Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Drew Friedman and Merrill Markoe at Book Soup, 12/02


Please join me at BOOK SOUP in West Hollywood on Saturday, December 2nd beginning at 3 PM. I'll be discussing my latest book of portraits Drew Friedman's CHOSEN PEOPLE (Fantagraphics books), along with emmy-award winning author and humorist Merrill Markoe, who penned the book's foreword. The talk will be followed by a book-signing.

Muddy Waters cover posters and Marx bros book Marx will be free to all who attend and purchase the book.

Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

http://www.booksoup.com/event/drew-friedman-merrill-markoe-discusses-and-signs-drew-friedman’s-chosen-people

https://fantagraphics.com/flog/events/west-hollywood-ca-drew-friedman-chosen-people-signing-merrill-markoe/
Shemp Howard, who appears in the book 383 times, (including the endpapers)

 a Marx bros book Marx for all who purchase the book

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cover art for Dr. Demento Covered in Punk


The new CD box set "Dr. Demento Covered in PUNK" features my cover art.


From the press release:

DR. DEMENTO COVERED IN PUNK DUE OUT JANUARY 12, 2018
TWO-HOUR PUNK ROCK EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, MISFITS, B52’s FRED SCHNEIDER, WILLIAM SHATNER, CLASSIC BATMAN ADAM WEST, WEIRD AL YANKOVIC AND MORE...
WILLIAM SHATNER’S COVER'S THE CRAMPS GARBAGEMAN!
COVER ART CREATED BY ICONIC ILLUSTRATOR DREW FRIEDMAN

http://www.coveredinpunk.com

cover (click to enlarge)


original art (click to enlarge)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

"Drew Friedman's Chosen People" at the Strand


Please join me for the official book-launch, a talk and booksigning for my latest book Drew Friedman's CHOSEN PEOPLE (Fantagraphics books), at the legendary Strand bookstore, 828 Broadway, New York City, Wednesday, Nov 15th beginning at 7 PM in the Strand's Rare Books Room.

The talk will be modorated by the brilliant comedy writer and announcer Frank Santopadre,  co-host of Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing, Colossal Podcast.

If you'd like to attend, please reserve your seat now. The price of a ticket ($19.95) also pays for your copy of the book which will be reserved for you at the Strand. Books are limited.

http://www.strandbooks.com/event/drew%2Dfriedman%2Dfrank%2Dsantopadre

Everyone attending the event will receive one of these complimentary Marx Brothers Book Marx:




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Drew Friedman on "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing, Colossal Podcast


I'm the guest this week on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing, Colossal Podcast:
Gilbert Gottfried
Listen in as I discuss with Gilbert and Frank my new book, Drew Friedman's CHOSEN PEOPLE, as well as many showbiz rumors, innuendo, half-truths and outright lies.

Among the essentail topics: Merrill Markoe's first published work in Horror Monsters magazine, Marlon Brando and Wally Cox, Sammy Petrillo invents "The Munsters", the anatomically incorrect Milton Berle puppet (see below), Mort Drucker's premature obiturary, phone calls to and from Jerry Lewis, Gilbert and I watch crappy old ED Wood horror films together 35 years ago, putting Groucho in his pajamas and putting him bed, who was "Princess Tinymeat"?, what Hollywood comedian owned the largest collection of pornography?, Fred MacMurray inspires Captian Marvel, and...

Don Rickles and Ernest Borgnine as "The Odd Couple":

http://drewfriedman.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-odder-couples.html

Shemp

co-host Frank Santopadre
Gilbert holds his copy of "Drew Friedman's Chosen People"
featuring cover subject Muddy Walters

Jerry Lewis

Merrill Markoe debuts in Horror Monsters magazine, 1962

portrait of Sammy Petrillo

old Groucho
the horrific 1950 Milton Berle Puppet

Randolph Scott and Curly Joe

Pre-Order "Drew Friedman's CHOSEN PEOPLE" here:


https://www.amazon.com/Drew-Friedmans-Chosen-People-Friedman/dp/1683960599/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508347592&sr=8-1&keywords=drew+friedman%27s+chosen+people


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leonard Nimoy, starring in...


...Visit to a Small Planet

...The Man In The Glass Booth

...Oliver!

...Camelot

...Camelot

...The King and I

...Full Circle

...One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

...My Fair Lady

...Caligula

...6 RMS RIV VU

...Fiddler on the Roof

...Equus

...Equus
...Vincent

...Vincent

...Sherlock Holmes

...Sherlock Holmes


... Love Letters (for six nights)



Thanks to John Wendler