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Happy Tuesday! There’s a new story up on my story site, freshly posted and awaiting your minicomic reading pleasure. It’s called Fleek!, and it’s a little nonsense story about the nature of names and language– and it will surprise no … Continue reading
Like many cartoonists, I have a complicated relationship with Charles Schultz and Peanuts. I loved it as a child in the sixties and early 70s, both in the newspaper and in the book collections that were everywhere at the time. … Continue reading
Regular readers know that I like minimalist poetry and have been known to dabble in writing it, but that I also feel that the strict haiku form, designed for the syllable patterns of Japanese, doesn’t work that well in English. … Continue reading
Combine the standard monster/alien/character race/mythological being called the naga with the furry snakes you often see in my sketchbooks. Add a character that could be an android, a robot, or even another kind of alien. And you get … a … Continue reading
You all know what happened yesterday. Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest epic superhero blockbuster in the series of low-to-middlebrow epic superhero blockbusters (and one weird little TV show) we know fondly as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, opened in the … Continue reading
This is the cover illustration for the first edition of Fredric Brown’s story collection Space on My Hands, published in 1951. It’s an excellent drawing of a classic Postwar Nuclear Family with Two Baby Boomer Kids, with added great costumes … Continue reading
Went to an antique and vintage objects show today, and saw this sitting on top of a stack of pages from a disassembled reprint art book. Man, that’s a drawing. Tons of power in the technique, and of course I’m … Continue reading
The theme for this year’s Oh, Comics! anthology is “Music” and I decided to write a theme song for Foursquare, Kekionga’s home grown superhero. The first page of the story called “Theme Song” is the imaginary cover for the imaginary … Continue reading
And the better angel of your nature on the other. I can understand why Cap’s shoulder devil wears a union suit of long underwear– it’s an easy parody of any superhero uniform and an apt one for the famous Big … Continue reading