A cartoon blog starring Laurel Tilbury, 9, of 33-1/3 Tadcaster Place, Worcester, Massachusetts. New cartoons appear every Sunday in the Living/Homes section of the Sunday Telegram and online at www.telegram.com.
Uncle Timmy does his charitable bit on Suffolk Street in this week's Worcester TelegramTowns. This and 20 new cartoons, mostly first runs from the T&G, appear in the expanded edition of SUNDAY ON THE BLOCK WITH LAUREL, the third Laurel collection. Copies are $5, postpaid--just send an e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Thanks!
Tater Tots out, latkes in, courtesy of Robert Benchley School chef Thurston Putnam in this week's Worcester TelegramTowns. Derek Ring and I will be boothmates this Sunday at stART at the Station. Derek's incredible art and a new Laurel book await you. Be seeing you!
Jeff Barnard was one of the best friends Worcester had. His kindness and support when this blog was started--together with his sense of humor and laughter when we met at stART last year--I'll always remember. Here's our gal Laurel as Cinderella riding home with Jeff in a cartoon from October 2009, not long after our first meeting. Our condolences to Kathy and family. Excelsior, Jeff.
With the Worcester TelegramTowns site, alas, still in need of its figurative bug spray, we submit the latest adventures of our gal Laurel from today's print edition for your entertainment and approval.
The TelegramTowns page at www.telegram.com has been redesigned recently, with a number of technical difficulties to be fine-tuned, among them Laurel's disappearance on the new page (though she does appear on the old page, accessible further down on the telegram.com site). So Laurel will return to her Sunday block every week, with the Nov. 11 cartoon presented here for your entertainment and approval. Become a Facebook friend of mine and see her every Thursday, also!
Also, Derek Ring and I will be "boofmates" again at stART's holiday event Dec. 5 at Union Station. With luck, the new Laurel book will join us. Be seeing you!
Laurel and Gloria explore points west on Salisbury Street in this week's Worcester TelegramTowns. BULLETIN: Illustrator incomparable Derek Ring (http://abnormalbrain.bizland.com; check out his FIRE_BAD blog, too) and I will be sharing a table at stART on the Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Sunday. Be seeing you!
Hi all and Happy 4th! With Laurel now online at TelegramTowns, her adventures will continue here and again Sundays, with a slight delay in keeping with the T&G's first-run policy. Here are the July 1 and June 24 Towns cartoons for your entertainment and approval.
Our gal Laurel is now online at the Worcester TelegramTowns page via www.telegram.com. Click on the Laurel page's cartoon to enlarge--much easier on the eyes! Barring any future tech glitches, she'll appear with the Worcester Towns features every Thursday, for your entertainment and approval!
Good morning, and good news! Laurel will appear in the Telegram & Gazette's new Worcester community TelegramTowns weekly edition, starting with the debut issue June 10. We thank you for visiting with us every Sunday, and look for Laurel's continuing adventures both in print and online at www.telegram.com every Thursday!
That's Entertainment, 244 Park Ave., offers us a rare and delightful glimpse into "The Strange World of Mr. Mum," the whimsical pantomime panel cartoon by Irving Phillips that ran in about 180 papers (the Boston Globe being the most local, to my knowledge) from 1958 to 1970. The exhibition of Phillips' panels and paintings based on his cartoons is open today from noon to 5 p.m. and is not to be missed. To our friends at That's Ent., quoth the Wimpy, "Thank you too much!"
Davis Publications has posted three video interviews from the opening reception of the MEANWHILE show with peerless penmen Derek Ring and Bret Herholz and this guy on YouTube. Search for "Davis Publications" thereat and scroll down accordingly. Worcesterite also includes a quick-and-easy link link among its Active Topics.
Book Signing, Chapter One: Realist icon painter extraordinaire Scott Holloway will sign copies of "Art That Creeps: Gothic Fantasies and the Macabre in Contemporary Art," featuring several of his paintings, from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Nick's, 124 Millbury St. Copies are $35, including a one-of-a-kind print by Mr. Holloway. To view more of his work, visit www.paintingloft.com. Book Signing, Chapter Two: Photographer deluxe and El Brendel maven nonpareil Louie Despres will sign copies of "Five Months," his photo-chronicle of Worcester night life, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 6 at the good Dr. Gonzo's Uncommon Condiment World Headquarters, 122 Main St. Both books are recommended no little. Chapter Last, Not Least: A Jean Shepherd brass figlagee with bronze oak leaf palm to Evan Scola, Karl Cole, Wyatt Wade and the Davis Art Gallery staff for a most hospitable opening reception at the "Meanwhile..." show last week at the Printers' Building, 44 Portland St. Laurel and I made some new friends, enjoyed a host of old ones and appreciated the opportunity of viewing original art by top-shelf local talent up close. The show runs till late May but go AS&AP!
...is the title of the group show of Worcester comic creators, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. this Thursday at the Davis Art Gallery on the third floor of the Printers Building, 44 Portland St. The show includes comics by Evan Scola, Pete Beaudoin, Bob Noberini, Alison Cowell, Doug Chapel, Jamie Buckmaster, Andy Fish, Veronica Hebard, Derek Ring, Bret Herholz and yours truly. Laurel and I look forward to seeing you!
Began to eat in Worcester, 1957. Allegedly grew up on South Ludlow St. Alumnus of dubious standing: Heard St. School, Worcester Alternative High School, UMass-Amherst (wrote senior thesis on KRAZY KAT). Cartoons have appeared in CLASSIC IMAGES, WORCESTER MAGAZINE, MOTHERTOWN, WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE, INCITY TIMES. Married to Bernadette since 1989, a testament to her sense of humor, and daddy to honorary kids Eric John Yankus-Franco and Jessica-Lee Van Winkle, and to pen-and-ink daughter Laurel Angela Tilbury.