The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker, October 14, 2019

The Cover: Ed Steed returns with his second New Yorker cover, and like his first (August 26th of this year) it’s a winner.  Read the magazine’s Q&A with Mr. Steed about his cover here.

The Cartoonists & Cartoons:

A number of drawings of special note in this issue:

A fab mouse drawing (it’s on page 30) by the great Sam Gross.  As noted here recently, Mr. Gross is now in his 50th year of contributing to The New Yorker.

Sara Lautman’s “…accompanied” drawing (p. 43) is a fine fun drawing — delivered in a style unlike any other in the magazine’s stable.

Lars Kenseth’s astronauts drawing (p. 58). I’ll just say it:  Mr. Kenseth’s drawing made me laugh out loud.

Sofia Warren’s Charles Addamsy drawing (p. 63).  A good deal of information to absorb, well-handled.

Glen Baxter’s lion in a museum (p. 48). I’m a sucker for (what seem like) bolt-of-lightning drawings. By that I mean drawings that seem instantaneously transferred to us from the artist without labor (Jack Ziegler was a master of the form). I could be completely wrong: perhaps Mr. Baxter spent hours and days developing this particular cartoon. It’s become a favorite Baxter drawing.

David Borchart’s drawing (p.44) is a fine addition to the magazine’s desert island canon. May desert island drawings never end.

From one who loves castles (and drawing them), nice to see Jeremy Nguyen’s different take (p.25).

A newbie in this issue: Yael Green makes her debut appearance (p.74). Ms. Green is the 23rd new cartoonist brought into the fold this year, and the 49th since Emma Allen became cartoon editor in the Spring of 2017.

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch: Here’s Mr. Irvin’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Rea Irvin  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.

The classic Talk masthead by Mr Irvin that ran for 92 consecutive years  is shown above. It was replaced by a redraw (!) in the Spring of 2017. It’s never too late to bring it back.

 

 

A New Mick Stevens Cartoon Collection; Liza Donnelly’s London Live-Drawings; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Peter Kuper; Tonight! Sketches Of My Exes With Sofia Warren & Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

A New Mick Stevens Cartoon Collection

Just out! There’s a brand new collection of cartoons from one of the very best of the New Yorker‘s funniest folks.  El Mundo de Mick Stevens (The World Of Mick Stevens), published in Spain by Editorial Tebar, can be ordered on Amazon here. 

The Spill  asked Mr. Stevens to say a few words about his new book:

These are mostly unpublished work from my archives, going back several years. My friend, editor, and translators David Roman and Maura O’Donnell chose work that would work best in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries and cultures, as opposed to “Americanisms”.

Here’s Mr. Stevens entry on the A-Z:

Mick Stevens Born March 11, 1942, Portland, Oregon. New Yorker work: December 17, 1979- . Key collections: If Ducks Carried Guns (Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1988), A Mystery, Wrapped in an Enigma, Served on a Bed of Lettuce ( Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1989 ), Things Not to Do Today ((Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1989 ). Website: http://www.mickstevens.com

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Liza Donnelly’s London Live-Drawings

 Liza Donnelly made her way around and through yesterday’s mostly anti-Trump demonstrations in London, drawing all the while.  She’s now gathered some of the drawings and written about her experience for Medium. Read her “Drawing About Trump” here.

Ms. Donnelly has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1982. Up next for Ms. Donnelly: live-drawings from the upcoming Tony Awards.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

Peter Kuper on Trump and D-Day. Mr. Kuper has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2011.  Visit his website here.

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Tonight! Sketches Of My Exes With Sofia Warren & Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

Sorry about the very late notice on this. It’s Tonight! Read all about it here.

Both Sofia Warren and Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell have contributed to The New Yorker since 2017.

 

Ellis Rosen’s List(s); Stand Up Evening Of Interest Includes Flake & Chatfield; Peter Steiner’s New Paintings; The Daily Shouts By…Sofia Warren; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Lars Kenseth

Ellis Rosen’s List(s)

From You Wanted A List, May 29, 2019: “Ellis Rosen”Mr. Rosen, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2016, supplies names and places (and the news that he’s about to become a father. Congrats!). Link here to his website.

