The Tilley Watch Online, June 3-7, 2019; Book On The Horizon: A Rich Sparks Cartoon Collection

A weekend roundup of the cartoonists whose work appeared on newyorker.com’s Daily Shouts and Daily Cartoon.

The Daily Cartoon: Barry Blitt, J.A.K., Peter Kuper, David Borchart, and Maddie Dai

Daily Shouts:  Julia Wertz, Ivan Ehlers, and Tom Chitty (with L.B. Murphy)

See work by all of the above (and more) here.

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Coming this winter from Yoe Books, a collection of cartoons by Rich Sparks: Love and Other Weird Things.

Mr. Sparks has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2016. Visit his website here. 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Barry Blitt; Where Else Are They Now?; Today’s Daily Shoutist: Julia Wertz

Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

A Trumpian intervention, Blitt-style. Barry Blitt has contributed to The New Yorker since 1992.  Visit his website here

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Where Else Are They Now?

Looking at a Weekly Humorist post this morning it occurred to me I was seeing a good number of New Yorker cartoonists represented.  With the stable of cartoonists at The New Yorker on the verge of a record-setting year, population-wise (once a stable of approximately 40 regular cartoonists, there are now, according to the magazine’s cartoon editor, Emma Allen, about 100) the number of cartoons bought per week remains at the mid-teen level (slightly more or slightly less). 

Let’s just play with made-up numbers for a moment to give you an idea of the odds these days for those submitting their work. Let’s just say each of those 100 cartoonists submits 10 cartoon ideas a week.  That’s 1000 cartoons. 1000 cartoons vying for the 15 (or so) weekly golden tickets (i.e., the bought cartoon, or in New Yorker cartoonist parlance, the O.K.). That leaves approximately 985 rejected cartoons with almost no place to go. And remember: that’s just one week’s worth of rejected work.  Most cartoonists send in a “batch” weekly, every week of the year there is an art meeting.

Supply has always well exceeded demand at The New Yorker, but with a more than doubled regular supply, things become more complicated for those submitting.  As has been the case for decades, cartoonists sell to other print magazines that are cartoon-friendly, but those avenues are few, as are the number of cartoonists used per issue (see Playboy, and Esquire).  There are at least three places where one can find a healthy population of work by New Yorker artists.  A semi-highly unscientific survey indicates that most New Yorker cartoonists (who flock anywhere) flock to these publications. 

Funny Times

The current issue includes these New Yorker artists: Darrin Bell, Harry Bliss, J.C. Duffy, Martha Gradisher, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, P.S. Mueller, Drew Panckeri, Rina Piccolo, Ward Sutton, Tom Tomorrow, Chris Weyant, and Shannon Wheeler.

 The American Bystander

Issue #10) includes these New Yorker artists: George Booth, M.K. Brown, John Cuneo, Ivan Ehlers, Emily Flake, Drew Friedman, Sam Gross, Lars Kenseth, Ken Krimstein, Peter Kuper, Sara Lautman, Jeremy Nguyen, Rich Sparks, Tom Toro, and the late Charles Barsotti. 

 The Weekly Humorist.

Scroll down and you’ll find work by these New Yorker artists: Ellis Rosen, Peter Kuper, Bob Eckstein, Ivan Ehlers, Drew Panckeri, Evan Lian, Joseph Dottino, Lars Kenseth, Jason Chatfield, Rich Sparks, Ali Soloman, Eugenia Viti, Pat Byrnes, J.C. Duffy, and David Ostow (among others).

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Today’s Daily Shoutist: Julia Wertz

“Conversations With Ma: Prenatal Vitamins And Owl Pellets”

Julia Wertz has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2015.

Interview Of Interest: Arnie Levin; Celebration Of Interest At The Society Of Illustrators: The Book Of Weirdo; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: J.A.K.

Interview Of Interest: Arnie Levin

Here’s a terrific interview with the one-and-only Arnie Levin on Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencil’s blog.

This is the perfect opportunity to post my all-time favorite Arnie Levin drawing. It appeared in The New Yorker‘s October 5th, 1998 issue.

Mr. Levin began contributing to The New Yorker in 1974. See some of his New Yorker work here on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

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Celebration of Interest: The Book Of Weirdo

 

Celebrated Tonight at The Society of illustrators: The Book Of Weirdo (Cover by Drew Friedman). All the info here.

From the Society of Illustrators site:

The Society is pleased to celebrate the release of The Book of Weirdo, a massive retrospective of Robert Crumb’s 1980’s magazine WEIRDO, published by Last Gasp and written by Jon B. Cooke. Please join us for a panel discussion by fellow WEIRDO contributor Drew Friedman and the author, alongside special guests WEIRDO contributors John Holmstrom, Art Spiegelman, Kim Deitch, Glenn Head, Mark Newgarden. A book signing will follow.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

J.A.K. on Trump in London.  Mr. K. began contributing to The New Yorker in  2014.

 

A New Mick Stevens Cartoon Collection; Liza Donnelly’s London Live-Drawings; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Peter Kuper; Tonight! Sketches Of My Exes With Sofia Warren & Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

A New Mick Stevens Cartoon Collection

Just out! There’s a brand new collection of cartoons from one of the very best of the New Yorker‘s funniest folks.  El Mundo de Mick Stevens (The World Of Mick Stevens), published in Spain by Editorial Tebar, can be ordered on Amazon here. 

The Spill  asked Mr. Stevens to say a few words about his new book:

These are mostly unpublished work from my archives, going back several years. My friend, editor, and translators David Roman and Maura O’Donnell chose work that would work best in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries and cultures, as opposed to “Americanisms”.

Here’s Mr. Stevens entry on the A-Z:

Mick Stevens Born March 11, 1942, Portland, Oregon. New Yorker work: December 17, 1979- . Key collections: If Ducks Carried Guns (Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1988), A Mystery, Wrapped in an Enigma, Served on a Bed of Lettuce ( Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1989 ), Things Not to Do Today ((Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1989 ). Website: http://www.mickstevens.com

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Liza Donnelly’s London Live-Drawings

 Liza Donnelly made her way around and through yesterday’s mostly anti-Trump demonstrations in London, drawing all the while.  She’s now gathered some of the drawings and written about her experience for Medium. Read her “Drawing About Trump” here.

Ms. Donnelly has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1982. Up next for Ms. Donnelly: live-drawings from the upcoming Tony Awards.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

Peter Kuper on Trump and D-Day. Mr. Kuper has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2011.  Visit his website here.

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Tonight! Sketches Of My Exes With Sofia Warren & Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

Sorry about the very late notice on this. It’s Tonight! Read all about it here.

Both Sofia Warren and Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell have contributed to The New Yorker since 2017.

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist: David Borchart; Today’s Daily Shoutist: Tom Chitty

Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

David Borchart delivers a neglectful infrastructure drawing (the drawing is anything but  neglectful).  Mr. Borchart began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007. See some of his New Yorker work here on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

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Today’s Daily Shouts…

Tom Chitty lists some “Things You Can Take With You”.

Mr. Chitty began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.  Visit his website here.