Monday, December 28, 2015

Close To Home

Figure THIS one out.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Caroll Spinney

Caroll Spinney, Muppet performer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, as well as being one of the few surviving members of the original SESAME STREET cast, turned 82 today.  Talk about being an old grouch!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Salem News: Trashing Trees

Just DAYS before Christmas, the Department of Housing and Community Development forced a number of struggling homeless families currently being put up in local hotels under placement services to literally get rid of any Xmas trees and decorations those families managed to scrounge up, citing the reason "fire hazard", leaving many children devastated and the community in an uproar, doubting the legitimacy of the DHCD's reasoning. (This NEVER came up before. Why NOW?) So for now, all the decorations are in the dumpsters. My cartoon as published in the 12/23/2015 SALEM NEWS.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's All Too Much

Well, what KIND of holiday greetings did you expect from ME???

Saturday, December 19, 2015


This year's annual holiday card I drew for Brigid Kaye and the staff for her media company CREATIVE CHARACTERS, based in Philadelphia. The "20" on the ice is meant to indicate the company's twentieth anniversary. For myself, this is the TWELTH consecutive year of illustrating their card. Happy 20th anniversary, Brigid!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Salem News: Attack of the Balrog

The saga continues: The KINDER-MORGAN corporation wants to install a rather large and pipeline through a good length of the North shore area, much of it woodlands. Many of the landowners in those areas, some of them already suffered damaging effects of previous related works thru their properties (with no compensation, either) are absolutely against the pipeline, to the point of not speaking to or allowing any corporate officials or even surveyors on their land. No telling how this will go next, but there is a possibility Kinder-Morgan may try eminent domain. My cartoon from the 12/17/2015 SALEM NEWS.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Miser Wars

It's the season for old Christmas TV specials, a new STAR WARS is coming the math.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Salem News: Debt To Society

A bill is under consideration to have people held in prison pay for their prison costs, but given the low pay of prison work compared to the costs themselves, the saying "Paying your debt to society" takes on a whole new meaning. My cartoon from the 12/14/2015 SALEM NEWS.

You See A Lot Of These Around the Holidays…..

Mystery Solved

For those of you following THE MUPPETS series on ABC and have been wondering: Why hasn't Walter appeared yet?

Friday, December 11, 2015


At last, something about the Xmas season I can enjoy…..

Happy Hanukah!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

TOUGHPIGS Sesame Street/Comics Mashup Contest: The Final Round

In my last post, I showed the first eight entries to the TOUGHPIGS Sesame Street Comics mashup contest. These are the ones that made the final round and the outcome. You can see ALL the entries (mine and everybody else's) at

First up: Editor's Pick.

And the overall winner. I came in at fourth place, but I AM getting a signed copy of the SESAME STREET comic book published bt APE entertainment, so I'd call it FAR from a loss.