|comedian and host of the WTF podcast Marc Maron commissioned this portrait.|
This will be a large poster available on Maron's site.
I'll be a guest on an upcoming WTF.
limited edition print (only three left)
created for my
next book More Heroes of the Comics, coming out in late 2016 from
Writer's Guild magazine Written By
This will be for sale as a (very) limited edition print:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
In order to capitalize on the then hugely popular primetime TV show Bonanza, the opening night revue was hosted by none other than the show's (Jewish) star Lorne Greene, "An Evening with Lorne Greene", who performed in his full Ponderosa/Ben Cartwright costume in the hotel's "Opera House Showcase of the Stars". Other performers in the revue included Suzi Wallace, "the Lively Five", "the Bonanza Girls", "Watusi Stampede '67", all backed by the Joe Guercio Orchestra.
Lorne Greene performed his fairly recent hit "Ringo", and other popular songs of the day. His closing number was "What the World Needs Now". The audience loved it.
In 1970 Larry Wolf went into bankruptcy and the hotel was demolished to make way for the MGM Grand Hotel, which would later burn down.
Lorne Greene sings "You make me feel so Young":
|postcard for the Bonanza hotel featuring the show host Lorne Greene|
thanks to John Wendler
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Chiller Theatre was the name of the Saturday night horror film slot in New York shown at various times of the evening on WPIX channel 11 in the 1960's.
I have no idea who designed these ads at TV Guide but my suspician is they were created by the late writer/editor/designer Bhob Stewart who worked at TV Guide at the time, (and was instumental in bringing Jack Davis on board), and was also an editor at Castle of Frankenstein magazine. Here's a small sampling:
the memorable opening to Chiller Threatre
Thanks to Gary Gerani
Friday, February 27, 2015
|technically not Leonard Nimoy, but Barack Obama posed as Mr. Spock, |
along with John McCain as Capt. Kirk, For the New York Observer
Monday, December 22, 2014
I was asked to channel the artist Margaret Keane's "Big Eyes" paintings. The film is a biography of Margaret and her late husband Walter Keane, who falsely took full credit for decades as the creator of the iconic Big Eyes paintings.
|the finished art|
| my initial pencil sketch|
I had the pleasure of meeting Margaret Keane,
and showed her my illustration of
Scott and Larry. She was delighted with it and told me
I had a future in art.