The Weekend Watch: More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning; One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Arno Fest; The Tilly Watch Online, May 25-29, 2020

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More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning

Here’s another brief slide show of pandemic-related cartoons shown today, with work by Jon Adams, Carolita Johnson, Johnny DiNapoli, and Avi Steinberg.

 

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One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Peter Arno Fest

The Attempted Bloggery mini-Arno fest ends with a look at The Bedside Tales anthology (Armed Services Edition). See it here!

 

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An end of week listing of contributors to newyorker.com features, May 25-29, 2020.

The Daily Cartoon: Luke McGarry, Ben Schwartz, Drew Dernavich, Amy Hwang, Johnny DiNapoli.

Daily Shouts: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Sofia Warren.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Fly Musk To The Moon”

To see all of the above and more, go here.

Note: The Spill site was down for a number of hours late yesterday due to technical difficulties. Sorry about that!

Alan Dunn’s New Yorker Honor Roll; The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of June 1, 2020

Above: The New Yorker War Cartoons  1945 Special Edition For The Armed Forces.  For more on The New Yorker‘s special war editions go here.

The  above War Cartoons cover by Alan Dunn originally appeared on The New Yorker issue of August 11, 1945. Nearly a year later Mr. Dunn revisited the Honor Roll with this cover of July 27, 1946:

Mr. Dunn’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Alan Dunn (self portrait above from Meet the Artist) Born in Belmar, New Jersey, August 11, 1900, died in New York City, 1975. NYer work: 1926 – 1974 Key collections: Rejections (Knopf, 1931), Who’s Paying For This Cab? (Simon & Schuster, 1945), A Portfolio of Social Cartoons ( Simon & Schuster, 1968). One of the most published New Yorker cartoonists (1,906 cartoons) , Mr. Dunn was married to Mary Petty — together they lived and worked at 12 East 88th Street, where, according to the NYTs, Alan worked “seated in a small chair at a card table, drawing in charcoal and grease pencil.”

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The Cover:

And on into June with another cover (we are told) reflecting this strange time. You might not know this cover was presented to us as timely without knowing the title (“Lockdown Sampler”). Without the title, in a different time, we would likely see this cover, as William Steig once defined (pre-Tina Brown) New Yorker covers, as a “special moment — fleetingly observed.”

Read a short Q&A with Roz Chast here about her cover.

 

The Cartoonists:

Two duo efforts in this issue, with one duo, Sophie Lucido Johnson (and, I’m taking a guess here on this link:) Sammi Skolmoski new to the cartoonist stable. The Spill custom is to count a duo as one new entry on the A-Z, which means the Johnson/Skolmoski duo are the 9th newbies so far this year, and the 62nd newbies brought in under Emma Allen’s cartoon editorship (begun in May of 2017).

The Cartoons: a number jump out for me — five to be exact. Curiously (or not) they appear in a row, beginning with Emily Flake’s clowns about to pie throw (perhaps my favorite Flake drawing ever), followed by Lars Kenseth’s airport baggage moment, then Danny Shanahan’s fab accessorized dinosaurs, Joe Dator’s E.T. bicycle rental scenario, and finally Farley Katz’s Sunset Boulevard-ish” Instagram drawing.

See the slideshow of this week’s drawings here (if you scroll down a bit).

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch: Regular Spill visitors will recognize that every Monday Tilley Watch ends with the Irvin Talk Masthead Watch.  Mr. Irvin’s classic design is still missing (it went away in the Spring of 2017, replaced by a…gasp!…redraw…read about it here). Here’s Mr. Irvin’s mothballed classic design:

 

 

 

 

 

The Wednesday Watch: Revisiting Joe Dator’s Classic “How We Do It”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Revisiting Joe Dator’s Classic “How We Do It”

Whenever I allow myself a moment to think about what it is I do for a living and the terrific people I share this weird occupation with, I think of Joe Dator’s fabulous New Yorker piece from the issue of September 24, 2012. It is one of my all-time favorite Joe Dator drawings. Additionally, it’s one of my favorite contemporary New Yorker graphic pieces. Its good cheer has never failed me. My thanks to Mr. Dator for permission to run it here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Paul Noth with an Animal Crossing court. Mr. Noth has been contributing to The New Yorker since  2004. Visit his website here.

