The Wednesday Tilley Watch: Interview Of Interest: Liana Finck; Cuneo At The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Interview Of Interest: Liana Finck

From Publishers Weekly, February 25, 2020, “Liana Finck on Pop-up Magazine and Taking Her Cartoons To the Stage”

Ms. Finck began contributing to The New Yorker in 2013. Visit her website here.

 

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John Cuneo At The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium

A crowded room last night at the New School for John Cuneo‘s fab fun informative talk as part of Ben Katchor‘s New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium. Spotted in the crowd, besides, of course, Mr. Katchor: New Yorker cover artist Marcellus Hall, illustrator Joe Ciardiello, illustrator Chris Buzelli, illustrator Katherine Streeter, illustrator Stephen Kroninger, Ad Director Soojin Buzelli, photographer Deborah Feingold, New Yorker cartoonists Bob Eckstein, Robert Leighton, Evan Forsch, Carol Isaacs (aka The Surreal McCoy)*, and Attempted Bloggery‘s Stephen Nadler (who kindly provided the photos above).

*Carol Isaacs’s film The Wolf of Baghdad will be screened tomorrow night in NYC.  Info here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Politics, by Jon Adams. Mr. Adams has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. Visit his website here.

 

The Monday Tilley Watch: Rea Irvin & Fillmore Hyde’s The Ritz Carltons; Carol Isaacs’s “Wolf Of Baghdad” World Premiere

Last week’s 95th anniversary issue was a double issue, dated February 17 & 24, as you see below. So  (sigh) no new cartoons to discuss until next Monday.

In the meantime here’s a rarity courtesy of Spill friend, the author, Steve Stoliar.  He recently acquired a copy of The Ritz Carltons, published in 1927, authored by Fillmore Hyde, with illustrations by the one-and-only Rea Irvin. Mr. Stoliar, whose copy is signed by the author and the artist, informs us that:

Fillmore Hyde was The New Yorker’s first literary editor and first writer of “Talk of the Town,” as well as humorous pieces from the mid-20s to the mid-30s. “The Ritz-Carltons” were a posh family that appeared in a series of  New Yorker pieces, before being collected in this book.

And as to graphic content, here’s Mr. Stoliar again:

There are 15 Rea Irvin illustrations in all; some full-page, some smaller or even spot.

Digging a little deeper into Mr. Hyde (in Thomas Kunkel’s fabulous biography of Harold Ross, Genius In Disguise), we learn that it was Fillmore Hyde who brought Katharine Angell (later Katharine White) to Ross’s attention. Ross hired her about six months into The New Yorker‘s first year. From Linda Davis’s terrif biography, Onward and Upward: A Biography of Katharine S. White, this passage of interest:

It was the summer of 1925. A Sneden’s neighbor named Fillmore Hyde, who was working for the newborn New Yorker magazine, told Katharine he thought she would make a good first reader, and he suggested  she go to see the editor, Harold Ross. “Before applying at The New Yorker, I asked the advice of Henry Seidel Canby, then editor of the Saturday Review of Literature. He said that The New Yorker was nothing and that I would make a great mistake to join it because he thought it would never amount to anything. I listened to him and then went back and immediately applied for the job.”

— My thanks to Mr. Stoliar for sharing.

The Spill‘s Rea Irvin entry on the A-Z:

Rea Irvin (pictured above. Self portrait above from Meet the Artist) *Born, San Francisco, 1881; died in the Virgin Islands,1972. Irvin was the cover artist for the New Yorker’s first issue, February 21, 1925. He was the magazine’s first art editor, holding the position from 1925 until 1939 when James Geraghty assumed the title. Irvin became art director and remained in that position until William Shawn succeeded Harold Ross. Irvin’s last original work for the magazine was the magazine’s cover of July 12, 1958. The February 21, 1925 Eustace Tilley cover had been reproduced every year on the magazine’s anniversary until 1994, when R. Crumb’s Tilley-inspired cover appeared. Tilley has since reappeared, with other artists substituting from time-to-time.

And here’s Fillmore Hyde’s New York Times obit, January 27, 1970

Fillmore Hyde, author and editor, who was a former national amateur squash tennis champion, died Sunday at Funchal, Madeira, where he lived. He was 73 years old.

Mr. Hyde was born in New York and graduated in 1915 from Harvard University, where he wrote the music for the Hasty Pudding show. He served in the Army in World War I.

He was an editor of Newsweek from 1930 to 1933, of Today in 1933, and publisher and editor of Revue in 1934. He helped start Cue magazine, and had also been with The New Yorker.

After World War II, he took charge of Pan American Air lines operations in Frankfurt, Germany. Later he was administrative assistant to the dean of the division of general education of New York University and a member of the faculty of the Washington Square Writing Center.

