Looking ahead, politically and Pikachu-y from J.A.K. Mr. K. began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.
The Cover: It’s the Innovators Issue, hence the use of some headings floating in yellow-orangey color fields, like so:
Let’s hope these color fields aren’t permanent innovations.
On the cover: robots by Tom Gauld. Read what he has to say about his work here. The cover reminded me ever-so-slightly of Peter Arno’s meeting-of-the-dogs cover from the ancient times.
The Cartoons: Another week with a cartoonist making their print debut (11 out of 19 issues thus far in 2019). Kasia Babis is the 11th new cartoonist brought into the magazine’s stable this year, and the 37th cartoonist brought in by Emma Allen since she took the cartoon editor reins in May of 2017.
If the Spill handed out blue ribbons like the now dormant Cartoon Companion once did, I’d pin one on Sam Gross’s snail mail cartoon in the issue (p.30).
Rea Irvin: A fun innovation this issue would’ve been bringing back something in the magazine that never should’ve gone away: Rea Irvin’s classic Talk masthead. But not this week. Anyway, it appears below in its usual Monday Spill spot. Read about it here.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon
Mr. Dator began contributing to The New Yorker in 2006.
Note: Mr. Dator, along with several other New Yorker cartoonists (Lars Kenseth and Mort Gerberg among them) will be appearing at this week’s National Cartoonists Society Fest in California. The Daily Cartoonist has all the info here.
Ken Krimstein’s New York Times Book Review Sketchbook
From The New York Times Book Review, May 12, 2019, “How Questioning Hannah Arendt Made Me Question Myself”
Mr. Krimstein on writing his latest book,The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth Mr. Krimstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011. Visit his website here.
Exhibit of Interest: Felipe Galindo’s ‘Washington Takes Manhattan’
A round-up of work by New Yorker cartoonists appearing on newyorker.com
The Daily Cartoon: Tim Hamilton, Peter Kuper, Tom Chitty, Avi Steinberg, and Teresa Burns Parkhurst. Not one, but two castle drawings this week!
To see all the above and more go here.
Peter Porges Work Shown In Vienna
Mr. Porges began contributing to The New Yorker in 1965. His first drawing appears above.
New Yorker Art Aplenty In Swann Catalog
The June 4th Swann catalog features a large number of original pieces by New Yorker artists, including the New Yorker cover art by Charles Saxon cover shown above left, and the Richard Taylor drawing, above right, and Tom Toro’s below it. Among the other New Yorker artists represented: Peter Arno, Helen Hokinson, Charles Addams, R.O. Blechman, Edward Gorey, Frank Modell, Misha Richter, Liana Finck, Donald Reilly, Liam Walsh, Gahan Wilson, Andre Francoise, and J. B. Handelsman.
Out Of This World Eckstein Cartoons Auctioned
From Attempted Bloggery, May 7, 2019, “Hello Roswell: Four Space Cartoons By Bob Eckstein”
Exhibit Of Interest: Peter Steiner’s Recent Paintings
Peter Steiner, a person who wears many hats (cartoonist, novelist, teacher, painter) will show recent paintings at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon in June. All the info here (including an expanded bio).
Mr. Steiner began contributing his cartoons to The New Yorker in 1979. His 1993 drawing“On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” is one of the magazine’s most reprinted cartoons in its history.
Mr. Steiner’s next book, The Good Cop, will be out this November.
The Tilley Watch Online, April 29 – May 4, 2019
A weekly round-up of work by New Yorker cartoonists appearing on newyorker.com’s Daily Cartoon and Daily Shouts
The Daily Cartoon: Avi Steinberg, John Cuneo, Lila Ash, David Sipress, and Adam Douglas Thompson.
Daily Shouts: Ellie Black, Jeremy Nguyen (with Irving Ruan), Caitlin Cass, Ali Fitzgerald, and Roz Chast.
To see all the above, and more, link here.
Seth Fleishman’s Tribute To Nurit Karlin
The cartoonist Seth Fleishman, is, along with John O’Brien, one of The New Yorker‘s few steady practitioners of the captionless cartoon (a far more difficult form, I’ve always believed, than the captioned cartoon). Mr. Fleishman and Mr. O’Brien have done wonders with captionless cartoons in recent times.
When Mr. Fleishman learned of the passing of Nurit Karlin, an earlier master whose entire New Yorker run of cartoons was, by far, captionless, he sent along this photo of himself, sans text.