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February 23rd, 2015

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Why do I love drawing these awards shows? Perhaps because it helps pass the time because they are SO LONG.  But I think its more about communicating with others.   Seth Myers tweeted last night that it’s fun when we are all watching the same thing. It’s true!  Agreed, many people (many many people) were not watching the Oscars last night. But lots were, and we love to share, I know I do.

One of the hightlights for me was when Patricia Arquette read her acceptance speech for best supporting actor, she mentioned it was time for women to finally receive equal rights in this country. She got a huge positive response from the audience, among them Meryl Streep who stood and clapped and gesticulated in a very enthusiastic manner.

IMG_0331There were a lot of exaggerated skirt dresses, many of them pink or peach in color.

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But it was a typical Oscars, lacking in a certain element of playfulness, in my mind.   Here are some of my other sketches.

February 22nd, 2015

kristof finish-1New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof contacted me last week to ask if I would be interested in drawing a cartoon or illustration based on his column  that appears today in the Times.  Mr. Kristof said that The Times did not want art next to his column in the actual paper, but that he would use it within his newsletter that promotes his column and the work he does; and he would share it on social media. He said he was having trouble finding a photograph  that expressed the points and wondered if a cartoon would work well. Not having read the column yet, excited to be asked (and I rarely can’t think of solutions to this problems), I said sure!

Mr. Kristof’s  column this week is on Unconscious Bias, and in it, he does focus more on white men and their unconscious bias even though of course we all have it.   I drew the above cartoon and it appears in his newsletter.   Was honored to work with him and hope do so again!

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February 20th, 2015

ways to wear scarves scarves on animals

February 9th, 2015

IMG_0306I love watching the Grammys, and I love drawing them even more. It’s a whacky night of strange outfits and performers for every taste.  I had gotten used to not seeing a lot of Prince, but lately, happily, he has been at many of these shows.   Annie Lennox killed it, she was the outstanding performance of the night.  And I love, love, love Stevie Wonder–there wasn’t enough of him.  Discovered some new performers and I was forced to remember some I did not want to remember. But all in all, it was a very entertaining night.  Including Kristen Wiig as a dancer! WHo knew?

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February 3rd, 2015

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I am not a fan of football, to put it mildly.  But, along with most of America, I watch the Superbowl.  I do like a good game, whatever the sport is. As long as its fair and no one gets hurt. Which doesn’t happen often in football, but that’s another story.

Unsure if I would feel motivated to do so, I had my ipad at the ready to draw during the game.  I did.  Here are the sketches, along with my few words of commentary, published on my regular spot on Medium.com’s section called The Nib.

 

 

 

January 31st, 2015

watching too much footballI don’t do many football cartoons.  I am a baseball person, I love baseball.  But every year, I watch (most of) the Superbowl, just because its partly my job as a cartoonist to know what’s going on.  So for the Superbowl on Sunday, I post one of my non-political football cartoons.