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A Message About My Comics

After five years of stripping in The Valley Advocate, I’ve decided to quit the weekly comic routine in early May. It’s been a rare and wonderful experience to be a paid, independent, in-print cartoonist in this day and age. I thank the Advocate very much for the opportunity. I’ve had a good run. (more…)

The Optimist: A Brief Look Back at 2012

2012 saw the start of a few exciting (to me) things for The Optimist, including new recurring characters, a new panel layout, and this website’s switchover to a new branding/format (the short-lived FICTIONAL COMICS, followed recently by a switch to THE SEQUENTIALIST). Anyhoo, here are some corrections and comments and mea culp-whatevers for a selection of comic strips from last year.


Letter To The Editor

I am disappointed (and frankly appalled) that in this day and age, your puritanical editorial tendencies would cause you to “creatively edit” today’s Family Circus with an “accidental” ink smear. (more…)

Paint & Pixel 2012


My Portable Cartoonist Mess-Making Toolbox

These are the contents of my coffeeshop comic-drawing box (more…)

REVIEWS: The Optimist

Reviews of my comic strip, The Optimist. Updated May, 2012. (more…)

25 Links I Haven’t Looked At Yet

When I find things online that I like & I think they’re worth sharing, I usually collect ‘em into installments of Random Internet Things From The Internet, but due to busy days and an effort to limit my Unfocused Internet Perusing, I’ve ended up with a backlog of stuff to look at. So, in a similar vein to 50 Books I Haven’t Read Yet, here’s a bunch of stuff that seems potentially interesting, but I haven’t actually watched/read/downloaded any of them yet. I encourage you to look at this junk and tell me if it’s worth my time. Ho-ho. (more…)

Random Internet Things From The Internet 35

A recurring feature in which I present a collection of miscellaneous crap err, interesting things to look at that I have lovingly and carefully curated for your enjoyment. For some of these entries, I may have spent upwards of several minutes cutting and pasting a URL and possibly I have thought of a partially original sentence to accompany it. I hope you appreciate my efforts. (more…)

A Selection Of Recent Print Work

Oh, the jet-set life of the self-employed! I’ve been keeping busy and hustlin’ to pay off our recent house remodeling project. On the multimedia front, there’s been a bunch of animation work and even some audio/radio work, but I’m not posting any of that because I’m lazy. Instead, here are a few of the freelance print projects I’ve been working on for the last few months. (more…)

Polishing A Turd

I was just poking through a folder of already-published Optimist comic art and saw the file for this strip from January. I remembered what a mess the artwork was & how much Photoshop-futzing around I ended up having to do to get it where I wanted it to be. Sometimes I carve up and edit my sloppy pen work so much I wonder why I bother drawing on paper at all. AND SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE. I’ve decided to show you my Photoshop clean-up process via animated GIF to confirm your suspicions that I’m a no-talent slob. (more…)