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Carol Isaacs’s Wolf Of Baghdad World Premiere

From Ms. Isaacs:

The Wolf of Baghdad, a graphic memoir about a family’s lost homeland, comes to life panel by panel as a motion comic (animated slideshow) with its own musical soundtrack of traditional Judeo-Arabic and Iraqi music. It will have it’s world premiere at this year’s Sephardi Jewish Film festival in New York. By Carol Isaacs aka cartoonist The Surreal McCoy.
New York Sephardi Jewish Film Festival 2020
Thursday 27th February, 7pm
CJH Auditorium 15 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011

Link here to see the trailer

Mr. Peanut Shelled 20 Years Ago; Article Of Interest: Rich Sparks; The Surreal McCoy’s “Wolf of Baghdad” Out Next Week; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Mr. Peanut Shelled 20 Years Ago

Apparently, I was, unusually, way ahead of a developing story.  Here’s a drawing of mine published by The New Yorker in 2000 (it was within a double issue: Dec. 25, 2000/January 1, 2001).

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Article Of Interest: Rich Sparks

From Chicago Magazine, January 22, 2020, “The Weird, Whimsical World Of Rich Sparks”

— this article on Mr. Sparks who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit his website here. 

His new book, Love And Other Weird Things, published by Yoe Books, will be out January 28.

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The Surreal McCoy’s “Wolf Of Baghdad” Out Next Week

Out next week from Carol Isaacs (aka The Surreal McCoy) is The Wolf Of Baghdad (Myriad). Visit the publisher’s website here for an excerpt and a lot of info.

Ms. Isaacs tells the Spill: “The motion comic (animated) version of the book will be premiered at the Sephardi Jewish Film Festival in New York next month and I’ll be over to do a talk and Q&A.”

Details will be posted here when they become available.

Ms. Isaacs began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. Visit her website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Jon Adams on the passing of a legume. Mr. Adams began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.

Radio Piece Of Interest: Dave Coverly; Surreal McCoy’s Wolf Of Baghdad Soundtrack Now 98% Funded; Cover Revealed For Next Marx/Chast Book; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts

Radio Piece Of Interest: Dave Coverly

From  WEMU.org, July 2, 2019, “Creative:Impact — Ann Arbor Man Creates Thought-Provoking Laughter Through Cartoon Panel” — that Ann Arbor man is Dave Coverly, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007. Visit his website here. 

Above: a Coverly drawing published in The New Yorker, April 23, 2007

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Surreal McCoy’s Wolf Of Baghdad Soundtrack 98% Funded

Ms. McCoy reports that with 98% funding the soundtrack recording will proceed.  More here.

Ms. McCoy began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. Visit her website here.

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Cover Revealed For Next Marx/Chast Book

Due in January 2020 from Caledon Books, You Can Only Yell At Me For One Thing At A Time: Rules For Couples, this is the fifth Marx/Chast collaboration (in one configuration or another). The most recent, Why Don’t you Write My Eulogy So I can Correct It?: A Mother’s Suggestions, was published this year.

Ms. Chast has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1978. Visit her website here.

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

A Drew Panckeri ice cream cone moment. Mr. Panckeri began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015. Some brief info here from Narrative.

 

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Today’s Daily Shouts

“Signatures In Danny Zuko’s Yearbook” from Johnny DiNapoli, whose first cartoon appeared in The New Yorker last month. 

Art Spiegelman Event Of Interest; Article/Video Of Interest: Liza Donnelly; Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon; The Surreal McCoy’s Wolf Of Baghdad Kickstarter at 75%!; And Over On Medium…

Art Spiegelman Event Of Interest

This September at The Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York: “An Evening With Art Spiegelman” — all the details here.

Mr. Spiegelman began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992. His Wikipedia entry here.

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Article/Video Of Interest: Liza Donnelly

From Silicon Republic, June 23, 2019, “How This Cartoonist Draws Inspiration From Disruption” 

Ms. Donnelly began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982. Visit her website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

J.A.K. with a phone alert Daily. See it here. Mr. K began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.

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The Surreal McCoy’s Wolf Of Baghdad Kickstarter At 75%

The Surreal McCoy, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014, reports that the Kickstarter campaign for her “Wolf Of Baghdad” soundtrack is up to 75%.  To read more about this and contribute, go here

Ms. McCoy writes:  Here’s a short video by 3yin’s founder and bandleader Daniel Jonas to give a taste of the repertoire that we hope to be recording. The song is called Shams esh-Shamousa (Beautiful Sun) and is the Iraqi version of a traditional Arabic folk tune:

It rises, how beautiful is its light/The sun, precious sun/Come on, let’s go and milk the buffalo/It rose over the river Tigris/A gentle breeze blew from the west/ The waves call out ‘Hello!’/And send the sun their greetings.

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And Over On Medium…

An alert from Medium about Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell’s latest post reminded me to note here that it’s an interesting place to see non-New Yorker work by New Yorker artists you might not see elsewhere.

 Some for instances (no links: you’ll have to search on Medium‘s site for these):