Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy NEW Year?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Special Message to you from Santa!!

Heh. Santa's such a kidder, right? RIGHT???

Ma Kabre, Part 2

This is the second installment of the MA KABRE strip package I pitched to the syndicates some years ago. You can find the first part in an earlier post.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Number Six and Counting..

In an earlier post, I had showcased the Holiday cards I designed for a Philadelphia printing and Graphic company called CREATIVE CHARACTERS. Well, they asked me to do their card again and for the sixth year in a row, here's the finished product. It's harder to do these cards than it looks..It's not easy to combine Christmas with color copiers and printing presses! For more info on the company, try

Holiday Eatings!

No, this is NOT a Food Network plug! It just seemed like a apt title for this post of my latest FOR ART'S SAKE installment from the recently released COMICS BUYERS GUIDE #1662!


These are recent local-issue editorial cartoons I did for the SALEM(MA)NEWS. I know it's about Christmas and yet I'm posting a cartoon about Thanksgiving, but what the hey! It was the perfect way to satrize a long traditioned football rivalry..

Thursday, December 17, 2009

From The Smig Archives: Meet Ma Kabre!

Some years ago I pitched a comic strip to the syndicates called MA KABRE. It was loosely inspired by the fact I live in Salem, Ma. "The Witch City" where we have plenty of fortune tellers, aura readers,not to mention a good number of new age shops and magic supply stores. (these days, Pickering Wharf is practically a Witch Mall) I came up with a gypsy-styled character who was more of an modern age huckster and named her "Ma Kabre"(A pun on "Macabre")
Ma needed a sidekick/conscience type character. Origially I figured on a Black cat, but that would have been way too obvious, so I opted for a more unusal, and yet still appropriate animal given the Halloweeness of some of the concept-A black fruit bat named "Austin". Austin was actually based on a puppet I made some time earlier.
The original idea behind the strip was to satrize business and consumerism with a definetly skewred slant.I drew up about a month's worth of strips, made up a presentation packet, and mailed them to the syndicates. Neddles to say, they came back in record time.
I'll be posting the packet here in installments. Right now, here's Part One, what would be considered the first week of the strip.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Toughpigs Icons

Recently, the Muppet fansite TOUGHPIGS that I contribute artwork to had a makeover and I was asked to draw up new icons for the section links. They had to shrink them down for the site, so I posting them here in their original size. Check out TOUGHPIGS- you'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


From the Salem (MA) News. The High School Principal in our neighboring city of Danvers has threatened to suspend any student caught saying the word "MEEP" claiming disruption. As if kids wouldn't be able to come up with alternative methods-as well as saying WORSE things in school than they are ALREADY..The story even made national news, and brought more embarassment than anything else..Check the archives at for the full story.

Disney Buys Marvel-The Inevitable

From my FOR ART'S SAKE strip at THE COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE. The recent news of Marvel Entertainment being bought by Disney and my fondness for lame puns whipped up this little installement. While wondering what kind of superhero merchandise would be prouduced by the House of Mouse? I figured, why not the classic route?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Attention Grabbers

From the October COMIC BUYER'S GUIDE. Is it me, or are comic books looking more like MAXIM every day?

'Twas the Season

This one was just published, and i have to say I kinda like the way this turned out.I think this perfectly captures the spirit of Salem AFTER Halloween.

October SALEM NEWS Cartoons

Cartoons published in THE SALEM NEWS during the Halloween season.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Toughpigs Redux

Of course, we just HAVE to have more muppets fanart, don't we? My latest from

Friday, September 25, 2009

For Art's Sake Again

More of my strip from recent issues of THE COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE.

Editorial Cartoons from THE SALEM NEWS

A sampling of my most recent. You can probably guess what each one is about..