Category Archives: From the Book

Rendering The Unspoken: my recent TED talk


Last week, I delivered another TED talk, this time at TEDxBAW, or otherwise known as TEDxBayArea Women. The conference organizational theme was women entrepreneurs around the globe, and there were many fascinating and inspirational talks throughout the day, by both … Continue reading

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Living Your Dreams


This is the text of a talk that I gave this spring, along with some of the cartoons I showed, for an organization called Generations. They asked me to speak about “Living Your Dreams.” *** I’m going to talk a … Continue reading

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Cake Shoving and All That


from When Do They Serve The Wine? Everything and anything will be videotaped, discussed, analyzed, and scrutinized on Friday at the Royal Wedding. Lucky for us peons, we have some choices as to what to record of our wedding day. … Continue reading

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Marriage Season


from When Do They Serve The Wine? It’s getting to be Marriage Season. Magazines erupt on the newsstand telling us how to get married. Newspapers feature happy unions. Invites flood the mailbox. Wedding websites pop up. It’s exhausting, and expensive. … Continue reading

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Disappearing Role Models


from When Do They Serve The Wine? It’s a tough time for graduates. There are no jobs. Well, maybe a few.  But if I remember correctly, at 22 not only is it hard to find a job, it is hard … Continue reading

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There’s No Stopping Me Now


As one gets older, saying what you really think becomes easier, at least in America. You realize that time is of the essence, and people don’t change unless they want to. Or if there’s cash involved. I’d like to say … Continue reading

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Chaos Can Be Funny


There are many reasons why cartoonists become cartoonists.  But having been in this business a long time, and knowing a number of cartoonists, I have found that many of us began cartooning when we were little, as a coping mechanism. … Continue reading

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Media Marriage Circus


The above cartoon was printed in The New Yorker a few years ago.  I find myself doing a lot of marriage cartoons, at least one a month. It’s a great cliche, the whole institution.  And now, whether you like it … Continue reading

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Speaking Cartoon


One of the questions that we cartoonists often get is, “How did you arrive at your style?”  It’s a difficult one to answer, because for many of us (myself included), there is no simple answer.  And most of us simply … Continue reading

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Happenings for When Do They Serve the Wine?


We had around 50+ people crammed into Oblong Books on Saturday night, it was a lot of fun. I read from the book and got some laughs.  I love supporting local bookstores, they need our help!  Oblong does a great … Continue reading

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