Fave Photo Of The Day: Zoomin’ New Yorker Cartoonists; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…and Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; The Holiday Daily Cartoonists

One of the things cartoonists like to do, besides work on cartoons, is gather with other cartoonists. Here’s a crew of Zoomin’ New Yorker cartoonists that gathered yesterday: from top left, going clockwise: Robert Leighton, Bob Eckstein, Ken Krimstein, and Pat Byrnes.

Mr. Leighton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002; Bob Eckstein in 2007;

Ken Krimstein in 2000; Pat Byrnes in 1998.

— My thanks to Bob Eckstein for the screen grab.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…and The Holiday Daily Cartoonists:

Today’s: Eugenia Vita (with Ginny Hogan): “Initial Interpretations Of Quarantine Terms Before I Knew What They Meant”Eugenia Viti has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since June of last year.

The Holiday Daily Shouts Cartoonist: Sofia Warren with “How My Misdirected Feelings Have Come Out Lately”…Ms. Warren has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017.

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist:

Today’s: Amy Hwang on the calendar these days.

Ms. Hwang has contributed to The New Yorker since 2010.

The Holiday Daily Cartoonist: Johnny DiNapoli, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2019.

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of May 4, 2020

The Cover: In Francoise Mouly’s Q&A with this week’s cover artist, Chris Ware, she informs us that the issue is anchored by “a kaleidoscopic account of a single day in New York.”  And so we see a cover, in Mr. Ware’s patented style, loaded with snapshots of the city —  a cover nearly devoid of people.

The Cartoonists:

Liza Donnelly, Robert Leighton, Amy Hwang, Roz Chast, Mick Stevens, Liana Finck, Julia Suits, Frank Cotham, Lars Kenseth, Peter Steiner, Karl Stevens, Edward Steed, Elisabeth McNair, Ali Solomon

The Cartoons:

First thing I noticed zipping through this week’s cartoons (via the slideshow on newyorker.com) is that 9 of the 14 drawings contain non-humans. Is this unusual? I don’t know; haven’t kept track of the human/non-human ratio of the cartoons over the years [if anyone has, please let me know — I’d love to see the numbers]. What may be unusual are the three drawings in a row containing two animals apiece: Ed Steed’s two cows, Elisabeth McNair’s pig and squirrel, and Ali Solomon’s two seals.

The remaining half-dozen cartoons featuring non-humans: Peter Steiner’s shark (fins), Lars Kenseth’s multitude of rabbits, Roz Chast’s cow, Liana Finck’s dog(?), and Amy Hwang’s snails. This week’s lead cartoon, by Liza Donnelly, is a direct nod to NYC’s shut-down (it features a none-too-pleased caged subway rat).

The high percentage of animals in the issue reminded me of this passage from Brendan Gill’s Here At The New Yorker:

“Once, Geraghty [the magazine’s Art editor from 1939-1973] mentioned to me that the art department ‘bank’ contained a deplorably high number of jokes featuring conversations between animals. I proposed that the artwork of an entire issue of the magazine be devoted to talking-animal jokes, thus reducing the bank and just possibly causing our readers to lose their minds.  My proposal was accepted, the issue came out, and as far as the magazine could judge, the prank went largely unobserved.” 

Other Cartoons That Caught My Eye:

It seemed pre-ordained that Roz Chast would do a panic buying drawing. Love her (signed) photo drawing of “Der Bingle.” Mick Stevens’s me time drawing is a fine/fun piece of work; applause applause for the way Frank Cotham handled the damned in his splendid media attention drawing. I’ve no idea how Mr. Cotham’s cartoon is sized (I don’t have access to the digital edition yet) but this cartoon would certainly work beautifully on a half-page.  (Update, now that the digital issue is available:  Mr. Cotham’s drawing has been run a bit larger than most of the issue’s cartoons…not a half-page tho.)

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch:

Without having the digital issue in front of me I’ve no idea if Mr. Irvin’s classic Talk masthead (below), shown the door, and replaced by a redraw in the Spring of 2017, has finally returned.  Here’s more information on it.(Update: the redraw still appears. The classic remains in storage)

Behold the real deal!

 

 

 

 

The Weekend Spill: Article Of Interest: Mary Gauerke; Cartoons In The Time Of Coronavirus; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of March 16-20, 2020

Article Of Interest: Mary Gauerke

From Finger Lake Times, March 21, 2020, “Looking Back — Geneva artist broke barriers” — this piece on Mary Gauerke, who had three drawings published in The New Yorker: November 17, 1956 / April 13, 1963 / October 16, 1965.

 

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Cartoons In The Time Of Coronavirus

From Yahoo.com, March 20, 2020,  “Cartoonists are making the coronavirus the butt of the joke: ‘humor is good in stressful times'”

From The Weekly Humorist, this drawing by the fab Michael Shaw, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999:

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A Special Note To My New Yorker Cartoonist Colleagues

If any one of you has a drawing related to this time we are in that has not found a home, the Spill will gladly share it under the Cartoons In The Time Of Coronavirus heading.

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An end of week listing of New Yorker artists contributing to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: Robert Leighton, Adam Douglas Thompson, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Emily Bernstein, Emily Flake.

Daily Shouts: Emily Flake.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

All of the above, and more, can be found here.

Early Release! Next Week’s New Yorker Cover; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; More Spills…

The third early release New Yorker cover in a month — surely a sign of the times. With the news on overdrive these days I again urge the magazine to consider running an online Daily Cover much as they run a Daily Cartoon and Daily Shouts.

In next week’s cover, Eric Drooker recalls the iconic (c.1930) photo of Grand Central by Hal Morey shown above. Read Francoise Mouly’s brief Q&A with Mr. Drooker here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Robert Leighton on dating and politics. Mr. Leighton has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2002. Visit his website here.

 

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…From The Believer, March 19, 2020, “News Travels Fast: A Comic” by Ali Solomon. Ms. Solomon began contributing to The New Yorker in November of 2018.

…Get away for awhile with this latest post from A New Yorker State Of Mind, March 18, 2020, “The End Of The World” — a look at The New Yorker issue of March 7, 1931. Good stuff, as always!

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Weighing whether to go out for some essentials today, I was reminded of a New Yorker drawing of mine from the issue of March 14, 2011…

The Wednesday Tilley Watch: Interview Of Interest: Liana Finck; Cuneo At The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Interview Of Interest: Liana Finck

From Publishers Weekly, February 25, 2020, “Liana Finck on Pop-up Magazine and Taking Her Cartoons To the Stage”

Ms. Finck began contributing to The New Yorker in 2013. Visit her website here.

 

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John Cuneo At The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium

A crowded room last night at the New School for John Cuneo‘s fab fun informative talk as part of Ben Katchor‘s New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium. Spotted in the crowd, besides, of course, Mr. Katchor: New Yorker cover artist Marcellus Hall, illustrator Joe Ciardiello, illustrator Chris Buzelli, illustrator Katherine Streeter, illustrator Stephen Kroninger, Ad Director Soojin Buzelli, photographer Deborah Feingold, New Yorker cartoonists Bob Eckstein, Robert Leighton, Evan Forsch, Carol Isaacs (aka The Surreal McCoy)*, and Attempted Bloggery‘s Stephen Nadler (who kindly provided the photos above).

*Carol Isaacs’s film The Wolf of Baghdad will be screened tomorrow night in NYC.  Info here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Politics, by Jon Adams. Mr. Adams has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. Visit his website here.