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September 23, 2021

Poking around Edwin Bowden’s James Thurber: A Bibliography (Ohio State University Press, 1968) I came across wording I’d surely seen before but didn’t really think too much about. In the entry for Thurber & Company, published in 1966, five years after Thurber’s death, we see this:
 
 
 —Seven captions taken from A Thurber Carnival … are substituted for the original caption on older drawings or, in one instance, are added to an older untitled drawing —
The latter part of that sentence refers to the drawing on p.192. It’s the one drawing that was captionless when first published, but has now, in Thurber & Company, appears with a caption. 
Here’s how it looked in the Goings On About Town section of the June 29, 1935 issue of The New Yorker
 
The next time it was published, in Thurber’s Men, Women And Dogs (1943) it appeared as it did in the magazine (it appeared again, captionless, in 1963’s Vintage Thurber). By 1966, in Thurber & Company, it looks like this: 
If I could summon up the spirit of Harold Ross for a moment, and have him take a look at this captioned version, he might ask: “Who’s talking in this picture?” 
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Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
Wednesday’s Daily Cartoonist: Avi Steinberg, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2012, on hydrating.
Some info about Mr. Steinberg here from Jane Mattimoe’s excellent Case For Pencils blog. 
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Sam Cobean‘s entry on the Spill’s A-Z: 
Sam Cobean (pictured above. Source: Sam Cobean’s World. See link to site below) Born, December 28, 1913, Gettysburgh, Penn. Died, July 2, 1951, Watkins Glen, New York. NYer work: 1944 -1951. Collections: Cobean’s Naked Eye (Harper Bros.,1950), the Cartoons of Cobean (Harper & Bros.,1952). Cobean’s Estate set up a terrific website in his honor. It includes a lengthy biography, with photographs, as well as a detailed listing of all Cobean’s published work.
Richard Taylor‘s entry on the A-Z:
Richard Taylor (self portrait from Meet the Artist) Born in Fort William, Ontario, Sept. 18, 1902. Died in 1970. NYer work: 1935 -1967. Collections: The Better Taylors ( Random House, 1944, and a reprint edition by World Publishing, 1945), Richard Taylor’s Wrong Bag (Simon & Schuster, 1961). Taylor also authored Introduction to Cartooning ( Watson -Guptill, 1947). From Taylor’s introduction: the “book is not intended to be a ‘course in cartooning’…instead, it attempts to outline a plan of study — something to be kept at the elbow to steer by.”
 
 
 
 
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