Wednesday Spill: A Gibson & A Steig New Year’s Cartoon; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Some Chitter-Chatter About That Hockney Cover

A Gibson & A Steig New Year’s Cartoon

From Attempted Bloggery, December 30, 2020,“Mary Gibson: New Year Spoilsport”— two New Year’s cartoons: Mary Gibson’s in The Saturday Evening Post (the clipping via Dick Buchanan’s Famous Files) in October of ’53, the other is William Steig’s New Yorker classic that appeared in December of ’55. 

Not a whole lot is known about Mary Gibson. Any info beyond what is on the Spill‘s A-Z (shown directly below) would be greatly appreciated:


Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: the second day in a row for a cartoonist* (and I believe a newbie at that): Asher Perlman with a fun dog cartoon.

*The Spill distinguishes between cartoonists who have been published in the print edition of The New Yorker and cartoonists whose work has appeared only online. Go here for more info.


Some Chitter-Chatter About That Hockney Cover

Oftimes (most times!) a New Yorker cover appears without making a lot of noise in the media world (social and otherwise). The December 21st New Yorker cover by David Hockney has however caused the hooplah meter to stir, if only just a bit. A few examples:

“David Hockney’s Latest New Yorker Cover Is Getting A Decidedly Mixed Reception” (The Observer, December 14, 2020)

“How David Hockney Trolled The New Yorker” (The Bulwark, December 15, 2020)





One comment

  1. Why on earth would David Hockney wish to “troll” The New Yorker? Is that also the explanation for Wayne Thiebaud’s Thanksgiving cover of November 25, 2019, “Stuffed?” I don’t think so. These covers, both by big-name artists, are symptomatic of editors who want to boast of A-list contributors but can’t be bothered to select or demand compelling images for the magazine’s cover.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *