Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

Laurel and the gang at Tadcaster Place literally shoot the works New Year's Eve in this week's TelegramTowns. Bestest to you in '11 and Excelsior!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Season's bestest from your gal Laurel and yours t.! Visit to learn all about our city's most notorious reptile and his pal!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"These go to 11!"

The Tadcaster Trio carols it up a notch in this week's Worcester TelegramTowns.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

"Ringle, ringle..."

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 for details. Thanks!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Hanukkah!

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!

Monday, November 29, 2010

To Jeff Barnard

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.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...

...from Laurel, Gloria, Audra and yours t. in this week's Worcester TelegramTowns.

For your entertainment and approval...

... a pre-Laurel cartoon that ran in CLASSIC IMAGES' November 2002 issue, recalling the T-Day triple play served by WOR-TV. As Jean Shepherd said, "Speaking of turkeys, this is WOR, New York!"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Once upon a time . . . "

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.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Please stand by!

The TelegramTowns page at 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 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!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Our gal Laurel and her auntie swoop the scene over Tadcaster Place in the latest Worcester TelegramTowns. Have a spooky!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"Clap hands, here comes Charlie!"

Our chorus girl Laurel channels Ezio Pinza by way of Edgar Bergen in the latest TelegramTowns.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Make mine Moxie!

Our gal Laurel enlists carbonated warfare against trash-day pests in this week's TelegramTowns.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

One day near Montvale Road . . .

Laurel and Gloria explore points west on Salisbury Street in this week's Worcester TelegramTowns.
BULLETIN: Illustrator incomparable Derek Ring (; 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!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

To Audra and Michael

In Laurel's latest TelegramTowns adventure, the initials on the tree stand for Audra Dolan and Michael Finch, who were wed yesterday in Rindge, N.H. Love to you both, and Excelsior!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

At the Summer Nationals...

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.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Our gal Laurel is now online at the Worcester TelegramTowns page via 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!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

At the Grecian Festival . . .

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 every Thursday!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The other day outside Gloria's house ...

Laurel and I will be back walking stART Street today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street. Be seeing you!

Friday, May 14, 2010

InCity Follies of 2010

Apologies to George and Ira Gershwin.
We return to Laurel and more civil company Sunday.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bestest to moms, apologies to Mr. Hawking

Laurel and I will be seeing you on the sidewalks of Main Street next Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at stART. Tell us Laurel sent you for a SURPRISE!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Regatta season, full ahead!

Coming to a Lake Quinsigamond near you:
ECAC Nat. Invit. Rowing Championship, May 9
EARC Eastern Sprints, May 16

Sunday, April 25, 2010

At the Worcester Art Museum youth class . . .

Dedicated, with birthday greetings, to Scott Holloway,

... and speaking of birthdays ...

...bestest to our favorite duckpin and derby diva, Jessica-Lee VanWinkle!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

At the Benchley School Science Fair...

In praise of Mr. Mum

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!"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Right this way, our table's waiting!

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.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

One "snow day" at Crompton Park . . .

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
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!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Let the games begin!

MEANWHILE... 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!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Sunday at The K.S.L. & I.S.C*

*The Kelley Square Literary & Inside Straight Club ("be good or be gone!")

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Crimestoppers' Textbook*

*Apologies to the late, great Chester Gould!