 

Interview Of Interest: J.A.K.; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Yesterday’s; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Tim Hamilton Is This Month’s Comics Journal Diarist

Interview Of Interest: Jason Adam Katzenstein

From Sunday Morning Stories, April 20, 2020, “Jason Adam Katzenstein On Brooklyn, Roasting Chickens, and ‘War & Peace'”

Mr. K began contributing to The New Yorker in November of 2014.  His latest book, Everything Is An Emergency: An OCD Story In Words & Pictures, is out June 30th.

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 Daily Cartoonists & Cartoons

Yesterday: Maddie Dai on decluttering. Ms. Dai began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

Today: Cerise Zelenetz (a newyorker.com contributor) on the need to wipe down Cinderella’s shoe.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Zoe Si gives us “Substitutions In The Time Of Quarantine, Rated”

— Ms. Zi began contributing to The New Yorker this past February

 

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Tim Hamilton Is This Month’s Comics Journal Diarist.

Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Read his entries here.

 

Visit his website here.

 

 

 

Thurber Thursday; Book On The Horizon: Tom Toro’s First Kids Book; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist: Olivia de Recat…And Yesterday’s: Sara Lautman

Thurber Thursday

Above are all the (specifically) Thurber reference books in the Spill cartoon library. Thurber of course makes appearances in numerous New Yorker-centric books, such as Ross And The New Yorker; Genius In Disguise; Ross, The New Yorker & Me, etc., etc.), but these are the core group examining Thurber’s life.

Of the above, I use three on a regular basis: Bowden’s James Thurber: A Bibliography, Burton Bernstein’s Thurber: A Biography, and Harrison Kinney’s James Thurber: His Life and Times. Of the remaining titles, Helen Thurber & Edward Weeks’ Selected Letter of James Thurber has long been a favorite. The more recent volume of letters by Harrison Kinney & Rosemary Thurber is almost (for me) like Volume 2 to Mr. Kinney’s massive Thurber biography. It’s been incredibly helpful filling in some admittedly weedsy questions I come up with.

The book on the far left is part of Twayne’s United States Author Series (Thurber’s is #62). While this is a good bare-bones read, I’ve found other titles in the series helpful for biographical info needed on others in The New Yorkersphere. Peter DeVries volume is an example ((#448). Another is Philip Wylie’s (#285) — it came in handy during my Peter Arno research.

All of these books are within an arm’s reach from my work table on the chance there’s a Thurber emergency.

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News from Tom Toro of his first kids book, out May 12th, from Little, Brown.

This from the publisher:

Two children bring home a pet porcupine, but they can only keep her if she’s house-trained! After a whirlwind of increasingly zany approaches, the kids learn that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to ask nicely. With Tom’s wit and dynamic artwork, this delightful story about learning to pee will bring joy and heart to young readers.

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

Tom Toro (self portrait  & bio courtesy of Mr. Toro) Born in Richmond, California on May 22, 1982. Graduated valedictorian from El Cerrito High School and matriculated to Yale. Edited cartoons for The Yale Herald and won a national championship in lightweight rowing in 2002, elected captain of the rowing team in 2004. Earned a degree cum laude in art history specializing in cinema studies. Attended NYU Film School for two years, shooting shorts and features that went to Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes. Began submitting cartoons to The New Yorker in 2007, first got published in 2010 – after the 610th try. Also a writer of literary fiction, short stories, screenplays and children’s picture books of the “unpublished” variety [Ed.: until now!]. New Yorker work: May 24, 2010 – . Visit his website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Paul Noth on time travel in the time of Trump.

Mr. Noth began contributing to The New Yorker in 2004. Visit his website here.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…

From Olivia de Recat, “My New Friends!”

— Ms. de Recat has been contributing her cartoons to The New Yorker since February of 2018. Visit her website here.

 

…and Yesterday’s 

From Sara Lautman, “P.S.A. Posters For Living Indoors”

— Ms. Lautman has been contributing to The New Yorker since March of 2016. Visit her website here.