Thurber Thursday: Conversations With Thurber; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Article Of Interest: Eckstein & Shaw’s Elements Of Stress; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Zoom Panel Of Interest: “…The Power Of Black Ink”; More Bliss & Martin

Here’s a book I just “rediscovered” on the shelf: Conversations With James Thurber, edited by Thomas Fensch, published by University Of Mississippi Press, 1989.

As far as I know there’s no other book like it out there. The Univ Of Mississippi Press has a series of these “Conversations” (in the Spill library: Conversations With…Truman Capote, S. J. Perelman, John Cheever, and John Updike).

The Contents of Conversations With James Thurber:

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Jon Adams, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017, on a big tree replacement.

Visit Mr. Adams’ website here.

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Article Of Interest: Eckstein & Shaw’s The Elements Of Stress

From Lit Hub, November 19, 2020, “A Handbook For Our Times: The Elements Of Stress”

Bob Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007; Michael Shaw began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.

Mr. Eckstein tells the Spill that there will be a Stress wall calendar. Details will appear here down the road.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Jason Chatfield (and Ginny Hogan): “Fun Ideas For My Next Existential Crisis”

Mr. Chatfield began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.

 

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Zoom Panel Of Interest: “Cartoonists In Conversation: The Power Of Black Ink”

Late notice (apologies! the registration deadline has passed):

Today at 4:00 PT, hosted by The Charles Schulz Museum, a panel that includes a trio of New Yorker artists: Darrin Bell, Keith Knight, and Liz Montague.

Darrin Bell began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016; Keith Knight  in 2019; Liz Montague in 2019*

*The Schulz bio states Ms. Montague is ” the first Black female cartoonist for The New Yorker.” Emily Sanders Hopkins, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2004, is the magazine’s first known Black female cartoonist. 

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More Martin & Bliss

[There’s been a pr blitz surrounding cartoonist Harry Bliss and comedian Steve Martin’s new cartoon collection, A Wealth Of Pigeons. The Spill will try to keep up with posting any new content of interest].

This piece, “Harry Bliss And Steve Martin On Their New Book of Cartoons”  from Vermont’s Seven Days includes a new interview.

 

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