Can I post your cartoons on my web site?
NO, not without express permission from me to do so! In some cases
there may be conditions if permission is granted.
It is NOT okay to lift my artwork (or anyone else's for that matter)... this
work is NOT in the piblic domain (being online does not automatically make
anything public domain, only publicly viewable). Piracy will result in action
being taken, including possible legal action.
Can we reprint your work in a print publication? Is there a fee to do
Quite possibly, but only with express permission from me to do so. A reprint
fee is generally asked, though I may waive it under certain circumstances.
I need to write a report on cartooning, or to learn about the field.
Try going to my LINKS page. Of potential help are
the National Cartoonists Society site and Cagle.com (under Professional Organizations),
and the Cartoonists Fountain of Knowledge and Stu’s comic strip connection
(under Additional Resources: Cartooning). At some point I may try to add my
own cartooning information section.
Are you available to handle a drawing assignment from my company or /publication?
Yes, I take on freelance assignments as time permits. Please contact me directly
to discuss assignements and rates.
Do you do a comic strip?
No, although I've done several proposed strips that did not get picked up
for publication. A sampling is here.
How come Ive never heard of you?
I'm primarily an editorial cartoonist, and have never been syndicated, so
I lack national visibility. My career has been in daily newspapers on the
U.S. West Coast (Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco metro areas), but
generally these have been the number two (or lesser) papers in each metro
Werent you with Editor & Publisher magazine?
I freelanced cartoons for them every week for three years (1995-98). They
eliminated the editorial cartoon feature as part of a redesigned look for
the magazine, although my cartoons were very well received while I was doing
Do you have a book of your cartoons out?
Yes! See this link!.
What do you draw with? Do you use a computer?
I draw in ink on paper, using various pens (the Uniball Vision Micro by Sanford,
the Micron Pigma series by Sakura and the Splash brush-pen by Yasutomo are
the curent ones used). The cartoon is scanned into a Macintosh computer, where
I add shading (and sometimes lettering), do clean-up, and make it into an
electronic file for publication.
Who built this web site?
I designed and built it, teaching myself from scratch, primarily with an old
version of Dreamweaver. It took about ten months from start to first posting,
partly due to all the learning needed and partly due to the large number of
images and notes about each.