Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Alvin Lustig

This slide show was on Huffingtonpost.com yesterday. Wonderful design work from years ago that still looks fresh and very cool. Alvin Lustig was a genius. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/08/book-design-by-alvin-lust_n_779693.html#s176212

After sharing this post with some colleagues, Mr. Tom Bejgrowicz sent me a link to the Alvin Lustig site were you'll find many more samples of his excellence. http://www.alvinlustig.com/http://www.alvinlustig.com/

Cartoon from last weekend

This one was inspired after seeing all of the political signs still up in people's yards.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sparky turns 60

Sparky turns 60 years young this year. Here is my art in the official logo. Design credit goes to Jeff Dinardo at Dinardo Design.

Nice work Jeff!

Cartoon from 10/24/10

My cartoon this past weekend was inspired by the myriad of negative campaign ads I've been hearing, watching, and reading. It made me think of the creative folks that make their living writing them.

Monday, October 18, 2010

More cartoons from the past few weeks

Here are some cartoons from this month. Sorry for the delay in posting these. The Stink Bug cartoon is a local issue... we in the South Central PA have been invaded by a Chinese insect commonly known as the Stink Bug. They are everywhere and they love to come into your home. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

The worst logo ever?

I walk my dogs past this sign just about every day. Even they agree, it may be one of the worst logos ever produced.


 Here are some cartoons from the past three weekends. The most recent is very local. A township nearby has closed down a couple's roadside veggie stand much to the dismay of the neighbors who frequented it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The joys of flying

The news about the Jet Blue flight attendant this week was made to order cartoon material.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another interesting article on plagiarism

As an educator who went to college in a time before the internet, laptops, and wi-fi, and as a fan of technology and the many benefits it provides, the rise in incidents of plagiarism is something I find fascinating and disturbing. This is yet another article on the subject by Trip Gabriel of the New York Times. The idea that there is a generation of students that now see nothing wrong with swiping words from other writers is frightening when you consider the ramifications it may have for our future. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/education/02cheat.html?th&emc=th

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A blast from the past

I've been sorting through some digital files today and came across an old cartoon I did that was never published. I had a college professor who lectured us on the subconscious decisions we make when we get dressed in the morning and what they say about our personality. Why do you pull just one shirt collar out of your sweater neck? What are you trying to say about yourself when you do that?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Congrats to Evan Jones

PCAD illustration grad, Evan Jones, is featured in this month's edition of 2 Edged Magazine. Download the magazine and enjoy. WWW.2EDGEDMAG.COM

Monday, July 5, 2010

Norman Rockwell, America Illustrated- Great article for the 4th of July

The New York Times had a great article on July 4th about the new show of Rockwell art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Many of the original paintings in the show are from the personal collections of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. I find it wonderful that the two film makers who gave us such totally American masterpieces, "American Graffiti," "Saving Private Ryan," are collectors of Rockwell's work.


4th of July

All of the fire works inspired me to reflect on our president and his administration's performance lately. I doubt anyone could fix the multiple messes we're in. Maybe our hopes were too high.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Back from vacation

June has been a blur of work and vacation. We spent a week at Cape May Point logging quality beach time. It inspired this cartoon.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I love drawing cars. The sketch of the couple crammed into the mini car became an editorial cartoon when Fiat decided to by Chrysler last year. My first car was a fun, ultra small, 1966 Fiat and I love the designs of new Fiats. I thought it would be funny to picture an average, super sized American couple trying to squeeze into a Fiat.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pug sketches

Our pug, "Peaches" is a natural comedian and wonderful muse for cartoons. Here are some jottings from the sketch book.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


We traveled to Pittsburgh again this week and managed to veer off course through the rolling hills of Western PA. We've been wanting to see Frank Lloyd Wright's, Fallingwater for a long time and we finally found the time to see it. What a treasure. It is fun to imagine what it must have been like for the Kaufmann family to be there, back in the 40's having house guests like Diego Rivera, Freida Kahlo, Albert Einstein and later, Andy Warhol. If you get the opportunity, go there, you won't regret it.

Giant walking the streets of Manhattan

I was in Manhattan this week for the Surtex and National Stationery shows. A wonderful day that overwhelmed my senses. In typical New York fashion, the gods conspired to give me one more image as I walked back to Penn Station and my train ride home.

On 7th Avenue I noticed a crowd of people at the end of the block. They surrounded a man that looked way too big to be real. As I got up to the crowd, I realized that he was huge. Probably 7 and a half feet tall. The man standing next to him here is well over 6 feet tall. It felt like I had stumbled into a movie. With one look at the large man's face, you could read a thousand different emotions. He seemed to be okay with the attention but incredibly sad that he would never be like the rest of the people on the street.

Andrew's at it again

PCAD Illustration alum, Andrew Zubko is at it again with his hilarious portrait of Betty White for the Portland Mercury that gained major internetoriety recently. Here is a link. http://zubko.com/