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November 22, 2016

October 16, 2016

I'm proud to announce my inclusive in the PEN American Center. This is a highlight of my new book, Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores

(above cartoon from Sunday, October 16th edition of the New York Daily News.)

October 2, 2016

I will also be doing a book event on Dec. 6th in Manhattan at 7pm at BookCulture. And appearing at the Miami Book Fair Nov. 19th & 20th. More details soon.

September 3, 2016

I'm flattered and excited that my upcoming book, Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores due in Oct, was included on the Wall Street Journal's Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016.

I also illustrated the section's cover seen here which includes my book in the wind...

August 27, 2016

Best Bookstore Cat Contest is on. Deadline is Sept 1. Include funny story, if you wish. Most popular cat will get illustrated in Employee of the Month cartoon and be sent a professional print, get a write-up on the blog which includes an interview with the winning cat....

July 9, 2016

So I just met with my new book team at Penguin Random House and on my way out I was greeted in the lobby my one of the contributors of the book I wanted to eventually feature and thank on my blog, New Yorker cartoonist and outstanding illustrator, Harry Bliss.  I'm a b...

July 2, 2016

Tonight is Garrison Keillor’s last performance on the Prairie Home Companion (6pm East, NPR. In NYC, WNYC 820).

I finally finished my new book after collecting the best moments from my favorite people in the world and it created a lot of best moments for myself, working...

June 1, 2016

(Each week I am trying to thank each contributor of my upcoming book.)


When I first started working on my greatest bookstores project I started by making a list of my favorite people. This included everyone from close friends to the President, people who inspired me an...

May 9, 2016

Hope everyone had a happy Mother's Day. It was a very good episode of Prairie Home Companion and one of the last hosted my Garrison Keillor. This Mother's Day special had a very funny song by Brad Paisley about selfies (I'm not normally a country fan but this was good)...