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MAD # 530

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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I’ve got a few illustrations in the current issue of MAD Magazine. Here’s an unused sketch from the gig. You have to buy the issue to see the good stuff!MadGlobalWarmingSkinSketch

That Time I Was The Only Thing On CNN News

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

While I was still in college I was lucky enough to work for The Associated Press. I drew a daily feature about weather trivia as well as various spot illustrations. This one, about overweight umpires, ended up on a CNN sports report. In case you can’t tell from the George Bell/Dave Winfield trade talk or the anchor’s hair and tie, this aired in 1988!

 

MAXIMUM Minimum Wage Pin-Up

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

I was flattered to be asked by my friend and fellow cartoonist, Bob Fingerman, to contribute a pin-up for his massive must-have Maximum Minimum Wage Collection. It’s a beauty of a book, filled with great, funny writing and beautiful art. I hoped to give Bob a smile with my page by giving his MW cast the zombie apocalypse treatment. He loves zombies, I think.

 Here’s  a peek at my pin up:

(Click on the image to see a detail of the original unexpurgated version!)

Queens, NYC

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The cartoonist in his natural habitat.

Cringe-Worthy!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Here’s another thing I done did. It’s the cover art for an anthology of comics published by Birdcage Bottom Books! It should be out in time for SPX, whenever that is! Soon, I’ll bet!

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Last Weeks in Next Week in NYC!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Here is the last handful NWinNYC! comics. I’ll be putting the strip on hiatus for a while to focus on bigger problems. I mean projects, of course, but more on that later. I enjoyed doing these strips for The NY Observer and hope to do some more in the future. But these are the last of them for now so read ‘em slow. And if you find yourself jonesing for some Big Apple humor, you can always score a copy of If New York City Was The World. It’s a collection of strips about the city that never sweeps, and a sort of precursor to NWinNYC! that ran in a Manhattan neighborhood paper back way back when those kinda things still existed. But the humor contained with in is as fresh as a NYC breeze. It’s way out of print but you can actually get a signed copy from me through Amazon. In the meantime, enjoy!

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Next Week in NYC! Comic Strip Catch-Up!

Monday, May 6th, 2013

I missed re-posting a whole slew of past week Next Week in NYC! strips from The Observer lately. What? You hadn’t noticed? Well no worries! Here’s a batch from April for you, still as fresh today as the day they were first slapped onto bristol. New strips appear each week in the paper and at The Observer online every Tuesday or Wednesday or so.

April 2/Week #007

April 9/Week #008

April 17/Week #009

April 25/Week #010

I’ve Gone MAD!

Monday, April 29th, 2013

I’m pleased to officially join the ranks of the Usual Gang of Idiots, I guess, if one appearance is all it takes and I’m pretending it does. (All the work I’d previous done was for MAD was, in fact, for MAD KIDS magazine, which is not apparently the same thing.) Anyway, I drew some pictures for the front end of this sucker. They are funny pictures. Please check it out!

Next Week in NYC! #06

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Here is the strip from the April, 1 2013-ish issue of The Observer. New strips magically appear there every Wednesday!

STOP THE PRESSES!

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

The New York Observer / Feb. 25, 2013 / Cover illo by The Great Drew Friedman

Wow! Suddenly, I’m front page news! Not really, but that is my name right up there next to Sam Henderson’s Hysterical Hipster Hulk. That’s because starting this past week I have an all-new, weekly comic strip featured in The New York Observer. It’s called, NEXT WEEK in NYC! Any fans of my old NYC comic strip collection, If New York City Was The World will certainly want to check it out. Last week’s NEXT WEEK in NYC! strip can be seen here. New strips appear every wednesday in both the print and online versions of The Observer.  It’s a work in progress and I’m still ironing out all the details but it’s a real treat to be contributing a weekly feature to The Observer and I’m looking forward to trying and make New Yorkers both laugh and scratch their head in wonder for as many weeks to come as possible. It’s a dream job but it’s tough crowd, so wish me luck. Details to come…