Liza Donnelly At The 31st Festival National Des Humoristes; Profile Of Interest: Al Frueh; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Liza Donnelly, who began contributing to The New Yorker 40 years ago this year, will be at the 31st Festival National des Humoristes in Tours this coming week. Ms. Donnelly’s poster for the festival appears above. Here’s the info, in English, on Ms. Donnelly¬† from the Festival’s website: ___________________________________________ Profile Of Interest: Al Frueh Here’s a short but informative profile

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Even More Barbara Shermund; A New Yorker Drawing?

Alex Jay over on the Strippers Guide has posted a fact-filled report on the somewhat elusive biography of New Yorker cartoonist great, Barbara Shermund (including the first known published piece by Ms. Shermund shown above).  Vistiors to the Spill are aware that Ms. Shermund’s life and work are currently being celebrated at the Billy Ireland Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio.

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A Closer Look at Gardner Rea; More Arno in College Humor

A very nice piece, “Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay: Gardner Rea” from The Stripper’s Guide.¬† Gardner Rea‘s work appeared in The New Yorker from its very first issue all the way through 1965. [Mr. Rea pictured in 1914]   _______________________________________________________________________ …and Attempted Bloggery continues its fascinating look at five issues worth of Peter Arno‘s work in College Humor.    

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