Tuesday Spill: Podcast Of Interest… “Combining Digital Visual Journalism And Activism With Cartoonist Liza Donnelly”; Where Are Dorothy Parker’s Thurber Drawings?”

Podcast Of Interest: Liza Donnelly   From Drawing Inspiration, April 5, 2021, this hour plus podcast featuring Ms. Donnelly. Here’s Donnelly’s Spill A-Z entry: Liza Donnelly Born, Washington, D.C. New Yorker work: June 21, 1982 – Key book: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005). Edited: Sex & Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy

Read more

Bob Eckstein’s Book Tour Diary; More Rare Rea Irvin!

Something fun: Bob Eckstein’s “Tragical Mystery Book Tour” (Pt.1).  In this Writer’s Digest piece the world’s greatest snowman expert (and New Yorker cartoonist) shares his experiences on the book tour circuit.   ___________________________________________________________ More Rea Irvin Here, courtesy of Steve Stoliar, is another Rea Irvin illustration from the rare 1929 Robert Benchley pamphlet, Busy In Conference : And speaking of

Read more

A Robert Benchley / Rea Irvin Rarity

Here’s something fun for a rainy, snowy, icy Sunday (at least that’s what it’s like outside here at Spill central). A rare Robert Benchley title from 1929,  with illustrations by the (then) New Yorker art supervisor, Rea Irvin. A brief bio of Mr. Irvin from the Spill‘s A-Z: Rea Irvin (pictured above).  Born, San Francisco, 1881; died in the Virgin

Read more