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.

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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A June Potpourri

Happy LGBT Pride Month As my contribution to this year’s celebration, I’ve posted online a June 1984 installment of my Wendel comic strip that portrays the thoughts of Wendel, Ollie, and other at that year’s edition of the same annual … Continue reading

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Side-Whiskered With “Gorgeous”

Among the half-dozen photographs that recently re-surfaced in an old box of slides I was burrowing through was this 1971-ish shot of me with "Gorgeous O’Toole" (above). Gorgeous was one of the papier-mâché hand puppets who made occasional cameo appearances … Continue reading

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Saturday in Northampton

Hey, I’m being censored! (And it’s being done with my full cooperation) There they are — a dozen pages of my underground comix material printed with all the dirty words, drug references, and selected body parts blacked out with little … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Fifty Years Later…

And Who Might These Gentlemen-of-a-Certain-Age Be? Above: My fellow grads from the ISS Class of ’62, seen swapping memories and health updates over cocktails at our official reunion party. ________________________ Why, that’s my Indian Springs compatriots from the Class of … Continue reading

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Alabama Bound

Above: Me presenting my slideshow to Emerson College students in Boston last week. _____________________________________________ As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve been putting Photoshop through its paces more heavily than usual lately in preparation for two back-to-back slideshows … Continue reading

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Getting Back To Where I Once Belonged

Above: Not only will I be seeing a lot of longtime friends in April, but I’ll be presenting a talk about Stuck Rubber Baby. _____________________ This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of my class’s graduation from Indian Springs School, a … Continue reading

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Marching iPadward

As you may have heard if you haven’t spent the last couple of years as a hermit, Apple’s iPad tablets have taken the world by storm since they first sprang into existence in 2010. I don’t personally own one yet … Continue reading

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Past Puppetry Persists

Kim and Corky Meet Wilbur and Oscar When I was a kid in the 1950s I used to watch a cheery television personality named "Cousin Cliff" Holman (who was barely more than a kid himself at the time) perform magic … Continue reading

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