The American Bystander’s Michael Gerber Wants To Save MAD Magazine; Bob Eckstein’s NY Daily News MAD Op-Ed; MAD Cartoonists Vs. New Yorker Cartoonists; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Gil Roth Interviews Karl Stevens; 5 Questions: Rich Sparks

The American Bystander’s Michael Gerber, Wants To Save MAD Magazine

 Michael Gerber, the man behind the curtain at American Bystander, is proposing to rescue MAD Magazine.  Below: two Tweets from Mr. Gerber sent out yesterday:

 

 The New York Times called  The American Bystander “…an essential read for comedy nerds”.   Anyone who loves comic art and writing will cheer on Mr. Gerber’s effort  to rescue MAD.

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Bob Eckstein’s N.Y. Daily News MAD Op-Ed

New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein weighs in, via a New York Daily News Op-Ed, on MAD Magazine.  Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in  2007. Visit his website here.

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MAD Cartoonists Vs. New Yorker Cartoonists

Bittersweet.  This on Comic-Con International’s 2019 schedule:

In one corner, the New Yorker magazine, top of the cartoon heap, king of the single-panel, and undisputed peak of the artform. In the other corner, MAD magazine, the magazine most humorists cite as their biggest influence. Which magazine is the better patron saint of cartoonists? Who has funnier cartoons? And, most important, who would win in a fight between Eustace Tilley, the fop from the NY’er, and Alfred E. Neuman, the MAD magazine mascot? Distinguished panelists from both magazines duke it out in a free-for-all discussion. May the funniest one win.

All the info here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

  Chris Weyant’s gives us sunblock on wheels.  Mr Weyant began contributing to The New Yorker  in 1998. Visit his website here.

 

 

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Gil Roth Interviews Karl Stevens 

Gil Roth adds Karl Stevens to his remarkable list of interviewees (including a goodly number of comics and cartoonists).  Mr. Stevens began contributing to The New Yorker this year.

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5 Questions: Rich Sparks

From Esthetic Lens, July 4, 2019, “5 Questions: Cartoonist Rich Sparks”— like it sez.

Mr. Sparks began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.  His book, Love and Other Weird Things is out the last day of the year. Visit his website here.

 

The Wednesday Watch: Gil Roth Interviews Seth; Stand-Up Of Interest: Emily Flake, Jason Chatfield; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Brendan Loper; Today’s Daily Shouts By…Olivia de Recat

Gil Roth Interviews Seth

Here’s Gil Roth, who has assembled an impressive list of interviews with cartoonists, speaking with Seth at the Strand bookstore in Manhattan.  Seth (real name: Gregory Gallant) began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.

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Stand-Up Of Interest: Emily Flake, Jason Chatfield

The Weekly Humorist sponsored “Guaranteed Delivery!” comedy show includes two New Yorker contributors, Emily Flake and Jason Chatfield All the details here!

Ms. Flake began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008; Mr. Chatfield began contributing in 2017.

— Thanks to my colleague, Bob Eckstein for bringing this event to the Spill.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

One way of keeping ’em focused…by Brendan Loper. Mr. Loper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

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Today’s Daily Shouts By…

 

Olivia de Recat, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2018. See her Daily Shouts piece here.