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Summer in Headville p.6

June 11, 2013 | 1 Comment
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My last public appearance of the year

Saturday, December 14 at Ye Olde Lowbrow Art Faire in Easthampton, MA. See you there or in 2014!

December 12, 2013 | No Comments

See me at Craftershock in Worcester, MA tomorrow

December 6, 2013 | No Comments

Xmas Tree vs. Menorah Holiday Card

I have a holiday card for sale!

November 29, 2013 | No Comments

When you’re thankful

It’s Thanksgiving! Time to dust off the Thanksgiving comics. Remember how the European colonists thanked the Indians for helping them survive — by killing and stealing from them? Let’s try to express our gratitude more appropriately than that.

November 28, 2013 | No Comments

Holiday Tour 2013

Upcoming events I’m tabling at:

I’ll have wacky holiday cards and magnets in addition to the usual delightful array of comics. Put on your tuque and come have a look!

November 27, 2013 | No Comments

Me and Weird Al

Keith M., Colin Tedford, and "Weird Al" Yankovic

I met “Weird Al” Yankovic! I’m the one in green looking like a dazed sweathog; my friend Keith (in red) more visibly reflects my delight in this picture. I think Al looks pretty pleased to meet us ;)

For better or worse Weird Al is one of my formative influences, so it was a thrill to finally see him in concert and meet him (even after a long day of travel and art fair tabling and half a week of short sleep, and even for just a quick greet / sign / photo). Of course I gave him a comic, ’cause that’s what I do.

June 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Cheap Art Show hours

Six of my thirteen drawings in the Cheap Art Show sold at the opening; you can still see the rest (and get cheap art by me and others):

  • Friday 31 May, 4 to 7 pm
  • Saturday 8 June, 12 to 4 pm
  • Friday 14 June, 4 to 7 pm
  • Saturday 15 June, 2 to 6 pm

The show is at Paper City Performance Space, 460 Race St., Holyoke, MA. Here’s a photo of the building taken by fellow exhibitor Jim DuBois (you may find the photo slightly eerie on account of the mysterious hooded figure near the building; I find it eerie because I was the mysterious hooded figure and didn’t realize I was being photographed!).
May 29, 2013 | No Comments

Affordable Art A-Go-Go

I’ll have art in Paper City Performance Space’s Cheap Art Show in Holyoke, MA — join me at the opening reception tomorrow (May 25) from 2-7 PM.

On June 8 I’ll be tabling at the estimable Broke: The Affordable Art Fair in Peterborough, NH.

May 24, 2013 | No Comments

The Port Report

Had a nice time at MeCAF: had good conversations with old & new acquaintances (including two nonfiction-makers), acquired what looks so far like a pretty good bunch of comics, and enjoyed Portland and its surroundings. Sales were a little lower than I’d expect from such a show but were OK (which is normal for MeCAF). Vampire Pickle magnets were popular. I didn’t bother to meet special guest Jeff Smith because I knew the line would be huge and I’d nothing to say beyond “I really liked Bone!” — but he ended up next to me at the night-before reception saying, “Hi, I’m Jeff; who are you?” so I had a nice little chat with him (OMGHBBBLL). He seems quite friendly and nice.

Feedback on my work at the show included: Some laughter at the humor (a nice perk of working in a genre meant to provoke an involuntary reaction). One fellow cartoonist said my drawing style reminded them of Quentin Blake and another said the history bits in Square Dance reminded them of Hark! A Vagrant; both nice to hear, though I don’t mistake “reminds me of” for “is as good as”. Best of all was a description of a piece as “well-timed” from an accomplished cartoonist whose fine qualities include superb timing.

May 21, 2013 | No Comments

Spring Tour 2013

I’m appearing at events every weekend this month:

May 1, 2013 | No Comments