Bob Eckstein

Bob Eckstein
Location
New York City, New York,
Birthday
February 27
Title
Publisher of Today's Snowman.com
Bio
Snowman expert, author of The History of the Snowman and cartoonist for the New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Wall Street Journal and others. Twitter; snowmanexpert

MY RECENT POSTS

MAY 7, 2012 2:14PM

For the Old Gang

 Spring Olympics

I used to do cartoons for Open Salon and the most popular posts were the caption contests we had. Over a hundred Open Saloners would provide funny captions and big laughs. Well, for those who miss those days, I did for this week's caption contest for… Read full post »

MARCH 31, 2012 2:27PM

Happy April Fool's Day

April fool labor2
MAY 31, 2011 9:43PM

My Visit Back to Open Salon Land

 

Doomsday guy3

It's been a long time since I've been back to the old neighborhood, Open Salon, and I thought it would be nice to just revisit and share where I've been. At the risk of sounding like a braggart I will share what I think is a sweet success… Read full post »

Free Christmas card LOW
 
At this special holiday season,
one filled with goodwill and cheer.

Thoughts turn gratefully to those
who have supported me thru the year.

If only there were more like you,
I wouldn't be changing careers.

And my drawings would still be in magazines,
instead of on strange people's rears.


TheRead full post »
NOVEMBER 8, 2010 8:40PM

Open Saloners in My Basement

 

banana big clown

This post is for you old school Open Saloners still here, who vaguely remember my name and some of the other oldtimers who made up a very different Open Salon back in the day. Well, I want to invite you to a new magazine called The Basement I started,… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2010 9:31PM

It's the Gorton's Fisherman

What have I been up to? Please allow me to share my snapshots from my recent pow-wow at Gorton's corporate office on my way home from Bar Harbor, Maine.

gorton's

Gorton's marketing were nice enough to give me twenty minutes to talk fish-sticks. I gave them my spiel how they could…

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Just to finish up on the thought of themes from the previous installment...

Below this room downstairs is the master bedroom. It was decided it's theme would be “Farm Pasture.” Knowing this made decisions on paint color, linens and artwork pretty obvious...and fun.


So by now, you’re probably saying to yourself, Okay, so how do I get on board on this Smartass thing I’ve heard so many good things about?

 (please visit Part 1 of Smartass Ideas For the Home if you missed it)

 The answer is not just finding clever ideas butRead full post »

All photos copyrighted by Bob Eckstein ©2009 except where noted*
 
Smartass Ideas For the Home is a new series I decided to do monthly introducing a style of home
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MARCH 11, 2010 9:55PM

For Those Who Make Snowmen, I Salute You

More beautiful snowmen.

I want to thank everyone for the many snowmen people have sent me in the past weeks. I enjoyed them all but I had to pick just a few and so I picked the most unusual. 

First from Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan by… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2010 6:23PM

Not Out of the Woods Yet

golfer crowd out of it2
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FEBRUARY 17, 2010 11:30AM

Two Feet of Snow–The Best Snowmen of Open Salon

Here's a round-up of great snowmen from the past week. This genius piece was produced by artist G Augustine Lynas.

With the snowstorms in the Mid-Atlantic I've been tied up doing very important press junkets...so I'm a little behind. Speaking of which...

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JANUARY 20, 2010 4:21PM

The First Major Steampunk Show

 

threesome

Not only was this the first museum exhibition of Steampunk art but it was the most popular event the Museum of the History of Science has ever had. The show is in Oxford, England and up until February 21st for those in the area. 

This winter I want to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of over 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork.
The collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA (and on TV a couple of times).

Click on image to enlarge.Read full post »
This winter I want to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of over 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork.
The collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA (and on TV a couple of times).
 
Down to the last twenty, here'sRead full post »
Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 23, 2009 8:16AM

Snowman Collection, Top 100 (The Strangest, #45–#19)

This winter I want to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of over 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork.
The collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA (and on TV a couple of times).
 
Little change in plans as aRead full post »
This winter I want to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of over 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork.
The collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA (and on TV a couple of times).
 
Little change in plans as aRead full post »
Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 21, 2009 3:35PM

Snowman Collection, Top 100 (The Sweetest Snowmen, #71 –#61)

Today's are photographs have no historical importance but make up the sweetest images in my collection to warm up this cold spell.

All items Picturetown Collection © 2007 and not to be reprinted without permission.
Click on image to enlarge.
 
 
 

I'm going to take it up a notch. I decided to continue posting dialy but at ten items at a time. Here my following has dwindled to under ten people (thanks to the faithful stilll here) and I will return to my blog, Today's Snowman (not sure what happened here as… Read full post »

I'm going to take it up a notch. I decided to continue posting dialy but at ten items at a time. Here my following has dwindled to under ten people (thanks to the faithful stilll here) and I will return to my blog, Today's Snowman (not sure what happened here as… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2009 9:14AM

The Snowman Collection – Top 100 (#92)

 This winter I want to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of over 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork. The collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA (and on TV a couple of times). Each day I will post a countdown of the topRead full post »

DECEMBER 17, 2009 9:49AM

The Snowman Collection – Top 100 (#93)

 This winter I want to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of over 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork. The collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA (and on TV a couple of times). Each day I will post a countdown of the topRead full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2009 12:29PM

The Snowman Collection – Top 100 (#94)

This winter I want to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of over 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork. The collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA (and on TV a couple of times). Each day I will post a countdown of the topRead full post »
Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 15, 2009 9:38AM

The Snowman Collection – Top 100 (#95)

This winter I want to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of over 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork. The collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA (and on TV a couple of times). Each day I will post a countdown of the topRead full post »
DECEMBER 14, 2009 1:46AM

The Snowman Collection – Top 100 (#96)

This winter I want to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of over 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork. The collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA (and on TV a couple of times). Each day I will post a countdown of the topRead full post »