Weekend Spill: Latest Addition To The Spill Library…William Steig’s 1st Collection; The Latest Cartoon Pad Guest: Marisa Acocella; New ToonStack Posted
September 12, 2021

Latest Addition To The Spill’s Library…William Steig’s 1st Collection
It’s taken awhile to get hold of a dust jacketed copy of William Steig’s very first cartoon collection, Man About Town but finally one has arrived here at Spill headquarters. Published in 1932 by Ray Long & Richard R. Smith; hard cover, unpaginated, on good paper stock that has held the images beautifully over the years.
Steig’s work first appeared in The New Yorker issue of August 9,1930 (shown above). That first drawing is in this collection as are a number of the one hundred and twenty-two Steigs published between 1930 and 1932. 
With the addition of Man About Town, I’d love to be able to say the Steig Spill collection is complete, but it’s not even close (if we include his kids books).  
William Steig’s A-Z entry:
William Steig (photo above) Born in Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 14, 1907, died in Boston, Mass., Oct. 3, 2003. In a New Yorker career that lasted well over half a century and a publishing history that contains more than a cart load of books, both children’s and otherwise, it’s impossible to sum up Steig’s influence here on Ink Spill. He was among the giants of the New Yorker cartoon world, along with James Thurber, Saul Steinberg, Charles Addams, Helen Hokinson and Peter Arno. Lee Lorenz’s World of William Steig (Artisan, 1998) is an excellent way to begin exploring Steig’s life and work. NYer work: 1930 -2003.
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Latest Cartoon Pad Guest: Marisa Acocella
Hosts New Yorker cartoonists Bob Eckstein & Michael Shaw welcome their colleague, Marisa Acocella to this latest edition of The Cartoon Pad. 
Listen here.
 
Marisa Acocella’s A-Z entry:
Marisa Acocella Born, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1960. New Yorker work: 1998 – . Key books: Cancer Vixen: A True Story (Knopf, 2006); Ann-Tenna: a Novel (Knopf, 2015); The Big She-Bang: The Herstory Of The Universe According To God The Mother (Harper Wave, 2020). Website.
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New ToonStack Posted
It’s Sunday, meaning it’s time for the newToonStack, a themed collection of cartoons from (mostly) New Yorker contributors. This week theme: “I Get That Reference!” … Cartoons with References. 
Contributors include Hilary Campbell, Ellis Rosen, Liza Donnelly, Sofia Warren, Jason Chatfield, Amy Kurzweil, Lars Kenseth, Navied Mahdavian, and Johnny DiNapoli.  See all the work here!
 
 
AMY KURZWEIL
BOB ECKSTEIN
CARTOON PAD
CARTOONIST
CARTOONISTS
CARTOONS
ELLIS ROSEN
HILARY CAMPBELL
JASON CHATFIELD
JOHNNY DINAPOLI
LARS KENSETH
LIZA DONNELLY
MAN ABOUT TOWN
MARISA ACOCELLA
MICHAEL SHAW
NAVIED MAHDAVIAN
NEW YORKER CARTOON
NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS
NEW YORKER CARTOONS
SOFIA WARREN
THE NEW YORKER
TOONSTACK
WILLIAM STEIG
Weekend Spill: 9/11
Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of September 20, 2021
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