Ken Plume and Dana Snyder discussed the print on the most recent Snydecast at about 40 minutes in. Much discussion on possible familial connections between Dana and I. There aren’t any.
Listen to the show: Ken P.D. Snydecast, 12/17/2010

Dr. Weinerbreath (if that’s his REAL name) has written up my little illustration, “Hitchhiking Chutzpah” on the official Ken P.D. Snydecast blog. Read the article here.
Thank you Dr. Weinerbreath. I hope you’ll excuse me if I stick with my regular family practitioner.


clip-on tie, computer, nerd, geek, code monkey

“The Official Silicon Valley Guy Handbook”
, written in 1983 by Patty Bell, Doug Myrland and Bob Glazar. As with most of my unusual finds, I found this in the bottom of a bin at an estate sale. This is one of the earliest tomes chronicling the rise of the code monkey. It’s a tongue in cheek instruction manual for living as and understanding the computer programmer in the early days of the computer age. It’s also one of the earliest examples of using computer hardware as a euphemism for reproductive organs that I’ve found. Overall, this book seems antiquated, since the terminology and in-jokes are mostly obsolete now. But it’s a fun read if you’re nostalgic for the early days, before 3 out of 10 high-school students knew at least some HTML.

More photos and illustrations from the book, after the break. Click images to enlarge.

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eames chair pinup
Original art by Jason Snyder
Here’s my latest pinup. Major mid-century modern influence here, with the Eames Chair (Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman). I painted this entirely in Photoshop.
If you’d like to purchase a print of my Eames Chair Pinup in various sizes check the Buy Jason’s Art page.


A few years ago, inspired by my favorite theme restaurant, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney Studios, Florida, I decided to make my own intermission mix video. It feature 1950s and 1960s sci-fi trailers, snack bar advertisements and technology newsreel footage. It was always my intention to make more of these and put together a party DVD, but I’ve just never had the time. One day, I may revisit the idea.

If you’re into classic sci-fi or drive-in culture, enjoy!

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Here is another Christmas catalog mashup, aided by, Wishbookweb.com. This time, I’m exploring the wonders of my own childhood. The Sears Wishbook arrived in September every year, and I can distinctly recall spending hours flipping through the toy section, craving. These images are some of the things I wanted most in the mid 1980s. Speaking of… see that robot on the top of the page? That’s the Omnibot 2000. I don’t think you have any comprehension of how much I wanted him. Instead, what I got was an inflatable plastic robot that had a motorized remote control base. Lame.

See more photos after the break. And click the photos for the full catalog pages.

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