Thurber Thursday: Thurber Country UK Penguin Edition; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Reminder: Chatfield Live At 3!; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Thurber Thursday: Thurber Country, UK Penguin Edition

Thirty-two years ago, when my New Yorker cartoonist colleague, Liza Donnelly and I were wed,  she brought into the marriage, among so many other things, the Thurber UK paperbacks she’d grown up with. My fave of these, cover-wise, has always been Thurber Country, published by Penguin in 1962, the year after Thurber passed away. Is there any dog more perfectly drawn than a Thurber dog (rhetorical, no need to answer).*

The bio on the inside front cover is of interest, as is the slightly wild hair photo.

*George Booth’s cartoon dogs are certainly equal.

Here’s Thurber’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

James Thurber  Born, Columbus, Ohio, December 8, 1894. Died 1961, New York City. New Yorker work: 1927 -1961, with several pieces run posthumously.  According to the New Yorker’s legendary editor, William Shawn, “In the early days, a small company of writers, artists, and editors — E.B. White, James Thurber, Peter Arno, and Katharine White among them — did more to make the magazine what it is than can be measured.”  

Key cartoon collection: The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments (Harper & Bros., 1932). Key anthology (writings & drawings): The Thurber Carnival (Harper & Row, 1945). There have been a number of Thurber biographies. Burton Bernstein’s Thurber (Dodd, Mead, 1975) and Harrison Kinney’s James Thurber: His Life and Times (Henry Holt & Co., 1995)  are essential. A short bio appears on the Thurber House website: http://www.thurberhouse.org/about-james-thurber/

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

From Adam Douglas Thompson, more White House memoirs.

Mr. Thompson began contributing to The New yorker in April of 2019.

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Reminder: Chatfield Live At 3!

New Yorker cartoonist, Jason Chatfield, & his MAD mag colleague Ed Steckley will draw live this afternoon at 3.

Register/info here

Mr. Chatfield’s website.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Eugenia Viti, who began contributing to The New Yorker in June of last year: “Five Filters That Will Ruin Your Relationship”

 

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