Friday, April 20, 2018

Bartleby, the Scribbler

"So," he smiled, "correct me if I'm wrong..."

"Oh, brother!" I interjected, "That's bound to be a never-ending job!"

"But," he continued unperturbed, "didn't Poe want to have his own magazine?"

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Adventure Man returns!

"Adventure Man" number two is available from Sparkle Comics ( or, if you live in the Dayton area, the finer comic book shops. Grab your copy today! With exciting editing by Matthew Brassfield, powerful print formatting by Juliet Fromholt, courageous cover colors by Jason Gilmore, scintillating story by Jeremy Hoyt and Matt and some odds and ends by me, you know it will be a fun read. Join in the adventure!

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Since I couldn't think of anything to draw, I opened an old magazine for inspiration and chanced upon a photograph of an actor. Now, because I'm rarely successful in capturing likenesses, I thought I'd use his middle-aged features for reference to aid me in drawing an imaginary older person. I put the magazine away after roughing in the head, certain no one would ever suspect (or care) about my source. That's when Kathy walked by, said the face reminded her of someone and then amazed me by guessing the thespian (although, to be honest, it took her two tries). I was so surprised that I didn't even think to tell her she guessed correctly. In fact, I was so stunned that I quit working on the drawing, which is why the picture looks the way it does. I'm not so bedazzled with Kathy's keen detective abilities now, however, since she's been walking by as I type this and keeps guessing more and more people, most of whom I've never heard of. Still, it does make me wonder if anyone else could ever guess the model's identity.

Monday, January 1, 2018

One-Eyed Jack

The sun was beginning to set by the time I eluded my final pursuer. Having a moment to rest, I studied my surroundings. I had never been this far in the woods before. Some things ... or some thing... was moving in the overhead canopy, but the dying light and thick clumps of leaves kept the source of the rustling well hidden. Some distance to the left a full-throated basso choir of frogs commenced their evening performance. Dropping on the moss and resting my head against a dead sycamore, I thought, "So, water's close by and, in theory, the mosquitoes should be few. Not bad. I've slept in worse places." I then closed my eyes and fell instantly asleep.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Sarah and the Crickets (apologies to the memory of Buddy)

The above is an article written by Sarah that was published in the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association's "The Spotted Turtle," volume 3, number 4, Fall 2017. Yup, her mother and father are kind of proud of her.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Merry Christmas!

The image may be in shades of gray but the sentiment is festive and bright!  From our home to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ebenezer Scrooge

There's no story behind this poor little doodle except that it was inspired by an Anthony van Dyck portrait... and that's no humbug.

Bartleby, the Scribbler

"So," he smiled, "correct me if I'm wrong..." "Oh, brother!" I interjected, "That's bound ...