We went to this fascinating show of street art today in Atlantic City. I’ve seen this kind of work in photos, but never in real life, and while I had some idea of how it’s done, I wanted to experience it in person. Ellen and I both found it wonderful. I’ve tried to name the artists, but have missed a few.
Here’s the one I think we liked best, by Sharyn Namnath. From the designated correct photo spot, it looks as if the dice, place markers, houses and hotels and Mr. Money are rising up from the street. Continue reading
Photo courtesy of Paul Levitz and © DC Comics, Inc.
In my recent blog article “The DC Comics Offices 1930s-1950s Part 3,” I examined a large 1948 photo of the National Comics (now DC Comics) staff, trying to identify as many of the people in it as possible. I thought the gentleman above might be a young George Kashdan (a DC editor), while others thought it could be someone else. Recently I was contacted by Bennett Kashdan, who told me he and his mother are sure it’s a picture of Bennett’s father Bernard Kashdan, George’s brother. Bernard Kashdan worked on the business side of National Comics, starting work there in 1940. With some additional photos and information from Bennett, I’ve put together what I know about the two Kashdan brothers. Continue reading
Image © Disney.
Ellen and I just had a wonderful three-day weekend at the Old Songs Music Festival in Altamont, NY. I’ll have pictures and a report here as soon as I get back on track with work. The freelance life sounds idyllic to some — take time off whenever you like, right? Not if you have deadlines to meet!
A quick note to say I haven’t been able to find time to blog the last few days, and that will probably continue through tomorrow. I am working on a multi-part post that I think will be popular with comics fans, especially those of my generation, but I may not have that ready until the following week. I’ll be back with a few reviews this coming week once I have time again.
When I opened my blog stats page this morning I noticed that the all time views had topped 1 million! It’s actually well over that, as I didn’t install the stats plug-in until May 2008, but began the blog in July of 2007. So there are probably at least 100,000 more views, I just can’t prove it. No matter, I’ll take this and be quite pleased with it. Recent high traffic to my post about Comic Sans from 2009 put it over the top, traffic from a mere link in a YouTube video about that silly font. Views of my recent Thor Logo Study have been good, though. On we go…