New Yorker Years

Once again, I return to my collection of New Yorker illustrations. These images are new to this blog. It was a great privilege to be called on to produce the art for this august publication— I read it every week to this day. The stickler about the gig was twofold: a.) It didn’t pay much and b.) It would be a 1-day turnaround when I got the (almost weekly) call. Meaning dropping all else. Once, I set up a desk and pens in a friend’s basement because I wasn’t at home when the assignment came in. I was so devoted!

My drawings were used in the GOAT section (Goings On About Town). The above announcing the appearance of “Animal Logic”, a musical group consisting of Deborah Holland, Stanley Clarke and Stewart Copeland.

Announcing an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum, “Pompeii”.

I was playing with a more graphic treatment on this illustration. Aside from the stipple technique, I took some pains to introduce some linear penmanship. Now, here, I’m counting on my highly erudite readers to identify this image, from a Japanese film. Can you name this flick? The actors??

One thought on “New Yorker Years

  1. How many emergency phone numbers did illustrators have to give back then to their employers (in the days before cell phones and email)? Love the Japanese film piece. Wish I could number myself among those who actually know the film.

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