Events and Ruminations

June 15, 2019

i came across this new york times cover that i art directed in june, 1973 when it looked like the 27th amendment could pass. i thought i was being ironic designing this old-fashioned sampler. but the sampler turned out to be a literal symbol of the old-fashioned thinki...

May 23, 2019

may 21, 2019, the online news service 'axios' ran a piece by steph kight listing some u.s. demographic changes in the coming years: immigrants will have a crucial role in carrying the u.s.' economic load. islam will surpass judaism as the second most popular religion....

December 22, 2018

my sweetheart reported that she’d watched ‘won’t you be my neighbor’ on a recent flight and had cried through most of it. she said, mr rogers reminds her of what our discourse so lacks today: kindness, humanity, generosity, inclusion. 

and I remembered one of my voice c...

October 21, 2018

On Oct 15, 2018, I watched a New York Times opinion video: If You're Not Scared About Fascism in the U,S., You Should Be, by Jason Stanley, Adam Westbrook and Japhet Weeks. In response, I sent in a letter to the editor that included my comic strip.

"Your video reminded...

August 28, 2018

in 1998 i collaborated with my late partner, janet bode, a writer of non-fiction books for teens, on a book titled 'heartbreak and roses.' it's a collection of short real life love stories, some told in graphic form. this one has special resonance today, as young women...

April 11, 2018

looking at the huge volume of online news that comes through my computer every day, i think back to 1996, when i got an assignment from the columbia journalism review to attend the republican national convention in san diego and find a media story. this being real news...

February 7, 2018

On my comics>fiction page, you'll find a thumbnail of a strange-looking green character called Max. Click on him to visit my cyberterrorism superhero comic, which i did for an online advertising news site. My goal was to show, through a lighthearted story, that we're a...

January 29, 2018

In the map room of the main branch of the New York Public Library, guarded by the stone lions out front, there's an exhibition of illustrated maps of New York spanning six centuries, guest-curated by Katharine Harmon. The exhibition includes my pigeon's-eye view of Tom...

June 21, 2013

Two weeks ago I was in the East Village, walking along St. Marks between Avenue A and 1st. It was a part of town I haven't spent much time in in recent years. Ahead I saw a guy doing some sort of work at the base of a lamppost. He was a little more grizzled than I reme...

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