Happy Independent Bookstore Day

Each week I've been thanking friends of my upcoming book and because today, Saturday April 30th, is Independent Bookstore Day I choose someone who has a new book out, New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin. Michael and I are friends but initially I was just a big fan. Before knowing him, I purchased the rights to a couple of his snowman cartoons for my first book. Later I became a cartoonist myself and had the opportunity for us to meet in person. The past couple of years Michael has helped my book, providing feedback and encouragement on the artwork and just being a sounding board in general. The process of being a cartoonist, with the high rate of rejection, can be very frustrating and somet

Thank you to Friends and Contributors

Welcome to the first entry to my book diary. I just finished my upcoming book and wanted to take this time to thank everyone for their help. From recommending bookstores to actually providing stories or just supporting me in general on Facebook with kind words on the artwork, it all helped. I tried thanking everyone by name in the back of the book but I can’t thank everyone enough anyway. The project took a couple of years and it involved over a hundred stores. Many of you helped me in ways you can’t imagine and while it may seem on the surface I neglected your input, it’s just that in many cases I haven’t used your contribution yet. Half the stories and half the bookstores were cut from the

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