The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor on Kanye and the Caption Contest; Commencement Speaker of Interest: Seth; A Favorite Blog; A New Yorker Cover Artist of Interest: Cannaday Chapman

The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor on Kanye and The Caption Contest Read what Emma Allen, the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor has to say about the Kanye Caption Contest thing going on. ______________________________________________________________________ Commencement Speaker of Interest: Seth All the info on the poster above and some more here. __________________________________________________________________________ A Spill Fave Blog: A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading

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Tom Chitty Talks Implied Noses and Sketch-Burps

The first time you set eyes on a Tom Chitty cartoon there’s no way you’ll not have some kind of reaction. His is not a cookie cutter cartoon style, but something expressly his own.  Like Lars Kenseth, Mr. Chitty has dared to go to some other cartoon dimension — a place with unfamiliar human anatomy.  He and Mr. Kenseth  are

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Advertising Work by New Yorker Cartoonists, Part 8: James Thurber; Seth’s Sesquicentennial Piece

Advertising Work by New Yorker Cartoonists, Part 8: James Thurber (Bug-A-Boo Ads) It was a real thrill seeing these Bug-A-Boo Thurber ads in the collection of scans offered to Ink Spill by Warren Bernard, cartoon collector extraordinaire.  I wish we knew if Thurber wrote or at least tinkered with the copy.  The wording was obviously designed to resemble some of

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Flake’s “Mama Tried” on IFC’s 2018 Slate of Projects; Books of Interest: Seth, Ben Katchor; Advertising Work by New Yorker Cartoonists, Part 7: Charles Saxon

Flake’s “Mama Tried” on IFC ‘s 2018 Slate of Projects From Deadline Hollywood, July 29, 2017, “IFC Sets 2018 Slate…” — in a list of projects following this sentence: IFC has given episodic script orders to the following projects: is: Mama Tried A show about the seamy underbelly of new motherhood, Mama Triedfollows the struggles (and occasional triumphs) of Liz Callahan

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Seth Returns to The Virtual Memories Show; A Tune Jokes Cover; Now That’s What I Call Marketing…

New Yorker cover artist, Seth (Gregory Gallant) returns to Gil Roth’s Virtual Memories podcast.  Hear it here.  And while you’re there check out Mr. Roth’s  archive of interviews with other cartoonists, including, among others, these New Yorker contributors: Edward Koren, Roz Chast, Sam Gross, Liza Donnelly, R.O. Blechman, Peter Kuper, and John Cuneo.     ____________________________________________________________________________ We have not heard

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