6mm-Minis is Maksim-Smelchak's blog to discuss gaming, miniatures, books, movies, food, Israel, Judaism, life in general and other funny crud. My favorite scale of miniatures is 6mm, which is also called 1/285 or 1/300 scale. I enjoy many different kinds of games including ancients, Napoleonics, WWI, WWII, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Car Wars AKA Autoduel (a sort of crash'n'derby automobile combat game), 6mm Godzilla AKA Kaiju games, and science fiction games. I'm open to everything though!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

HASBARA: Five Seconds of Fame With Dry Bones!

. Hi Everyone,

Just the other day ago, I had yet another five seconds of fame with Yaakov Kirschen, the creator of Dry Bones, a legendary comic strip artist who writes (...and draws) one of the most insightful (...and entertaining) strips out there today on the Middle East. Dry Bones never fails to get a good chuckle out me or draw a little schmaltz from the source...

Dry Bones Cartoonist Yaakov (Bones) Kirschen
(Entry from the National Cartoonists Society directory)
Another Brooklyn boy. Born March 8, 1938. Graduated from Queens College 1961. Wrote and drew funny cards for Norcross. After dismissal for loudness and jocular attitude became a freelance gag cartoonist for the former "Mad Mag" guys who were then doing "Cracked." Moved on to doing cartoons for Playboy. Included in several "Best Of" Playboy anthologies. Fell in with the anti-Vietnam War folks and was actually elected delegate to the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago where, in spite of all the riots, was unable to get arrested. In 1971 moved to Israel, changed first name from Jerry to Yaakov, and in 1973 began drawing a daily editorial strip called Dry Bones. In 2003 the toon celebrated its 30th year in The Jerusalem Post. It has been reprinted or quoted by the The NY Times, Time Magazine, The LA Times, CBS, AP, etc. Forbes Mag said about Kirschen: "In the tradition of Nast, Herblock, and Mauldin."

The actual story is a little less exciting... you see I found a typo in the strip and mentioned it to him, BUT five seconds of fame is still FIVE seconds of fame!

Maksim-Smelchak was right!!
There was a typo, now fixed.
At any rate, check out Dry Bones when you get a chance... great comic!


Have a great Sunday!


Notes regarding photos / pictures: These are not all my images. I am using various images from around the web, mostly from public sources and/or private sources used with permission. I have tried to include only images under public domain, creative commons, or fair use. If I have inadvertently violated any copyrights, please inform me and I will remove your image/s (if it is indeed an infringement).

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