Friday, November 28, 2014

But It Was The BEST Butter!

My take on the Hatter from ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ave Thanksgiving!

Salem News: Pre-Black Friday Parade

It's getting to this, I'm sure. My cartoon as published in the 11/26/2014 SALEM NEWS.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Looney Knight

The Looney Knight from the bizarre animated film RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE. Check Youtube and you'll see what I mean.

Salem News: That Time Of The Year

It's that time of year again. Tax rates go up while local aid goes down. My cartoon as published in the 11/25/2014 SALEM NEWS.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mr. Big

Mr. Big; the Gangster Fedora leader of the Bad Hats from Sid and Marty Krofft's LIDSVILLE.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gilbert Shelton's OAT WILLIE

Even by underground comics standards, this guy is weird.

The Compulsory Star Wars Cartoon Required Occasionally For Cartoonist Blogs

This makes my quota.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Steampunk Beaker

Pet Tips for Pirates

Just Silly Drawings of Cartoon Characters

Getting Butch

Puppeteer Terry Agnus (FRAGGLE ROCK, BLIZZARD ISLAND) now has a FACEBOOK site promoting his characters.

Koko the Blue

My take on the characters of Charles A. Brubaker's  KOKO THE BLUE, a comics series about a working class witch and her kid brother. You can find samples at

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For Art's Sake: Typical Portfolio Review

For Art's Sake: Media Influence

This was drawn many years ago when outside media was just starting to have a major effect on comic-cons like San Diego. The two characters in the last panel are the VORTOXIANS from the FISSION CHICKEN comics series created by the late J.P. Morgan.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

For Art's Sake: Out Shopping

Unpublished strip. And no one really uses Zip-A-Tone any more, do they?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

For Art's Sake: KABOOM! Pt. 3

The third of my three strips for KABOOM! Though he didn't make many appearances during the last years of the Comics Buyers Guide strips, (A lot due to CBG going from weekly to monthly) Monet was always one of my favorite characters.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

For Art's Sake: KABOOM! pt. 2

The second of my three KABOOM! strips.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

For Art's Sake: KABOOM Part1

Back in 1993, I contributed (along with some other COMICS BUYERS GUIDE cartoonists) to a comics newspaper called "KABOOM!" (no relation to BOOM Studios) I decided to try my FOR ART'S SAKE characters in situations outside the norm of my COMICS BUYERS GUIDE material and drew up three two page strips, which were reformatted to fill three TABLOID-sized pages. I also tried to go for more detailed artwork (apparently my inking at the time was going thru a period of trying to combine Walt Kelly with Gilbert Shelton) KABOOM only lasted one issue, but it was a thrill seeing my strip take up three entire HUGE pages. The strip below is the first of the three. For posting purposes, this is in its original drawn two-page format.

For Art's Sake: Ecologically Correct Comics

Two old episodes of my strip FOR ART'S SAKE originally published in the COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE. The jokes aren't the only thing that qualify for composting here.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Salem News: Changing of the Guard

What more can be said? My cartoon as originally published in the 11/03/2014 SALEM NEWS.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Any Candy Left?

A couple days late, but if you're still fighting over the leftovers…An old FOR ART'S SAKE from my COMICS BUYERS GUIDE days, featuring my long -suffering editor, Maggie Thompson. (she published me for twenty years- that counts as long-suffering)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

No Avoiding the Fact

Why do we even BOTHER with Turkey Day since we pretty much IGNORE it at this point?

After-Halloween Tip

Candy Corn is to Halloween what Fruitcake is to Xmas. Otherwise…