Thurber Thursday; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Article Of Interest: Sipress’s Appropriated Cartoon

A weekly time-out with something Thurber.

In this first installment of Thurber Thursday I thought I’d show my copy of Burton Bernstein’s Thurber: A Biography. It’s in rough shape now, as you can see; I bought it new in 1975, the year it was published. I was in college, in the beginning years of being totally gaga about everything Thurber, everything New Yorker. The publication of Mr. Bernstein’s book was a dream come true. It is, with the exception of Thurber’s own Thurber Carnival (known around here as “the bible”) the book I’ve re-read the most. When I finally met Mr. Bernstein a few years ago, I was so pleased to be able to tell him what his book meant and still means to me.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon 

Ivan Ehlers on politics getting us down.

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Article Of Interest: Sipress’s Appropriated Cartoon

A post from artnet about David Sipress’s recent newyorker.com piece, “Stop Thief! My Cartoon Gets Appropriated” — Mr. Sipress began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.

 

Audio Interview Of Interest: John “Man With A Pan” Donohue; Daily Shouts Video Of Interest: Mark Philippe Eskenazi & Co…”Dinner Party”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Trailer For Wes Anderson’s New Yorker Inspired “The French Dispatch”

Audio Interview Of Interest: John “Man With A Pan” Donohue

From WHRB 95.3FM, February 11, 2020,  “Interview with New Yorker Editor and Writer John Donohue”

Mr. Donohue edited Man With A Pan and is the author of All The Restaurants In New York. He began contributing cartoons to The New Yorker in October of 2004. Visit his website here.

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Daily Shouts Video Of Interest: Marc Philippe Eskenazi & Co…”Dinner Party”

From newyorker.com’s Daily Shouts, “Dinner Party” by Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough and Marxc Philippe Eskenazi. Mr. Eskenazi was at one time an assistant in the magazine’s Cartoon Department.

Above: a screen grab of Mr. Eskenazi in action at the party.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

 Monopoly comes into play today via Kim Warp, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999. Visit her website here. 

 

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Trailer For Wes Anderson’s New Yorker Inspired “The French Dispatch”

And now, the official trailer for Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch”.

Read The New Yorker‘s piece on the film here.

 

 

 

Film Of Interest: Wes Anderson’s New Yorker-ish “The French Dispatch”; Video Of Interest: Liza Donnelly On Oscar’s Red Carpet; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (And Yesterday’s); New York Times Piece Of Interest: Tina Brown

Film Of Interest: Wes Anderson’s New Yorker-ish “The French Dispatch”

From The New Yorker‘s Culture Desk, February 11, 2020,  “A Look At Wes Anderson’s New, New Yorker-Inspired Film” this should be fun.

Above: the poster, which resembles a certain magazine’s cover. Read more here.

Above: Bill Murray as the magazine’s editor, Arthur Howitzer, Jr. — a character “inspired by Harold Ross, The New Yorker‘s founding editor…[with] a dash of A.J. Liebling.”

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Video Of Interest: Liza Donnelly On Oscar’s Red Carpet

From Fab TV, this YouTube video of Liza Donnelly on Oscar’s Red Carpet this past Sunday.

Ms. Donnelly, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982, has posted all of her Red Carpet drawings on Medium.

For more info visit Liza Donnelly’s website here.

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

Brendan Loper on the field of Democratic Presidential candidates.

Mr. Loper began contributing to in 2016.

Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon:

Lila Ash on too many caucuses. Ms. Ash began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018. See more of her work here.

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New York Times Magazine Piece Of Interest: Tina Brown

From The New York Times Magazine, “Tina Brown on the future of the royal family” — Don’t be fooled by the title, this piece by Dave Marchese, includes a good bit of New Yorker talk.

Left: Edward Sorel‘s cover for Ms. Brown’s first issue of The New Yorker (October 5, 1992).

 

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Review Of Interest: Carol Isaacs’s “Wolf Of Baghdad”; Photo: A Cartoonist & A Kitty

Today’s Daily Cartoon & Cartoonist

Oscar in therapy courtesy of Ellis Rosen who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Visit his website here.

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Review Of Interest: Carol Isaacs’s “Wolf Of Baghdad”

From Broken Frontier, February 6, 2020, “The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir Of A Lost Homeland — Carol Isaacs Provides A Haunting Account Of Persecution In Mid-Twentieth Century Iraq”

 Ms. Isaacs is also known as The Surreal McCoy. She began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014 (that first drawing signed “T.S. McCoy”). Visit her website here.

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Photo: Garrett Price & Friend

The arrival in today’s mail of a Garrett Price sketch caused me to go to his one collection, Drawing Room Only. Looking through, I’d forgotten that the photo shown here was on the back flap. I thought what better way to end this wacky week than with a photo of a cartoonist and a kitty.

Here’s Mr. Price’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

 

Garrett Price  Born, 1897, Bucyrus, Kansas. Died, April, 1979, Norwalk, Conn. Collection: Drawing Room Only: A Book of Cartoons (Coward -McCann, 1946). New Yorker work: 1925 -1974.

 

Book Of Interest: Gerald Scarfe’s Memoir; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

 

 

Book Of Interest: Gerald Scarfe’s Memoir

Here’s a title I missed: Gerald Scarfe’s memoir, Long Drawn Out Trip, published by Little, Brown last Fall.

Mr. Scarfe was a frequent contributor to The New Yorker during the Tina Brown era (1992-1998).

Link here to the publisher’s page.

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Jon Adams on Trump’s day after choice.

Mr. Adams began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.  Visit his website here.

 

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Ali Fitzgerald:   “America!: Open-Mike Night In The Forest”