James Stevenson Documentary Film Streaming July 17- July 23!; Today’s Daily Cartoonist…And Yesterday’s; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonists; Blitt’s Kvetchbook

Beginning today and continuing through July 23 you’ll be able to stream (for ten bucks. Cheap!) the terrif documentary film, Stevenson: Lost & Found, directed by Sally Williams. All the info here.

Last year there was a special screening in Brooklyn for New Yorker cartoonists — a splendid time was had by all (and it was an opportunity for a group photo):

Front row, left to right: Mort Gerberg, Sofia Warren, Jason Adam Katzenstein, Jeremy Nguyen, Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, Sam Gross, Cerise Zelenetz, Eugenia Viti, Josie Merck, Sally Williams, Liza Donnelly.

Back row, left to right:  Jason Chatfield, Heather Loase, Ellis Rosen, Johnny DiNapoli, Kendra Allenby, Bishakh Som, Tim Hamilton, Nick Downes, Andy Dubbin, Robert Leighton, Michael Maslin

Here’s James Stevenson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

James Stevenson Born, NYC, 1929. Died, February 17, 2017, Cos Cob, Connecticut. New Yorker work: March 10, 1956 -. Stevenson interned as an office boy at The New Yorker in the mid 1940s when he began supplying ideas for other New Yorker artists. Nine years later he was hired a full-time ideaman, given an office at the magazine and instructed not to tell anyone what he did. He eventually began publishing his own cartoons and covers as well as a ground-breaking Talk of the Town pieces (ground breaking in that the pieces were illustrated). His contributions to the magazine number over 2000. Key collections: Sorry Lady — This Beach is Private! ( MacMillan, 1963), Let’s Boogie ( Dodd, Mead, 1978). Stevenson was a children’s book author, with roughly one hundred titles to his credit. He was a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, under the heading Lost and Found New York. Stevenson’s The Life, Loves and Laughs of Frank Modell, published in 2013, is essential reading. Sally Williams’ 2019 documentary film, Stevenson Lost & Found is essential viewing.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonists

Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Tim Hamilton on not letting science stand in the way.

Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit his website here.

…and yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist: Natalie Dupille, a newyorker.com contributor.

Today’s Daily Shouts cartoonists:

Christine MI: “Oh, To Be A Migratory Bird”  — Ms. Mi has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2018.

Victor Varnado (& Susan Shapiro): “Should You Cancel Yourself? A Quiz”. Mr. Varnado has been contributing to The New Yorker since July of 2019.

 

And…Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Testing Trump’s Fitness”

Mr. Blitt has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998.

The Weekend Watch: More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning; One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Arno Fest; The Tilly Watch Online, May 25-29, 2020

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More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning

Here’s another brief slide show of pandemic-related cartoons shown today, with work by Jon Adams, Carolita Johnson, Johnny DiNapoli, and Avi Steinberg.

 

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One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Peter Arno Fest

The Attempted Bloggery mini-Arno fest ends with a look at The Bedside Tales anthology (Armed Services Edition). See it here!

 

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An end of week listing of contributors to newyorker.com features, May 25-29, 2020.

The Daily Cartoon: Luke McGarry, Ben Schwartz, Drew Dernavich, Amy Hwang, Johnny DiNapoli.

Daily Shouts: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Sofia Warren.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Fly Musk To The Moon”

To see all of the above and more, go here.

Note: The Spill site was down for a number of hours late yesterday due to technical difficulties. Sorry about that!

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 25, 2020: CBS Sunday Morning’s Mini-Slideshow; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

It’s become (almost) the norm during these strange days, weeks, and months that the online digital edition of The New Yorker is not as yet posted by this time of day (early morning that is). Back in the pre-shutdown days it usually appeared in the wee hours (usually around 3 a.m.). There was even a time before that when it was posted, in a sort of dramatic reveal, at the stroke of midnight.

I’ll post more about the new issue later in the day when I have the online issue in front of me. If possible I like seeing the cartoons as they appear on the magazine’s pages before saying a thing about them. I’ve already seen them this morning as they appear in the slideshow found on this page and, despite what I just said about commenting, have already said something about one of the drawings.

Update: The digital issue was all ready to go this mornin (May 19). A few additions to the Monday Tilley Watch below, as well as some content removed.

The Cover: I had a hunch we’d see a Barry Blitt cover much sooner than later following his Pulitzer…and bingo!

Read the short Q&A with him here about the cover.

The Cartoonists:  I’ve * the two cartoonists who are newbies, Kate Isenberg and Suzy Becker. The two newbies are the seventh and eighth new cartoonists to join the stall this year and the sixtieth and sixty-first to be brought in under Emma Allen’s cartoon editorship that began in May of 2017.

  Ellis Rosen, Liana Finck, Zachary Kanin, P.C. Vey, Edward Koren, Victoria Roberts, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Navied Mahdavian, Hartley Lin, Tom Toro, Elisabeth McNair, *Kate Isenberg*, Roz Chast, Sofia Warren, Jared Nangle,*Suzy Becker*

The Cartoons:

Really enjoyed Victoria Robert‘s celebrity drawing and caption, as well as Edward Koren‘s family cliff-climbing outing. Lovely drawings. Also catching my eye: Elisabeth McNair‘s fun take on the famous Magritte pipe (This Is Not A Pipe).  and Jared Nangle‘s Jack-In-The-Box.

 

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch: Mr. Irvin’s classic Talk masthead (below) is still in storage…but hopefully not forever. Read about it here.

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CBS Sunday Morning’s Mini-Slideshow

CBS Sunday Morning ran a mini slideshow of three coronvirus theme New Yorker cartoons on yesterday’s broadcast. Cartoonists responsible for the three drawings: Roz Chast, Victoria Roberts, and Danny Shanahan.

The show has been attentive to New Yorker cartoonists over the years, with several profile pieces, including this one from 2017 and this one from 2009.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon 

Ali Solomon on a facsimile.

Ms. Solomon has been contributing to The New Yorker since November of 2018. See more of her work here.

 

 

 

 

 

The Weekend Spill: Cartoonists Offer #Cartoonrelief To Those Hit Hardest By Covid-19; The Tilley Watch Online, March 30 – April 3, 2020; Tom Gauld’s Collection Reviewed

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While checking in on a New Yorker cartoonist Slack group a few days ago I noticed a number of my cartoonist colleagues had begun using their art to help those in need during this pandemic. I asked if one of the organizers would explain in detail what they were up to. So here is my New Yorker cartoonist colleague, Amy Kurzweil to tell you about an incredibly worthy effort, #Cartoonrelief:

#Cartoonrelief was born on the New Yorker Cartoonist Slack channel. Navied Mahdavian posted that he’d just bought some photographs from Italian artists raising money for local hospitals, and wanted to know if we cartoonists were interested in selling prints or drawings for a coronavirus cause. I was just about to do something similar on my instagram; a couple times annually I sell prints and originals and give half the proceeds to charity, and this seemed like a moment to up my charitable game. I chose (and often raise money for) Give Directly because their charitable model makes the most sense to me; they give unconditional, direct cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty; they’re highly rated by charity watch orgs because their model means overhead costs are low and decisions about how to spend money are as local as possible. Usually their efforts are global, but right now they have a fund that sends cash to US families hit hardest by COVID-19. 
Other cartoonists jumped on board, and we each made our own choices about what to offer and for how much, given our various constraints at the moment. Avi Steinberg is offering digital portraits, Navied Mahdavian is offering original cartoon drawings, Brendan Loper is offering original cartoon drawings, digital prints, and pet portraits, Sofia Warren is offering originals portraits and original collaborative cartoons, Kendra Allenby is offering signed prints and one-on-one art consultations, Ivan Ehlers is offering prints and custom digital portraits. Neil Dvorak is offering prints, Tom Chitty is drawing robots on horses. Each of our offerings is set at a different price-point, between $25 and $125; people just have to message us the receipt for their donation. I’m offering drawn portraits for $100 and personalized digital cartoon prints for $50. Most people are going for portraits, usually of a loved one: a child they’re quarantining with, a partner they are or aren’t quarantining with, a coworker they’re missing. Although it’s been a lot of work, it’s felt quite meaningful to enter people’s lives momentarily through the act of drawing the people they love. All the responses have been incredibly validating. Here are a few of the portraits I’ve done so far:
And here are some other offerings:
Original Cartoons from Navied:
A collaborative cartoon from Sofia and a donating contributor:
I’ve noticed people have been making much larger donations than I suggest. For example, someone just sent me a receipt for $1000. I think people who can give, want to give, and they appreciate encouragement and validation for doing so. Together we’ve raised $8,000 +… and counting!
If you’d like to join us: Our efforts are unified under the hashtag #cartoonrelief, and any cartoonists can get involved by offering whatever art they can, for a COVID-19 related charitable cause. We’re encouraging of cartoonists and cartoon supporters to propose their own charity or fund they believe is helping with medical or economic relief right now.
If people have any questions about how to get involved, or want to support our efforts, you can reach out to any of the cartoonists mentioned above on Instagram, or email me directly: amykurz@gmail.com 
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A listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features during the week of March 30 – April 3, 2020.
The Daily Cartoon: Peter Kuper, Shannon Wheeler, Jon Adams, Johnny Dinapoli, Kendra Allenby.
Daily Shouts: Liana Finck, Jason Chatfield (with Ginny Hogan), Avi Steinberg.
…Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.
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Tom Gauld’s Cartoon Collection Reviewed
Mr. Gauld is a New Yorker cover artist.