October’s Banner & All About Lindy

October 2, 2008 | By | COMMENTS

Ok, look up. If you see crabs, go to your browser preferences and clear your cache. Now do you see what I see? Isn’t it funny? This is my favorite banner yet: it combines the election AND Halloween and has the scariest face in the moon I can imagine. And it’s all from the pen of our master illustrator, Lindy Groening, who’s been our illustrator for the past few months. I was so enamored of Lindy’s banner this month that I told her the readers would probably want to know more about her and so here’s a little questionnaire I devised for Lindy; I think you’ll agree we’re very lucky to have her on our team! And thanks, of course, to Leah and Justin for bringing Lindy’s banner to life. Now let’s spend some time with Lindy…

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Name: Lindy (Malinda) Groening. Yes, I’m related to the famous Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons. He is my second cousin on my Dad’s side. Sadly no, I can’t get anyone an autograph! :)

Age: 28

Location: currently in Alameda, California. I’m originally an east coaster and still identify with that coast a bit more.

Occupation: Graphic Designer

How You Got Into Illustrating: I’ve always drawn, and decided to go into illustration to be able to do what I love and be gainfully (and ideally somewhat profitably) employed.

How You Found My Blog: I think through David Lebovitz? I was hooked because you reminded me about food experiences I enjoyed when I (briefly) lived in New York, particularly your recent 12 hours post… My favorite thing to eat in New York was a bagel off a cart in midtown Manhattan that was the perfect balance of crisp crust and chewy inside, with butter of course.

Favorite Thing To Cook: Chocolate Chip cookies. Does baking count as cooking? If we’re being strict, I enjoy cooking chickens, the whole bird stuffed.

Favorite Thing To Eat: A good Hoagie. Followed by a large dark Chocolate bar.

Food You Like To Draw The Best: I haven’t had the opportunity to draw all foods, but I enjoy drawing veggies, particularly interesting ones like artichokes.

What Materials You Work With: All sorts, but I usually keep it simple and just start with pencil sketches and go from there…

Anything Else About You Worth Sharing: I think that’s about it… You can check out my site www.lindygroening.com. There are even some comics about food here.

Thanks, Lindy, for the interview and, more importantly, for the awesomest banner ever!

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  • http://www.kittalog.com Kitt

    Awesome banner, Lindy!

    You live in my home away from home. I visit Alameda every couple of months. Love it there. (Seems like the bulk of my Bay Area posts feature Alameda restaurants, too.)

  • pcrackenhead

    Thanks for the reminder about the banner update, I normally read through RSS, so I don’t end up seeing the site a ton.

    The banner is quite apt for this time of year, nice job Lindy!

  • http://www.kittalog.com Kitt

    P.S. Lindy, your contact page doesn’t appear to have any actual contact info on it. Unless I’m doing something wrong.

  • Mer

    YAY LINDY!! Great Job! It’s nice to have a change.

  • http://www.justfoodnow.wordpress.com justfoodnow

    Go girl go!!!! Super site, great job. Thanks David for the link.

  • http://www.justfoodnow.wordpress.com justfoodnow

    Go girl go!!!! Super site, great job. Thanks David for the link.

  • zeep

    This…is…epic…

    Great job Lindy!

  • http://baltimoresnacker.blogspot.com John

    Hilarious banner, Adam, even funnier than the Old Bay one!

  • Jenny

    That’s so many kinds of awesome. I am totally appreciating the antlers. Hilarious!!G

  • Cate

    Why is Joe B. a cowboy? I live in Delaware and see Joe around and about and I can tell you — we aren’t known for our cowboys in these parts. These be the suburbs of the great eastern megalopolis.

    There WAS an escaped bull a few weeks ago, but he made the front page for days until he was caught. Cowboys wouldn’t think that was news, and I’m sure Joe B. was not involved in his capture.

    Explain the stetson, at least!!

  • Spring

    I enjoy your blog. I didn’t enjoy your comment about the president. Barack Obama is far from being superman. Although it’s quite accurate that superman is who he would choose to dress-up as. It’s fitting as to what he tries to portray himself as.

  • Seth

    Good job Lindy. I wondered what the drawings on the coffee table were going to look like when done.

    Luv yew!

    -The Husband

  • Chris

    LOVE THE NEW BANNER! Sooo hilarious (and tasteful).

  • http://marksblackpot.blogspot.com Mark Hansen

    In my mind, I have always defined “cooking” as: “adding heat to food”, so, for me, that includes baking.

    Just a thought…

  • meg

    Love, love, LOVE the banner. My only question is, where is the helicopter with the sniper coming after the reindeer for the $150 bounty for the left foreleg? Only seems fair…