Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Rollin' Danny

The Fall - "Rollin' Danny" [Gene Vincent cover]

"Everybody talkin' 'bout a - a workin' man

Nobody talkin' 'bout a - a Rollin' Dan . . ."

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Wait til you see what I got you . . .

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cathy's Birds

My wife Cathy is a wonderful artist, and she has been making bird sculptures this year.

Glazed ceramic egg (3 3/4" tall) and Painted ceramic bird (6 1/4" tall)

Aluminum bird cast from clay original (7" tall)

Saggar-fired ceramic bird (8" tall)

They are going on sale at her studio, Feet of Clay. The opening party is this Friday night from 6 to 10, and the show is open all weekend, plus the following two weekends.

If you're in the area, come take a look!

Feet of Clay Pottery
21 Station Street
Brookline Village, MA 02445

Opening Party Friday December 4th, 6 - 10pm
Friday Dec 4th and Saturday Dec 5th: 10am - 6pm
Sunday Dec 6th: 12 - 5pm
Saturday Dec 12th: 10am - 6pm
Sunday Dec 13th: 12 - 5pm
Saturday Dec 19th: 10am - 6pm
Sunday Dec 20th: 12 - 5pm

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm still working on it . . .

I'll share more later . . . promise!
The whole thing is drawn and scanned, but now I'm cleaning up the scans, which takes a long time.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Amazing Flying Little Guys

These four fantastic diminutive gentlemen were in my show last month, but they make their online debut today. Welcome, guys.

Friday, October 9, 2009

I was interviewed . . .

. . . by Greg Cook for his excellent New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, and . . .

here it is!

Greg is a great guy and a wonderful comics artist. In fact, I wish he would draw more comics! But he's also very good at writing about art with clarity and insight. I love that he looks for art everywhere, and seems to consider that anything and everything might be interesting and valuable, whether it's a gallery show, an installation, a zine, or the food art and carnival rides at the Topsfield Fair. His site is well worth perusing.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


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Friday, October 2, 2009

Peace, MJ

When Michael Jackson died, it brought me back to before he was so obviously disturbed, long ago, when I really loved his music. It was the Thriller album, which was the first tape I owned, back in elementary school. I remembered how all the kids loved him, how he made us want to dance. And I remembered one particular time of listening to him in the school cafegymnatorium, us trying to moonwalk, jump up on our toes, etc. We were dead serious, but I'm sure it would've been hilarious to witness!

The second tape I ever got was Weird Al making fun of Michael Jackson - I loved them both!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

S T R U C T O !

In the new issue of Nickelodeon Magazine (only a couple issues left!)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lunchtime doodles from yesterday and today

Variations on a Versatile Shape:

My Sculpture Park Plan:

Today, I started drawing a bunch of overlapping circles, not knowing what they were going to be. After a while, I thought they were bubbles. That made me remember the time a few friends and I went to Vermont and Mark H. was blowing bubbles out of his mouth! (The kind of bubbles you're supposed to blow out of that little plastic thing that you dip in the bottle - not by actually pouring the stuff in your mouth!) He ended up feeling sick and sleeping out in the car, which was probably more comfortable than where I slept, under the dining room table. Ah, the good old days!

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Brookline Comic

This comic is based on a very hot day from last summer, before Cathy & I moved to Brookline, but we came and took a walk right along the border of Brookline and Boston. The idea for the story came to me then, and I thought it was funny, but much too ridiculous to actually draw. A year later, I still couldn't get it out of my head, so here it is!

And here's the soundtrack, which starts midway through page two:

Raymond Scott - Powerhouse [edit]

(open a new window so you can keep it playing while you look at the enlarged pages)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Emberley Galaxy

I got my copy of Emberley Galaxy yesterday!

Here' my spread in the book:

It's available from Red Panda Comics.

Dan Zettwoch has up a color preview of his excellent contribution to the book, plus a few more Ed Emberley images.

(You know Ed Emberley, right? The Big Green Drawing Book?)

Dave K is also in there!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Photos from Sherman Cafe

It was a fun time last Sunday night. Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who sent well wishes!
There's Abby and my sister Julie with a book I put together of all my Nick Mag comics. They both helped out a lot, and Julie's chocolate-covered blueberries were the hit of the show.

That's me with my very kind wife Cathy!

And that's my Mom - Hi Mom! No good picture of Dad, unfortunately, but they both helped out a lot, too.

Here's Jack, teaching me how to relax while standing up.

And here's my best piece in the show: a Godzilla and friends (and enemies) plate that I made in 1982, brought by Mom.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Asian Longhorned Beetle Awareness Month

Seriously, it's Asian Longhorned Beetle Awareness Month here in Massachusetts.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Impatience doesn't make things happen any faster

That's another memo to myself . . .

Illustration Friday: Impatience

Deep in the Heart of Somerville

Here's the official announcement for my art show. Hope you can come to the opening or check it out some time!