MY WORK AS AUTHOR, COAUTHOR AND/OR EDITOR
Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History (Taschen, 2018), coauthored with J.B. Kaufman and edited by Daniel Kothenschulte, is a sumptuous, lavishly mounted pictorial history of the world’s preeminent Mouse, from his scrappy beginnings in 1928 to the present day.
Overflowing with a cornucopia of exciting, rare, and gorgeously reproduced images, the book also includes a wealth of new historical research by J.B. and myself – including an extensive, lavishly illustrated study of unfinished Mickey shorts from Disney’s Golden Age.
Mickey Mouse: The 90th Anniversary Collection (IDW, 2018) collects Disney comics from 1930-2005 with an accompanying in-depth essay. Included are classic long-form stories by Floyd Gottfredson, Paul Murry, Romano Scarpa, Byron Erickson, and Andrea “Casty” Castellan, plus a cover gallery and other special features.
Mickey Mouse: The Greatest Adventures by Floyd Gottfredson (Fantagraphics, 2018) is an oversized “popular edition” of beloved daily comic strip serials with new animation-style color, including an unprecedented restoration of the watershed “Mickey Mouse in Death Valley” (1930). Accompanying in-depth essays and gallery features add to the celebratory anthology.
The Don Rosa Library – Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Three Caballeros Ride Again! (Fantagraphics) is Vol. 9 of the ten-volume Don Rosa Library series (2014-2018): the first-ever complete English language reprint of the Disney Duck comics by the beloved creator of “The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.” The stories are anthologized with more than 50 pages of cover galleries and unique Rosa annotations per volume.
As series editor for The Don Rosa Library, I located the best available source material for each of Rosa’s stories, working extensively with Rosa himself and with Disney affiliates around the world.
See also: Vol. 1: The Son of the Sun· Vol. 2: Return to Plain Awful
Vol. 3: Treasure Under Glass· Vol. 4: The Last of the Clan McDuck
Vol. 5: The Richest Duck in the World Vol. 6: The Universal Solvent
Vol. 7: The Treasure of the Ten Avatars
Vol. 8: Escape from Forbidden Valley
Vol. 10: The Old Castle’s Other Secret
Eisner Award Winner! The Floyd Gottfredson Library: Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: Race to Death Valley (Fantagraphics) is Vol. 1 of the twelve-volume Floyd Gottfredson Library (2011-2018): the first-ever complete English language reprint of Gottfredson’s legendary Mickey Mouse daily newspaper strip serials. Each volume collects stories from 1930-1955 in strict chronology with more than 30 pages of cover galleries and extra features and stories per book.
As project manager and co-editor (with Gary Groth) for The Floyd Gottfredson Library, I also wrote many of the books’ essays and tracked down archival sources for much of the behind-the-scenes material.
See also Vol. 2: Trapped on Treasure Island
Vol. 3: High Noon at Inferno Gulch Â· Vol. 4: House of the Seven Haunts!
Vol. 5: Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot
Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago Â· Vol. 7: March of the Zombies
Vol. 8: The Tomorrow Wars Â· Vol. 9: Rise of the Rhyming Man
Vol. 10: Planet of Faceless Foes Â· Vol. 11: Mickey Vs. Mickey
Vol. 12: The Mysterious Dr. X
Mickey Mouse Timeless Tales Vol. 1 (IDW, 2016), together with Vols 2 (2017) and 3 (2018), collect Mickey Mouse comic books that I edited for IDW, selecting and anthologizing vintage and modern Disney comics from around the world.
This run of issues highlighted works by Andrea “Casty” Castellan and Romano Scarpa, and brought jungle daredevil Eurasia Toftâ€”a major Mickey co-starâ€”to North American audiences for the first time.
Donald Duck Timeless Tales Vol. 2 (IDW, 2017), together with Vols 1 (2016) and 3 (2017), collect Donald Duck comic books that I edited for IDW, selecting and anthologizing vintage and modern Disney comics from around the world.
This run of issues was the first to bring the world-famous stories “Tycoonraker,” by Luciano Bottaro, and “The Big Sneeze,” by Freddy Milton, to English-speaking audiences.
Uncle Scrooge Timeless Tales Vol. 1 (IDW, 2016), together with Vols 2 and 3 (2017), collect Uncle Scrooge comic books that I edited for IDW, selecting and anthologizing vintage and modern Disney comics from around the world.
