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.
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.
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.
Sunday is 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.