Michael Kupperman made a comic called 'Up all Night', then later the comic book called 'Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret' by Harper Collins Publishers (2000) and participated in the 'Blood Orange' and 'Legal Action comix' anthologies. He is also an illustrator for the New Yorker, New York Times and Seattle newspaper The Stranger, as well as Heavy Metal magazine. He also does cartoons for TV Fun House. Kupperman's look and themes are decidedly retro, like comics of the 1940s or 1950s. His comics are about surrealism, absurdity, and sending up pop culture via deliberate, deadpan stupidity.