Horrifying Halloween Leftovers

Happy Halloween! In honor of this spooky day, I revived Big Fat Whale for you dear $5+  Patreon patrons. (Just for today though, I’m not doing this every month.)

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.

Support my comic on Patreon to see this and get other treats.

President Obama’s Last-Minute To Do List

Looking for today’s comic? Here it is:

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:


Daily Kos Comics


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.

You can also follow me on Twitter or Facebook to know whenever I publish something new.

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.

Exhibition at MassArt’s Brant Gallery

Brant prep

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!