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found & lost

finally found a minute to run uptown to see Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration 1917-2017, an exhibit at the charming upper eastside headquarters of the Society of Illustrators. Will Eisner (1917–2005) was a major innovator and influencer in American comic

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Posted in 30's, 40's, books, cartoonists, comic books, sva

“happy birthday, mister president”

celebrated the birthday of the 35th president by finishing 11/22/63, the science fiction novel by Stephan King about a man who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of JFK.

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her dream got big

Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch has passed at age 91. What would become Weight Watchers International started in 1961, when Jean met with a group of her friends in her Queens living room to share dieting tips.

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some kind of wonderful

enjoyed the book Wonderful Tonight, the autobiography of 60’s model and muse Patty Boyd. Boyd was the wife of George Harrison and then Eric Clapton. She inspired Harrison to write Something, and then Clapton to write Layla, Bell-Bottom Blues, and Wonderful Tonight.

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they said he had a record

just finished the book “Me, the Mob, and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James & The Shondells” Tommy James was responsible for 60s hit songs like Hanky Panky, I Think We’re Alone Now, Mony Mony, Crimson & Clover

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Posted in books, design

new work!

new work!: cover and interior pages from the new All-American Comfort Cookbook Get healthy with comfort-food recipes inspired by America’s diners & luncheonettes Feel-good typography, design, and styling are all inspired by the signage and menus of America’s iconic diners

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new work!

Cook what you love to eat! new cookbook! “Love It, Cook It, Eat It!” creative director: Ed Melnitsky. art director: Pauline Neuwirth. photographer: David Malosh. food stylist: Adrienne Anderson. prop stylist: Paige Hicks.   To see more of my work,

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tina’s mouth

Discovered “Tina’s Mouth” by Keshni Kashyap and Mari Araki. So nice to see a mainstream publisher publishing a “graphic novel” (comic book book) for young adults. And such a good one!

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Posted in books, comic books

wishing you a swingin’ yom kippur

enjoyed We’ll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives, A Swingin’ Showbiz Saga, band leader Paul Shaffer’s memoir, told with plenty of show biz “shtick” (yiddish humor) for example (paraphrased): Paul gets into a serious car accident while on vacation

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thanks for giving

Sept 25 was the birthday of prolific author, cartoonist, and songwriter Shel Silverstein. Shel is best known as the author of many children’s books, like “The Giving Tree” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends”. But according to biographer Lisa Rogak in “A

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