The fiction issue, and it’s a double. The next Monday Tilley Watch won’t be posted til the 15th, which seems like a long way away at the moment. As has been the case since the magazine became a work-at-home situation, the digital issue is not yet posted (writing this noonish). I’ll use the slideshow found here (you’ll have to scroll down a-ways) to do a brief run through of some of the latest cartoons.
The Cover (above right): Read the short Q&A here with cover artist Richard McGuire.
The Cartoonists: Avi Steinberg, J.A.K., Liana Finck, Tom Toro, David Sipress, Frank Cotham, Julia Suits, Emily Flake, Roz Chast, Charlie Hankin, Peter Vey, Jack Ziegler, Amy Kurzweil
The Cartoons: Avi Steinberg’s reading tree drawing caught my eye this week, as did P.C. Vey’s couple in bed with a harmonica, Julia Suits sandbox couple, and Liana Finck’s grass-fed cows. And, not needless to say: it’s always a special treat to see work surface by the late very very great Jack Ziegler.
It’s unusual to mention the Cartoon Caption Contest drawing, but I can’t help myself this week. Enjoyed how Lars Kenseth clowned around with a car (below left).
Graphically it reminded me a little of Edward Koren’s “Well there’s your problem” published as the cover drawing (and its caption used as the title of) Mr. Koren’s 1981 cartoon collection.
The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch:
Until the digital issue pops up I can’t be sure if Mr. Irvin’s classic masthead design is still in mothballs. My guess is that it is. In the meantime here’s what went missing in the Spring of 2017: