Brian Nelson

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Gender Male
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Cartoonist/copy editor
Location Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction Began to eat in Worcester, 1957. Allegedly grew up on South Ludlow St. Alumnus of dubious standing: Heard St. School, Worcester Alternative High School, UMass-Amherst (wrote senior thesis on KRAZY KAT). Cartoons have appeared in CLASSIC IMAGES, WORCESTER MAGAZINE, MOTHERTOWN, WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE, INCITY TIMES. Married to Bernadette since 1989, a testament to her sense of humor, and daddy to kitty Meah, honorary son Eric John Yankus-Franco and pen-and-ink daughter Laurel Angela Tilbury.
Interests Cartooning, bowling, baseball, Laurel and Hardy, Jean Shepherd, Studebakers, musical saws, diners, Moxie, Hawaiian shirts, outsider art and music, vaudeville, old everything.
Favorite Movies All-time favorite: MR. HULOT'S HOLIDAY. Also like everything by Tati, Keaton, Harry Langdon, L&H, Clark & McCullough, Wheeler & Woolsey, El Brendel, Charlie Ruggles, Preston Sturges, Scorsese, F.W. Murnau, G.W. Pabst, Fritz Lang, Arthur Askey, Bob Clampett, Fleischers, Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, pre-Code Hollywood, etc. and then some.
Favorite Music Ragtime and early jazz, Al Bowlly, Annette Hanshaw, Jelly Roll Morton, George Formby, Joseph Lamb, Comedian Harmonists, Raymond Scott, Harry Partch, George Antheil, Charles Ives, Leo Ornstein, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Lucia Pamela, Shooby Taylor the Human Horn, HEINO!
Favorite Books Authors: John O'Hara, Saki, George Ade, Melville, Dreiser, Ben Hecht, William Saroyan, Ring Lardner, Joseph Mitchell, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Nathanael West, Tucker Max, Walt Whitman, Don Marquis, John Fante, H.L. Mencken. Cartoonists: George Herriman, Milt Gross, Charles Schulz, Harvey Kurtzman, George Carlson, Andre Franquin, Virgil Partch, Stan Mac Govern, Al Banx, John Kricfalusi, Bobby London, Syd Hoff, Derek Ring, Andy Fish, Chris Ware, Tony Millionaire.......