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Comic Arts Brooklyn this Weekend

October 29, 2019


On Saturday I’ll be tabling all by my lonesome at Comic Arts Brooklyn! First time tabling in my own name at this fine show. I’ll have the usual fare: books, comics, and possibly a print or two. I’ll be at Table I18! It’s free to the public, so come on out!

Meanwhile, on the internet…here’s Johnny Cash from my Inktober Country Music Portrait Series still going strong over at Instagram! Only two more portraits to go! I’ve been enjoying them a lot, but I am SO looking forward to completing this project so I can go on a Social Media break for most of November! I love these self imposed disciplines, but the social media engagement has its costs! Artistically, I need an internet break and bad! So here’s to it!

Hope to see you at CAB!!

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:00-7:00pm 

Pratt Activities Resource Center
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205





Inktober Series: Country Music Portraits

October 15, 2019


Over at my instagram account I am posting country music portraits every day as part of the Inktober tradition. Truth be told, I got started late and don’t even know if I’ll fulfill the full remaining days of October, but for now I am having a good time.  I recently watched the Ken Burns documentary on the history of country and it totally inspired me. It’s been fun to follow up this inspiration with so many portraits of artist I love.

(New comic!) My Love Life

September 19, 2019

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Brooklyn Book Festival Bound!

September 18, 2019

girls and guitarsI will be part of the luminous Brooklyn Book Festival THIS Sunday, September 22 at 3:00pm as part of the panel The Living City: Graphic Narratives on Place, People, and Soundtracks. Join me, Frank Santaro (Pittsburgh), and Ted Fox (Showtime at the Apollo) discuss cities, soundtracks, and comics with Calvin Reid.

I am so excited to be part of this amazing festival. It’s FREE and open to the public! What else are you going to do on a lovely afternoon in Brooklyn? Don’t tell me! Just come on over!

Sunday, September 22, 3:00pm

The Living City: Graphic Narratives on Place, People, and Soundtracks

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 

Dmitri Kasterine

August 10, 2019

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I had the privilege of being photographed recently by the great Dmitri Kasterine. He wrote a little post about it and my work up on his blog.

I’ll add my own narrative to this experience: I was nervous to be photographed.  I hadn’t “posed” in 20 years and usually go running and screaming from any and all photos of myself. He made it easy and his only critique was, “Don’t smile!” As he says on his site, he likes to go beyond the polite face of his sitters. I think it shows.

Illustrations in The New York Times!

July 28, 2019


I got to do 23 portraits of 4th graders for The New York Times Magazine‘s All Comics Kid’s Section in today’s print edition of the Sunday New York Times. It was a labor of love! Go get your hands on this amazing issue–so many beautiful stories!


June 19, 2019


True story!

UPDATE: I didn’t think of it, but after I posted this I realized that today would have been my mother’s 75th birthday. Happy Birthday, mom! Hope they have a case of Pall Malls wherever you are!