INCREDIBLY TALENTED ARTISTS:
-My favorite artist who ever lived is Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527 – 1593)
-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 is the creator of Stone Soup syndicated by Universal U Click Syndicate:
-Nick Galifianakis is a very sophisticated illustrator and creator of Washington Post cartoons about relationships. He’s also really good looking.
-Lynn Johnston, creator of the comic strip For Better Or For Worse, was one of my early inspirations.
-Ed Koren, the New Yorker cartoonist draws hairy, sophisticated, humanistic creatures I totally relate to:
-Bob Staake has created some of the best New Yorker covers in history:
-And, of course,…Ed Sorel. Gotta look at him!
-Never forget Dr. Seuss! I won’t!
-Ann Telnes is another Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist who is currently doing animations for the Washington Post:
-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.
-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:
-This is a weird, cool blog which documents cool stuff you probably haven’t seen before.
-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.
-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:
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.
-When you absolutely have to order whoopee pies from Maine:
-Ah, the breads from Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor:
For the Love of Books:
-Lulu is a good place to create your own book:
-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
-If you need pajamas:
Your own Fabric
-Spoonflower is a site where you can design your own fabric.
-A great assorment:
My Favorite Jewelry Store on Earth
-There’s an especially great selection of heirloom jewelry at Bijoux:
Great Furniture & Home Goods:
-An exquisite site for Art Deco:
Kabinett & Kammer
-A contemporary curiosity shop of antiques, natural wonders art, medical, botanical and zoological design resources:
-Where the designers like Ralph Lauren go for silk flowers:
Good Things to Know About:
-A really cool, rare breed of dog:
Cool fountain pens:
A Google language translator: