The Weekend Spill: Bob Eckstein’s Cartoon Newsletter, “The Bob”; The Tilley Watch Online, April 26 – May 1, 2020; Like Links?


Bob Eckstein’s Newsletter, “The Bob”

Here’s a fun (and free!) cartoon-centric newsletter. Mr. Eckstein, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2007, generously provides more than a good handful of his cartoons, and then some.

Subscribe here to The Bob.

Among Mr. Eckstein’s many pursuits [see below] is editing a series of cartoon collections*, all published by Princeton Architectural Press: The Ultimate Cartoon Book of  Book Cartoons, Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book, and the forthcoming All’s Fair In Love And War: The Ultimate Cartoon Book.

Here’s Bob Eckstein’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Bob Eckstein (photo above courtesy of the artist) Born, New York, NY, Feb. 27 1963. New Yorker work: July 2007 – Author of The History of the Snowman (Simon & Schuster, 2007) and Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments From Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers (Penguin Random House, 2016). New Yorker work: 2007 -. Website:

*Full disclosure: my work appears in this series.

Mr. Eckstein’s squirrel drawing above appeared as a Daily Cartoon on, March 27, 2020. 


An end of the week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to features, April 26 -May 1, 2020

The Daily Cartoon: Avi Steinberg, David Ostow, Christopher Weyant, Hilary Allison, Sam Marlow

Daily Shouts: Sara Lautman (with Jessica Dellfino), Caitlin Cass, Eugenia Viti

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Really Enhanced Interrogation”


Like Links?

If you like links as much as I do you might enjoy The Comics Journal’s weekly round-up compiled by Clark Burscough. There are no New Yorker cartoonists mentioned in this week’s post (sorry if I missed someone; cover artist Chris Ware is mentioned tho), it’s fun to see what’s happening outside the New Yorker cartoon beltway.


Interview Of Interest: J.A.K.; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Yesterday’s; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Tim Hamilton Is This Month’s Comics Journal Diarist

Interview Of Interest: Jason Adam Katzenstein

From Sunday Morning Stories, April 20, 2020, “Jason Adam Katzenstein On Brooklyn, Roasting Chickens, and ‘War & Peace'”

Mr. K began contributing to The New Yorker in November of 2014.  His latest book, Everything Is An Emergency: An OCD Story In Words & Pictures, is out June 30th.


 Daily Cartoonists & Cartoons

Yesterday: Maddie Dai on decluttering. Ms. Dai began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

Today: Cerise Zelenetz (a contributor) on the need to wipe down Cinderella’s shoe.


Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Zoe Si gives us “Substitutions In The Time Of Quarantine, Rated”

— Ms. Zi began contributing to The New Yorker this past February



Tim Hamilton Is This Month’s Comics Journal Diarist.

Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Read his entries here.


Visit his website here.




Comics Journal Of Interest; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Comics Journal Of Interest

The Summer-Fall Comics Journal features a “Career-Spanning” interview with Gary Groth (founder and President of Fantagraphics Books).

Read a little more here.

Roz Chast’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:


Roz Chast (pictured above. Photo by Bill Franzen) Born, Brooklyn, NY. New Yorker work: 1978 – . Key collections: Unscientific Americans (Dolphin/Doubleday, 1982), Theories of Everything ( Bloomsbury, 2006) Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir (Bloomsbury, 2014). Website:


Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Jon Adams on quarantine fatigue. Mr. Adams began contributing to The New Yorker in October of 2017. Visit his website here.




Donnelly’s Holiday Leftovers; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Julia Suits (And Yesterday’s: Pat Achilles); More Spills: Jenny Kroik, Flanders’ Links On TCJ, A New Yorker State Of Mind On Two Holiday Issues from 1930; Bob Eckstein’s Daily News Op-Ed

A favorite day after Thanksgiving drawing from Liza Donnelly, published in The New Yorker November 26, 2007.


Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (And Yesterday’s)

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Julia Suits on a popular writer’s retreat.  Ms. Suits began contributing to The New Yorker in 2006. Visit her website here.

Yesterday’s Daily cartoonist & cartoon: Pat Achilles on quid pro quo, turkey-style. Ms. Achilles began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018. Visit her website here.


…From  the Culture Desk, November 28, 2019, cover artist Jenny Kroik’s  “Living With Art.”

…From The Comics Journal, November 29, 2019, Ryan Flanders’ latest links: “Delicate Hearts, Diabolical Minds”

…Fun holiday weekend reading from A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue Of The New Yorker Magazine, November 28, 2019, “The High Place”  — a look at two issues, November 15th , and November 22nd, 1930.

…From The Daily News, November 28, 2019, a Bob Eckstein op-ed piece, “This is the Age Of Negativity: There’s a lot more we should be thankful for.”

(sorry, there may be a paywall…)