The Tilley Watch Online
Two Blopers this week on the Daily. It’s actually Brendan Loper — he signs his work “Bloper” which to this cartoonist’s eyes and ears involuntarily suggests “blooper” (sorry, Mr. Loper)… Nice elephant in the brush drawing by Mr. Loper. Other drawings feature Putin (by Loper), the Clintons and our president (by Lars Kenseth) and the Panamanian files (by Maddie Dai), and a marathoner, courtesy of Farley Katz (with enjoyable forest animals by Mr. Katz). And over on Daily Shouts, an advice column (to appear every other week) makes its debut. Liana Finck answers tough questions about “how to act in difficult situations”…
Lost Then Found
Back in February of 2008 I was asked to be what was jokingly called a “cartoon captain” for a month. That meant contributing pieces to newyorker.com on a daily basis (in my case, I alternated between a graphic series called Cartoonography and written pieces). These pieces were all archived on the magazine’s site. That is, until a few months ago, when all of the written pieces suddenly (and mysteriously) disappeared (the Cartoonography pieces were not disappeared).
Following the disappearance, I decided to post all the written pieces here on the Spill, but found I could not find a single copy of any of them here at home (either hard copies or digital files). All seemed lost. The online folks at the New Yorker also (initially) came up empty-handed (or empty-filed). Then just last week, all of the pieces suddenly reappeared online. I want to thank Michael Agger at newyorker.com for his diligence. The pieces on newyorker.com are exactly as first published. For the Spill, I updated the piece titled “Glossary” to reflect the new cartoon editor era.
I’ve collected the pieces on the Posted Notes section of the Spill (just scroll down past all of the Rea Irvin Talk mastheads)…so they can be read as a whole. And you can now also find them once again here on newyorker.com among other pieces I’ve contributed (Cartoonography is there still, and it can be found on the Bio section of the Spill). Whew.