Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Cartoon Issue: George Booth Proposed New Yorker Cover Art

A cover proposal for the New Yorker's annual Cartoon Issue by the legendary George Booth was sold on eBay last summer. The issue, once a yearly highlight but now defunct, is here shown being celebrated by every member of the household...almost.

George Booth, Proposed New Yorker cover art for the Cartoon Issue

EBay Listing Ended July 11, 2015

eBay Item Description

eBay Bid History
Two bids on the last day, one in the final six seconds

Note:  Proposed New Yorker covers aren't all that rare but they are often pretty interesting, particularly when done by some of the magazine's talented contributors. Take a look through the selection in the blog archives by clicking on the aqua link and by all means send along photos or scans of any examples you may have just hanging around the house.

I may have mentioned that George Booth will turn 90 on Tuesday. Why not celebrate with a glass of champagne, a slice of birthday cake, and a screenful of my collected posts about the art of George Booth?

There's also much to see on Michael Maslin's Ink Spill blog about the great George Booth. Check it all out here.

As an added bonus today, if you read Chris Wheeler's Cartoon(ist) Galleries you will find on the page about George Booth a beautiful, high-resolution image of the piece discussed briefly above. What do you think of that?

Finally, if you want to know more about this man George Booth—and who doesn't?— you can read Jane Mattimoe's recent interview with Mr. Booth at A Case for Pencils.


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