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Stand Up of Interest

Among those performing are two New Yorker cartoonists, Jason Chatfield and Emily Flake.

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

 

 

 

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Reminder:  An Exhibit Of Peter Steiner’s Paintings Opens This Saturday

Mr. Steiner, whose drawing, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” is the most republished New Yorker cartoon in modern times, will be on hand this coming Saturday at The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon (Connecticut) as an exhibit of his most recent paintings opens. Info here.

Visit his website here.

Mr. Steiner’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Born, Cincinnati, 1940. New Yorker work: 1979 – . Collection: “I Didn’t Bite the Man, I Bit the Office” ( 1994).  Mr. Steiner is responsible for one of the most famous (and most republished) New Yorker cartoons in modern times, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” (published July 5, 1993).  An indication of its enduring popularity in our culture:  a wikipedia page is devoted to it.   He has also had novels published, as well as the limited edition “An Atheist in Heaven.”

 

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The Daily Shouts

… courtesy of Sofia Warren, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.  Read her piece, The Boy Prince, here

and a joint effort from Kimberly Harrington illustrated by Carolita Johnson, who began contributing to the magazine in 2003. 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Lars Kenseth

Lars Kenseth comments on politics overseas.  Mr. Kenseth began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.  Visit his website here.

 

 

Two Book Events Of Interest: David Borchart, Bob Eckstein, Nick Downes At Word; Mort Gerberg, Sofia Warren, Garry Trudeau At The New York Historical Society; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: P.C. Vey; Yesterday’s Daily Shouts… By Liana Finck; Joe Dator’s New Website!; Today’s Daily Shouts By A Trio Of Cartoonists

Next week, two events of great interest to New Yorker cartoon aficionados.

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Bob Eckstein’s promotional tour for The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons makes a stop at Word Bookstore. Mr. Eckstein will be joined by fellow New Yorker cartoonists Nick Downes and David Borchart.  Mr. Downes began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.  Both Mr. Borchart and Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.

On April 24th,  Mort Gerberg continues his promotional campaign for the recently released Mort Gerberg: On the Scene.  He’ll be joined at The New York Historical Society by Garry Trudeau, and New Yorker contributor, Sofia Warren. Mr. Gerberg began contributing to The New Yorker in 1965, Ms. Warren in 2017.   (Mr. Eckstein’s event is free; Mr. Gerberg’s costs $20.00)

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

A smidgen of National Lampoon cartoon dna from Peter Vey.  Mr. Vey began contributing to The New Yorker in 1993.  Visit his website here

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Yesterday’s Daily Shouts

The Spill is a day late again: yesterday’s Daily Shouts is part of a series by Liana Finck. Ms. Finck began contributing to The New Yorker in 2013.

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Joe Dator’s New Website!

Mr. Dator, a Spill favorite since he began contributing to The New Yorker in 2006 has a brand new website. Go see!

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Today’s Daily Shouts By a Trio of Cartoonists

Amy Kurzweil, J.A.K. and Ellis Rosen teamed up for today’s Daily Shouts (this trio cartoonist effort is possibly a first for Shouts). 

Ms. Kurzweil began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016; Mr. Katzenstein in 2014; Mr. Rosen in 2016.

Fave Photo Of The Day; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Taken April 12, 2019, Brooklyn. The above New Yorker contributors were invited to sketch the burlesque show, Queen of Hearts (Austin McCormick and company).

Bottom row, l-r: Jason Chatfield, Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, Jason Adam Katzenstein, and Julia Rothman.  Top row: Ellis Rosen, Sofia Warren, and Amy Kurzweil (the group included cover artist, Jenny Kroik, not pictured).

Jason Chatfield began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017; Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell in 2017; Jason Adam Katzenstein (J.A.K.) in 2014; Julia Rothman in 2018; Ellis Rosen in 2016; Sofia Warren in 2017; Amy Kurzweil in 2016.

(photo courtesy of Jason Chatfield)

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

The subject is news in a cartoon by Teresa Burns Parkhurst. Ms. Parkhurst began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.