Birdcage Bottom Books will be debuting this embarrassing little tome at SPX this weekend. You’ll be smacking your forehead later if you blow your chance to own one.
Hey, I’ve got some pretty pictures in this here magazine! It’s been on newsstands for weeks. Whatcha waiting for?
You can get the details over at Tom Richmond’s MADblog! http://www.tomrichmond.com/blog/2014/08/11/on-the-stands-mad-529/
Not that you should need more reason than this http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/7-subway-line-rated-best-city-article-1.1885375 to come visit Queens. But there’s a neat exhibit on view in my neighborhood. Epicures, artists and space nerds should take special note: There is a scale model of the solar system that “begins” in the NYC panorama at the Queens Museum of Art with a model of the sun. The planets, all in scale then stretch past through the museum, then out, past the Queens Zoo toward the Hall of Science (where you’ll find Saturn in the lobby) and then continues outward into the neighborhood of Corona. The planets are located at some of the best eating spots around. Nixtamal houses Neptune and serves great Mexican food and serves imported coca cola (the kind with real sugar in it instead of corn syrup). And Pluto is in Leo’s Latticini, better know as “Mama’s.” It has some incredible Italian food (heroes, subs, sandwiches, cheeses, pasta, etc.). I’ve never been to Cucino A Modo Mio. And since you’re in the vicinity, walk the extra block into deep space and get yourself an icy at The World’s Famous Lemon Ice King of Corona. (I marked it with a star on the map.) It’s not part of the exhibit but serves out-of-this-world ices. I couldn’t find a map online like the one I’ve posted here. (I picked this one up at the HoS.) But here is a link with some more info about the rest of the exhibit. Enjoy!
Actually, I wrote this comic in 1991 but the “action” is set on this day in 1989. And it’s all true. Enjoy!
I woke up this morning to find this doodling of Slim Goodbody in my sketchbook. I have no recollection of drawing it. Or why.
I was recently reminded of a job I sorta bungled a year or so ago. I’ll spare you all the gory details (contract problems) but here’s the result, a find-the-hidden-pictures puzzle loosely based on the Hall of Dinosaurs at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History that won’t see print. So, just for fun, can you find the tweezers, scissors, eyeglasses, teacup, pliers, spool of thread, plunger, comb, spatula, feather, slice of pie, cupcake, football, hockey stick, band-aid, apple core, ant, wishbone, crown, ice cream pop, party hat, leaf, golf club, chopsticks and a ruler?
Here’s a (totally understandably) rejected sketch from this past week.
Another old tree-themed comic in honor of yesterday being Arbor Day, my favorite holiday of the year. This one is from the 2001 SPX anthology.