Posts Tagged ‘peanizles’

Fashionable Fan Art – The Wednesday Edition!!!

This ultra fashionable drawing of Chuck came to us from eight year old Kylie W. of New Hampshire, Massachusetts is just looking to get your attention.

Great job Kylie! And keep the great artwork coming guys!!!


It’s Interview Time!!!

Hey Gang! I recently did an interview with Dustin Luca at the Andover Townsman about Peanizles.

It was great fun, getting to sit down and talk to Dustin about the world of webcomics, comics, and all things Peanizles. And to be honest, it felt a lot like being home. For those of you who don’t know, my first long running, weekly comic strip ran in the pages of the Andover Townsman from spring of 1998 to April 7 of last year. The comic strip was called “Entering Andover” (a name which I had for years wanted to change to “Q and A” in honor of the two kids, Quentin and Andrea, of the comic strip) and revolved around a family of four, the Dad at work, the kids at school and the Mother with her massive task of trying to hold everything, and everyone together. It was fun. I got to explore so much as a cartoonist, and got to work with some amazing people at the newspaper. But, unfortunately, with the rise of Peanizles, which had quickly become much more priority, and the constant struggle with the newspaper to keep the Entering Andover going in print, which was becoming more, and more difficult, as space on the printed page was quickly becoming a weekly issue. I decided to retire the comic strip for a while. I loved the characters, and I love the comic. And I’m sure that I’ll be working with them again some day. But, for now, Chuck, Succotash, Grace, Oliver, J.R., and the gang are more than enough to keep me occupied.

If you haven’t seen it yet, and you’re interested, you can read the whole thing over here at the Andover Townsman’s website!


The Empire Struck Back – Fan Art!!!

The Story So Far…

Today we get to see the second part of the fantastic trilogy of fan art that was sent in by Abhay, from Andover, Massachusetts. After yesterday’s first installment of the gang from Peanizles transformed into Star Wars characters, we get a second helping today! This time we have an amazingly evil looking Chuck, all decked out as Darth Vader, or as he prefers to be called Darth Chuck, and Oliver, the not-so-scary monster who sleeps under his bed doing his best Chewbacca impersonation, Chewliver.

Tomorrow, we get the final part of this newest Star Wars Trilogy coming your way.


The Return Of The Jedi-ish…

The Story So Far…

Today we get to see the third, and final installment of the fantastic fan-art trilogy from in by Abhay, from Andover, Massachusetts. In this episode, we see the Peanizles gang transformed into respective Star Wars characters! For the finale, we get a vision of Succotash dressed as Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi, or more correctly, the incredible Tashi-Wan Succobe, brandishing his light saber and fabulous facebook jersey! In the back, just coming over the horizon, two familiar Droids approach, as R2-D2 and Chuck in his alter-ego as C3-PO, or as Abhay calls him Chuck-PO.

Thanks so much for all the hard work and amazing drawings, Abhay!

And keep the artwork coming!!!


Fan Art Switcheroo

Super-mega-fan Leo W. has been hard at work furiously sending in fan art. Today’s piece features a very funny comic mash-up of Chuck B. and his favorite shirt.

Thanks Leo! And keep the fan art coming!!!!


Portrait Of The Artist – Fan Art


This awesome and amazing piece of fan art came to me from eleven year old Patrick R. from Lawrence, Massachusetts, and I couldn’t resist publishing it. Chuck, Succotash, Oliver, Grace, J.R. and the whole Peanizles gang get their fair share of fan art to cross the desk, but rarely does the artist. Thanks for the amazing cartoon likeness and keep sending in the fan art gang!

I think Chuck’s actually jealous…



I recently had the opportunity to be part of a gallery exhibition of cartoonists, at the Essex Art Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts. The show was a truly amazing opportunity to be a part of a group of exceptionally talented cartoonists.

Above left to right: Brian McFadden, Elena Steier, Norm Feuti, and Don Mathias.

There was the brilliantly funny, and subversive, political comics of Brian McFadden, of Big Fat Whale and The New York Times, The Strip; Elena Steier and her cute yet gothic comic strips, The Goth Scouts, Queen Of The Cosmos, and the Tee Dogs; and Norm Feuti, and his fantastically funny take on working in the wide world of Retail, in Retail, and the charming, and good-hearted tales of Gil.

The show which ran from January through February 2013, was a phenomenal success, and drew people and students all with the same unbridled passion and interest in comics, and the truly American art form of the comic strip. Please enjoy some of these pictures from the show, and head on over to each of the artist’s websites and enjoy all of the hard-work and passion that is part of each comic strip.


Free Snow!

Well, just as the Northeast here, in Boston, is digging itself out from the most recent winter blast that Mother Nature throws at us, I’ve put up some free Snow themed wallpaper for your computer! Get in on the wintery action with Chuck and the gang and see who can make the better snowman!