From the 80’s through the early 2000’s, I drew editorial cartoons about the New York political scene. Of all the outsized personalities, the one that loomed the largest was Mayor Koch.
His distinctive looks and character were made for cartooning. With his often-surprising statements and actions, he created his own punch lines. Having spent so many hours getting right the curve of his nose and the arch of his eyebrows, it’s hard to believe he’s gone. I’ll miss you Ed.
There’s more fun and joy like this for the rest of the year in ” Babushkin’s Catalogue of Jewish Inventions” Available at Haggadahsrus.com
An animated storyboard from the Joyous Haggadah.
Before the Internet and cheap international phone calls, I designed and art directed by fax a version of the Story of Esther, in plastilina, produced in Tel Aviv and distributed in Russia.
I worked at the studio in Tel Aviv and was familiar with the artists there. I had made other projects with them and trusted their abilities and craftsmanship. Nevertheless I had to write out all the directions and make each drawing as accurate as I could since I couldn’t oversee the making of the models, be on set, or look through the camera.
The final pictures and story were beautifully printed on one long sheet of vellum and rolled into a scroll with a gold cover. Ten thousand were shipped off to Russia.
Is there any one out there who remembers receiving one of these Megillat Esther?