This run of issues featured writer Francesco Artibani’s epic miniseries “Scrooge’s Last Adventure,” along with work by such beloved talents as Giorgio Cavazzano, William Van Horn, and Miguel Pujol.
Learn to Draw Mickey Mouse & Friends Through the Decades (Walter Foster, 2015) is a combination drawing instruction book and Disney history: aimed at younger readers, but featuring rare illustrations and archival items anthologized nowhere else.
As main author (collaborating with Jennifer Gaudet) and selector of most illustrations, I felt it important to provide a special “treasure hunt” experience unique to the volume.
The Floyd Gottfredson Library: Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: Call of the Wild (Fantagraphics, 2014) leads the two-volume Floyd Gottfredson Library: Color Sundays set, the first-ever complete English language reprint of this rare group. Included are the full run of strips from 1932-1938, as well as Gottfredson’s one-off Sunday color projects from the 1950s and 1960s. All are presented with a recreation of the original syndicate color, plus accompanying essays and special features.
As project manager and co-editor (with Gary Groth) for The Floyd Gottfredson Library, I also wrote many of the books’ essays and tracked down archival sources for behind-the-scenes material.
· Read an excerpt from Call of the Wild, featuring a Gerstein introductory essay and two complete 1932 comics serials. Story and pencils by Floyd Gottfredson, inks by Ted Thwaites.
Walt Disney’s Hall of Fame: Manuel Gonzales (Egmont Serieforlaget Norway, 2013) collects Disney comics from 1938-1981 with accompanying script pages, character sketches, and essays, pairing my own work with that of fellow Disney scholar Timo Ronkainen. Aside from compiling the book’s contents, Timo and I worked extensively with Gonzales’ family to provide a detailed look at the career of this Spanish-born comics legend.
The Katzenjammer Kids: 100 Years in Norway (Egmont Serieforlaget Norway, 2011), coedited with Cole Johnson and project manager Haakon Isachsen, presents the first-ever comprehensive history of the diabolical “Katzies”â€”their origins as Wilhelm Busch’s Max und Moritz (1865), their leap to comics as Hans and Fritz (1897), and their evolution under the pens of Rudolph Dirks, Harold Knerr (from 1914), and others. Texts by myself, Johnson, Isachsen and Jim Lowe bring Der Captain, King Bongo, John Silver and more beloved supporting players to light.
Walt Disney’s Hall of Fame: Floyd Gottfredson Volume 2 (Egmont Serieforlaget Norway, 2010) collects Disney comics from 1931-1947 with accompanying paintings, rare promotional artwork, and essays, pairing my writing with unique Gottfredson items from various private collections. Aside from compiling the book’s contents and tracking down archival sources, I also remounted all of the book’s stories to upright album format.
Walt Disney’s Hall of Fame: Dick Kinney and Al Hubbard (Egmont Serieforlaget Norway, 2008) collects Disney comics from 1950-1971 with accompanying script pages, character sketches, and essays, pairing my own work with guest pieces by Alberto Becattini and Jon Gisle. Aside from compiling the book’s contents and tracking down archival sources, I also restored the rare story “A Cop’s Policeman” to its original page layout. A German edition also exists and is available from amazon.de.
Walt Disney Treasures: Uncle Scrooge: A Little Something Special (Gemstone Publishing, 2008) collects Disney comics from 1947-2006 with two accompanying in-depth essays. This is the second official comics tie-in to Walt Disney Home Video’s ongoing Walt Disney Treasures DVD series.
Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Comics: 75 Years of Innovation (Gemstone Publishing, 2006) collects Disney comics from 1930-2004 with two accompanying in-depth essays. Featuring short stories starring Disney stalwarts from Mickey to Jose Carioca, this earlier Treasures trade paperback was the first comics tie-in to the DVD series.
Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse (Gemstone Publishing, 2005) collects Good Housekeeping Disney cartoon adaptations from 1934-1944 with accompanying animation production art and my extensive commentary.
· Read Mickey and the Gang’s pages on Donald Duck’s debut appearance and its Good Housekeeping adaptation. Text by David Gerstein, new color by Scott Rockwell, layout by Michael Kronenberg.
