The Cover: As mentioned here days back, Bob Staake’s cover was (very) early released. You can read what Mr. Staake has to say about it here.
This is Darrin Bell’s first appearance in the magazine since his Pulitzer win was announced.
The cartoon by Miriam Katin marks her debut appearance in the magazine. She is the 9th new cartoonist brought into the stable this year, and the 34th new cartoonist brought in since Emma Allen became cartoon editor in May of 2017.
Three cartoons especially stood out this week.
Joe Dator‘s world continues to fascinate. His floating mammals drawing (p.34) is about as good as it gets. The drawing itself is great, as is the caption. If the Cartoon Companion guys were still in the business of rating cartoons, this would certainly be awarded their blue ribbon.
Another contender is Ed Steed‘s trapeze artists with baby (p.28). For me, it’s the best baby-centric New Yorker drawing since Zach Kanin’s wonderful drawing of July 7, 2008, “I can feel the baby kicking.”
Charlie Hankin‘s cartoon (on p.64): like desert island drawings, the cartoon scenario of a person seated by the fire with their mounted trophies up on the wall has been around in the cartoon universe for a very long time. Mr. Hankin has given us a terrific “If I Had A Hammer” moment.
Rea Irvin’s classic Talk masthead has not yet been returned — its replacement, a re-draw, continues to appear. Read about the unfortunate situation here. Below is the real thing.
Below: Mr. Irvin himself, looking a little frustrated?
Seven Animations For Earth Day By Liza Donnelly
CBS News This Morning has posted seven Earth Day specific animations by Liza Donnelly (Ms. Donnelly is their resident cartoonist). See the work on Twitter @LizaDonnelly & @CBSThisMorning.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon
Tom Toro delivers a Games of Throne-ish drawing. Mr. Toro began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.
A Reminder! Three New Yorker Cartoonists at Word Bookstore Tomorrow
An event celebrating a fun new book with three fun cartoonists. Further info here.
Dick Buchanan’s Files via Mike Lynch: “New Yorker Luminaries 1933-1942″
Further lost gems from Mr. Buchanan’s files via Mike Lynch’s site include work from Charles Addams, Whitney Darrow, Jr., William Steig, Richard Taylor, Syd Hoff, Richard Decker, and Barbara Shermund. Above, a Barbara Shermund drawing from Colliers, September 10, 1938. See them all here.