Monday, December 31, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
These cartoons were originally submitted to the SALEM NEWS but never published.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
My NINTH annual promotional Holiday card for the media company CREATIVE CHARACTERS. This year, they decided to go for a more classical tone, though I must confess I've never been very good at copying the style of the late, great Charles Schulz..
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Originally published in the SALEM NEWS 12/13/2012. Mayor Kim Driscoll announces her intentions to run for a third term. This cartoon also marks my 100th blog posting this year, making it a record. Whoopie Ding.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Originally published in THE COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1698. I'm sure this is old news by now, but given between the gap betweenCBG's deadline and publishing, it couldn't be avoided. Basically a "commentary" on the new mix between STAR WARS and Disney's OTHER accquired properties. It'd make for a Helluva crossover.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Originally published 12/07/2012 in the SALEM NEWS: With the legalization of medicinal marijuana. local community councils are basically going nuts on where and how they're going to locate the dispensiary facilities, and frankly, many, if not most , are not to thrilled about it at all..Right now, many are taking a wait-and-see attitude, but you can't shake the feeling this is what they're thinking..
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Originally published in the COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1697: The theme for this issue was Stan Lee's Birthday, and I was thinking, "What would Mr. Lee rather NOT do on his Birthday? Made for an easy strip..But since a lot of you may not get the joke, the Mailman character here is WILLIE LUMPKIN, star of a short-lived newspaper strip written by Lee and drawn by Dan DeCarlo.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I don't mean to throw salt in anyone's wounds, but this to me seems to be the attitude of the GOP since the election.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Whatever anyone's opinion on the outcome of the election, I'm sure many have to agree that Donald Trump is seeming more and more like this every day.. And sadly, I don't mean the Carl Barks version.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Originally published in THE SALEM NEWS 10/30/2012: Some local communities had actually banned outdoor events due to concern over the high risk of mosquito bites. (and any disease they may carry) Hamilton decided to lift their ban in time for Halloween.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I was at the recent NEW YORK COMIC CON and one of the highlights was meeting SESAME STREET muppet performer LESLIE-CARRARA RUDOLPH, the voice and talent behind the popular fairy-in-training ABBY CADABBY. Leslie also stars in her own traveling show , WAKE UP YOUR WEIRD,centered around her original puppet character LOLLY LARDPOP, seen in the photo below. Leslie was both very sweet and very funny and was generous enough to let me take a photo. I also met BONNIE ERICSON, one of the chairpeople of the JIM HENSON LEGACY as well as the person who designed and dressed MISS PIGGY for many years, and NOEL MacNEIL, the Muppeteer who performed BEAR in BEAR AND THE BIG BLUE HOUSE. They were all very kind and patient with an old muppet geek like me! Thanks to you all! You can check out details about Leslie's show at www.wakeupyourweird.com
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Published in the SALEM NEWS 10/04/2012: The demographics of local people in the state of Massachusetts who donate money to the Presidential campaigns..
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Cartoon I just submitted to www.digboston.com..I'm actually seeing people dressed like this around town.. never mind that it's getting close to Halloween!!
Originally published in THE SALEM NEWS 09/21/2012: After a publicized drop in the quality of several if its schools, Salem makes some major turnaround efforts and actually brings up some MCAS scores..
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Published in THE SALEM NEWS 09/12/2012: I've heard plenty about fast-food joints offering things like bacon-flavored Milkshakes and Sundaes recently, and now, the upcoming TOPSFIELD FAIR is going to introduce some new members of the extreme junk-food club..Don't we already eat enough NORMAL junk food already? Is there NO concoction we'll pig out on without shame?
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
My cartoon for the SALEM NEWS commemorating the eleventh anniversary of 09/11/01.. Sometimes I have to wonder if this country would be better off if we'd all just shut the hell up now and then...
Friday, September 7, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Published in the SALEM (MA) NEWS 08/30/2012: The SALEM NEWS editorial page ran a special tribute article about first man on the moon Neil Armstrong and used my cartoon to illustrate it..
Friday, August 24, 2012
Another of the greats has just left us. JERRY NELSON, one of the original Muppet Performers has passed away. Jerry was the creative force behind SESAME STREET'S Count Von Count, Herry Monster, Amazing Mumford, Biff, THE MUPPET SHOW'S Floyd Pepper, Robin the Frog, Lew Zealand, FRAGGLE ROCK'S Gobo, Majory the Trash Heap, Pa Gorg, and numerous more other characters on those shows as well as many others than even The COUNT himself could Count.. He was also a talented singer/musician, and even put out a CD of his own, TURUO DAYDREAMS. I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry in person twice, during THE MUPPET SHOW LIVE at MUPPETFEST and at the NY MUSEUM OF TV AND RADIO, and both those times he was nothing less than awesome. My deepest condolences to the Nelson family and all of his closest associates. The man will be missed, but definitely not forgotten. Jerry once stated that he got into puppetry by lying and wearing cowboy boots.that inspired this little tribute..And I'm honored that he appreciated my work..Thank you for everything, Jerry.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Published in the SALEM NEWS 08/22/2012: Salem has been having a bat infestation.. and not the kind that attract comic book fans, either.....
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Published in the SALEM NEWS 08/22/2012: The neighboring town of Marblehead Massachusetts prepares to honor its Olympic ties. In fact, the winner of this year's Gold winner for Judo (the US' first) was born in Marblehead..Given the geography of the town, this seemed VERY apt..
Monday, August 20, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Published in the SALEM (MA) NEWS 08/15/2012: Recent debate over the necessity of the Governor's Council: A position that isn't widely known outside of political circles..And I can guess one reason why it's been that way.. SIGN ME UP!!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
I think he would have wanted it this way..funnier to imagine how the pallbearers would be carrying that thing, though..
Thursday, August 9, 2012
From the 08/09/2012 SALEM (MA) NEWS: The deal is done in the saga of the old Salem Harbor Plant. The Footprint Power Co. bought the site, and the time is coming for the old plant to be demolished and the area cleaned up. Let's hope things go smoother than what the drawing implies.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Published in THE SALEM NEWS 08/03/2012: A plan to close down, eliminate, and clean up after the old Salem Harbor Power Plant is set. In other news, a promotional gimmick by store chain Cumberland Farms results in mass thefts of life-size cutouts of David Hasselhoff. If this makes any sense to you, feel free to explain how.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
My take on a weirdly funny puppet webcast series about a bunch of monsters that run a TV station! From left to right..Batfink, Furry Ackermonster, and the Vampire LeShoc. Episodes can be seen at www.transylvania-tv.com WARNING! NOT FOR KIDS!!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Published in the 07/30/2012 SALEM NEWS: Cigarette sales are going to be banned from Pharamcies.. as if THAT'S going to make any difference!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Posted by Chris Smigliano at 8:04 PM
Published in THE SALEM (MA) NEWS 07/26/2012: The city of Salem wants to add an extra couple dogs to the Police force, often stating how much they can do the work of ordinary officers..