October’s Banner & All About Lindy

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…


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!