Of the many Thurber articles in Life magazine, I’ve always been partial to the one appearing in the March 14, 1960 issue (not too long before his death, in November of 1961). It includes a number of pages of great photos (one shown above, and one shown below) as well as a page of Thurber quotes (“Barbed Shafts Of A Veteran Wit”) on various topics, such as World Madness, Writing, and Drawing. Here’s what he said about Drawing:
“My drawings have been described as pre-intentionalist, meaning they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.”
Shannon Wheeler on the part of the movie we’re in. Mr. Wheeler began contributing to The New Yorker in 2009.
Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist: Jason Chatfield (with Ginny Hogan): “Wrong Ways To Meditate”
Mr. Chatfield began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.