Pics and Picks!

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

First off, a big fat thank you to everyone who hauled themselves up  the four  flights of stairs to come to my Open Studio event.  It is a rare treat for me to see people respond to my cartoons in real time.  My head swelled to epic proportions but is slowly making it’s way back to normal size.  Hats no longer hurt.

Yesterday’s head:

I had a huge whiteboard outside of the studio for people to draw on, and draw they did!

Children’s book supersonic superstar Mo Willems stopped by and drew “The Pidgeon,” which inspired many…

A few others gems:

This year’s signature item was the Luke Dogwalker Baseball Tee. Our lovely model today is former women’s pro basketball star Christy Hedgpeth.   If you want one for yourself (the T-shirt, not the basketball star) you can order them in my website store.

I also made up a fun magnet. If people are interested I will make those available.  Just e-mail me.

$4 plus shipping.

I’ve got four non-Rhymes With Orange holiday gift picks– all cartoon-related.

Good Eggs, by Phoebe Potts.  It is a very funny and honest graphic novel about her and her husband’s exhaustive quest to have a baby.  If you know anyone who has struggled with fertility, get them this.  (Disclaimer– I wrote a blurb for the back of her book since I liked it.)

Sandra Boynton’s Amazing Cows.  Boynton goes crazy for cows with a bunch of stories, jokes, poems and drawings.  She’ll be doing a big signing, with a mini-stage show, on Dec. 4th in NYC.  There’s also original art to look at in a gallery.   I am a huge huge fan of Sandra’s work and of the woman herself.

The Looney Tunes Treasury, by Andrew Farago.  Andrew is the curator of the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum and an all around great guy.  This books has secret pockets, pencil sketches, fold outs– there’s so much to do while you are learning about Bugs, Porky and Friends!

The Funny Times.   A funny, leftward- leaning assembly of single-panel and editorial cartoons, delivered monthly.  Though it is definitely liberal, even my Wall Street Journal toting conservative dad likes The Funny Times, because there are plenty of non-political humor cartoons.

Like I said, thanks for coming to the Open Studio event!  I’ll be posting a few of the prints I did for the event in a few days.