Here’s a piece I did for Competitor Magazine. World-renowned author and The Man Who Ruined Running John Bingham writes about the whole family staying healthy on this very gluttonous holiday. I’d put a link up, but Competitor is taking their sweet time getting this article out (what’s the rush, Thanksgiving’s only TOMORROW.) I hope you all have a fine mixture of both health and gluttony! I know I will!
Jason Sims Puts Me In My Place
Podcaster Jason Sims had me on his show! Listen as I recount the time I met Jimmy McMillan (here’s photographic evidence!), and as we remember Nicole Kidman’s The Others fondly. Jason Sims Puts You In Your Place is a podcast that explores how the places an artist lives and has lived can affect their work. Hear about the places I’ve lived!
Best Show Magazine
Here are a couple pieces I did for The Best Show Magazine, which was put together by Tom Scharpling as a premium for listeners of The Best Show on WFMU!
Sadly, last week Tom announced the Best Show is ending this December, after thirteen great years. His show was an amazing inspiration and I’ll miss it dearly. Check out the archives here.
Carousel for Kids was a huge SUCCESS!!! Thanks Everyone!
This past weekend’s Carousel for Kids was a total blast!! We had Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and Ron Barrett read from their Superhero Joe comic series, while dressing up kids as Superhero Joe. Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler read from their Zig and Wikki series, who’s latest adventure involves cow poop! Sam Henderson had kids (and me) popping bubble wrap. R. Sikoryak did a live drawing (watch the vid here!) and read from his latest Tom Sawyer/Family Circus melding (hilarious!). And I read my latest comic, which I will debut here on the site soon! Anyway, thanks to all the kids and parents who made their way out. ‘Til next November!
Carousel for Kids! This Saturday! 2pm!
Hey hey Folks! R. Sikoryak and myself will be doing Carousel for Kids again, this Saturday! We have an awesome line up this year, including the original Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs illustrator Ron Barrett, cartooning genius Sam Henderson, and comic writer Nadja Spiegelman! Plus I’ll be debuting a new comic that’ll have you yukking all the way to the morgue. Trust me, this will be the best Carousel for Kids yet!
Rodeen Pop-Up Series!
I did these pieces for my literary agent, Paul Rodeen, a stellar agent and a stellar guy! Also, check out our Facebook.
Here’s another piece for Competitor Magazine. This one is for an article about climbing out of the scrap heap to a better, healthier life. Well, I’m simplifying it to make my illustration seem more relevant… Here, read it! It’s a great, inspirational article. I, meanwhile, just ran my first half marathon on Sunday in Central Park, and am so displeased with my final time/the way I ran it, I’m gonna run my own in two weeks. Wish me luck!
Bye fer now — NN
ODIN on MTV’s Liquid Television
Hey! Check out this Liquid Television animation I helped out on! Warning: DEFINITELY VIOLENT, MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNG’UNS. That said, my good friend Joe Bennett is the mastermind behind this project, and I was merely a soldier. It’s the story of Norse Gods who are violent, and also it’s about violence. Watch the first and second chapter, if you’re the completist type. Bye!
I did this piece live on stage during a stand up performance by Malachi Nimmons, Jr. This is Malachi holding the painting after the show, BUT WHICH ONE IS WHICH????
“It’s one of the smartest, simplest yet potentially powerful ideas that I’ve encountered in 20 years” – This is what the singular Stephen Fry (one of my favorite human beings) had to say about the new start-up Thinkspace, a project I recently had the honor of creating artwork for. Thinkspace, which launched September 5th, is an organization created by sixteen-year-old James Anderson seeking to “inspire the next generation of app developers” by adding spaces in high schools where students can code and create. Or as Anderson puts it, “A tiny Google Campus in every school.” It is backed by such luminaries as Fry, Sir Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, among many others! (Can you find them all in the mural??) See recent articles from Wired, The Verge, and 9 to 5 Mac.