Category Archives: History

The Dreamer

Scablands is actually two stories. My part of the story takes place along the same paths traveled by the dreamers of the Wanapum tribe one hundred years before me. The two stories weave in and out until they come together … Continue reading

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Act Your Age

I did this cartoon when I was fifty years old. Feels like a century ago now.

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In recognition of the passage of the civil rights act, the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City are spotlighting Lyndon Baines Johnson in 2014. Lyndon’s greatest achievement ended up being overshadowed by the Vietnam war, but history will no doubt … Continue reading

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SCABLANDS – sample

The following is a sample from my just-released graphic autobiography, Scablands, which is available in print from (keyword: Scablands) Enjoy…

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Loose Talk At City Hall – 1981

This was my first editorial comic strip, published in The Nevada City Independent in 1981. The big issue of the day was Nevada City’s open container law. Yeah, that’s right, newbies…you used to be able to drink a cold one … Continue reading

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Changing Of The Guard

Back in 2007, I did this cartoon to note the retirement of then-mayor Steve Cottrell. Now it is seven years later and Mayor Sally Harris is about to leave city hall. No signs of volcanic activity from Sugarloaf, yet.

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The Sands Of Many Beaches

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My mother sent this photo to dad as he was preparing to visit Europe in 1943. She wrote on the back: “Don’t I look like a cute little housewife?”

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George C. Bendover

To my good friends, Sid and Jennifer Clifford, for hosting the best long-running party in all Nevada County. Thirty-seven years, by most accounts, although it might be thirty-eight. Sid says it’s all over for Bendover, but it will live in … Continue reading

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Slowly but surely, my graphic auto-bio is coming together. Just finished painting the back cover. Stay tuned…

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