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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It's Chronic

A page from a graphic novel book proposal I'm working on. Part of it takes place in 1977.

Once I complete the 14 sample pages, I'll submit it and see what happens.

Mostly this is an exercise in producing a shorter piece of work (less than 100 pages). Then I'll apply what I learn to the full color, longer format book I've been working on.

The proposal is for a nonfiction narrative, some of it loosely (very loosely) autobiographical. Loose enough that it will, hopefully, be more entertaining to read than it was for me to actually experience.

And it has plenty of strange characters thrown in, for good measure.

Like Carrie Anne…

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Light she was and like a fairy
And her shoes were number nine
Herring boxes, without topses
Sandals were for Clementine.

Look out for that foaming brine, Clementine.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

From the crypt

Digging through the archives…. Here's Blanche and Eddie. they still make me smile.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Quokka Ain't Your Friend

In his 1987 book Wombat Revenge, Kenneth Cook tells the story of his unfortunate meeting with a quokka, a small member of the marsupial family (which includes wallabies and kangaroos). Quokkas are adorable little smilers cloaking a mean streak.

This, as you can tell, captured my imagination.

Read on as Quokka tells how he dealt with Kenneth Cook trying to be his friend.

(strip posted as two photos to retain size width.)

Disclaimer: While Quokka believes all humans are fools, writer Kenneth Cook in particular,  I certainly do not think Kenneth Cook is a fool. Go read his stuff.

Friday, August 12, 2016


Yours truly at 13, right before Type 1 diabetes came knockin' and smacked me upside the head.
After I was put on insulin, a bunch of my hair fell out.
Plop, plop, plop.

But it grew back.

Back in the good ol' days before insulin was discovered in 1922, doctors used to:

a) taste their patient's urine to see if it was sweet. If it was, it meant the patient's body was releasing excess glucose into the urine—a sure sign of diabetes; and

b) treat the diabetes with a starvation diet to try to control high blood sugars. Usually type 1 diabetics lived about a year after diagnosis.

Monday, July 25, 2016

From the sketchbook

Why yes, there really is a Po-Boys Used Tires place. Whether they also sell sandwiches while-u-wait is, er, a bit of embellishment on my part.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Meager attempt to make you laugh

Serving up greasy grimy gopher guts.

 (Old art from the time capsule.)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Some kids are so adorable I just have to draw them.

Wonder what it's like to reek of adorableness?

There are some kids who grab your heart without them even knowing it. 

The girl above is just a random kid, but her sunniness reminded me of a slightly younger version of herself at one of my book signings. She came up to me afterward and, without saying a word, slipped her hand into mine and beamed. 

The trust. The innocence. It's breathtaking.

It's those moments…


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