The design of my Spectickles has changed throughout time. It didn’t begin with a single objective, but rather as a series, because I had a ridiculous concept in my brain about Dolbeer’s Grand Central Station at night. There were a lot of them, but not all of them were cartoonists. From the pages of comic books, Jim Unger, Charles Schulz, and Mike Peters, and from the New Yorker, Mort Gerberg, Mischa Richter, Charles Saxon, and Robert Weber.Just very brilliant. I find H. L. Mencken and Mark Twain’s works to be both encouraging and hilarious — if you haven’t read “Innocents Abroad,” you’ve been missing out on something truly hilarious. Nothing makes me happier as a cartoonist than seeing someone grinning or laughing at my work and then feeling motivated to share it with others. It’s an incredible sensation that never gets old. To be honest, I’m astonished that I’ve gotten this far in my career.
More illustration work has always been something I’ve wanted to do. I never get tired of flicking through books of Arthur Rackham’s, Charles Dana Gibson’s, and other Golden Age illustrators’ work. This is the type of work I’d like to spend time developing and practicing, despite the fact that it’s rather antiquated and has few outlets on the market. I’ve been playing the guitar for a long time and am currently studying a classical piece, despite the fact that the quality of my voice is enough to frighten little pets and toddlers.
More illustration work has always been a goal of mine. I never get tired of looking at volumes full of Arthur Rackham’s, Charles Dana Gibson’s, and other Golden Age illustrators’ work. This is the type of work I’d want to spend time producing and practicing, even if it’s a little out of date and has few outlets on the market. I’ve been playing the guitar for a long time and am currently learning something classical, despite the fact that the quality of my voice is enough to frighten little children and pets.