The Cover: As mentioned last week, this week’s cover, shown above right, by Brian Stauffer, was early released last Friday. Michael Cavna’s Washington Post piece explores like-minded images by various cartoonists.
The Cartoons…and Spots:
I’ve left the entire Drawings and Spots section intact this week as the Spots artist is the great R.O. Blechman — New Yorker cover artist, cartoonist and illustrator. Mr. Blechman’s lovely miniatures sprinkled throughout the issue don’t disappoint. For a lot more Blechman, visit his website.
Of note: two duo contributions this week: Jose Arroyo & tv funnyman Conan O’Brien, as well as tv’s Jason “No demo?” Chatfield & Scott Dooley.
Also of interest, a New Yorker cartoon debut: Andy Singer is the second newbie of 2020, and the 55th new addition to The New Yorker‘s stable of cartoonists since Emma Allen was appointed cartoon editor in the Spring of 2017.
The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch:
Closing in on the two year anniversary of the switcheroo of Rea Irvin’s long running (92 year) fab Talk masthead with a redraw. Read about it here.
Below: Mr. Irvin’s iconic masthead, now mothballed.