The Tuesday Spill: An Obscure 1942 Program With Art By Addams, Arno, Thurber, Soglow…And More; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s

An Obscure Program With Art By Addams, Arno, Thurber, Soglow…And More Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery takes a close look at a rare Navy Relief Show Program from 1942, provided to him by Joel Jacobus. As you can see from the page below, the event included work by a number of The New Yorker‘s star artists, including Charles Addams, Constantin Alajalov,

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Some Robert Weber; From Dick Buchanan’s Vault: New Yorker Cartoonists Work Not in The New Yorker; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Some Robert Weber From The Art Contrarian, April 6, 2020,  “Robert Weber, New Yorker Cartoonist” — a brief reminder of the late great Mr. Weber and his work. Above: one of Mr. Weber’s ten New Yorker covers. Robert Weber’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: Robert Weber (Pictured mid 1980s. Photograph by Liza Donnelly) Born April 22, 1924, Los Angeles, California.

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James Thurber, Cartoon Critic; William Steig Drawings At Auction; Meet The Artist (1943): Gluyas Williams

James Thurber, Cartoon Critic On a recent search through Thurber biographies in the Spill library I happened upon a Thurber letter I’d forgotten about. Written to Harold Ross, and dated October 20, 1941, it appears in the mother ship of all Thurber biographies, Harrison Kinney’s twelve hundred and thirty-eight page Thurber: His Life And Times (Henry Holt, 1995). Thurber, unhappy

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Auction Of Interest: Peter Arno, William Steig, Arnie Levin, Charles Addams, Frank Modell, Charles Saxon, And More

Thanks to Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery for alerting the Spill to the new Swann catalog, which contains an abundance of New Yorker art.  A highlight, shown above, is Peter Arno’s New Yorker cover of April 4, 1964. Here’s what it looked like as the published cover: Other New Yorker work offered by Charles Addams, William Steig, Charles Barsotti, Arnie

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