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The last time I drew a Big Fat Whale strip was five years ago. It was at that time that the Boston Phoenix switched to a magazine format and dropped comics. I stopped drawing them to focus on the editorial and illustration stuff that was paying my bills.
Time flies, man.
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I posted it here because my run with “The Strip” at The New York Times‘ Sunday Review has come to an end. I want to thank everyone there for giving my cartoons a prominent home for the past five years and change. And I give the most thanks to the art directors who patiently waited while I blew past deadlines, and the copy editors who saved me from many embarrassing typos.
As you can tell from the comic you just read, I haven’t stopped drawing weekly cartoons. Now that I’m no longer confined by print dimensions, I’ve switched things up to a more smartphone-friendly vertical format. Here are links to places where you can continue reading my weekly comic:
And now that my schedule has lightened, I’m able to draw more exclusive stuff for The Nib. I’m already working on a bunch of new comics for them starting next week.
If you run a publication and want to include my cartoons, or commission exclusive work, get in touch!
Finally, if you want to ask me a bunch of questions about what’s going on at The New York Times, I’ll save you some time: I don’t know! I’m a freelancer and only went inside their building twice. The elevators are confusing.
If you’re in Boston April 5-29, stop by MassArt’s Brant Gallery to look at my cartoons. A lot of effort and beers went into framing the physical prints, and two digital displays will feature more of my work.
There’s an opening reception Tuesday, April 5th from 5:30 to 7pm. I’ll be giving a talk and a Q&A at 6pm. Here’s their Facebook event page.
MassArt South Building, 3rd Floor
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
The gallery’s regular hours are M-F, 9am-5pm
I hope you can check it out!