Thursday, December 20, 2012

I apologize to your eyes in advance for this gag

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A month of Santa cartoons starts now

(Well, almost a month. These Santa cartoons -- all Xmas cards I used to print and send out about two decades back -- will run until the week before Christmas. After that: new toonage!)

Monday, November 5, 2012

New cartoons next week!

Hey folks, thanks for checking in! Readership on this here webcomic was up about 500% last month, which is both immensely satisfying and absolutely terrifying. I'm glad you're reading, and don't worry, even though there were no cartoons last week I am most definitely still drawing. I have a TON of new cartoons in the works, and the first of them will appear next Tuesday, November 13. It's already queued up, and more will be scanned and ready to join it by then as well.

Want a little preview of what's to come? Check out the story behind this mysterious little red notebook.

Meanwhile, I have put a few drawings up for sale -- and they're nice and cheap. I'll add more as soon as this batch sells.

That's it for now -- see you in eight days, assuming we all survive tomorrow's election!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Foliage season

It's fall foliage season here in Maine, with thousands of retirees coming to view the gold and red leaves. This is what I imagine some of them are thinking.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Love means never having to say you're sorry

This one goes out to the friends with scars and the people who love them.

Well, that's it -- the last of the 8 experimental cartoons for September. Weird, quick, dark and totally different from anything else I have ever drawn. I hoped you liked 'em. I wonder what's in store for October?

(Actually, I already know, but you don't!)

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Plattitutdes store

Hey, now you can buy some of my sketch cards and other goodies from the Plattitudes store. Check it out. I'll roll out new products as the current batch sells.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dying is easy, comedy is hard

It's almost October. Time to draw lots of tombstones and skulls and monsters. And otherwise tap into the fears that drive us all...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's all in the wrist

This isn't exactly autobiographical. I use the term carpal tunnel as a shortcut. I actually have RSI - repetitive stress injuries in my wrists and shoulders. But that doesn't roll off the tongue as well as carpal tunnel. So for cartoon purposes, there you go.

But whether this cartoon is 100% truthful or not, it does lead me to this: the pain I live with almost every day is actually pushing me to adapt, change, and recreate my art style. That has resulted in this cartoon -- and all of the others that I'm running this month. I think today's drawing is the epitome of what I'm trying to accomplish now, and I'm happy to share it with you here today.

Pain won't stop me. It just pushes me forward. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Look inside yourself

Here's the first of 8 brand-new cartoons for September, notable for several reasons:
  1. Did I mention 8 new cartoons? When was the last time that happened?
  2. They're all experiments in style and tone. None of them look or sound anything like any cartoon I have ever drawn before.
  3. They're mostly dark. Dark, dark, dark. To be honest, I'm a little scared to show some of them to you. But they're all queued up in the Blogger systems, so I'm going for it.
  4. They were all drawn super-fast. I spent about three hours writing, drawing and scanning the whole set. I wanted a certain energy that I would not have been able to achieve with my normal methods, so I picked pens and styles that would just flow. Consider this entire month a grand experiment all around.
I hope you enjoy 'em. Or at least don't try to have my committed after reading them.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

From the archives: Smoke 'em if you got 'em

In 1990, R.J. Reynolds introduced two new cigarette brands -- Uptown and Dakota -- that were marketed exclusively to so-called "urban" customers. Here's an editorial cartoon I drew that year, taking it to the next logical level:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

From the archives: Drowning

A 1990 editorial cartoon for the American University Eagle. Still one of my all-time favorite drawings:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

From the archives: George & Saddam

Caricatures of George Bush and Saddam Hussein drawn in 1991 for the American University Eagle.

These were drawn for a full page of editorial about the Gulf War. Here's a clip of the layout:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

From the archives: Oily Uncle Sam

Here's a blast from the past: An editorial cartoon drawn in 1991 for the American University Eagle.

Things haven't changed much, have they?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I swear I'm going to get better at coloring my cartoons one of these days.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kiwi vs. Stoat

I drew this as a rough sketch to get the idea out of my head and onto paper, but I liked it so much I scanned it for you all. I'll probably redraw this at some point in the near future, it'll do for now!

Here's the original article of mine on which this is based.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Maine Comic Arts Festival!

This Sunday will be one of my all-too-rare public appearances. Look for me Sunday, May 20 in Portland at the Maine Comics Arts Festival, a great event put on every year by Casablanca Comics.

I'll be on hand selling my latest mini-comic... sketch cards...

...and all of my previous books and comics. 

Come on out and see me and buy stuff! And if you can't come out, don't worry, I'll be adding a store page to this webcomic in the coming weeks.

Oh, one last note: I'm taking two weeks off from the webcomic after the show. Look for new toons in Junes!