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I have been drawing cartoons since I figured out how to do Santa back in Mrs. Gilot's first grade class at the Alan B. Shepherd school. This passion followed me through High School, College, and when I started working at Ogilvy & Mather advertising in NYC, I made sure the old man himself wouldn't catch me as I ran from 48th Street to 43rd Street to drop off my cartoons at The New Yorker every Wednesday. After 10 years I broke in to that august publication (it was in May, actually), but in the meantime, my rejected cartoons had started a nice cartooning career for me. After I got into The New Yorker I started to concentrate on writing as well. When I met, well, won, a meeting with my new agent, Jennifer Lyons, at the Manhattan School for Children Charity Auction, she went ga-ga over my cartoons, we settled on a theme (Oh, those wacky Jews!) and I made the proposal. My editor, Aliza, laughed. So did others. And I've created over 100 new cartoons on this theme. As for the research, alas, it has been a lifetime affliction.
My cartoons have been published in the New Yorker, Punch, the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Narrative, three of S. Gross's cartoon anthologies, King Features' "The New Breed" syndicated panel, Cosmopolitan, Science, Psychology Today, and more. I've written for the New York Observer's "New Yorker's Diary" and has published pieces on humor websites, including McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Yankee Pot Roast, and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood.
I'm also an ad-guy in the wannabe Mad-Man mode.
I have three kids, a wife, and a cat. Bat left. Throw left.