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Poverty, West Virginia

West Virginia, Coal Miner’s home, kitchen, 1937, still the Depression. Notice the walls have been patched with newspaper to keep out drafts. The children appear all barefoot. ¬†Today people know “miners” through The Hunger Games only. This is a picture … Continue reading

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Carpet shock as metaphor for sickness

This is a cartoon I did during a period of depression. If you have ever been sick, I mean a real illness, not a cold, whether it’s Lupus or MS, Parkinsons, Lyme disease, Chron’s disease, an STD, HIV, or something … Continue reading

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Cartooning Therapy

I never thought of myself as a cartoonist since real cartoonists I were so much more focused. However, during a period of severe depression I cartooned briefly. ¬†Art and music have a great ability to help people transcend pain. This … Continue reading

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When I was a child –ignore unless you like children’s art

When I was a child, my favorite books were probably Dorrie the Witch. (or among them), by Patricia Coombs. Edward Gorey had some nice hatching, but I didn’t relate to the characters. The Dorrie illustration style was similar, but I … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking and its sisters

Sleepwalking, sleeptalking, epilepsy, depression, and impulsive control disorders: Are they related? (See more below). John Everett Millais, The Somnambulist, 1871 My five-year-old was recently hospitalized for epilepsy. partial complex. apparently this has some relationship to impulse control disorder, which he … Continue reading

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