My Scrapbook: Owen Smith Does BART

My Scrapbook Owen Smith Does BART (Another one rides the bus) “I like the idea of reading a book and losing yourself on your train ride.” -- Owen Smith Four years after artist Owen Smith was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission to do a series of paintings to create a series of posters, Dashiell Hammett’s … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Owen Smith Does BART

My Scrapbook: Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco by Owen Smith

My Scrapbook Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco by Owen Smith In 2008, artist Owen Smith was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission to do a series of paintings to create a series of posters, Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco, for their  annual “Art on Market Street” poster series. The over-sized posters featured moments and characters from Hammett's The … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco by Owen Smith

My Scrapbook: The Winking Brown Eye

My Scrapbook The National Lampoon ReviewsJohn D. MacDonald's "New" Travis McGee Book In the July 1981 issue of the National Lampoon (the special “Endless, Mindless Summer Sex” issue), they ran “Would You Like Something to Read?,” a spoof of a regular book column,by Sean Kelly and Ted Mann. Yes, it's cheeky, politically incorrect and embarrassingly juvenile. You should probably … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Winking Brown Eye

My Scrapbook: Phillipe Marlboro, Gumshoe

My Scrapbook Phillipe Marlboro, Gumshoe An original painting (2009) by Harold Edward Brooks, available as a print or photo from deviantart. I think of this painting every time I see some misguided yoyo out in the world trying to borrow a little 1940s cool by smoking like a chimney. Sorry, Leonardo, you ain't Bogie -- … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Phillipe Marlboro, Gumshoe