Donald Duck: 70 Years (Egmont Serieforlaget A/S, 2004) collects Disney comics from 1937-1994 with my decade-by-decade commentary. Versions of the book were published in Denmark, Norway and Sweden (pictured at right).
The Walt Disney Centennial Book (Egmont Serieforlaget A/S, 2001) collects Disney comics from 1930-present with my decade-by-decade commentary. My favorite edition is the Swedish one (pictured at left), incorporating an extra helping of annotations. Norwegian, Danish, and Bulgarian editions also exist.
70 Years With Mickey Mouse (Egmont Serieforlaget A/S, 1998) collects Disney comics from 1940-1998 with an original wraparound story by myself and artist Cesar Ferioli. Versions of the book were published in Denmark, Germany (pictured at right), Japan, Norway, and Sweden.
AS CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR/EDITOR
Mickey Mouse: The Delta Dimension (Fantagraphics, 2018) is Vol. 1 in the ongoing Disney Masters series: oversized hardbacks collecting long-form Disney adventure comics from around the world, many of them published for the first time in North America.
As the archival editor for Disney Masters, I select most of the stories for each volume and track down the best available source material for each. This volume collects 1950s and 1960s Mickey Mouse stories by the legendary Romano Scarpa, one of which I also translated.
See also Vol. 3: The Case of the Vanishing Bandit (Paul Murry)
Vol. 5: The Blot’s Double Mystery (Romano Scarpa)
Vol. 7: The Pirates of Tabasco Bay (Paul Murry)
Donald Duck: The Great Survival Test (Fantagraphics, 2018) is Vol. 4 in the ongoing Disney Masters series. This volume collects all the classic stories drawn and writtenâ€”in the 1970s-1980sâ€”by the northern European team of Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton, first reprinted in the USA in beloved issues of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories.
See also Vol. 2: Uncle Scrooge’s Money Rocket (Luciano Bottaro)
Vol. 6: King of the Golden River (Giovan Battista Carpi)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons (Disney Editions, 2017) features in-depth analyses of each surviving shortâ€”and copious production materials on the still-lostâ€”by longtime Disney special projects manager Dave Bossert, who enlisted me as a contract researcher on the recovery mission, and again as archival editor on this exciting volume.
The Return of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Fantagraphics, 2017) collects classic 1950s Italian Romano Scarpa Disney comics for the first time in North America. Jonathan Gray, editor Michael Catron and I brought our best to the translations of these beloved talesâ€”full of witchcraft, wizardry, and medieval mayhem.
Society Is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy At the Dawn of the American Comic Strip (Sunday Press, 2013) collects dozens of groundbreaking 1890s, 1900s, and 1910s comic strips at their huge original published size, marvelously curated by comics scholar Peter Maresca. As a contributing author on the project, I wrote “Historyâ€”Dot’s Der Cheese!,” an analysis of the famous Katzenjammer Kids and their two most legendary cartoonists.
Walt Disney’s Hall of Fame: Al Taliaferro (Egmont Serieforlaget Norway, 2013) collects Disney comics from 1932-1969 with accompanying paintings, rare promotional artwork, and essays, pairing my writing with unique Taliaferro items from various private collections. I compiled about a third of the book’s contents and wrote all of its text pieces, chronicling the long-overlooked creator of Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories Archives Vol. 1 (BOOM! Studios, 2011) collects the first two issues of this landmark comic for a one-of-a-kind reprint. As Editorial Assistant on the project, I wrote most of the accompanying editorial copy and assembled additional archival material to go with it.
See another BOOM! Archives volume on which I functioned as Editorial Assistant: Walt Disney’s Four Color Adventures Vol. 1
The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons (Insight Editions, 2010) analyzes a century of Warner triumphs via lengthy episode synopses and critical analyses. I wrote synopses for about two dozen cartoons, including Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century (1953), A Bear For Punishment (1951), and The Three Little Bops (1957â€”look for the synopsis in verse!), as well as credited analyses for Baseball Bugs (1946), Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1952), and more.
Mickey Mouse Classics: Mouse Tails (BOOM! Kids, 2010) collects Disney comics from 1931-2008, including Floyd Gottfredson’s classic “Mickey Mouse Vs. Kat Nipp” (a personal favorite). As Editorial Assistant on the project, I chose most of the included stories; wrote the text feature “Katnippery”; and teamed up with Jonathan Gray to write English dialogue for Romano Scarpa’s “Lost in the Microcosmos” (originally in Italian).
