Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I did this one "on the road" during a recent trip to Arizona. I bet you're probably thinking that the black lines look slightly different. Well, that's because my travel ink is different from my usual bottle of Pelikan since you're not allowed to take glass ink bottles onto a plane in your hand luggage. Is there a finer word in the English language than "prambulator"?

Saturday, November 15, 2008


This is the black and white version of an upcoming Rabbits Against Magic strip. I'm starting to use a lot more solid blacks in the strip so that they will reproduce better in print and not rely so heavily on color. I got the premise from the chapter on the French in "A Child's Geography of the World" by V.M. Hillyer written in 1929 (charmingly embossed as the"new and cheaper edition"). I guess people really did worry about foreign policy even back then.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dead Day

November 2nd is celebrated in Mexico as Day of the Dead. Here in San Francisco, the sizable Latino population in the Mission district joined in the festivities. That's me (right) and my spouse (left) dressed as a tribute to José Guadelupe Posada. I posted a feeble and amateurish video here that does little justice to the vibrant street celebrations and procession.

Monday, November 3, 2008


On November 19th I will be running daily strip number 200 on Comic Sherpa and I drew a special numerically-shaped anniversary themed cartoon to celebrate. The last panel features all eight of my main characters plus the Comic Sherpa himself. Here's a sneak preview. Incidentally I went to buy "normal" balloons myself recently and was staggered to see the cost of those shiny balloons really is $12 (although they did include the helium).