An Upside Down New Yorker Cover And More From A New Yorker State Of Mind; Today’s Daily Cartoon & Cartoonist

Here’s a fun post from A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker Magazine. The unusual cover art* is by the great Rea Irvin.

Mr. Irvin’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Rea Irvin  (Self portrait above right from Meet the Artist) Born, San Francisco, 1881; died in the Virgin Islands,1972. Irvin was the cover artist for the New Yorker’s first issue, February 21, 1925. He was the magazine’s first art editor, holding the position from 1925 until 1939 when James Geraghty assumed the title. Irvin became art director and remained in that position until William Shawn succeeded Harold Ross. Irvin’s last original work for the magazine was the magazine’s cover of July 12, 1958. The February 21, 1925 Eustace Tilley cover had been reproduced every year on the magazine’s anniversary until 1994, when R. Crumb’s Tilley-inspired cover appeared. Tilley has since reappeared, with other artists substituting from time-to-time.

*Mr. Irvin’s upside down cover was a first for the magazine. The next upside down cover appeared April 12, 1947. It was also by Mr. Irvin. There wasn’t another upside down cover until the anniversary cover of February 11, 2008 (Mr. Irvin co-credited with Seth, who incorporated Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with Irvin’s Eustace Tilley trappings).

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoon & Cartoonist

The office cold by Elisabeth McNair, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2018. Visit her website here.

 

The Weekend Spill: Donnelly & Thurber’s Influence; A Thurber Event At The Society Of Illustrators; The Tilley Watch Online; Interview Of Interest: Seth; Chris Ware In Conversation With Chip Kidd

Donnelly & Thurber’s Influence

From The Cleveland Plain Dealer (cleveland.com), September 1, 2019, “James Thurber continues to influence today’s cartoonists”  — this piece by Marilyn Greenwald

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A Thurber Anniversary Event At The Society Of Illustrators

From The Society Of Illustrators, this notice of a Thurber event this coming October. Coinciding with the 125th birthday celebration publication of Collected Fables and A Mile And A Half Of Lines: The Art Of James Thurber and the extensive exhibit of Thurber art in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

The evening, hosted by Michael Rosen (author, editor, illustrator, and  founding director of The Thurber House) will include long-time New Yorker contributors, Danny Shanahan, Liza Donnelly, and yours truly.

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A week end round up of New Yorker artists who’ve contributed to the Daily Cartoon and/or Daily Shouts

The Daily Cartoon: Trevor Spaulding, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Emily Flake, David Sipress, and Tim Hamilton.

Daily Shouts: Liana Finck (another in her “Dear Pepper” series), Ali Fitzgerald, Olivia de Recat (with Julia Edelman),

…And: Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook returned; cover artist Jenny Kroik contributed a piece, “New York: En Espanol” to The Culture Desk.

You can see all of the above and more here.

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Interview Of Interest: Seth

From The Comics Beat, August 30, 2019, Alex Dueben interviews New Yorker cover artist, Seth.  Read it here.

Seth (real name: Gregory Gallant) began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.

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Chris Ware In Conversation With Chip Kidd, Sept. 25th

Designer Chip Kidd sits down with Chis Ware on September 25th in Oak Park, Illinois to discuss Mr. Ware’s soon-to-be-released graphic novel, Rusty Brown (Pantheon) . All the details here.

Mr. Ware began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.

 

Event Of Interest: Spiegelman In Corning; Ah-nold’s Birthday; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Article Of Interest: Seth

Event Of Interest: Spiegelman In Corning

From hammondsport.org, “An Evening With Art Spiegelman” — Mr. Spiegelman will speak upstate on September 10th.  All the info here

Art Spiegelman began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992.

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Ah-nold’s Birthday

Thanks to Beth Lawler’s post on the Facebook group “New Yorker Caption Contest Rejects (and Enthusiasts)” I learned that today is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s birthday.  The perfect moment, I suppose, to bring out my one and only Arnold New Yorker cartoon, published November 11, 1985. So here’s to Ah-nold (who, according to my records, owns the original of this).

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

A vacationing pet owner by Teresa Burns Parkhurst, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. 

 

 

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Article Of Interest: Seth

From thesmartset.com., July 29, 2019, “Making Change: The Awareness Of  Seth’s Clyde Fans”

 — Seth (Gregory Gallant) began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.

The Wednesday Watch: Gil Roth Interviews Seth; Stand-Up Of Interest: Emily Flake, Jason Chatfield; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Brendan Loper; Today’s Daily Shouts By…Olivia de Recat

Gil Roth Interviews Seth

Here’s Gil Roth, who has assembled an impressive list of interviews with cartoonists, speaking with Seth at the Strand bookstore in Manhattan.  Seth (real name: Gregory Gallant) began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.

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Stand-Up Of Interest: Emily Flake, Jason Chatfield

The Weekly Humorist sponsored “Guaranteed Delivery!” comedy show includes two New Yorker contributors, Emily Flake and Jason Chatfield All the details here!

Ms. Flake began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008; Mr. Chatfield began contributing in 2017.

— Thanks to my colleague, Bob Eckstein for bringing this event to the Spill.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

One way of keeping ’em focused…by Brendan Loper. Mr. Loper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

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Today’s Daily Shouts By…

 

Olivia de Recat, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2018. See her Daily Shouts piece here.

Video Of Interest: Amy Hwang’s TedX Yale Talk; Interview Of Interest: Caitlin Cass; John Donohue’s All The Restaurants In New York Launch; Book Event Of Interest With Bob Eckstein, Roz Chast, Robert Leighton, and Bruce Eric Kaplan; Article Of Interest: Seth; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Tim Hamilton

Video Of Interest: Amy Hwang’s TedX Yale Talk

 

Watch Amy Hwang’s recent TedX Yale talk, “How To Make A Decision That Could Ruin Your Life”

Ms. Hwang began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.  Visit her website here.

Left : an Amy Hwang New Yorker drawing from January 30, 2017.

 

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Interview Of Interest: Caitlin Cass

From The Beat,May 9, 2019, “The TCAF 209 Interviews: Caitlin Cass On The Great Moments Of Western Civilization & The Suffrage Movement” 

Ms. Cass began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018. Visit her website here.

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John Donohue’s Book Event

A reminder: John Donohue will celebrate the publication of All The Restaurants In New York on May 16th at the Powerhouse arena. All the info here.

Mr. Donohue began contributing cartoons to The New Yorker in 2004. He is also a former editor of  The New Yorker’s Goings On About Town section. 

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Book Event Of Interest: Eckstein, Kaplan, Leighton, and Chast

Bob Eckstein, who edited the recent anthology, The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons has posted the below notice:

Link here to The Grolier Club website.

Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007; Ms. Chast in 1978; Mr. Leighton in 2002; Mr. Kaplan in 1991.

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Article Of Interest

An interesting article on Seth (Gregory Gallant) from The Welland Tribune. Seth began contributing covers to The New Yorker in 2002.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

Trump the spoiler courtesy of  Tim Hamilton (above) who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.