Posts Tagged ‘strip’

Monster Naming Contest

The Monster living under Chuck’s bed need’s a name!

Here’s the deal: for the first ever Peanizles Contest, we are looking for a name for the Monster (he’s getting pretty tired of just being called “monster” all the time). He has asked that people help come up with something that fits his character.

What does the winner get? An original Peanizles comic strip, and the undying gratitude of Monster’s under the bed everywhere!

How do you enter? It’s as simple as clicking Enter! Add your Name, Address, Age, Email Address, and most importantly, your entry name for the Monster. You can enter as many times as you can come up with names.

Contest ends February 25th, 2012, and the lucky winner will be announced on Wednesday February 29th!

So, what are you waiting for? Enter now!



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!



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.