If you haven’t already seen the school busses on the road, or the signs posted everywhere advising that school is back in session, Chris Ware’s cover is yet another reminder that it’s back to school time.
Here, for the record, are the contributing cartoonists in the issue:
A quick survey of each drawing: Ms. Suits gives us a cactus drawing (are cactus the new crash test dummies — this being the second cactus drawing out of the past three issues); Mr. Dernavich provides us with an end of summer roller coaster drawing with some unintentional(?) graphic trickery concerning the track itself; Ms. McNair’s couple have neighborly dinner date issues; Farley Katz takes us to a sturdy cartoon scenario of parent reading to a child at bedtime; William Haefeli up next with his trademark drawing style and an excellent caption; an Edward Koren drawing — allowed a wonderful space on the page. Very nice all around!; Ben Schwartz plays with Rodin’s The Thinker; Ed Steed plays around with a clown and a banana peel (and it’s in color); Zach Kanin visits a game of spin the bottle (a scenario we rarely see); Frank Cotham allows us a peek into a room full of sweaty frock-coated gentlemen; Sara Lautman takes us up up and away to the sky god’s territory; Joe Dator’s drawing of a symphony hall is splendid; Kim Warp’s trash-in-the-sea drawing arrives with trash-in-the sea much in the news. And finally, a nod to the advent of Fall baseball with a meeting at the pitcher’s mound courtesy of Tom Toro.
The issue arrives sans Rea Irvin’s classic masthead. Here it is:
I can’t let mid-September slip by without mentioning the issue of September 11, 1925 (cover by the aforementioned Mr. Irvin).
New Yorker history buffs will recall that the magazine was nearly put to rest in the Spring of its first year of publication. If not for an overheard remark, the New Yorker would’ve been a magazine that lasted less than half a year. Instead of killing the magazine, it was decided to coast through the summer, putting renewed energy into the issue of September 12th. You can read about the specifics on content here courtesy of A New Yorker State of Mind.
We’ll be seeing a number of Books Of Interest as the Fall new books season is upon us. Here’s I Love You by Sara Lautman, due in September, published by Retrofit Comics.
Ms. Lautman began contributing her cartoons to The New Yorker in March of 2016. Her website is here; you can link here to pre-order her book.
The Daily cartoons were 4/5s Trumpian this week, with an argument to be made for the 5th being in the Trump sphere as well. The cartoonists: Joe Dator, Ellis Rosen, Paul Noth, Peter Kuper, and JAK.
Contributing New Yorker cartoonists on the Daily Shouts: Liana Finck, and Sara Lautman.
You can see all the work, and more, here.
Cartoon Companion Rates the Latest New Yorker Cartoons
In a world where there are very few websites devoted to New Yorker cartoons, Cartoon Companion is all by itself as a place where the latest cartoons are prodded, poked and evaluated. Here’s the latest installment.
This week’s Daily Cartoons were as Trumpian as previous weeks. The contributing New Yorker cartoonists: Ellis Rosen (twice, both Trumpish), Brendan Loper (twice, both Trump flavored), and Danny Shanahan (who blended the World Cup with an iconic Andrew Wyeth painting).
New Yorker cartoonists contributing to this week’s Daily Shouts: Amy Kurzweil, Sara Lautman (with Rebecca Caplan), Jeremy Nguyen (with Daniel Kibblesmith), and Drew Dernavich.
Attempted Bloggery’s 7th Anniversary Index
One of the Spill‘s go-to sites, Attempted Bloggery, celebrates its 7th Anniversary with this posting of the blogs 5th Index by Stephen Nadler (the fellow behind the AB‘s curtain). A lot of fun awaits visitors. The Index can be found here!
The Daily Cartoon continues to reside in Trumpland (no surprise!), with an exception for today’s big wedding in jolly ‘ole England. This week’s artists: Ellis Rosen (Royal Wedding), Olivia de Recat (Trump), Jeremy Nguyen (Trumpish), Peter Kuper (Trumpish), David Sipress (Trumpish).
New Yorker cartoonists contributing to Daily Shouts: Liana Finck, Will McPhail, Sara Lautman, and special mention to Colin Stokes, the New Yorker‘s Assistant Cartoon Editor for his piece.
To see all of this work, and more, go here.