See other BOOM! Classics volumes on which I functioned as Editorial Assistant: Donald Duck Classics: Quack Up · Walt Disney’s Valentine’s Classics
The Big Black Book of Magica De Spell (Egmont Serieforlaget A/S, 2009) collects Disney comics from 1961-2000. As well as choosing about half of the included stories, I wrote the introduction and most other text features. Versions of the book have been published in Denmark, Germany (pictured at left), Norway, and Sweden.
The Big Black Book of Donald Duck (Egmont Serieforlaget A/S, 2008) collects Disney comics from 1955-2007. While I didn’t choose most of the included stories this time, I did supply an extensive introduction and all other text features. Versions of the book have been published in Denmark (pictured at right), Germany, Norway, and Sweden.
Animation Art: From Pencil To Pixel (Harper Design International, 2004) was edited by renowned cartoon researcher Jerry Beck. As one of Mr. Beck’s contributing authors, I researched and wrote seventeen pages of text copy, including analyses of Mickey Mouse, Felix the Cat, Woody Woodpecker, and the studios that created them.
Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide (Dorling Kindersley, 2003) was written by Jerry Beck with several research associates, myself included. I wrote over 20 pages of text copy, including analyses of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, the Tasmanian Devil, and the Three Bears. A condensed reprint of Visual Guide was sold in 2008 with Best Buy’s Looney Tunes: Golden Collection, Vol. 6 special edition; this shortened version contained 14 pages of my work.
Black Images in the Comics (Fantagraphics, 2003) is by Swedish comics scholar Fredrik StrÃ¶mberg. I was one of the book’s two copyeditors, working on pages 22-109 (note: not pages 1-97, as incorrectly stated in the book’s indicia). I myself authored individual pages discussing Warner Bros’ Bosko, Walter Lantz’s Li’l Eight Ball, MGM’s Mammy Two-Shoes, and Disney’s The Head.
my dvd and blu-ray work
AS CONTRIBUTING RESEARCH HISTORIAN AND/OR DESIGNER
Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts (Cartoons On Film, 2017) collects rare and vintage cartoons from 1907-1936 with various supplementary extras. I assisted producer/film archivist Tommy Jose Stathes in researching and assembling the collection and its extras as well as writing parts of the booklet and designing the packaging.
Cartoon Roots: The Bray Studios (Cartoons On Film, 2016) collects rare and vintage cartoons from 1913-1927 with various supplementary extras. I again assisted Tommy Jose Stathes in researching and assembling the collection and its extras, as well as writing parts of the booklet and designing the packaging.
Cartoon Roots (Cartoons On Film, 2014) collects rare and vintage cartoons from 1907-1932 with various supplementary extras. I again assisted Tommy Jose Stathes in researching and assembling the collection and its extras as well as writing parts of the booklet and designing the packaging. Together, Tommy and I located Hot-Toe Mollie (1930), a previously lost Romer Grey cartoon, that features as the showpiece of the volume.
Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald Vol. 4 (Walt Disney Home Video, 2008) collects Donald Duck short cartoons from 1951-1961 with various supplementary extras. I worked with series host/co-producer Leonard Maltin and EMC West producer Ted Nicolaou in developing “Donald Goes to Press,” a documentary outlining the history of Donald Duck comics. Apart from suggesting themes that the doc could cover and providing narration via interview footage, I also chose and restored most comics images used in the featurette.
Walt Disney Treasures: The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Walt Disney Home Video, 2007) collects Oswald short cartoons from 1927-1928 with various supplementary extras. I worked with Leonard Maltin and Walt Disney Pictures Director of Library Restoration and Preservation Theo Gluck to help locate and restore formerly lost or unavailable Oswald shorts, as well as better quality materials on films Disney already possessed.
Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies (Walt Disney Home Video, 2006) collects Silly Symphony short cartoons from 1929-1938 with various supplementary extras. I worked with Leonard Maltin and Sparkhill producer Bernadette Bowman during production of the extras, contributing audio commentary on the shorts Monkey Melodies (1930), Cannibal Capers (1930) and Bugs in Love (1932). I also provided Sparkhill with vintage comics and related documents from my personal collection, many of which were used in the DVD set’s gallery features.
my comics and magazine work
AS ARCHIVAL EDITOR/EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Uncle Scrooge 347-383 and 400-444, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 662-698 and 715-743 (both Gemstone Publishing/BOOM! Studios/IDW Publishing), and other North American Disney comics have included various vintage and foreign stories that I selected, occasionally accompanied by my own editorial columns or historical text pieces. As Gemstone Publishing’s Archival Editor, BOOM! Studios’ freelance Editorial Assistant, and then IDW Publishing’s Archival Editor, I researchedâ€”and helped my fellow editors to acquireâ€”standout Disney comics material from around the world, often with the aid of research colleagues or by visiting the vaults and archives of other Disney licensees. From there I was intimately involved in the stories’ translation, coloring and/or restoration once they were received in-house.
Walt Disney’s Christmas Jubilee Present (Egmont Serieforlaget Norway) is a series of annual classic reprint compilations. The oblong stocking-stuffer magazines feature vintage Disney stories and covers restored from archival sourcesâ€”many published for the first time since the 1940sâ€”together with my own introductory editorial pieces. I’ve had the pleasure of picking all the material that’s gone into this series, and have personally restored and remounted some stories for the magazines’ special oblong format.
· Read “Chef Donald,” a Donald Duck story formatted for Christmas Jubilee Present 6 (2006). Story by Daan Jippes; art by Michel Nadorp; translation by Harry Fluks; dialogue and remounting of art by David Gerstein.
AS STORY EDITOR
Donald Duck Adventures (Gemstone Publishing), Walt Disney’s Jumbo Book (Egmont Serieforlaget A/S), and other American and international Disney comics regularly contain stories I edited for Denmark’s Egmont Creative A/S between 1997 and 2004. The unit I supervised included writers such as Lars Jensen, Stefan Petrucha, and Sarah Kinney. In 2000, I worked intensively with Jensen and artist Flemming Andersen in a branded series workshop, creating the Donald and Fethry Duck science fiction feature “Tamers of Nonhuman Threats” (“TNT”), which continues to date. My unit also produced several thousand pages of traditional Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald, and Scrooge McDuck stories over the years.
· Read the first 14 pages of “Blue Rain,” the first “TNT” story. Plot and script by Lars Jensen; art by Flemming Andersen; color by Egmont; editing, American dialogue, and lettering by David Gerstein. Published domestically in Donald Duck Adventures 4 (2004).
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories (Gemstone Publishing/BOOM! Studios/IDW Publishing), 80 Jahre Micky Maus (Egmont Ehapa Verlag GmbH), and other American and international Disney comics include original stories I’ve written and/or rescripted for Boom!, Gemstone and/or Egmont Creative A/S. The stories star such characters as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Brer Rabbit, and the Big Bad Wolf.
· Read “History Re-Petes Itself,” a Mickey Mouse story. Plot, script, dialogue, and lettering by David Gerstein; art by Romano Scarpa; editing by Byron Erickson; color by Susan Daigle-Leach. Published domestically in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 654 (2005).
Comic Book Marketplace (Gemstone Publishing) has published several examples of my historical research. Most recently appearing is “Disney Comics: Back to Long Ago!”, a feature article in CBM 103. The twenty-two page article analyses the development of Disney comics stories in multiple continents over a seventy-year span.
· Read “Disney Comics: Back to Long Ago!” Text and archival contributions by David Gerstein; layout by Michael Kronenberg.
AT THE VIRTUAL INKWELL
The Cartoon Pop Music Page Learn the secret history behind the musical scores of early sound animated cartoonsâ€”by way of rare sheet music scans, RealVideo cartoon clips, and RealAudio samples from turn-of-the-century music hall comedians.
Van Beuren’s Tom and Jerry Long before the cat and mouse, these two human ne’er-do-wells wreaked havoc in a series of classic cartoons. Co-managed by Pietro Shakarian.
The Bray Animation Project, maintained by my friend and colleague Tom Stathes, contains some of my writing and research as well. Dive into this fascinating, unprecedented look at the first studio to mass-produce cartoonsâ€”and silent-era stars like Pete the Pup, Colonel Heeza Liar and Miss Nanny Goat. A Bray a day is the only way!
