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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He is married to Isabella Bannerman.
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon, syndicated by King Features. I suspect most artists can relate to this one. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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The family legend of Dad's Red Barn Rage has delighted his grandson, George. Next week, Dad turns 89. And he is indeed the world's greatest dad. Click here to hear The Red Barn Incident Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from HumorOutcasts.com You can read my latest at HumorOutcasts.com by clicking here. What would your personalized door handle be? Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screenshot from The Gadgeteer Portable barbecues are nothing new, and were even manufactured in Western New York. See here and here. But this Mon Oncle barbecue from RS Barcelona takes the idea to a whole new place. It comes in several colors, and sells for $400. Okay, so maybe it's not the perfect Father's Day gift, but it sure is handsome looking. Hat tip to my friend Ron for bringing it to my attention. Screenshot from RS Barcelona. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's timely Six Chix cartoon by Isabella Bannerman. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from USA Today What happened to the Stockholm? Lots. (Besides transporting my mom from Gothenburg to NYC in 1955, and ramming the Andrea Doria in 1956, sinking it off Nantucket with 52 lives lost). Today it's called Astoria, and it's "the world's second-oldest sea-going cruise vessel." USA Today has a terrific article about it here, written by Gene Sloan. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screenshot from HumorOutcasts.com I'm really excited to have a piece in Humor Outcasts. You can read it here. Thanks to my wife Isabella Bannerman for the accompanying cartoon. To Donna Cavanagh for running it. And to David Attenborough for being the coolest guy on the planet. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's Monday "Six Chix" cartoon. I think Isabella has invented a new pose. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click to enlarge. A big and beautiful Sunday panel for King Feature Syndicate's "Six Chix" today. And here is Isabella at a signing at Talking Leaves Books in Buffalo this past Friday. She was signing copies of the World War 3 Illustrated "Fight Fascism" issue, in which she had a 14-page piece. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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When people in publishing get together. Monday's "Six Chix" Cartoon. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Although his marker says he died on May 30, John Curry was killed in action 100 years ago today, Memorial Day, in the Battle of Cantigny. He is buried in the Somme American Cemetery in France. It is not difficult to understand how devastating this must have been for the family. His mother, Sara Curry (my father's mother's mother) visited the cemetery as part of the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage. My sons and I have visited as well. A century may have passed, but the sadness we feel over the loss of his life—and the lives of millions of others,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Still, it's always best to RSVP. Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman for King Features Syndicate's "Six Chix" strip. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Christa Paul Nolan My father, James Nolan, met Tom Wolfe in 1951 when Tom was starting graduate school in American Studies, and Dad was beginning to study medicine. They were across the hall from each other at a boarding house out by the football stadium (Tom's roommate at the time was a German engineering student who had been in the Luftwaffe). Later they'd rent an apartment together. Here Tom is in New York on the boat that took my parents back from their wedding in Stockholm. He and Don Dock had been trusted with Dad's Plymouth to pick... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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This week's "Six Chix" cartoon, by my wife Isabella Bannerman. If there's a long wait to be seated, it's always a good sign. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A page from my mother Christa Paul's 1955 scrapbook. No visit to America was complete with a stop at the "world's highest building." It's record stood from 1931-1970, when the World Trade Center eclipsed it. Here is a shot of Mom at the 86th floor Observation Deck. I'm guessing Dad, her future husband, took the shot. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I kept my Broil-Air outside over the winter (it's a family tradition) under a leaky cover, so it's a little rusty. But it's ready to 'q, and so am I. Another season of the best hot dogs on the planet, cooked on one of the most unique grills. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks, Alice, good point!
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My mom, Christa Paul, was on the "Two for the Money" TV game show in 1955. She won a pen set, engraved with her signature. Wish we still had that! Here is one I found online, at Peyton Street Pens. They look nice. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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In 1955, my mother Christa Paul was invited to appear on a TV game show, "Two for the Money." My Uncle John knew one of the producers. Apparently, a few of the episodes still exist at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. I will see if she is in one of them. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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From my mother Christa Paul's scrapbook. This is just the pieces before the Intermission. Björling (anglicized as Bjoerling in the program), a Swedish tenor, had an incredible voice. Check him out on YouTube singing "Nessun Dorma." Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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The robots may take over, but our food will always be better. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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My mother included this in her scrapbook. I suspect she, and a lot of other people, needed it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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M.S. Stockholm dining ticket, 1955 Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Shot by my mother, Christa Paul, while traveling from Gothenburg, Sweden to New York, in April, 1956. Nice composition. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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If you haven't worn the "Handsome Prince" outfit in a year, it's time to give it away. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog