The Wednesday Watch: A New York Times Pauline Kael 100th Birthday Graphic Tribute; The Spectator’s Cartoon Editor On Political Cartoons (And Selling An Idea To The New Yorker 61 Years Ago); More Weirdo; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Farley Katz

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A New York Times Pauline Kael 100th Birthday Graphic Tribute

From The New York Times, June 19, 2019, “Happy Birthday, Pauline Kael, My Old Foe”  — this graphic piece by Nathan Gelgud.

Ms. Kael began writing for The New Yorker in 1967. She retired in 1991.

Additional birthday reading: “The Electrifying Critical Mind Of Pauline Kael” by David Remnick.

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The Spectator’s Cartoon Editor On The Death Of Political Cartoons

Michael Heath on the recent New York Times decision …and a few New Yorker tidbits tossed in as well.  

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More Weirdo

 

A piece of interest from The Comics Journal, June 19, 2019, by Bill Kartalopoulos: “Getting Weirdo At The Society Of illustrators” (various New Yorker contributors mentioned).

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

On the beach with Farley Katz, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2007.

 

 

Interview Of Interest: Arnie Levin; Celebration Of Interest At The Society Of Illustrators: The Book Of Weirdo; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: J.A.K.

Interview Of Interest: Arnie Levin

Here’s a terrific interview with the one-and-only Arnie Levin on Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencil’s blog.

This is the perfect opportunity to post my all-time favorite Arnie Levin drawing. It appeared in The New Yorker‘s October 5th, 1998 issue.

Mr. Levin began contributing to The New Yorker in 1974. See some of his New Yorker work here on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

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Celebration of Interest: The Book Of Weirdo

 

Celebrated Tonight at The Society of illustrators: The Book Of Weirdo (Cover by Drew Friedman). All the info here.

From the Society of Illustrators site:

The Society is pleased to celebrate the release of The Book of Weirdo, a massive retrospective of Robert Crumb’s 1980’s magazine WEIRDO, published by Last Gasp and written by Jon B. Cooke. Please join us for a panel discussion by fellow WEIRDO contributor Drew Friedman and the author, alongside special guests WEIRDO contributors John Holmstrom, Art Spiegelman, Kim Deitch, Glenn Head, Mark Newgarden. A book signing will follow.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

J.A.K. on Trump in London.  Mr. K. began contributing to The New Yorker in  2014.

 

Mort Gerberg At MoCCA With Bob Eckstein, Marisa Acocella, and Danny Shanahan: Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Pat Byrnes

A friendly reminder that this Saturday at 3:00  Mort Gerberg will join New Yorker colleagues, Bob Eckstein, Marisa Acocella, and Danny Shanahan at MoCCA to celebrate the publication of Mr. Gerberg’s On The Scene: A 50 Year Cartoon Chronicle (I’ll moderate).

 All the info here!

For a complete list of all the New Yorker folks at MoCCA this weekend go here to this earlier Spill post.

(Mort Gerberg’s cartoon at the top of this post appeared in The New Yorker, June 21, 1993).

Photos above, l-r: Bob Eckstein, Marisa Acocella, Danny Shanahan, and Mort Gerberg

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

Today’s Daily cartoon, the breakfast table 2019, is by Pat Byrnes, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.  Visit his website here.

 

 

Society Of Illustrators Names Hall Of Fame Inductees; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Shannon Wheeler; More Gerberg; Event Of Interest: Chris Ware; Even More Shermund; Interviews Of Interest: Bob Eckstein, Gahan Wilson

From The Daily Cartoonist, February 14, 2019, “Society Of illustrators 2019 Hall of Fame” — Read here! (Spoiler: Two New Yorker folks named!)

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Today’s Daily Cartoon

Today’s Daily cartoon, tuned in to today’s heart-shaped celebration, is by Shannon Wheeler, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2009.

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More Gerberg

Mr. Gerberg’s first New Yorker cartoon, published in the issue of April 10, 1965.

From amNewYork, February 14, 2019, “Mort Gerberg retrospective spotlights cartoonnist’s witty views of NY life”

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From The Albany Times-Union, February 12, 2019, Cartoonist Chris Ware Speaks, Signs Books.

Mr. Ware’s Monograph, published in 2017

Mr. Ware began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.

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Even More Shermund

A Shermund self-portrait

From Columbus Monthly, “Burying Barbara Shermund, A Forgotten Cartoonist” — more on the late great Ms. Shermund. Read here.

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Interview of Interest: Bob Eckstein

Bob Eckstein’s fabulous Snowman book

A radio interview with a lot of snowman talk (as you’d expect when the World’s Greatest Snowman Expert is the interviewee), and some cartoon talk as well at the close. Listen here.

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Interview of Interest: Gahan Wilson

Jason Sacks interviews Gahan Wilson. Listen here.

Mr. Wilson began contributing to The New Yorker in 1976. Link here to his website.

Article Of Interest: Paul Karasik; Event Of Interest: Steve Brodner In Conversation With Joe Ciardiello at The Society Of Illustrators; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoon

From The Vineyard Gazette, January 29, 2019, “A Brief Sketch of Life As a Cartoon Artist” — the cartoon artist is Paul Karasik, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.

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The Society of Illustrators will host a conversation with two exceptional illustrators (both of them have contributed to The New Yorker), Steve Brodner and Joe Ciardiello. The occasion is the publication of Mr. Ciardiello’s graphic memoir, A Fistful of Drawings (from Fantagraphics, out February 12, 2019)

All the info here.

Link here to Joe Ciardiello’s website

Link here to Steve Brodner’s website

Link here to The Society of Illustrators website

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Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoon

Since online is increasingly where the action is, I decided this morning that The New Yorker‘s Daily Cartoons should be recognized here, well… daily (they’ll also continue to be gathered at week’s end under The Tilley Watch Online heading along with Daily Shouts pieces contributed by cartoonists). For those who missed this Spill piece about the Daily some time back, there are a number of differences between a Daily cartoon and the cartoons you find in the print edition of The New Yorker.

Today’s Daily cartoon, concerning Brexit, is by Maddie Dai. See it here. Ms. Dai began contributing to the print edition of The New Yorker in June of 2017. Link here to her website.