The design of my Spectickles has changed over time. It didn’t start with just one goal, but as a series, because I had a ridiculous concept in my brain about Dolbeer’s Grand Central Station at night. They were many, but not all were cartoonists. From the comic pages, Jim Unger, Charles Schulz and Mike Peters, and from the New Yorker, Mort Gerberg, Mischa Richter, Charles Saxon and Robert Weber. Just very bright. I find the works of H. L. Mencken and Mark Twain uplifting and hilarious – if you haven’t read “Innocents Abroad” you’ve been missing something really hilarious.
Nothing makes me happier as a cartoonist than seeing someone smiling or laughing at my work and then feeling motivated to share it with others.
It’s an amazing feeling that never goes out of style. To be honest, I’m amazed that I’ve gotten this far in my career.