In honor of Sean Connery, who played James Bond like nobody’s business, this drawing of mine from the archives, published in The New Yorker, August 14, 1995 (Mr. Connery passed away either late Friday or Saturday):
Here’s a fun series of late 1930s Shell ads courtesy of Spill friend, Warren Bernard.
William Steig’s A-Z Spill entry:
William Steig (photo above) Born in Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 14, 1907, died in Boston, Mass., Oct. 3, 2003. In a New Yorker career that lasted well over half a century and a publishing history that contains more than a cart load of books, both children’s and otherwise, it’s impossible to sum up Steig’s influence here on Ink Spill. He was among the giants of the New Yorker cartoon world, along with James Thurber, Saul Steinberg, Charles Addams, Helen Hokinson and Peter Arno. Lee Lorenz’s World of William Steig (Artisan, 1998) is an excellent way to begin exploring Steig’s life and work. New Yorker work: 1930 -2003.
Attempted Bloggery has posted the entire contents of a scrapbook devoted to Charles Addams drawings. There’s even a puzzling unidentified drawing (puzzling as to where it appeared). See it all here!
Not a Halloween goes by (on this site) without mentioning the late great Charles Addams and the family he’s most remembered for. Here’s news from Hollywood about The Addams Family.
Charles Addams A-Z Spill entry:
Charles Addams (Born in Westfield, New Jersey, January 7, 1912. Died September 29, 1988, New York City. New Yorker work: 1932 – 1988 * the New Yorker has published his work posthumously. One of the giants of The New Yorker’s stable of artists. Key cartoon collections: While all of Addams’ collections are worthwhile, here are three that are particular favorites; Homebodies (Simon & Schuster, 1954), The Groaning Board (Simon & Schuster, 1964), Creature Comforts (Simon & Schuster, 1981). In 1991 Knopf published The World of Chas Addams, a retrospective collection. A biography, Charles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life, by Linda Davis, was published in 2006 by Random House. For more information visit The Addams Foundation website.
An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features
The Daily Cartoon: Johnny DiNapoli, Mort Gerberg, David Sipress, Kim Warp, Yasin Osman.
Daily Shouts: Colin Stokes & Ellis Rosen, Carol Lay, Joe Dator.
…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook
To see all of the above and more link here.