Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Elisabeth McNair; More Spills…Chast Honored, Eckstein’s Book Tour For “The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons” Includes Fellow New Yorker Cartoonists Leighton, Smaller, Acocella, Downes, Donnelly, Borchart, and Shanahan

Today’s Daily cartoon, Spring + allergies, is by Elisabeth McNair, who began contributing to The New Yorker in July of 2018.  Link here to her website.

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Roz Chast will be awarded an honorary degree by Hamilton College.  Read here.

Bob Eckstein‘s new book, The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons will be out soon. Several of the events on his book tour will include guests. The first event, in NYC on April 9th at Rizzoli will include New Yorker cartoonists Robert Leighton, Marisa Acocella, and Barbara Smaller.  The day after, Mr. Eckstein will travel north to Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, New York, where he’ll be joined by fellow cartoonists Danny Shanahan, Liza Donnelly, and yours truly. On April 23rd he’ll be at word Bookstore in Brooklyn, where he’ll be joined by David Borchart and Nick Downes.

For all the event information, link here.

 

Graphic Piece Of Interest By Emily Flake; Book On The Horizon: Peter Steiner’s The Good Cop; Blogs Of Interest: A New Yorker State Of Mind, Attempted Bloggery; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Peter Kuper

Graphic Piece of Interest by Emily Flake

From  Emily Flake on The Nib, March 9, 2019, “It’s All In The Family”: ‘Can a hollow woman raise a whole, unbroken child?'”

Ms. Flake began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008.  Visit her website here.

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Book On The Horizon: Peter Steiner’s “The Good Cop”

It’s no secret that Peter Steiner, who created the most reprinted New Yorker cartoon in the magazine’s history, is also a novelist.  His latest, The Good Cop is due in September.

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Blogs Of Interest

Two of The Spill‘s favorite New Yorker centric places to visit. 

A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue Of The New Yorker

This is the go-to site for a New Yorker time tunnel experience.  Always fascinating.  As you see by Ilonka Karasz’s cover above, the latest post examines the issue of March 8, 1930. 

 

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Attempted Bloggery

Attempted Bloggery‘s  latest cartoonist fest is all about original work by the late great George Price.  Always fun seeing off the beaten path material from the New Yorker’s artists.  See it here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

Today’s Daily cartoon cartoon (Trump+$) is by Peter Kuper. Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011.  Link to his website here.

 

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of March 25, 2019; Even More George Price; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Lila Ash

The Cover:

As mentioned here last week, the Brexit-inspired cover, by Mark Ulriksen, was early-released.  Read about it here.

The Cartoonists:

Suerynn Lee‘s work has appeared on newyorker.com;  this is her print debut in the magazine. Ms. Lee is the fifth cartoonist to debut this year, and the twenty-ninth cartoonist brought aboard since Emma Allen took the reins of the cartoon department in May of 2017.

The Cartoons:

A quick tour through the issue and we find Roz Chast’s take on the tale of the Little Red Hen, Lars Kenseth’s commemorative pizza plate, Sophia Warren’s office politics mouse maze, Tom Chitty’s genie who specializes in just one thing, P.C. Vey’s couple’s abrupt waking in the night,  a Will McPhail long-lasting roller coaster, Karen Sneider’s desert island delirium, Frank Cotham’s concerned waiter, BEK’s second-guessing God, Victoria Robert’s juggling husband, Harley Lin’s lawyer, client and rubber band ball… and the aforementioned Ms. Lee, with a drawing of Death and the five second rule. Ms. Robert’s and Mr. Chitty’s drawings are given the most breathing room.

Twelve cartoons; Twenty-one illustrations — approximately five-and-a-half of them are full page. 

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Rea Irvin’s Talk masthead masterpiece is still in mothballs. Here’s some reading material about it, and below is what it looks like.

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Even More George Price

Attempted Bloggery continues its Price Fest, with close-up looks at the artist’s originals. See it here!

I’ve always found Price’s split lines intriguing. Sorry I never had the opportunity to ask him about his style.  I only was in the same room (an office) with him once, ages ago — unfortunately it wasn’t the time or place to start asking questions.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

Today’s Daily cartoon, regarding twenty somethings, is by Lila Ash.  Ms. Ash began contributing  to The New Yorker in December of 2018. Link here to her website.

 

 

 

 

Personal History: Holding

I happened upon a paper-clipped bunch of pages today in the Spill‘s archives that I’d completely forgotten about. The very first page, from late 1980, appears above.  It comes as news to me thirty-nine years later that I made a list of drawings that were being held by The New Yorker

This is what holding means:

When a cartoonist submitted a batch of drawings, and returned the following week to submit another batch, last week’s rejects would be waiting. Along with the returned drawings was the classic New Yorker rejection slip — and occasionally there would be, on the slip, a handwritten Holding 1 (sometimes more than one drawing was held). For whatever reason, or reasons, Lee Lorenz, the art editor at the time, had decided to hang onto a drawing for further consideration.  Held drawings were in limbo — not bought,  just held. And then they were either returned, or bought.  

Having a drawing held was always preferable to complete rejection: it was a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, that held drawing would be “OKed” (i.e., bought).  What’s interesting (to me) about the list was how many held drawings there were in that short period of time. Without this list as a reminder I would’ve guessed that one of my drawings was held every two or three months, at most.  Six held within a couple of months, and two bought seems like much better odds than memory allowed. The Calm Before The Coffee was Oked but I didn’t bother underlining it in red and placing an asterisk next to it — I must’ve forgotten I had started a holding list by the time it was OKed. 

 

Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of March 11-15, 2019; About The Upcoming Animated Addams Family; Early Cover Release; Video: Chast At The Strand

The Daily was three-fifths Trump this week.  The contributors:  Brooke Bourgeois, Mary Lawton, Ellis Rosen, Emily Flake, and Jason Chatfield/Scott Dooley.

And the New Yorker cartoonists contributing to the Daily Shouts: Jason Adam Katzenstein/Ellie Black, and Roz Chast.

You can see all of the above and more here.  

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About The Upcoming Animated Addams Family

From Paste, March 15, 2019, “Everything We know About the New Animated Addams Family Movie So Far”

Below left, some of the television cast, and on the right, an Addams drawing of the family.

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Early Cover Release

As happens when the New Yorker is particularly keen on a newsy cover, they let us see it well before the usual Monday morning publication.  And so it is with Mark Ulriksen’s piece above.  Read about it here.

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Chast At The Strand…and in the Newspaper

Mike Lynch has posted a link to a video of the recent Strand bookstore appearance by Roz Chast.  Go here to Mike’s site for the actual video link.

Even more Chast: this piece from The New York Times, March 14, 2019,  “Roz Chast and Patricia Marx Mine the Motherlode”