Thursday, July 28, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Don't Even Need the Razor Blades

A new comic about a really cold winter, which is, unfortunately, completely at odds to the start of summer that we just embarked upon. But, maybe that's ok ... There's the Camus quote, to the effect that, "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." Which is a fine outlook, I suppose, though it necessarily admits the inverse: That every inner summer is surrounded by a big blank winter of bone-chilling, universal frigidity that is relentlessly assaulting and crippling us with its inevitable force of obliterating power. Snow what I mean?

Anyway, the comic was also bit of an experiment in certain respects, so it is what it is. Like most things, it's not perfect, but I hope there are a few things to recommend it. At the very least, you deserve a chuckle or two, out of it.

Apologies for the small writing ... It may be easiest to read if right click (control + click, on a mac) and open the images in a new tab.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Snow Drawings

In the light of this massive snowstorm of 2016, here some drawings from my sketchbook from the winter of 2009 / 2010, which was historic in its own right. Most of these are pen and ink and crayon.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Revels

Just a few Christmas items to wish you well this holiday season. Choose which one matches up with your own personal brand of holiday psychosis ...

Saturday, October 31, 2015


A short Halloween comic, nothing more, and, probably, quite a bit less.

If you click on them and find them hard to read in the blogger's image viewer thing, it may help to right click (or ctrl + click, on a mac) so that you can open them in a new tab.

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.