Thurber Thursday: The Tome; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

There are two fave Thurber biographies in this house: Burton Bernstein’s Thurber: A Biography, and Harrison Kinney’s James Thurber: His Life And Times. I like to think of them as perfect bookends to any Thurber collection.

Bernstein’s (left), at 532 pages is the quick read; Kinney’s is 1,238. I think of the two books as I think of my two favorite Beatle biographies: Shout, by Philip Norman (c.400 pages), and Tune In by Mark Lewisohn (c.900 pages).  If you want a great read, well written, but don’t want to submerge, then it’s Norman’s Beatle book. If you want to go deep and stay there, it’s Lewisohn’s. Same applies to Bernstein and Kinney.

Both these books have appeared in paperback and are easily found.  I just may go back to Kinney’s right after I finish re-reading Tune In.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Video conference hell from Lisa Rothstein, who began contributing to The New Yorker in August of 2019.

Tuesday’s Tilley: Article Of Interest: New Yorker Cover Artist Gayle Kabaker; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist & Daily Cartoonist

Article Of Interest: New Yorker Cover Artist Gayle Kabaker

From The Washington Post, June 22, 2020, “Sketching My Way Through Crisis” — this piece by Ms. Kabaker, whose New Yorker covers can be seen here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

From Brenadan Loper, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016, Trump changes the weather

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Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Yesterday’s Daily Shouts from J.A.K., who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014, “Everything Is an Emergency: Art On Medication”

…and Yesterday’s Daily cartoonist: Emily Flake, who began contributing in 2008.

 

 

 

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of June 29, 2020

The Cover: a beauty by Diana Ejaita. Her third for the magazine — read about her others here.

The Cartoonists:

The Cartoons:

The Bruce Eric Kaplan drawing — it’s on page 39 — ever-so-vaguely reminded me of this National Lampoon “Vacation” scene (and that reminded me of the whole movie — not a bad way to begin the week).

Charlie Hankin’s funny quinoa drawing (p.50) made me briefly search my cartoonist memory bank for the correct pronunciation of “quinoa” — a word I’ve heard spoken a-plenty, but not one I’ve spoken (maybe ever). Tom Toro’s bats drawing (p.45) is also fun. I wonder how many bat drawings have been published in The New Yorker with a bat or bats central to the cartoon’s idea, not just background bats.

P.C. Vey’s drawing (p.46) caught my attention for two reasons: 1. it’s funny, and 2. it’s funny that the central character (the fish in the fishbowl) is so small. Finally, a nice surprise to see a magic carpet drawing (courtesy of Victoria Roberts), and see Joe Dator go big (on p. 26) with his museum piece.

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch: go here to read up on the eighty-sixing of Mr. Irvin’s iconic design for The Talk Of The Town back in the Spring of 2017. Here’s what we’re missing…

The Weekend Spill: Today’s Culture Desk Cartoonist; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of June 15-19, 2020; A New Yorker State Of Mind Looks At The Issue Of May 23, 1931

Today’s Culture Desk Cartoonist

From Ali Fitzgerald, The Dad Archive.

Ms. Fitzgerald began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

A brief bio of Ms. Fitzgerald here

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The Tilley Watch Online, June 15-19, 2020

An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who have contributed to newyorker.com online features

The Daily Cartoon: Tim Hamilton (twice), Adam Douglas Thompson, Drew Panckeri, J.A.K..

Daily Shouts: Eugenia Viti.

… Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: The Mustache Of Damocles,

and Losing Their Heads.

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A New Yorker State Of Mind Looks At The May 23, ’31 Issue

A Spill fave blog deep dives into an 89 year old issue. Cover by the great Garrett Price (one of 99 he’d eventually contribute during his 49 year run at The New Yorker  th– his first was in August of 1925).

Time travel into the past here.

 

Mr. Price’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Garrett Price ( Photo source: Esquire Cartoon Album, 1957) Born, 1897, Bucyrus, Kansas. Died, April, 1979, Norwalk, Conn. Collection: Drawing Room Only / A Book of Cartoons (Coward -McCann, 1946). NYer work: 1925 -1974.

Video Of Interest: Two Cartoonists Draw, Among Other Things, Whales & A Vole; Fave Photo Of The Day: Roz Chast On NYC Subway; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Two Cartoonists Draw, Among Other Things, Whales & A Vole

Courtesy of The Society Of Illustrators this nearly hour long video of Liza Donnelly in her studio.  Half way through I stopped by to draw with her on a big sheet of paper.

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Fave Photo Of The Day: Roz Chast On NYC Subway

Ms. Chast, back in NYC, has posted this selfie on Instagram.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Tim Hamilton on the upcoming Trump rally.

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