96th Anniversary Week (Cont’d): No Lightweights These Paperweights; Another New Addams; Eckstein on Wilson

  As we celebrate The New Yorker‘s 96th anniversary this week (and draw ever closer to the big 100th birthday in 2025), I thought it would be fun to look at a Spill post celebrating, or at least centering around Eustace Tilley, the magazine’s unofficial mascot. From the summer of 2017, here’s a short piece on the above paperweight: Finally,

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Weekend Spill: An R.O. Blechman Book Of Drawings & Writing; Thurber Scarves!; Tilley Watch Online: The Week Of January 18-22, 2021; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

  Coming in June of this year from the terrif R.O. Blechman, One The One Hand/On The Other Hand: The Art & Graphic Stories Of R.O. Blechman/The Writing Of R.O. Blechman Published & Unpublished (Fantagraphics). Read far more here. Here’s Mr. Blechman’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: R.O. Blechman (photo: Hillsdale, NY, 2017. photo by Elwood Smith ). Born, New

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The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of March 9, 2020

The Cover:  As mentioned last week, this week’s cover, shown above right, by Brian Stauffer, was early released last Friday. Michael Cavna’s Washington Post piece explores like-minded images by various cartoonists. The Cartoonists: The Cartoons…and Spots: I’ve left the entire Drawings and Spots section intact this week as the Spots artist is the great R.O. Blechman — New Yorker cover

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The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of July 29, 2019; Today’s Daily Cartoonist And Cartoon; A Julia Wertz Daily Shouts; Fave Photo Of The Day

The Cover:  I see destructive tourists at the core of this cover, yet destruction doesn’t come up in Joost Swarte’s interview with The New Yorker‘s art director, Francoise Mouly.  Odd? The Cartoonists: The Cartoons: Almost a theme issue, of sorts:  Amy Hwang (cats), Roz Chast (dogs), Farley Katz (flamingos), Joe Duffy (pigs), Kendra Allenby (deer), Frank Cotham (a snake), Shannon

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