The Classic Felix the Cat Page Take a look at classic comics by Otto Messmer, Felix’s creator; browse the most complete Felix filmography to date, and enjoy classic Felix theme songs and music hall shanties. Co-managed by Pietro Shakarian.
Floyd Gottfredson Discussion of the master Mickey Mouse cartoonist’s life, art styles, and artistic development over a forty-year period. Part of Per Starback’s Disney comics pages. Last updated in 1999.
my nonblog links
Cartoon Research Historian Jerry Beck’s great web resource showcases commentary on animation past and present by a wide variety of talents (even me!).
Cartoons On Film Enjoy Police Dog, Farmer Al Falfa, Grouch Chaser and more in Tom Stathes’ homebrewed silent cartoon DVD titles.
The Disney Animated Shorts Encyclopedia and Disney Animation Forum Mice, ducks, goofs, and bad wolves get their due at this intricate site and associated message board.
Don Markstein’s Toonopedia The late, great Don Markstein, Mickey Mouse and Bucky Bug comics writer, crafted short, well-read biographies of more cartoon characters than you ever knew existed.
DuckFilm and DuckFilm Forum German index of Disney animated shorts and associated message board.
goldenagecartoons.com is not only a home to my Felix the Cat pages; it’s also your one-stop source for many other legendary cartoon studio research points.
Scrappyland Harry McCracken chronicles “The Screen’s Lovable Mischief Kid” and his long-suffering playmates, Vontzy and Yippy.
The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia Internet home for fans of the pre-Pixar Woody, Andy, and Buzz. Ha-ha-ha-HA-ha!
Andeby Online (Duckburg Online) “Your source for ducks on the Internet” features discussion and reviews of the Norwegian Disney comics.
Comicforum’s Disney-Comics Forum is the place for German discussion of Disney comics. Fans here idolize the Mickey Mouse comics of the 1980sâ€”the type where Mickey is a genius detective. You have been warned.
DisneyBasen is Peter Friis Jeppesen’s singlehanded attempt to review all Danish Disney comics and digests.
Dansk Donaldist-Forening (RAP) is where you’ll find Danish discussion of the present European Disney comics.
I. N. D. U. C. K. S. The world’s most complete index to international Disney comics is this ongoing project to which I contribute. COA features the best browsing system for searching the database files.
Papersera (The Duckburg Chronicle) is a guide and breaking-news source for Italian Disney comics.
Platypus Comix Meet Mulberry Sharona, fiendishly manipulative teenage tycoon. “Not everyone in a regal situation is an airheaded whiny stuck-up bimbo,” she pontificates. “No, some of us are intelligent. Some of us pose an actual threat to you. Get me?”
Delia Online collects numerous interesting British recipes, including rabbit pie, one of my all-time favorites.
germandeli.com offers ingredients I can find nowhere else outside of Europe, including super sausages and of course, Katjes Yogurt Gums.
The Half Moon Restaurant and Saloon presents wild game like you’ve never seen itâ€”in great soups and main courses to die for. Especially if you’re a boar.
Max Brenner Known only as “the chocolate restaurant” to my New York friends, Max Brenner provides a combination of extremely cute food and delicious, exotic wait staff… or was it the other way around? (Excuse the crudity, people. It’s the hormones talking.)
Scotch Ostrich Egg Some foods you just have to see to believe…
FAMILY AND FRIENDS’ WEB SPACES
Alberto Becattini shares his interests and research works.
Harry Fluks offers a photo album of himself and his friends and Disney collector colleagues.
Ben Gerstein is more than “just” my brother – he’s a devoted musician, poet, and scholar who richly understands the meaning of devoting one’s life to one’s art form. Would that we all could find ourselves so fully and completely. Love you, Benj.
Yazann Romahi reveals his travels, his friends, and his explorations in finance.
Tarkan Daniel Rosenberg is one of my oldest friends. His extensive website features samples of his fascinating and thought-provoking photography, as well as the superb webzine IntraFlaneur.
Magnus Tait shares webspace at his father Charles Tait’s photography site.
THE MUSIC HALL
The UCSB Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project is ever-growing, with literally thousands of one-time hits now available for download.