The design of my Spectickles has changed over time. It didn’t start with a single goal, but as a series, because I had a ridiculous concept in my brain about Dolbeer’s Grand Central Station at night. There were many, but not all of them were cartoonists. From the comics 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 encouraging and hilarious: if you haven’t read “Innocents Abroad,” you’ve been missing something truly hilarious.
Nothing makes me happier as an artist than seeing someone smile or laugh at my work and then feel motivated to share it with others.
It’s an amazing feeling that never goes out of style. To be honest, I’m in awe that I’ve come this far in my career.