Author Archives: Howard

About Howard

I'm a cartoonist and writer, best known for my graphic novel, Stuck Rubber Baby, and my comic strip from the 1980s, Wendel.

Lair Fare

Hey, folks, I’m putting this blog on hiatus for a while after this installment. Don’t take it personally; I just need some uncluttered time for thinking. And I’ll probably still pop back into view once in a while, given my … Continue reading

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Men In Trees

Sometimes we hear them splinter and fall, but usually we simply discover them when we step outside for the morning paper. Dead limbs have been breaking free from their parent trees and dropping on our lawn during storms ever since … Continue reading

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Chillin’ With B.J. in the 1980s

Bazooka Joe Gets Booked As some of you know, I contributed cartoons to a variety of bubble gum-related novelties produced by The Topps Company in Brooklyn back in the 1970s and ’80s. Along with stickers and trading cards depicting assorted … Continue reading

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From Your Inconstant Blogger

I see that I’ve left all of you loyal blog-readers hanging without a single entry since Christmas Day, for God’s sake! Yikes! How have you survived? Fact is: The blogging branch of my life has simply gotten crowded out lately … Continue reading

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Yule Log

Well, here we are, winding up December’s batch of holidays and entering into unknown territory with a new year that promises ever-more-breathtaking governmental outrages. What is American politics if not, uh, riveting? At least things are quiet here on the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Onward

Shall we take a look at how things transpired at the Cruse-Sedarbaum homestead during our recent Thanksgiving fest? Gluttony was indulged, naturally, but that goes without saying on this particular American holiday. Of more importance was the pleasure derived from … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Life — and Onward

Farewell, Lulu. Lulu the Dalmation left us on Friday. She joined the Cruse-Sedarbaum family eleven years ago and we’ve had a lot of good times since. Eddie and I are adjusting to our beloved pup’s absence gradually. Yesterday I finally … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Me In The U.K. Except for posting a few of my "Occasional Comix" online, I’ve been forced to play hookey from blogging for quite a while due to the unusually heavy demands involved in writing and drawing a new eight-page … Continue reading

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Of Picnics Past

Autumn arrives today. We’ll soon feel summer receding. But before today’s bracing briskness here in the Berkshires turns into outright chilliness, I thought I would pay tribute to a nice summer tradition that Eddie and I promulgated for several years … Continue reading

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Politics & Penance

Above: Eddie prepares to give training to volunteers who’ve gathered to canvass voters in behalf of the Warren campaign. ————————————— Knocking On Doors For Elizabeth A couple of weeks ago Eddie took a leave of absence from this role as … Continue reading

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