Category Archives: Artifacts

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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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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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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Just In Time For Halloween

What’s Scarier Than Being Attacked In Your Bed By Zombies? Answer: Knowing that during the next few weeks you’re going to be uprooting yourself from a home you’ve been quite comfortable in and packing up a few decades’ worth of … Continue reading

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My Spin on “Oliver Twisted”

The great John Pound is the artist responsible for establishing the look and painting most of the images that made the Topps Company‘s Garbage Pail Kids a sensation back in the ’80s. While I can’t swear that John painted the … Continue reading

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Memories, Dogs, and Fears

I drew the picture above to accompany my 2003 online essay "Two Years, Two Wars, and One Dog Ago," which I posted on my web site as the second anniversary of 9/11 was approaching. Now, as saturation coverage of the … Continue reading

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Granny Sue, From Whom All Good Things Flow

"Granny Sue" is a handcrafted wall hanging that my sister-in-law Susan purchased for me on impulse while she and Eddie and I were browsing at a nearby Goodwill store here in North Adams. Something about it struck a chord with … Continue reading

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Commentary in Close Quarters

Anyone who is familiar with the modest dimensioned of my congenitally cluttered "studio" workspace knows that it’s not, uh, ideal for staging a video interview. But that didn’t deter the hardy set of students from Hostos Community College in the … Continue reading

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Playing Near Cliffs Can Be Fun…

…Except when it isn’t. OK, so the Republicans were nice enough not to push the American economy into the abyss as long as Democrats agree that only those who are already struggling will find their basic needs further slashed while … Continue reading

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Lions, Lambs, and Mammoths

“In Like a Lion; Out Like a Lamb!” That’s the way the month of March is supposed to behave, weather-wise. Continue reading

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