offices at 25 West 43rd Street.

 

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.

Thurber Thursday: A Thurber House Reading; Fave Photo of The Day: More Zoomin’ Cartoonists; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…and Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Purchase Peter Kuper’s “Little Donald’s Sneeze” Print For A Worthy Cause

Thurber Thursday: A Thurber House Reading

On June 10th, Michael Rosen, who has a long association with  The Thurber House and has edited many a modern Thurber book (including the one pictured here and the fabulous A Mile And A Half Of Lines: The Art of James Thurber) will be appearing, online, in an event described this way on the Thurber House site:

Michael and special guest readers will read from Collected Fables, an anthology of James Thurber’s beloved fables that includes a foreword by Keith Olbermann and ten previously uncollected or unpublished stories. Featuring Thurber’s original illustrations, Collected Fables is a must-have for Thurber lovers, scholars, and readers of all ages.

All the info here.

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Fave Photo Of The Day: More Zoomin’ Cartoonists

From Wednesday night’s Zoomed Society of Illustrators event, “The Funny Ladies At The New Yorker”: top left, then clockwise: Roz Chast, Liza Donnelly, and Liana Finck. The hour long online conversation can be seen here on Youtube.

Roz Chast began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978, Liza Donnelly in 1982; Liana Finck in 2013

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Yesterday’s

Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Teresa Burns Parkhurst: “The New Army Men”

Ms. Parkhurst began contributing to The New Yorker in October of 2017. See more of her New Yorker work here.

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Ben Schwartz on the future, or not. Dr. Schwartz began contributing in 2011.

Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist was Drew Dernavich, who began contributing to the magazine in 2002.

 

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Purchase Peter Kuper’s Little Donald’s Sneeze Print For A Worthy Cause

You’ll probably recall seeing Peter Kuper’s Little Donald’s Sneeze in the April 27th issue of The  New Yorker. Now there’s a print available.  All profits go to a worthy cause.

Here’s the press release:

Peter Kuper has joined forces with Sunday Press to do a fund raiser. You get a beautifully printed 11×17″ poster of his “Little Donald’s Sneeze” comic that appeared in The New Yorker. 100% of ALL profits will be donated to FEEDING AMERICA. Just click the link below to order and please pass along to anyone else you think might be interested. Of course you can also skip the poster and just give directly to them through the link above.

Poster link: https://sundaypressbooks.com/LittleDonald.php

Here’s Peter Kuper’s entry on The Spill‘s A-Z:

Peter Kuper  (above) Born, 1958, Summit, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 6, 2011 – . Website: peterkuper.com  For more biographical information, visit his Wikipedia page.

 

 

Peter Kuper Direct Draws Little Donald’s Sneeze; A Case For Pencils Spotlights Hartley Lin’s Tools Of The Trade; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s; Seth’s City; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; More Spills: Chast, Blitt

Calling his recent New Yorker piece, Little Donald’s Sneeze (After Winsor McCay’s ‘Little Sammy Sneeze’) a “Photoshop fest” Peter Kuper decided to do a sort of take 2 — without Photoshop.  Edward Sorel has referred to working this way as direct drawing.

In an email, Mr. Kuper told the Spill:

“I had to check if my McCay drawing chops were intact so I drew this up. My admiration for McCay went up another 1000% as I noted every detail he included, every costume, a full band and on and on. Unbelievable.”

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Jane Mattimoe’s Case for Pencils Spotlights Hartley Lin

Jane Mattimoe’s latest Case for Pencils cartoonist is Hartley Lin, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.  After reading the Lin Case, why not check out the other cartoonists that’ve shared their tools of their trade. Good stuff!

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Avi Steinberg on the ubiquitous sour dough bread. Mr. Steinberg began contributing to The New Yorker in 2012.

…And Yesterday’s: David Ostow, on what is or isn’t significant these days.

Mr. Ostow began contributing to The New Yorker in November of 2018.

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Seth’s City

From Architecture Boston, April 30, 2020, “To Roam His Dominion” — this piece on Seth’s city. Seth (Gregory Gallant) began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Sara Lautman and Jessica Delfino give us: “How Are You Doing With All Of This?”

Ms. Lautman has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2016. Visit her website here.

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…From The New York Post, May 1, 2020, “Cartoonist Roz Chast is locked down in Connecticut with her anxieties” — this piece includes info on this May 8 virtual event.

…Barry Blitt’s latest Kvetchbook has been posted.

 

 

 

The Latest American Bystander; Jason Chatfield’s Covid-19 Diary; Daily Cartoon & Daily Shouts Cartoonists (Yesterday’s & Today’s)…And Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

The latest American Bystander (March 2020) has landed on my desk —  it’s a treat!  Here are The New Yorker cartoonists whose contributions you’ll find in the issue (and in the case of John Cuneo, on the issue’s cover):

George Booth (besides a full-page Booth drawing there’s a lovely photo of Mr. Booth on the very last page), Roz Chast (a two-page spread of her cartoons), Sam Gross (in “Sam’s Spot”, a regular Bystander feature), Peter Kuper, David Ostow, Ali Solomon, Rich Sparks, Cerise Zelenetz, and P.S. Mueller.

A bonus in every issue — I see it as a bonus anyway — are the numerous full page ads for books by cartoonists (no surprise, I’m particularly fond of the books by New Yorker contributors). In this issue we see an ad for Rich Spark’s cartoon collection, Love And Other Weird Things, Ben Katchor’s The Dairy Restaurant, Robert Grossman’s Life On The Moon, Roz Chast’s & Patty Marx’s You Can Only Yell At Me For One Thing At A Time, Peter Kuper’s adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness, and John Donohue’s All The Restaurants In New York.

Go here to the Bystander‘s website to order a copy and/or subscribe.

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Jason Chatfield’s Covid-19 Diary

The New Yorker cartoonist Jason Chatfield draws and writes about his recent experience with the “invisible enemy.”  So very glad to hear he and his wife have fully recovered. 

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Daily Cartoonists & Daily Shouts Cartoonists (Yesterday’s & Today’s)…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

Today’s Daily cartoonist & cartoon: J.A.K. on who’s speaking. Mr. K. began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.

Two Daily Shouts Cartoonists Today:

  1. Ali Fitzgerald: “America!: Dr. Fauci Reads A Bedtime Story To Anxious Adults”

2. Emily Flake: “Homeschool Spirit Week!”

Yesterday’s Daily cartoonist:  Emily Flake, who began contributing in 2008. Audio Flake: this from Gil Roth’s Virtual Memories podcast.

Yesterday’s Daily Shouts cartoonist: Zoe Si’s “Substitutions In The Time Of Quarantine, Rated”

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Our President Concocts A Cure For The Coronavirus”