Thursday, June 25, 2015

Reflections on Martha's Vineyard

Vineyard Stories has just published Reflections on Martha's Vineyard, a collection of my grandfather's newspaper columns, written during his semi-retirement. My aunt spearheaded the project, Tom Dunlop (who, as a young man, knew my grandfather) edited the book, and I provided the illustrations.

William A. Caldwell was already a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his work as editor of a New Jersey newspaper when he moved to the Martha's Vineyard, MA, in 1972. For the next 12 years, he wrote a column for the Vineyard Gazette called Reflections of That Man Friday. Reflections on Martha's Vineyard is a collection of those brilliant essays whether funny or critical, angry or compassionate, irrefutably logical but often philosophically surprising. The essays remain surprisingly relevant to today's Vineyard, an island eight miles off the coast of Massachusetts, written in a style that captures some of the best of writing about this small place.

Tom also wrote an introductory essay, with one of the published columns,for the Vineyard Gazette. You can read that, by clicking here.

The book can be purchased, online, from both the publisher, Vineyard Stories (click here) and from the Vineyard Gazette (by clicking here).

For those who prefer Amazon, click here.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Love is a Seed

A new comic! This will be printed as a mini-comic, available at the Smudge Expo on March 14, at Artisphere.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Merry Revel

A "Howzit Funnies" comic for the holidays ...

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Bob Stump

For Halloween, here's a fun little guy from "Howzit Funnies #3".

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Magic Bullet #10

MAGIC BULLET #10 is now accepting submissions. The deadline is JANUARY 9, 2015. This will be an open theme issue.

Information on specs, content and submitting can be found at

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Howzit Funnies #3

The second book that I hope (!) to have at SPX is the third issue of "Howzit Funnies." Originally inspired by old blues songs, these comics feature silly puns and happy faces, as well as dark surrealism, psychological terror, physical mutilation and, for lack of a better word, grotesquerie. Issue #3 stars a diverse set of characters including Mr. Morris; Fat F*ck; a guy with candles jammed into his eyes; and several other happy characters who look forward to meeting you.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Mutual Feeling #2

With SPX in just a few days, I'll be premiering two books. Well, I hope it will be two books, with fingers crossed as to the shipping of the second one.

I'll definitely have copies of "A Mutual Feeling #2", the second chapter of a story about bare knuckle boxing in 1850's New York City. This issue follows closely after the events of the first book, as John Lafferty, an Irish immigrant, looks to set up the big fight that will let him pay off his estranged wife, Molly.

In no particular order, this issue features: back room politicking; 18th century patriotic ballads; 19th century prosthetic limbs; child abuse; boxing; thuggery; butchery; fighting; hanging; burlap sacks; water; and one really big, fat ass.