Monthly Archives: April 2014

april showers

it’s pouring in nyc. No one drew heavy, city, rain like cartoonist Will Eisner. Recognized as a genius in the 40’s, and again in the 80’s, he was one of my instructors at SVA. He inspired us to carry ourselves like professionals from

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spring flowers

celebrated Earth Day with a visit to the “Garden Party” exhibit at the Nassau County Musum of Art. Sorry, didn’t get the artist’s name for the collage above, but some context here.

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just a spoonful of sugar…

just watched the movie “Saving Mr. Banks” and loooved it’s candy-colored recreation of Los Angeles in 1961. Author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) reluctantly flies to Disney Studios to meet with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), who seeks to adapt her Mary

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“fresh”? “flesh”? “fhes”? I don’t know what this says, but the colors remind me of Bazooka Joe comics.

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when captain america throws his mighty shield!!!

Captain America! Bucky! Nick Fury! Feast your eyes on this Krazy Komposition from Jack “King” Kirby! Have you seen “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” yet? Did you love it?

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seen outside the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Performance art? Sun protection? Venus-fly-trap people from Venus? Tell me what YOU think.

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more Vip

the aforementioned bar guide by cartoonist Virgil Partch. and some context here.

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creating a buzz on broadway!

Saw “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. It’s dark evocation of Ireland in the 30’s was suspended only twice by the ringing of audience cell phones… Remember to turn off your cell phones,

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“which one of you is purring?”

mid-century mischief from cartoonist Virgil Partch, better known as Vip. Though not big drinkers, his illustrated bar guide lived in my parents’ liquor cabinet.

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graffitti gumballs!

just because…

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