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.
In honor of yesterday being Arbor Day (a holiday near and dear to us Kerschbaums) here for your reading pleasure is my 1999 Ignatz-nominated mini comic Timberdoodle. It has to do with wood. Probably NSFW.
Here’s another thing I did. It’s the cover for a comics anthology being published by Birdcage Bottom Books! I’m told it will be out in time for SPX, whenever that is. Soon, I’ll bet. It’s always a fun show. You should go and get one of these. More info t/c!
It was 25 years ago today that I did my first (and only) cartoon for The New Yorker.
Here is the last handful NWinNYC! comics. I’ll be putting the strip on hiatus for a while to focus on bigger problems. I mean projects, of course, but more on that later. I enjoyed doing these strips for The NY Observer and hope to do some more in the future. But these are the last of them for now so read ‘em slow. And if you find yourself jonesing for some Big Apple humor, you can always score a copy of If New York City Was The World. It’s a collection of strips about the city that never sweeps that originally ran in a Manhattan neighborhood newspaper way back when those kinda things still existed. But the humor inside is as fresh as a NYC breeze. It’s way out of print but you can actually get a signed copy from me through Amazon. In the meantime, enjoy!
It looked like the snow was melting and we were over the hump of winter but it’s snowing again and there’s another major snowstorm forecast for the first week in March. So, just in case, here’s a comic I did for NICKELODEON Magazine some years ago. It could come in handy.