Weekend Spill: Latest Parody Addition To The Spill Library: “The New Yawker”; The Tilley Watch Online September 20-24, 2021; Latest American Bystander
Latest Parody Addition To The Spill Library: “The New Yawker”
From James Thurber’s alma mater, Ohio State University, and The Sun Dial (the O.S.U. magazine he wrote for and edited within the first decade of the 1900s): The New Yawker. Very pleased to have come across this copy (the only one I’ve seen) and added it to the collection*(see below for others). Love The Tawk Of The Town Rea Irvin Masthead parody, and the Thurber Further Fables page (signed Thurbear) with drawings. No New Yorker parody would be complete — it seems — without taking a stab at parodying Charles Addams work.
*A Few Other New Yorker parody issues
The New Yorker has been parodied numerous times throughout its history. Snooze (not pictured) published in 1986 was a mainstream effort. Here are some stand alone issues, one from the 1940s and the rest from the 1950s. Above: The N*W Y*RK*R Produced by Punch, dated April 7th 1954. Eight pages.
Published by Penn State Froth Inc. Dated March 1947. Sixteen out of thirty-two pages devoted to lampooning The New Yorker.
Produced by Columns, a University of Washington publication. Dated February, 1956. All 25 pages devoted to The New Yorker.
Published by Humor Magazines, Inc.. Dated February, 1958. A sort of Mad Magazine – National Lampoon hybrid. Fifty pages.
…and let’s not forget the first New Yorker parody issue, when The New Yorker parodied itself:
The Tilley Watch Online, September 20-24, 2021
An end of the week listing of New Yorker artists contributing to newyorker.com features
The Daily Cartoon: Ali Solomon, J.A.K. Avi Steinberg, Zoe Si, Kate Curtis.
Latest American Bystander
Issue #20 of The American Bystander has landed in the Spill‘s mailbox. It features a fab cover by the fab New Yorker cartoonist Peter Kuper along with a number of other New Yorker contributors including Bob Eckstein, who has a two-page color spread, and Roz Chast, who has a full page (in color). Sam Gross and John Klossner have single panel cartoons. There’s also a two-page “Spotlight” spread featuring Navied Mahdavian’s cartoons, and a John Cuneo illustration.
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