Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Drew Friedman on "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing, Colossal Podcast

I'm the guest this week on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing, Colossal Podcast:
Gilbert Gottfried
Listen in as I discuss with Gilbert and Frank my new book, Drew Friedman's CHOSEN PEOPLE, as well as many showbiz rumors, innuendo, half-truths and outright lies.

Among the essentail topics: Merrill Markoe's first published work in Horror Monsters magazine, Marlon Brando and Wally Cox, Sammy Petrillo invents "The Munsters", the anatomically incorrect Milton Berle puppet (see below), Mort Drucker's premature obiturary, phone calls to and from Jerry Lewis, Gilbert and I watch crappy old ED Wood horror films together 35 years ago, putting Groucho in his pajamas and putting him bed, who was "Princess Tinymeat"?, what Hollywood comedian owned the largest collection of pornography?, Fred MacMurray inspires Captian Marvel, and...

Don Rickles and Ernest Borgnine as "The Odd Couple":


co-host Frank Santopadre
Gilbert holds his copy of "Drew Friedman's Chosen People"
featuring cover subject Muddy Walters

Jerry Lewis

Merrill Markoe debuts in Horror Monsters magazine, 1962

portrait of Sammy Petrillo

old Groucho
the horrific 1950 Milton Berle Puppet

Randolph Scott and Curly Joe

Pre-Order "Drew Friedman's CHOSEN PEOPLE" here:

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leonard Nimoy, starring in...

...Visit to a Small Planet

...The Man In The Glass Booth




...The King and I

...Full Circle

...One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

...My Fair Lady



...Fiddler on the Roof




...Sherlock Holmes

...Sherlock Holmes

... Love Letters (for six nights)

Thanks to John Wendler

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Gilbert Gottfried, drawn for the final Village Voice

The final print issue of New York's legendary alt' weekly newspaper The Village Voice is out today (9/20/17), and many current and former contributing writers,

photographers, illustrators and cartoonists were invited to create one last piece for the issue.

I drew my old friend, comedian and podcaster Gilbert Gottfried, posed on a downtown street in Manhattan.

The addition of the, (soon to be history), red Voice distribution box was suggested by the Voice's art director, Ashley Smestad Velez.
Gilbert Gottfried

initial sketch (shoes were changed to sneakers)

printed page, including my text

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Caricatures by Dal Holcomb

Dal Holcomb, (Delmora Bistwick Holcomb), 1901-1978, was a prolific twentieth century commercial illustrator. He began his career in the thirties, specializing in sexy pin-up girls, and creating advertising art for several major accounts and countless magazine illustrations and covers. 

Holcomb was also an excellent caricaturist, and beginning in the fifties, created lively, colorful gouache silhouette portraits of many current film and television stars, continuing into the late sixties. This is the work I'm presenting here. I couldn't find any information on where these caricatures originally appeared though, but I'm speculating that they were created either for art gallery showings of his work, or for regional newspaper TV suppliment covers. Any information appreciated.

Thanks to John Wendler

Clark Gable, Elsie the Cow, 1940's advertising art
Edward G. Robinson
William Bendix
Donald O'Connor
Loretta Young
Tony Curtis
Ceasar Romero
Fred Astaire
Eve Arden
Jack Palance
Judy Garland
Shirley Booth
Dana Andrews

Miyoshi Umeki

Jack Webb
Chuck Conners
Jim Backus
Ed Sullivan
Jack Paar
Art Linkletter
Mitch Miller
Steve Allen
Milton Berle
Danny Kaye
Imogene Coca
George Gobel
Lucille Ball

Mort Sahl
Joey Bishop
Flip Wilson