The Wednesday Watch: A New York Times Pauline Kael 100th Birthday Graphic Tribute; The Spectator’s Cartoon Editor On Political Cartoons (And Selling An Idea To The New Yorker 61 Years Ago); More Weirdo; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Farley Katz

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A New York Times Pauline Kael 100th Birthday Graphic Tribute

From The New York Times, June 19, 2019, “Happy Birthday, Pauline Kael, My Old Foe”  — this graphic piece by Nathan Gelgud.

Ms. Kael began writing for The New Yorker in 1967. She retired in 1991.

Additional birthday reading: “The Electrifying Critical Mind Of Pauline Kael” by David Remnick.

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The Spectator’s Cartoon Editor On The Death Of Political Cartoons

Michael Heath on the recent New York Times decision …and a few New Yorker tidbits tossed in as well.  

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More Weirdo

 

A piece of interest from The Comics Journal, June 19, 2019, by Bill Kartalopoulos: “Getting Weirdo At The Society Of illustrators” (various New Yorker contributors mentioned).

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

On the beach with Farley Katz, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2007.

 

 

Audio Interview Of Interest: Edward Koren; Article Of Interest; Art Young; …and More Spills!

From Vermont Public Radio, November 26, 2018 “Ed Koren Talks Cartooning And His ‘Wild’ New Collection” — an enjoyable short interview (just under a half hour) with one of our modern New Yorker cartoon masters.

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Book Of Interest; Art Young

To Laugh That We May Not Weep: The Life and Times of Art Young has been around since the summer of 2017, but here’s a long Comics Journal article recently posted about the book and the artist:  “The Life and Dedication of Art Young: an Impassioned Cartoonist of  Uncompromising Principle”.

Mr. Young’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Born January 14, 1866, Illinois. Died December 29, New York City atThe Hotel Irving. An online biography. 1943. New Yorker work: 1925 -1933. The Art Young Gallery

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Attempted Bloggery on the New Yorker‘s Archival Issue.

The New York Times on Roz Chast‘s exhibit at the School of Visual Arts.

…News of a Bob Eckstein event coming up December 6th, and another reminder about his New York Public Library event tomorrow.

 

 

Biography of An Ink Spill One Clubber: John Stanley

Here’s something: a biography of John Stanley, a member of Ink Spill‘s One Club  (a club made up of cartoonists who had only one cartoon published in the New Yorker during their career. The icon shown here accompanies the entry on the Spill’s A-Z for every cartoonist in the club ). 

Mr. Stanley had a much larger career in the comic book world, as you’ll see when you link to this Comics Journal interview with Bill Schelly, the author of John Stanley: Giving Life to Little Lulu. If you scroll down  to the fourth question you’ll get right to Mr. Stanley’s association with the New Yorker, as well as see his one New Yorker cartoon.

Here’s john Stanley’s entry on Ink Spill’s A-Z:

John Stanley (pictured above) Born March 22, 1914; died, November 11, 1993. New Yorker work: one eight panel captionless drawing, March 15, 1947.

Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated; R.C. Harvey’s Lengthy Look at Gluyas Williams

 

 

 

 Click here to see the new Cartoon Companion  where you’ll find a considered (and rated) assessment of all the cartoons in the latest New Yorker.  As usual, a Mystery Cartoonist is along for the fun.  You’ll also run across an un-mysterious me prattling on about my drawing in this issue, which began life, Thurber-ish, with a seal in a living room:

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From The Comics Journal, April 3, 2017, “Gluyas Williams: Master of Line and Shape and Subject” — R. C. Harvey looks at one of the New Yorker‘s great cartoonists.  

Left: A 1929 collection of Mr. William’s work

Here’s the Gluyas Williams entry on the Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z”:

Gluyas Williams (photo above) Born, San Francisco, 1888. Died, Boston, Mass., 1982. One of the pillars of Harold Ross’s stable of artists, and one of Ross’s favorite cartoonists. His beautiful full page drawings were a regular feature in the magazine. Mr. Williams illustrated a number of Robert Benchley’s collections, providing the cover art as well as illustrations. NYer work: March 13, 1926 – Aug 25, 1951. Key collections: The Gluyas Williams Book ( Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1929), The Gluyas Williams Gallery (Harper, 1956). Website: http://www.gluyaswilliams.com/

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A Note to Ink Spill Visitors:

As Ink Spill  approaches its tenth birthday in August, it’s undergoing its first sprucing up: a new heading here and there (“Sections” & “Posts” for instance), a slightly less cramped look making for an easier read, perhaps some shifting of content. All the major sections (The A-Z, The Library, In the Attic)  will remain, with a few minor ones saying bye-bye.