Wednesday, July 31, 2013

For Art's Sake: Gettin' Those Freelance Artist Blues..

 One of my utmost FAVORITE animated films is The Beatles' YELLOW SUBMARINE. I decided to do a warped tribute to it by using the film to make fun of the freelance artist/comics industry.

Salem News: Failed Bid

 Massachusetts Congressman John Tierney recently led a bid against the NSA that failed. 
My cartoon from the 07/31/2013 SALEM NEWS.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

For Art's Sake: Wrapping Up Comic-Con Weekend

 More assorted  past episode silliness to wrap up the weekend. Don't expect decent continuity in THIS blog!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

For Art's Sake: Professional Courtesy

 Comic-Con week continues: These past FOR ART'S SAKE episodes center towards fan attitudes towards Pro comics artists at conventions.

1991 San Diego Comic-Con Badge

Like the souvenir book, San Diego Comic-Con (Comic-Con International) Used to accept submissions from any artist for their badges, and they produced a number of designs each year, This is one of mine.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Salem News: Market Share-NOT!!

 The Board of Directors of the DeMoulas Supermarket chain (Market Basket)
Try to oust their CEO. At the time of this posting, however, public outcry , among other reasons, stopped the ouster. My cartoon for the 07/19/2013 SALEM NEWS.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

For Art's Sake: For You Phrentic Phollowers of PH.O.O.M!!!

Now, in further observation of Comic Con Week, Here's something for all you followers of PH.O.O.M!! (Phooey On Ol' Marvel!)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Salem News: Call the Doctor!!

 Here's something for you Doctor Who fans: The City of Salem recently painted designs on their public utility boxes and one of them caused some attention. Here's my cartoon from the 07/17/2013 SALEM NEWS plus the story I based the cartoon on.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

For Art's Sake: The Fantastic Four

 In honor of Comic-Con this week, I'm scanning past superhero-based episodes of my old COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE strip. This batch focuses on the FANTASTIC FOUR.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Salem News: Smart Meters

 My SALEM NEWS cartoon for 07/15/2013. The city is installing "smart" meters to gain more money from parking.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Freaking Felines

 Several years back, the FILM ROMAN animation studio (The ones that produced the original GARFIELD TV series) announced they were going to make an animated film of the great Gilbert Shelton's THE FABULOUSLY FURRY FREAK BROTHERS. For some reason, that struck be as totally bizarre and i did this three-week (COMICS BUYERS GUIDE was weekly then) storyline about the two properties sort of crossing over. The three strips are below.

It's a Bird! It's Inane! It's...

 Past episodes of my strip FOR ART'S SAKE from THE COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE focusing on Superman.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Swan Story


Mixed Media

Unpublished FOR ART'S SAKE two-pager.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Jerry Nelson

 Today is the birthday of the late,great, classic Muppet performer Jerry Nelson. I drew up and sent this card to Jerry several years ago, and he was kind enough to send me back a signed copy! Thank you, Jerry!

Unpublished Silliness

 Solo strip of my "Austin the Fruit Bat" character.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


 A bill that taxes computer upgrading and maintenance is being considered in Ma. right now. My cartoon from the 07/09/2013 SALEM NEWS.

A Shoe Thing

A cartoon from my earliest days at the late, lamented COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE. I had to re-letter and touch it up a bit digitally due to the original's age.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


 Another old portfolio piece.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Day Early, I Admit...

 Originally published in the 07/03/2013 SALEM NEWS. Have a happy!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pinky and the Brain

Another old portfolio piece, a four page story based on the cartoon series PINKY AND THE BRAIN.
The first page is meant to be a pencilling sample. I pitched this at a DC/Warners editor during San Diego Comic Con. (Comic-Con International).