The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of April 8, 2019; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Kendra Allenby

  The Cover:   A circus acrobat practicing on a high bar (this is “The Health Issue”).  Read what the cover artist, Kenton Nelson, has to say about it here. The Cartoonists: The Cartoons: Seventeen cartoonists (the duo effort counted as one cartoonist unit), with one, Adam Douglas Thompson, making his New Yorker print debut. Mr. Thompson is the 6th new

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A New Yorker State Of Mind: James Thurber’s Art Debuts In The New Yorker; Two New Yorker Cartoonists Cover Cold Comfort Farm; Karl Stevens at The Gardner Museum; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Barry Blitt

The must-read blog, A New Yorker State of Mind on the debut of Thurber art in The New Yorker.  Read here. … And as the subject is Thurber New Yorker firsts, here are others: Thurber’s New Yorker debut, in the issue of February 26, 1927: two pieces of verse.  The first,  Villanelle Of Horatio Street, Manhattan (19 lines, signed James

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The Tilley Watch: The New Yorker 94th Anniversary Issue; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Julia Suits

The above cover does not appear on the New Yorker‘s 94th Anniversary issue; note the date and price. I’ve posted it — the very first New Yorker cover — because sentimental me misses seeing Rea Irvin’s iconic curiously curious Eustace Tilley, dressed in his oddly compelling finery. He hasn’t shown up since 2011 (below)…that seems like such a long time

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