Back-To-Back Cartoonists Covers

Having just mentioned how great it was to see last week’s Bruce Eric Kaplan New Yorker cover, I almost (almost) fell off my chair when the latest issue appeared featuring a Roz Chast cover. A quick scan of the past twenty years or so of covers turned up a couple of other back-to-back appearances by the magazine’s regularly contributing cartoonists.

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Latest New Yorker Cartoons Graded; Bruce Kaplan’s Cover; R.C. Harvey on Michelle Urry

The Cartoon Companion has returned with its customary grading system  (1- 6).  The issue includes drawings of gravestones, a priest, a sheepdog and William Shakespeare — not necessarily in that order. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Applause applause for the Bruce Eric Kaplan cover on this week’s issue. From this moment on Ink Spill will make special mention of covers by its regularly contributing

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The Ink Spill Jack Ziegler Interview

Jack Ziegler, recently referred to on this site as the Godfather of Contemporary New Yorker Cartoonists, has been contributing to the magazine since February of  1974. Now in 2016 he is solidly in the K Crowd — meaning he’s published well over a thousand cartoons and one cover in The New Yorker (we’ll get to the cover later).  Considering that

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Gil Roth’s Virtual Memories Ink Spill Podcast

From the Department of Self-Promotion: Gil Roth (shown standing in our kitchen last week) has an awful lot of cartoonists on his podcast,Virtual Memories. He visited recently to tape two more (with Liza Donnelly and myself).  The interview with Ms. Donnelly will show up a few Tuesdays from now, but in the meantime you can hear Gil grill me here.

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Book of Interest: Robert Gottlieb’s Memoir

Here’s a memoir that’ll sure to be added to Ink Spill‘s library: Robert Gottlieb’s Avid Reader: A Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 13, 2016). Anyone following The New Yorker‘s history will no doubt remember the hoopla surrounding Mr. Gottlieb’s appointment as editor of The New Yorker way back in 1987 (he in turn was replaced by Tina Brown in

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