The Prying Eyes of the Perparazzi

There’s no escaping them—not if you’re gonna brazenly show your face in public at events like Wednesday’s launch party for the North County Perp!

This being the laid-back Berkshires, no punches were thrown as the iced tea flowed, scones were scarfed, and our intrepid photographer Ed Sedarbaum snapped away. The scones were generously provided by Sarah McNair, the iced tea by Cup and Saucer.

Above: Local tastemakers spotted getting their first look at the Berkshires’ new ‘zine are (clockwise from top-left) Veronica (Berkshire Cultural Resource Center) Bosley; Lainey (Railway Cafe) Sporbert; Jennifer Goodhind; Jason (MediaX Productions) Morin; Laura Christensen; Brian Rennell; and Karen Kane.
At left: Perp cartoonist Aaron Andrews ("Loose and Unsupervised") and Sarah McNair, the multifaceted artist and scone-baker supreme who contributed a spot illustration to "Benchless in North Adams."
Above: Newly-arrived North Adams gadabout Evelyn Sedarbaum (seated centrally) chats with Perp essayist Cathy Dobbins ("Eating Scenes" and her jovial husband, the geology-savvy Jim Groves.
Above: Me palling around withj with Perp contributors Gail M. (Gail Sez) Burns ("Gail Considers Sainthood") and Dan Field "The Great North Adams Gravy Train Wreck")

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.
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  3. Ed says:

    I just noticed that my mother wore the same shirt to the Perp launch party (2007) that she wore to my father’s 95th birthday — and our wedding– (2004). For shame!

  4. Howard says:

    Hey, Bill, thanks for alerting me to that flawed link. I think it’s corrected now. And thanks also for the thumbs-up on Perp #1. Best wishes to your son. Being an artist is a hard road to travel, but he’ll have lots of interesting company along the way.

  5. Bill Donovan says:

    I enjoy your blog and your artwork. I love “Why Are We Losing The War On Art?”
    My oldest son is a struggling young artist ( He should probably look at the first panel of that comic, eh?
    The first edition of northcountyperp was fun to read. I hope it’s successful.(Note – the link on your blogpage to the page is busted. I think you inadvertently added an extra letter after the slash – that will disable the link.)
    Thanks – Bill Donovan

  6. Was there a red carpet? Who designed your outfit? Did anyone lend you jewelry?