Category Archives: Local

Altered States

For the record, I know that there will never be a State of Jefferson, or six Californias, or any other configuration of counties or regions. I don’t think there are many folks who actually believe in that fantasy. There are … Continue reading

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The Portraits of Dorian Crabb

Scoopy is complaining that I ridicule his physical appearance. (In this case, not a picture, but referring to him as Big Bubba.) Then, for good measure, he states that he could make light of my physical shortcomings, but he would … Continue reading

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Jack & Jill 2014

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St. Bob of Boston Ravine

All in all, 2014 has been a good year for me. I received two awards for editorial cartooning, was recognized by my peers for promoting my Cornish heritage, and I published a 192 page book that I started twenty-odd years … Continue reading

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If You Build It, They Will Complain

There’s a big controversy brewing in Nevada County over a fellow who builds furniture in his garage and donates it to veterans. The homeowner’s association says he is violating the CC&R’s, which all residents agree to when they move into … Continue reading

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A Cornish Tradition

When I was growing up in Grass Valley during the sixties, I was aware of my family’s  Cornish roots, but it was never a big part of our lives. We ate a lot of pasties and my dad was a … Continue reading

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Book Release Party!!!

Okay! The book release party for SCABLANDS is set for Sunday, July 27, from 3 to 6 pm. There will be munchies for the bums and I’ll have a big stack of books for sale. Let the good times roll!

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LBJ

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 lulu.com. (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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