- New York City, New York,
- February 27
- Publisher of Today's Snowman.com
- Snowman expert, author of The History of the Snowman and cartoonist for the New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Wall Street Journal and others.
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May 07, 2012 02:09PM
- Happy April Fool's Day
March 31, 2012 02:27PM
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May 31, 2011 08:08PM
- Happy Holidays from Big Bob's
December 08, 2010 01:04PM
- Open Saloners in My Basement
November 06, 2010 03:21PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks all for the
encouragement. I'll try to be
here at Open and
May 07, 2012 04:31PM
- “Very cool.”
April 28, 2012 07:09AM
- “Thanks, Larry. I'm
funnier when I got paid
appearing n NYer
April 01, 2012 12:00AM
- “It's funny because it's
a gnome and gnomes have been
on TV. I should
March 31, 2012 09:08PM
March 31, 2012 04:13PM
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I want to thank everyone for the many snowmen people have sent me in the past weeks. I enjoyed them all but I had to pick just a few and so I picked the most unusual.
First from Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan by… Read full post »
Here's a round-up of great snowmen from the past week. This genius piece was produced by artist G Augustine Lynas.
With the snowstorms in the Mid-Atlantic I've been tied up doing very important press junkets...so I'm a little behind. Speaking of which...
Not only was this the first museum exhibition of Steampunk art but it was the most popular event the Museum of the History of Science has ever had. The show is in Oxford, England and up until February 21st for those in the area.
Today's are photographs have no historical importance but make up the sweetest images in my collection to warm up this cold spell.
I have the worst luck! Just as I'm getting some press as a snowman expert, along comes this Tiger Woods stealing my spotlight. The thanks I get for being a spectacular husband.
I actually drew up a couple of questionable Tiger Woods cartoons when the latest wrinkle of the… Read full post »
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Sorry if I'm not doing cartwheels over Dan Brown's big day. I simply never bought into his stories which just seem, for me, not convincing and sensationalizing my religion. I'm also bias because of inane conservations I'm suffered through at snotty… Read full post »
It’s simple. I need to get funny and get funny fast. Loved ones around me are depending on it. Tension is high around the dinner table ("Show me the funny!"). A timetable has been placed on my quest (next Thursday).
I have begun to… Read full post »
NEW YORK – “It’s over,” stated a brief two-word statement released over the weekend finally pulling the plug on what has been a promising, yet ultimately, mediocre freelancing career. The immediate cause of death is undetermined but, according to expert… Read full post »
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A new study by the Boston Public Health Commission reveals that almost half of Boston teens think that Rihanna is to blame for alleged assault "involving" Chris Brown. Where do kids get this thinking?
Disclaimer; The following cereal is not available in stores and is fictional.… Read full post »
Detail from editorial done in 2004 for Time Out NY.
Why work for The Post? (Why did I just write an
editorial piece for them?)
If you’re a true writer or artist you want your work to make a difference. Looking for new clients I often seek publications with/… Read full post »
SINGLE Panel Gag looking for dynamic, interesting piece on our economy. ME: A mid-40’s, overeducated cartoonist scrambling for venues. YOU: Fun out-of-work writer posting stuff on Open Salon. Let’s make it happen (I mean, get on the cover). I dislike recessions, walk… Read full post »
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I was lucky enough to chat with one half of what has to be one the coolest couples there ever was right behind Bradgelina and Sting & Trudie. Michael Maslin and Liza Donnelly both have their beloved cartoons grace the coolest magazine there is and live… Read full post »
Let me start by conceding there will probably be many innovations in the near future as the new administration has already acknowledged the connection between new inventions and a growing economy. The two go hand-in-hand and surely the next ten years are going to be very exciting for us all./… Read full post »
Even Santa had a tough year
Wishing you & yours a very merry
bailout in the new year.
(Holiday Cai Guo–Qiang)
Special thanks for the holiday greetings I received.
Happy New Year, Open… Read full post »
(I want to thank and apologize to those who sent me emails and comments. While on the book tour I was without internet (or cell phone reception) and after the icestorm, I lost heat and electricity while… Read full post »
My Search for The First Snowman; 6 yrs & $40K Later
Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing one/…
"...until yesterday when Bob asked if I was planning some sort of art project in the back… Read full post »
The topic of conversation during my travels through the
Pennsylvania heartland the past couple of days has been the battle
of the election lawn signs. This is nothing new. Just my first hand
account from the front-lines.
Last night I stayed in the old stone home of a distinguished academia… Read full post »