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SDCC 2016

posted on July 31, 2016

SDCC

‘Nuff said.

Memphis

posted on June 28, 2016

Sun Studio

I was recently in Memphis for the National Cartoonists Society confab and, having read Peter Guralnick’s fine book on Sam Phillips over the winter, a trip to the Sun Studio was definitely on the docket. It was also part of the itinerary because of a story I wanted to research for Funky. Fascinating to see the historic place I’d been reading about. That night in my room at the Peabody Hotel, armed with new info, I wrote the story for which I had been doing the research. I really enjoy to be able to ground a story for myself in this way, and here’s hoping you’ll enjoy it as well when it runs in December of next year.

R.I.P. Lee’s Art Shop

posted on June 4, 2016

Lee's Art Shop ext.

Today I’m mourning the loss of a dear old friend. I just found out that Lee’s Art Shop in New York City will be closing. Over the years whenever I was in the City, I’d always make it a point to drop by. I loved walking in a catching the first whiff of the Sennelier oil pastels that pleasantly permeated the shop.  I loved checking out all of the new pens looking for something new to take back and try on the strip. I was a little kid in the best art store in the world and I would happily stand in Senneliers in Paris to declaim that. There was that certain je ne sais quoi about the joint that was just a little more than perfect. Even more will I miss the friendships I made with the employees there. New York City will never be quit the same without this bustling store to give it some heart.

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