Obscure Arno…And A UK Gluyas Williams Cover; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Tom Bloom, illustrator, fun stuff collector, and good friend of this site, has passed along a scan of a Peter Arno piece I’d not seen before. With his permission, I’m sharing it with you.  And, a bonus scan from Mr. Bloom, this fab UK Gluyas Williams cover, also not seen (by me) until it showed up yesterday. ________________________________________________________ Today’s Daily

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Wednesday Spill: Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s: More Bliss/Martin

Today’s  Daily Cartoon & Cartoonist Madeline Horwath, who began contributing to The New Yorker in July of 2019, on staying awake. …Yesterday’s Daily Cartoon, from Emily Flake, who began contributing to The New Yorker in September of 2008. ______________________________________________________________ Yesterday’s Daily Shouts: “‘Antiques Roadshow’: 2021” by cover artist, Jenny Kroik.   _____________________________________________________________ More Bliss & Martin A recent post, part

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Tuesday’s Spill: Bliss & Martin On “The View”; “The New Yorker Store” Introduced; The Daily Cartoonist; NYPL Interview Of Interest: Amy Kurzweil

Bliss & Martin On “The View” The pr blitz continues for Harry Bliss & Steve Martin’s cartoon collection, A Wealth Of Pigeons. Here they are on ABC’s “The View” _________________________________________________________ The New Yorker has introduced “its own merchandising operation”: “The New Yorker Store”…among the fun products available are Ed Steed playing cards. You can order them here. You say you’re

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Thurber Thursday: Conversations With Thurber; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Article Of Interest: Eckstein & Shaw’s Elements Of Stress; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Zoom Panel Of Interest: “…The Power Of Black Ink”; More Bliss & Martin

Here’s a book I just “rediscovered” on the shelf: Conversations With James Thurber, edited by Thomas Fensch, published by University Of Mississippi Press, 1989. As far as I know there’s no other book like it out there. The Univ Of Mississippi Press has a series of these “Conversations” (in the Spill library: Conversations With…Truman Capote, S. J. Perelman, John Cheever,

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Wednesday’s Spill: A Daily Shouts Excerpt From Steve Martin & Harry Bliss’s “Wealth Of Pigeons”

A Daily Shouts Excerpt From Steve Martin & Harry Bliss’s Wealth Of Pigeons Yesterday’s Daily Shouts featured an excerpt from Steve Martin & Harry Bliss’s upcoming cartoon collection, A Wealth Of Pigeons. Thinking about cartoonist collaborative efforts throughout The New Yorker‘s history, several others come to mind, especially the duo of Helen Hokinson and James Reid Parker, and later, Richard

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