Guiseppe Arcimboldo

-My favorite artist who ever lived is Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527 – 1593)

Alison Bechdel

-Alison Bechdel is the author/illustrator of my favorite graphic novels:

R. O. Blechman

-True master of the vulnerable line, R. O. Blechman:

Jan Eliot

-Jan Eliot is the creator of Stone Soup syndicated by Universal U Click Syndicate:

Nick Galifianakis

-Nick Galifianakis is a very sophisticated illustrator and creator of Washington Post cartoons about relationships.  He’s also really good looking.

Lynn Johnston

-Lynn Johnston, creator of the comic strip For Better Or For Worse, was one of my early inspirations.

Ed Koren

-Ed Koren, the New Yorker cartoonist draws hairy, sophisticated, humanistic creatures I totally relate to:

Bob Staake

-Bob Staake has created some of the best New Yorker covers in history:

Ed Sorel

-And, of course,…Ed Sorel.  Gotta look at him!

Dr. Seuss

-Never forget Dr. Seuss!  I won’t!

Ann Telnes

-Ann Telnes is another Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist who is currently doing animations for the Washington Post:

Richard Thompson

-Richard Thompson, Reuben Award winner created the comic strip Cul de Sac.  He’s a master draftsman and illustrator.  He can paint.  He can write.  He’s funny and witty in person.  He’s pretty much the whole enchilada.

Gahan Wilson

-I’ve been looking at the hilarious and macabre Gahan Wilson for many years:

The National Cartoonists Society

-Where a lot of my friends are:

The Society of Illustrators

-They put on fabulous shows…

Art With a Heart

-Brings art into the lives of underprivileged kids, abused women and old folks:

The Afterlife

-This is a weird, cool blog which documents cool stuff you probably haven’t seen before.

The Chive

-Art made out of dead flies.  Need I say more?

David Wasting Paper

– A series of great interviews with famous cartoonists.  It also had cartooning education for kids.

Hogan’s Alley Café Press Store

-Sells vintage comic designs on a variety of products.

Gold Clay

-Make your own jewelry with with it…

Cool Food Sites!

A Jew who loves bacon and the things he does with it:

When you must order cupcakes:

Chocolate Pizza!

Cooking classes in Paris:

Fat Dave’s New York Food Tours

-Chow your way through the real New York City in a classic Checker Cab with a pickle man/ cheesemonger/ hot dog vendor/ bread truck driver/ food writer/ licensed tour guide/ cabbie who has eaten it all.

Whoopee Pies

-When you absolutely have to order whoopee pies from Maine:


-Ah, the breads from Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor:

For the Love of Books:

Self Publish

-Lulu is a good place to create your own book:

Jules Feiffer

-There’s a great Abrams book on Jules Feiffer:

Caricatures from The Met

-From Leonardo’s drawings of grotesque heads to contemporary prints lampooning American political figures, the Metropolitan Museum has a vast and largely unknown collection of caricatures and other satirical works. This volume, the first to feature that collection, offers 160 such examples dating from about 1500 to the present

Fun Oddities:


-If you need pajamas:

Your own Fabric

-Spoonflower is a site where you can design your own fabric.

Fun brooches

-A great assorment:

My Favorite Jewelry Store on Earth

-There’s an especially great selection of heirloom jewelry at Bijoux:

Great Furniture & Home Goods:

Art Deco

-An exquisite site for Art Deco:

Kabinett & Kammer

-A contemporary curiosity shop of antiques, natural wonders art, medical, botanical and zoological design resources:

Silk Flowers

-Where the designers like Ralph Lauren go for silk flowers:

Good Things to Know About:

Lowchen Dogs

-A really cool, rare breed of dog:

Cool fountain pens:

A Google language translator: