Another quiz-cartoon from the same feature.
Post answers however you please.
From the New Yorker end-of-year Cartoons Issue. A two-page spread of five cartoons by Liana Finck titled “Stay-at-home Fun”, embodying puzzles or quizzes — credited, as this scan has captured, as “Puzzles by Liz Maynes-Aminzade and Andy Kravis”.
Yes, we’ve heard about the recent popularity of sea shanties on Tik-Tok and other youth social media. Also the idea of musically combining sea shanties with modern rap or pop music.
All of that still leaves most of this Bliss cartoon unexplained!
We know about cycles in a washing machine but nothing about detergent wars.
Contribution from Stan.
Is it too soon or too late for one more Santa LOL?
Bllss (and Martin) on their own and on GoComics
Bliss in the New Yorker:
We *did* crack a smile, even if not literally LOL. But no doubt this must be “a LOL comic” by virtue of subject matter!
This would make more sense to me if the man was talking to the woman and the balloon was in her image.
The job of drawing Sisyphus-related cartoons, and keeping track of them, never seems to approach an end, as noted by Arvy, who contributed these first three.
The collaboration of cartoon artist Harry Bliss with comedian Steve Martin has now resulted in a book. For those who haven’t used up their NYT views, here is a review of the book: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/11/books/steve-martin-harry-bliss-wealth-of-pigeons.html
Steve Martin wanted to make cartoons, but he can only draw stick figures. He teamed up with the illustrator Harry Bliss, and the result is their new book, “A Wealth of Pigeons.”
New York Times 2020-11-11
Sometime-NewYorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein can’t seem to let go of the Sisyphus theme! The “work at home” one also qualifies for our “pandemic-related” tag.
In addition to those from Arvy, here’s a long one from Existential Comics.
And another one: https://www.existentialcomics.com/comic/110
Tomversation sent in by Ollie. As a CIDU? Didn’t say! Is the joke like those set at modern art galleries, where a frame surrounds a stain on the wall, here turned into a window mistaken for an art object? Or is it just a fond reminder that one can tire of any quality of indoor view and welcome a glance out a window?
Next mystery: Is it meant to be somewhat realistic? So these would be a collection of posters on paper, mounted on somebody’s wall? No? An actual touring exhibition of masterpieces unlikely to be loaned out and then exhibited together? Nah.
Does it remind you of one of those paintings that show other paintings, maybe in a gallery setting? Like this one by Samuel F. B. Morse:
And now, for something not quite completely different! Still in the realm of fine arts and popular suspicion, this OY from Cornered, sent by Olivier.
Wrong Hands can be cynical without being mean:
Oh, how those New Yorkers love themselves some art:
And The Far Side on “The Art of Conversation”. Sorry, just a link, not a copy.
And just be hush-hush about this, okay? —