The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Pat Byrnes

In this episode of The Cartoon Pad, rocket-scientist-turned-New Yorker-cartoonist, Pat Byrnes chats with Bob and Michael about cartoons and his new business The Drawing Board.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guests Drew Dernavich and Paul Nesja

New Yorker cartoonist Drew Dernavich and host of the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest Paul Nesja come on the show to talk cartoons and their new project together at Nesja Press!

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ken Krimstein

The decorated author and New Yorker cartoonist, Ken Krimstein talks about his interesting journey from advertising and teaching to illustrating the most important movements in history.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest David Borchart remembering George Booth

Special installment sharing memories of the late master George Booth with New Yorker cartoonist David Borchart.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Addams Foundation Director, H. Kevin Miserocchi

A special Charles Addams episode with producer, writer and the director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, H. Kevin Miserocchi. Warning: Contains adult content to hopeful boost ratings.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ron MacCloskey

Special Halloween episode featuring Frankenstein cartoon collector, writer, producer and co-founder of ADDAMSFEST, the annual Charles Addams Festival, Ron MacCloskey.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Chris Weyant

The new National Cartoonist Society’s Gag Cartoonist of the Year recipient, Chris Weyant, pays the boys a visit on the Cartoon Pad, which at the top of the show promised to be better.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Mick Stevens

Mick Stevens is one of the best gag cartoonists of our generation and he discusses his process and his body of work on this special episode of The Cartoon Pad.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Dan Misdea

This episode on The Cartoon Pad is cartoonist, illustrator and book maker Dan Misdea! His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Air Mail, Narrative, Reader’s Digest, Weekly Humorist, and The Funny Times. He has a new children’s book coming out next year with Penguin, the big publisher not the flightless bird. See his work at

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Cartoonist Teresa Burns Parkhurst is sharp, kooky and a whole load of fun on this latest episode of The Cartoon Pad Podcast. We cover killer fruits and greeting cards—this is a must listen.

The Cartoon Pad w/ Ivan Ehlers

The Cartoon Pad is back on track with one of the hottest cartoonists right now, Ivan Ehlers, most famous for his work in MAD magazine, The New Yorker and pushing everyone's envelope, whatever that means. See his work at

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Mike Cavallaro

The first Cartoon Pad episode focused on publishing with special guest illustrator/writer Mike Cavallaro (Free Speech Handbook, Nico Bravo) who shares trade secrets. Must listen for anyone breaking into the book business. Check out all of Mike's work!

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Bill Bramhall

Special episode of The Cartoon Pad for anyone inspiring to be an editorial cartoonist. Award-winning editorial cartoonist Bill Bramhall of The New York Daily News shares his insight into his craft.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ed Steckley

This episode The Cartoon Pad welcomes MAD illustrator Ed Steckley! Ed is an amazing caricaturist and illustrator, his new book, "Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines" (written by Brandon T Snider) is out now! He discusses his beginnings, his time at MAD as well as his many Rube Goldberg books! See all of Ed's work here and get his book here

The Cartoon Pad Live Show

The pad goes LIVE to answer cartoon questions. Bob discusses cartoon tropes and Shaw balances a cat on his neck. You won't want to miss this one.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Shannon Wheeler

This episode on The Cartoon Pad the guys welcome Too Much Coffee Man, Shannon Wheeler to share his colorful stories of his career- creating legendary underground comics, operas, books, and loads more! Pick up some of his work at

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ellis Rosen

This week The Cartoon Pad has on the new Gag Cartoonist of the Year winner as recently selected by the National Cartoonist Society, Ellis Rosen. Ellis is a wonderfully talented New Yorker cartoonist, and his new book, with Jon Adams, 'Send Help' A collection of marooned cartoons, is available now.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Michael Maslin

One of the most prolific cartoonists in the New Yorker, Michael Maslin comes on the show to chew the fat about everything cartoon-eccentric from Peter Arno to his own cartooning today. Topics range from James Thurber to Charles Addams to stacking wood. Must Listen to Cartoon Pad!

