Monday, February 28, 2005
Grill Rats.....I fought with editors at The Daily Iowan , email@example.com, for 2 years trying to get a comic strip going at the paper while I was an editorial cartoonist there. I got fed up with being treated in an unprofessional manner and eventually quit. It was unfortunate that things didn't work out. It did not have to be that way, but on the bright side, I probably wouldn't have been motivated to create this blog. Originally the comic strip was going to be called "Gravyboys", an old restaurant nickname, but www.gravyboy.com was already taken, ironically enough, by another cartoonist! They gave me a free comic book for my troubles...thanks guys!
Friday, February 25, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
In the dark days before the Internet, sometimes the only way for an alternative cartoonist to get published was to do it yourself. I was considered "too vitriolic" for some papers. I used to make photocopies of my cartoons and hand them out for free in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. Yes, I was a modern day pamphleteer. A friend in Chicago passed some of my work on to Ed at Suitopath. He's a modern day pamphleteer as well. Before I started posting to the internet, Ed posted some of my stuff to his site. Thanks Ed!
Conservative Media Distraction Team.....I guess the Michael Jackson Circus isn't providing enough cover, so they need something to tide them over until the action heats up. I'd thought maybe they'd go with the Missing Blond College Student this time, but I guess it's the White Mom and Child's turn....
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Monday, February 21, 2005
Hunter S. Thompson.....Bullets and Booze are never a good combination. I always figured Uncle Duke would die in a drunk driving accident on an icy mountain road.Here's a sketch from my days in Colorado,back in 1995. Drawn on the Pearl St. Mall, hanging out with Nate and T-Bone...At this point I'm not sure if The Authorities are ruling it a suicide or an accident. I never figured Thompson to pull a Hemingway. Who knows,maybe he had liver cancer and didn't want to drag out a terminal illness.He certainly would have had plenty of stuff to write about for the next 4 years. R.I.P