Wednesday, November 28, 2007

2 Books, The Beatles & a Turkey

What hasn't happened since my last post?
2 book release parties, a Thanksgiving week with laws and in-laws, dinner parties AND my wife and I accidentally moved to NJ.

New Yorker cartoonist and Harvard Oompa-Lampooner Zach Kanin has written The Short Book, a damn funny book about being short. The perfect little stocking stuffer.

I got to see Strawberry Fields, the Beatles tribute band at B.B. Kings on Thanksgiving. It was good show. If you closed your eyes and listened closely you'd swear you'd been transported back in time to a Beatles cover band concert. And it makes you wonder, if John Lennon were alive today, just how big would his waistline be?

(this pic stolen from - thanks seanp284)

Matt Diffee , New Yorker cartoonist and Dictator of his own island nation, has edited
The Rejection Collection 2: The Cream of The Crap
, available at crappy bookstores everywhere. Great stuff. Lots of cartoons and cartoonist profiles.
It's no small coincidence that the afore mentioned Zach Kanin is also in this book.

Aside from working on my own perpetually rejected cartoons, I'm trying to create a couple of comic strips. One for newspapers and/or other print media based on the hilarious hijinks of Evan & Lauren Forsch. Based on. NOT lame autobio comics. Really, this will be lame, "based on" autobio comics.
The other comic is political. I was going to call it The Race of Our Lives, as in Days of Our Lives and the tag would be, "Like oil in an hour glass, this is the race of our lives." Fortunately I thought of a better title. But I'm not going to share that with you yet. I'll be posting the political toon soon enough. Probably.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Last Laugh


Last night at the NY Historical Society I learned absolutly nothing about history. But I did get a copy of Last Laughs, a dynamite cartoon collection edited by Mort Gerberg. The pic above is a drawing of Mort and Marisa (MAH-REESA) Acocella Marchetto who put on a little show with Jack Ziegler (who I didn't sketch because his back was to me the whole time - but I won't take it personally Jack) and then signed the book with other cartoonists like Sid Harris & Sam Gross who are probably also in the book, though sometimes they just like to sign stuff.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Comics Events 11/1 & 11/2 '07

A few big events this past week. On Thursday, four legendary New Yorker cartoonists, WARREN MILLER, SID HARRIS, LEE LORENZ, FRANK MODELL had an opening of their work at The Phoenix Gallery in Chelsea. Good stuff. Check it out, but don't expect cheese with your wine.

On Friday night, a big book signing at Jim Hanley's Universe for the brand spankin new anthology House of Twelve Goes to War in which I, your humble blogger, have a four page comic story. Get one today!! And tell them Evan sent you for a 0%percent discount.
From left to right Editor and Cheese- Mark Hasselberger, Dave McKenna, Miss Lasko-Gross, Alex Robinson and Mike Dawson. Mr. Robinson, the only one here not in House of Twelve Goes to War is rumored to have not been in the book because he's busy working on the movie version of Box Office Poison with Terry Zwigoff. This rumor is exclusive to this blog because I just made it up.
Also, this past Friday, coincedently celebrated after the signing at Jim Hanley's was Dave McKenna's 40th Birthday!

WooHoo! Party like your old. Sorry Dave.