Sunday, August 30, 2009


As promised, I have posted (seen below the picture) my itinerary for THE SQUIRREL MACHINE BOOK TOUR 2009. If you can, I highly recommend you visit these fine establishments at the posted dates. I will be present to sign books, make drawings and answer questions to the best of my abilities.
In the meantime, here is a sample from an ancient, uncompleted project. It may have been another early version of The Squirrel Machine. I don't really recall. It is possibly the only time I ever attempted drawing a comic strip with a brush.


September 26th & 27th

The North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD‎
(301) 822-9200‎

September 29th (6-7pm)

Brickbat Books
709 S 4th Street
Philadelphia PA
(215) 592 1207

October 1st (6-7pm)

Forbidden Planet
840 Broadway
(212) 473 1576

October 3rd (2-4pm)

Million Year Picnic
99 Mount Auburn
Cambridge MA
(617) 492 6763

October 5th (4-6pm)

That's Entertainment
244 Park Ave
Worcester, MA
(508) 755 4207

October 6th (7-8pm)

Rabbit Hole
805 Main Street
Fitchburg MA
(978) 345 0040

October 7th (4-7pm)

Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street #2
Portland ME
(207) 780 1676

October 10th (7pm)

1854 W North Ave
Chicago, IL
(773) 342-0910‎

October 11th (2pm)

Vault of Midnight
219 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI‎
(734) 998-1413‎

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Not too much to write this week. I am in the midst of planning & scheduling a book-signing tour along the northeast coast. Next week, I'll post the (tentative) dates & locations. In the meantime, here is the advertisement I drew for the Comics Journal. It is running on the inside back cover of the current issue!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


The video received a lot of attention. Thanks to those who e-mailed me with many kind comments. I hope you won't retract them when you've read the book.
Searching through my many piles of papers, I've unearthed a real oddity. Here, for the patient reader, is the first chapter of a primordial version of THE SQUIRREL MACHINE. It is fourteen pages long. My artistic limitations from that time period are fairly evident. It is a strange thing that bears only a superficial resemblance to its superior successor. In this premature version, I clearly shot my wad too soon. Sorry about the mess:

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Here's a virtual visit with me at my home in Philadelphia. Listen to me ramble on about my hometown, homeless art, Mahendra Singh, christian comics and George The Housewife.

Clearly, after seeing this video, I will never expect to be a major television personality. I've also been inspired to groom myself more thoroughly. Also, I may need some instruction in elocution.
This video is by Chad Parenteau, writer, poet, haiku-master and my unofficial biographer. I highly recommend you visit his own blog here.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


On Thursday, a Fed-Ex Package arrived with two fresh copies of the book within. Fantagraphics has surpassed my expectations. I am overwhelmed by the quality of the production. An excellent hardcover with a handsome wraparound cover:

Look at what lurks underneath the jacket, imprinted in gold on this magic cloth-bound edition:

Let us probe further. Let's see what the inside cover look like:

Okay , that's enough. If you want to see more, you'll have to wait until it hits the bookshelves; or continue monitoring this blog for more investigations. Sleep well, wee ones.