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Hilary Campbell

This episode of The Cartoon Pad chats with cartoonist, author, and comedy performer Hilary Campbell! We discuss her lifelong obsession with true crime, which led to her new book, "Murder Book" Out now. See more of her work at

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Peter Kuper

One of the most prolific and decorated in cartooning, Peter Kuper, hangs out at the Cartoon Pad to explain why he is so driven and so dog-gone politically charged. Check out all of his books, see his work, and upcoming events at

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ron Marz

This episode of The Cartoon Pad we chat with comic book writing icon Ron Marz! He's truly a master of comic multi-universes, well known for his work on Silver Surfer and Green Lantern, as well as the Marvel vs DC crossover and Batman/Aliens.

The Cartoon Pad w/ mini podcast discussion: Cartoon Caption Contest

BONUS CONTENT: A Cartoon Pad mini podcast recording drama queen co-host Bob Eckstein’s dismay at co-host Michael Shaw’s appearance on the competing Cartoon Caption Contest podcast and why Michael can’t be interesting on HIS own podcast.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Marisa Acocella

This episode of The Cartoon Pad welcomes the amazing Marisa Acocella. Marisa, who after being an art director at a major Madison Avenue ad agency went on to become a New York Times bestseller and renown New Yorker cartoonist. She is also a very active philanthropist, creating a foundation to help breast cancer patients. Her new book 'The Big She-Bang: The Herstory of the Universe According to God the Mother' is available now.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Matt Diffee

Today’s episode the Cartoon Pad answers the question, where in the world is Matt Diffee? The beloved speaker, writer, cartoonist and The Rejection Collection editor, Matt Diffee shares what he's been up to on this special 100th Anniversary Episode (if you don’t count the other 90 episodes we still need to tape.).

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Jessica Ziegler

This very special episode The Cartoon Pad talks to Jessica Ziegler, the Marketing Director of the CartoonStock and daughter of cartoon great Jack Ziegler. The talk veers away from cartooning to the Pixies, the Beatles and running Michael over in a Volkswagen.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ron Barrett

This week's guest, Ron Barrett is at the top of the children’s book mountain and one of the most accomplished cartoonists in the business. He has done 26 books for children and adults and appears regularly in the New York Times. His 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' has been selected one of the NY Times Ten Best Illustrated Books and sold over six million copies and was made into two motion pictures. His wonderful illustrations can be seen in the new book, 'The Witch Demands a Retraction: Fairy Tale Reboots For Adults' by Melissa Balmain, available now.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Sam Gross

The Cartoon Pad welcomes cartoon great Sam Gross. Do not listen and operate heavy machinery during this one. Must-hear life lessons from the Great One.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Mort Gerberg

The great Mort Gerberg drops by and talks about his decorated career as a writer, illustrator and cartoonist and shares how he celebrated his 90th birthday skiing in a blizzard. A great episode as there is very little Bob or Michael included in this one.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Jason Chatfield

This week cartoonist, illustrator, stand-up and actor Jason Chatfield talks about starting out in the outback of Australia to become a star on TV and in the cartoon community, becoming the youngest ever President of the National Cartoonists’ Society, getting Covid and his cool Chis Rock story. To see Jason's work and books go to

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Victoria Roberts

Cartoon great and performer Victoria Roberts drops by the Cartoon Pad to share stories of her fascinating career. Hosts Michael Shaw and Bob Eckstein are still working out kinks on their podcast and have not killed each other yet.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Sam Viviano

This week the Cartoon Pad talks with the one and only Sam Viviano of MAD magazine fame and misfortune. We delve into Sam’s start, his acclaimed career and his take on MAD’s end.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Carol Issacs

This week the guys welcome one of England’s finest artists––cartoonist and graphic novelist Carol Issacs. From London, Carol discusses her award-winning multi-media project, The Wolf of Baghdad, performing with Sinead O’Connor and the Indigo Girls. Carol is known throughout the cartoon world as The Surreal McCoy.

The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Nick Downes

This week the guys celebrate the launch of the Cartoon Pad with one of the best gag cartoonists of our generation, Nick Downes. Nick discusses his work process and shares a couple of war stories from being a ghost writer for Charles Addams to his years at National Lampoon to creating the most iconic cartoons of the past twenty years.