The Weekend Spill: Attempted Bloggery On Groucho’s Hokinson Festival; Congrats To Amy Hwang; Zoom Updates: Links To Eckstein & Company At Milford Readers & Writers Fest, And David Sipress And Emily Flake At Spencertown Academy Arts Center Event; Gauld’s Modern Fairy Tale; The Tilley Watch Online, September 7-11, 2020

___________________________________________________________________________ Attempted Bloggery On Groucho’s Hokinson Festival Here’s a fun post from Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery on Groucho Marx’s copy of The Hokinson Festival spotted in a photo. The Festival, published seven years after Ms. Hokinson’s  death, is a great addition to any cartoon library. A bonus: it includes color plates of a few of her sixty-eight New Yorker covers.

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Friday’s Spill: The National Cartoonists Society Fest, Online & Free For All; Today’s Daily Cartoon & Cartoonist

The National Cartoonists Society Festival, Online & Free To All Usually an invitation-only formal event held in a convention center, this year’s NCS Festival will be online and open to all. Live streaming begins Saturday morning at 10am (est), September 12th.  Here’s the schedule. Browsing the event schedule and list of nominees I noticed these New Yorker folks mentioned: Jason

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Thurber Thursday: “This Is The Way A Thurber Seal’s Whiskers Go”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Peter Kuper; Interview Of Interest: Liza Donnelly; Bob Eckstein & Company At Milford Readers & Writers Fest

In 1929 E.B. White spotted a drawing “of a seal on a rock looking at two far-off specks and saying, ‘Hm, explorers’” in his office-mate’s trash can (his office-mate was James Thurber). White rescued the drawing, inked it in, and sent it off to The New Yorker‘s art meeting.  Rea Irvin, the magazine’s art supervisor, rejected the drawing, “drew a

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Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated; Pat Byrnes’ Daily Experience; Ware, Karasik, Kuper, Burns, Feiffer at Comic Arts Brooklyn

Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated The Cartoon Companion boys, “Max” and “Simon” are back with their takes on the newest New Yorker cartoons, including a family outing turned sadly serious, Jesus and doughnuts, a nightmarish hairbrush, and some outta this world heels.  Read it all here.  _________________________________________________________________________________- Pat Byrnes’ Daily Experience Here’s the link to Pat Byrnes’ cover story on

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National Cartoonists Society Best Gag Cartoonist nominees include Ziegler, Stevens, Chast and Gross

From The Daily Cartoonist,  “NCS announces 2012 division awards” — Four New Yorker cartoonists are nominated in the Gag Cartoon category: Jack Ziegler, Mick Stevens, Roz Chast and Sam Gross. Barry Blitt, a New Yorker contributor perhaps best known for his covers, is nominated in the category of Magazine Feature/Magazine illustration. Congratulations to all! And for more on the National

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