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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He is married to Isabella Bannerman.
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Sunday: Monday: Six Chix cartoons by Isabella Bannerman. The detail in the Sunday panel is amazing. The title panel shown at the top of this post would be placed to the left of the larger drawing, but most newspapers leave them out. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Another great cartoon by Six Chix's Isabella Bannerman. In his new Netflix special, "23 Hours to Kill," Jerry Seinfeld talks about how texting has replaced talking as our preferred means of communication. I think he's right (as usual). Anyway, I love the expressions on the monkeys. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Some Even More Remarkable Men Someone once said—was it Gide?—that authentic fame is being known by fifty people so long as they are the fifty whose opinions make all the difference. ­—James Lord, Some Remarkable Men: Further Memoirs Frederick P. Odell A swimming champion from Princeton, Freddy was extraordinarily attractive to men and women alike. He himself was attracted to anything that smelled of chlorine, and thus passed much of his time with swimmers and later in life, laundresses. Once on a lark Freddy dog-paddled around the Ile de la Cité, scandalizing not only his wealthy Philadelphia family, but the... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Excited to have a piece in the May issue. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Beautifully drawn bunnies from this week's Six Chix. Good for trying something new, bunny. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Hey Dan, I would love to see that! My email address is jimnolan1@gmail.com. The name Irving Wood rings a bell, but I can't find the article. I believe he may have written my great grandmother a letter after John's death.
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Today's Six Chix cartoon by Isabella Bannerman. Looking forward to being cage-free again! Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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It’s all Nolan Ryan’s fault My name is trending on the baby name lists. James, a perfectly good name, is #4. I’ve got no beef with that. It was good enough for James Brown, it’s good enough for anybody. But the name that’s trending is Nolan, #64 and rising. The final straw? An article on the front page of the New York Times today, with a photo of a Brooklyn couple and their baby boy, Nolan. If it’s becoming popular in Brooklyn, in a few years’ time it’ll be in the top five. This is just wrong, and I say... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Another great cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman, perhaps indicating that spring has arrived. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Our latest selection, click to enlarge. We are sold out of Alice Dunbar Nelson. We have Shakespeare and Austen in large (3x5) and small (2x3) sizes; the rest are 2x3. They fit great on phones, laptops, and cars. All the illustrations are by Isabella Bannerman. To learn more or to order, visit us at literarylocations.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Social distancing in a galaxy far, far away. Baby Yoda Easter Egg art and photo by Mark Baldo I live in a suburb of New York City, so like much of the rest of the country, we are hunkered down, venturing out only for walks and, occasionally, groceries. I am grateful we don’t have the virus, and heartbroken for the many thousands who have died from it. But I am also grateful for Disney+ and Netflix. While I may have to socially distance from everyone I love, which is getting more surreal by the day, at least I can catch... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Lions and tigers and squirrels, oh my. Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman While watching an episode of Netflix’s popular “Tiger King,” my wife casually mentioned that I am the Squirrel King. It’s an identity I embrace, but unlike Joe Exotic, I do not intend to become polygamous, at least not right away. Also, I’m guessing the neighbors might disapprove if I start blowing up gas cannisters, even with advance warning. There is this similarity: many furry mammals depend on me for their happiness. There is a family history to this. My father also used to provide for the squirrels, in his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman I just love the way this cartoon by my wife Isabella is drawn. And I'm ready to eat that chocolate bunny now. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Two scoops of raisins in every box? Really? It was Ronald Reagan who said, “Trust, but verify.” He meant Soviet arms control treaties, but he might as well have been talking about raisin bran. For years, one brand has claimed they put “two scoops” of raisins in every package. There’s even an illustration of smiling mascot “Sunny” holding two raisin-packed scoops on the box. We all just accepted this as truth, like fiber-needing sheep. Until today, when I opened a box, spilled out the contents on the breakfast table, and counted every last raisin. Without these plump beauties, we’d simply... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Wow! Look at this beautifully restored grill by Adam Gibson. As usual, Adam knocks it out of the park with this creatively restored beauty. It's a salute to the Kitchener, Ontario, Buffalo Forge plant. Here's Adam's report: "So because Buffalo Forge expanded to our neighbor's land, I wanted to do a tribute piece. I spent a long time trying to find the blower and the pendent piece on the blower shield. Both of them came from an eBay seller in Vermont who lives close to Canada. The cover caps are from Howie Mook off an old wagon and I came... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Excited to have a piece in the October issue of Funny Times. Click on image to enlarge, it should make it easier to read. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Brenda Lo, an immigrant from China who designed gorgeous cheongsam dresses and unique Hawaiian shirts in Honolulu and San Francisco, passed away on September 12. She was an artist, entrepreneur, and someone way ahead of her time. Her story is below. Thank you, Brenda, for sharing it. You can also see more of Brenda's work by following this thread. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Mrs. Marks, glad you liked it. I miss Larry and Tim so much. The Urbans were wonderful, funny people my family were lucky to know. Thanks for writing.
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Today's beautifully drawn Six Chix cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. Love the bird feeder and litter box. You can see more of her animal cartoons here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Two images sent to me by my friend Matt Conrad. Matt had these boarding passes made at a NASA site to honor his relative Lieut. Michael J. Duddy and my great-uncle Lieut. John V. Curry. Both were from Plains, PA and killed in action in World War I. Matt writes: "Every few years NASA does a thing where you can put your name or a family member name up into space." So he put both soldiers' names on them. You can read about the program here and add the name of your own hero, if you like, until September 30.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click to enlarge, and note the great Isabella Bannerman cartoon. Thanks, Funny Times! Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. Good advice on both counts. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Urban gardening cartoon, lumberjack cartoon, fashion cartoon, drone cartoon, technology cartoon Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Go for the chocolate croissant, Diana. "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog