Chicagoland

Chicago was the first city I fell in love with. A city often compared to Berlin, possibly even patterned after, they both share a tremendous number greenways, parks, and bodies of water.  Another similarity is a rich history in jazz, blues, vaudeville and cabaret culture, brilliant modern architecture, and layers upon layers of complex political…

It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s…

After visiting my sister and her hubs in Carbondale, Illinois I took a spontaneous side trail through Metropolis en route home. Who wouldn’t have? Metropolis has around 6,500 residents and is a center for archery, fishing, wildlife and game and is home of the Illinois’ First State Park, Fort Massac State Park, Mermet Lake State Fish…

Comic Life in Chicago

A few years ago my camera shuffled off this mortal coil and in the interim between that day and purchasing a new one, I had a lot of fun doodling little comics about the weird and goofy things that happen to me. At first they began on napkins with nice notes for strangers and waitresses,…