Category Archives: Local

Lisa Vs. Terry, Continued

There’s been a good deal of discussion and disagreement over Grass Valley Councilperson Lisa Swarthout’s suggestion that Councilperson-elect-Supervisor Terry Lamphier should resign over allegations that he was ogling kiddie porn on his Official County Computer. Some folks think I was … Continue reading

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Nevada City News

Nevada City News was one of a long line of weekly newspapers that I cut my teeth on while learning the craft of cartooning. Editor Steve Cottrell commissioned this cover and several others, most of which have disappeared from my … Continue reading

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Troublemaker

These darn comics have been getting me in trouble most of my life. It started in Catholic school, with Sister Mary Hillary slapping my knuckles for doodling on my homework. It continued during my stint with The Nevada City Independent, … Continue reading

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Water, Then And Now

My first comic strip, Junior Jackalope, was a regular feature in The Nevada City Independent in 1982. We not only had a comics page, it was a color comics page, something you didn’t see much in those days. The page … Continue reading

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Boobs In Toyland

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Old Grudges

Grass Valley politics tend to be on the boring side…well, most of the time. It’s always been cliquish, and very few have been able to break through the hometown hegemony. That is, until Dean Williams joined the council and appointed … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To The Voting Booth

As I was finishing my contribution to the democratic process on Tuesday, I ran into Elizabeth (Izzy) Martin, who was likewise engaged. Izzy and I go back a ways in Nevada County politics. The year was 1998. Izzy was running … Continue reading

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Fruitcake For Christmas

Nevada City’s own force of nature, Reinette Senum, has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund her documentary, They Call Me Fruitcake. It is the amazing story of Reinette’s quest to cross the Yukon all by her lonesome. The journey alone … Continue reading

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End Of A Muddy October

We’re gonna need a lot of rain to wash this election clean.

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The Latest Non-story

In his latest “scoop”, Scoopy has accused me of colluding with “the powers that be” in Grass Valley. Thanks for the heads up, Bubba. I’m always on the lookout for a scandal, and being that I’m involved in it, it … Continue reading

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