Weekend Spill: New Books On The Horizon; Latest ToonStack: “Ready! Set! Shop!”
August 28, 2021
 
The end of summer means different things to different folks. One of the things it means to me is a new crop of books coming out by New Yorker artists. Over the past month or so the Spill has mentioned various early release covers and/or spoken of advanced copies received. I thought it would be fun this weekend before Labor Day weekend to gather them up (in no particular order) and take a quick look at what’s in store for us in the Fall. 
Inked: Cartoons, Confessions, Rejected Ideas, And Secret Sketches (Prospect Park Books, October 19, 2021).  From Joe Dator, one of the best of the modern New Yorker‘s contributors (he began contributing to the magazine in 2006).  You can see by the sub-title that there’s a lot going on in this first collection of cartoons by Mr. Dator.
 
 
Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists (Prometheus, November 15, 2021). From long-time New Yorker contributor, Liza Donnelly (her first New Yorker drawing appeared in 1982) this updated version of her 2005 must-have Funny Ladies. This new edition blasts off with a fun conversation-style introduction by The New Yorker’s editor, David Remnick, and Emma Allen, the magazine’s cartoon editor. 
 
Murder Book: A Graphic Memoir Of A History Of True Crime Obsession (Andrews McMeel, November 9, 2021). From Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, a New Yorker contributor since the Fall of 2017. I haven’t seen this book yet, so here’s some of the publisher’s copy about the contents; among other things, Ms. Campbell, explores “the murders that have most captivated her throughout her life, and a love letter to her fellow true-crime fanatics.” 
 
 
Send Help! A Collection Of Marooned Cartoons (Voracious, November 9, 2021). From New Yorker cartoonists Ellis Rosen & Jon Adams, this collection of desert island cartoons from 119 cartoonists (including this one). Not content with just gathering desert island cartoons, the editors include an activities section. 
 
 
When I Grow up: The Lost Autobiographies Of Six Yiddish Teens (Bloomsbury Publishing November 16, 2021). From Ken Krimstein, who began publishing his work in The New Yorker twenty-one years ago, this graphic account. Mr. Krimstein distinguished himself with his last graphic book, The Three Escapes Of Hannah Arendt. With When I Grow Up, he’s done it again. 
 
 
 
Charles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life (Turner, October 19, 2021).  This new edition from Linda Davis (it was originally published in 2006) is a must-have in anyone’s New Yorker cartoonists library. 
Ms. Davis is also the author of the terrif biography of The New Yorker’s Katharine White: Onward & Upward. Also a must have for anyone’s New Yorker library. 
 
 
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The Latest ToonStack
Sunday is ToonStack day. ToonStack is a themed weekly humor newsletter comprised (mostly) of New Yorker contributors (Ellis Rosen, Hilary Campbell, Maddie Dai, Karen Sneider, Navied Mahdavian, and Johnny DiNapoli are among this week’s contributors). This weeks theme is shopping. See the work here. 
 
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CHARLES ADDAMS
ELLIS ROSEN
HILARY CAMPBELL
JOE DATOR
JOHNNY DINAPOLI
JON ADAMS
KAREN SNEIDER
KEN KRIMSTEIN
LINDA DAVIS
LIZA DONNELLY
MADDIE DAI
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Monday Tilley Watch: The New Yorker “Food & Drink Archival” Issue Of September 6, 2021
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