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

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 »
DECEMBER 13, 2009 9:54AM

The Snowman Collection – Top 100 (#97)

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 12, 2009 12:15AM

The Snowman Collection – Top 100 (#98)

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 »
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DECEMBER 11, 2009 10:16AM

The Snowman Collection – Top 100 (#99)

This winter I wanted to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of close to 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork. The entire collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, Pennsylvania (and on television a couple of times).
Each day I will post a counRead full post »

This winter I wanted to share my favorite snowmen from my personal stash of close to 1,000 antique collectibles, photographs and artwork. The entire collection was on display at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, Pennsylvania (and on television a couple of times). Each day I will post a countRead full post »

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DECEMBER 9, 2009 2:36PM

Tiger Woods Is Hurting My Book Sales

Tiger Woods

 

I have the worst luck! Just as I'm getting some press as a snowman expert, along comes this Tiger Woods stealing my spotlight. The thanks I get for being a spectacular husband.

I actually drew up a couple of questionable Tiger Woods cartoons when the latest wrinkle of the… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 12:07PM

Good For You! Excuse Me If I'm Not Happy For Dan Brown

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Bob Eckstein copyright © 2009

Sorry if I'm not doing cartwheels over Dan Brown's big day. I simply never bought into his stories which just seem, for me, not convincing and sensationalizing my religion. I'm also bias because of inane conservations I'm suffered through at snotty… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2009 3:44PM

Nepotism

Nepotism sketch
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JULY 24, 2009 10:40AM

Post-Traumatic Post; Bring in the Clowns

 

celebrity clown rehab

It’s simple. I need to get funny and get funny fast. Loved ones around me are depending on it. Tension is high around the dinner table ("Show me the funny!"). A timetable has been placed on my quest (next Thursday). 

 

third entendre

 

I have begun to… Read full post »

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JULY 1, 2009 10:04AM

The Death of My Brilliant Career (1980-2009)

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NEW YORK – “It’s over,” stated a brief two-word statement released over the weekend finally pulling the plug on what has been a promising, yet ultimately, mediocre freelancing career. The immediate cause of death is undetermined but, according to expert

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I’m using my Open Salon page to respond to Dr. Dorinda Fox and her class. She was kind enough to ask my views on a question her writing class is studying and I hope my answer is insightful.

What are your views regarding using visuals a purposeful rhetorical strategy as in anRead full post »

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MAY 14, 2009 8:55AM

I Found God on Facebook

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To respond to inquiries as to what ever happened to T-Bucket and the Snowman...we found God. On Facebook. We are now doing God's work, getting out the good word. On Facebook.

(click one of the two halves below to enlarge and read.)

 … Read full post »

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MARCH 17, 2009 7:55PM

Who is to blame if a new study reveals teens blame Rihanna?

 

Bitch Slaps sketch

A new study by the Boston Public Health Commission reveals that almost half of Boston teens think that Rihanna is to blame for alleged assault "involving" Chris Brown. Where do kids get this thinking?

 

Disclaimer; The following cereal is not available in stores and is fictional.Read full post »
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FEBRUARY 19, 2009 12:13PM

I want to draw cartoons at The Post and work for Murdoch

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Detail from editorial done in 2004 for Time Out NY. 

Why work for The Post? (Why did I just write an editorial piece for them?)

If you’re a true writer or artist you want your work to make a difference. Looking for new clients I often seek publications with/… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 18, 2009 11:52AM

AI Aw

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FEBRUARY 9, 2009 2:53PM

Wanted; Op-Ed About Our Economy That Needs Cartoon

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SINGLE Panel Gag looking for dynamic, interesting piece on our economy. ME: A mid-40’s, overeducated cartoonist scrambling for venues. YOU: Fun out-of-work writer posting stuff on Open Salon. Let’s make it happen (I mean, get on the cover).  I dislike recessions, walkRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 4, 2009 4:34AM

Interview with NYer Cartoonist Liza Donnelly

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I was lucky enough to chat with one half of what has to be one the coolest couples there ever was right behind Bradgelina and Sting & Trudie. Michael Maslin and Liza Donnelly both have their beloved cartoons grace the coolest magazine there is and liveRead full post »

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Let me start by conceding there will probably be many innovations in the near future as the new administration has already acknowledged the connection between new inventions and a growing economy. The two go hand-in-hand and surely the next ten years are going to be very exciting for us all./… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2009 1:57PM

OPEN SALON SCANDAL

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Lexington & 57th St., the newfound offices of "Greg Thomas." 

NEW YORK, NY–A shocking revelation regarding Open Salon came to fruition this morning when an undisclosed blogger shared the following labeled photographs bringing to light a shocking Open Salon secret. While… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 23, 2008 8:46PM

Merry Christmas!

 

Even Santa had a tough year

 

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Wishing you & yours a very merry

bailout in the new year.

 

 

 

 

Holiday-Cai-Guo-Qiang

 

(Holiday Cai Guo–Qiang)

 

Special thanks for the holiday greetings I received.

Happy New Year, OpenRead full post »

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DECEMBER 17, 2008 9:09AM

The Sad State of Publishing; My Disastrous Holiday Book Tour

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Frosty Receptions, Lukewarm Sales;
The Worst Book Tour...Ever

 (I want to thank and apologize to those who sent me emails and comments. While on the book tour I was without internet (or cell phone reception) and after the icestorm, I lost heat and electricity whileRead full post »

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DECEMBER 2, 2008 11:37PM

My Search for The First Snowman

My Search for The First Snowman; 6 yrs & $40K Later

 

Snowman story
Marginal illustration from Book of Hours, ca. 1380.
Used with permission from Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague.

Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing one/…

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NOVEMBER 20, 2008 11:21PM

Backyard Whodunit

"For days we have seen a squirrel run back and forth in front of our kitchen window with large pine cones in his mouth. I had no idea to where he was going...

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"...until yesterday when Bob asked if I was planning some sort of art project in the backRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 5, 2008 10:07AM

Post-mortem Post

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OCTOBER 29, 2008 3:11PM

Small-town Sign-swiping in a Swing State

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The topic of conversation during my travels through the Pennsylvania heartland the past couple of days has been the battle of the election lawn signs. This is nothing new. Just my first hand account from the front-lines.

Last night I stayed in the old stone home of a distinguished academia… Read full post »