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Friday Spill: Catching Up with The Daily Cartoons; Harvard Lampoon New Yorker Cartoon Parodies; Podcast Guest Of Interest: Joe Dator
September 10, 2021
Catching Up With The Daily Cartoons
Wednesday’s Daily Cartoonist: Shadows at The Supreme Court, from Peter Kuper, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011.
Bonus Daily (Wednesday) from cover artist Jenny Kroik.  
Thursday’s Daily Cartoonist: Homework, from Adam Douglas Thompson, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2019.
Friday’s Daily: An airport screening from J.A.K. who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. 
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Harvard Lampoon New Yorker Cartoon Parodies
I was sitting here at Spill headquarters the other day, minding my own (and probably some others’) business when the below Talk Of The Town parody masthead arrived via email courtesy of Paul Nesja, who hosts (along with Beth Lawler and Vin Coca) the Cartoon Caption Contest podcast.
Mr. Nesja, aware of my ongoing and fruitless(?) campaign to bring back the great Rea Irvin masthead stripped from The New Yorker in 2017, thought I’d enjoy seeing the Harvard Lampoon’s New Yorker masthead (and I did — thanks Paul!).
Reminded of the parody masthead, I dug out my somewhat water-damaged copy of 100 Years Of Harvard Lampoon Parodies and went to The New Yorker section. Didn’t read all the text (just enough to discover that the Harvard Lampoon did parody issues of The New Yorker in 1939 and 1948)– but focused on the cartoons they decided to poke at. Thought the Chon Day/”Chon Dam” Small Change drawing was funny, as is the take-off on the Thurber classic, now captioned “Toupe!”…at the top of this post you see how they messed with Helen Hokinson (also kind of funny), and below the Thurber or “Trurber” are alternate universe George Price (“Better change that to Nineteenth Street. This one Looks hard to shake.”) and Charles Addams drawings.   
  Returning to the lightly scanned text, there’s this bit of trivia:  
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Podcast Guest Of Interest: Joe Dator
Episode #707 of the Deconstructing Comics Podcast features the one-and-only Joe Dator, who discusses all sorts of things, including his soon to be published (October 19th) Inked: Cartoons, Confessionals, Rejected Ideas and Secret Sketches. Hear it here.
-Thanks to Mike Rhode for alerting me to this pod
 
ADAM DOUGLAS THOMPSON
CARTOONIST
CARTOONISTS
CARTOONS
CHON DAY
COMICSDC
GEORGE PRICE
HARVARD LAMPOON
HELEN HOKINSON
J.A.K.
JAMES THURBER
JENNY KROIK
JOE DATOR
MIKE RHODE
NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS
NEW YORKER CARTOONS
PAUL NESJA
PETER KUPER
REA IRVIN
THE DAILY CARTOON
THE DAILY CARTOONIST
THE NEW YORKER

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2 COMMENTS
Paul Nesja says:
September 12, 2021 at 12:27 pm
That’s interesting. My copy of “100 Years Of Harvard Lampoon Parodies” is also water damaged. I wonder if they’re all like that.
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michael says:
September 12, 2021 at 3:10 pm
Try to find a non-water damaged copy, Paul. Worth a fortune.
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