Behind the Books – Book 16

Behind the Books – Book 16

This was the third Crankshaft book published by Andrews McMeel and the cover once again showcases one of the running tropes from Crankshaft. Speaking personally, it’s one of the better tropes. I remember sitting with my writing book in a doctor’s waiting...
Behind the Books – Book 15

Behind the Books – Book 15

This book collects the last work I did all on my lonesome with Harry L. Dinkle the world’s greatest band director. It was always fun putting these books together and seeing how they followed a typical school year with my band director. Moving on with Chuck Ayers...
Match to Flame 178

Match to Flame 178

#image_title The story starts with the drawing board that my father took me to buy when I was in the seventh grade. By then, I had made it abundantly clear to anyone who would listen that my plan in life was to become a cartoonist. Pulling that off necessitated my...
Behind the Books – Book 14

Behind the Books – Book 14

This was the second volume of early Crankshaft strips brought out by Andrews/McMeel. It sported beautiful cover and interior art by Chuck Ayers, and continued the sequential printing of the strip picking up where the previous book ended. The Andrews/McMeel books, of...
Holidays Coming

Holidays Coming

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, little brothers and sisters day, and Funky Winkerbean readers day are all just around the corner. Okay, those last two aren’t really “Day” days as such, but I think you see what I’m getting at. All of...