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Cartoon Art Auction For Hurricane Relief Is On!


Want to help hurricane victims AND get original art?

It’s a holiday gift you can’t get from a big box store, and there are going to be some SERIOUS BARGAINS.   Start browsing here.

My cartoon, pictured below, is here.  There’s going to be a live auction on Nov 30th.

ALL PROCEEDS go to hurricane victims via the charity Direct Relief.

Here’s the press release:

In the wake of the deadly disasters that have recently devastated communities in the Gulf states of Texas and Florida, Mexico, and especially Puerto Rico, the cartooning community has come together to use their unique gifts and talents to raise money to help the victims.

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, The National Cartoonists Society Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society, in conjunction with King Features Syndicate, Andrews McMeel, Creators Syndicate, and the Washington Post, is staging “Thanks + Giving,” a unique auction of original artwork, with all proceeds going to help the victims of these overwhelming disasters.

More than 125 internationally-renowned creators have donated original artwork, including Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Al Jaffee (MAD Magazine), Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman (Zits), Rick Kirkman (Baby Blues), and many other well-known creators.

Vintage comic strips and comic art will also be available to bid on, including work by Dan DeCarlo ((Archie), Mell Lazarus (Momma and Miss Peach), Morrie Turner (Wee Pals), Brad Anderson (Marmaduke), Brant Parker (The Wizard of Id), Chester Gould (Dick Tracy), and more.

Many of the strips will appear in papers across the country on Thanksgiving Day with a message directing readers to the auction website where they can bid on the original art for that strip, along with the other unique pieces in the auction.

The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic and cartoon art, to conduct the auction. The address for the auction is, and the auction will go live on Thursday, November 23rd and will close the following Thursday the 30th. Lots may be previewed immediately at,

All proceeds from the auction will be sent to Direct Relief, a highly-rated charity that specializes in providing humanitarian aid to victims of natural disasters.

This is a rare chance for fans of comics and collectors of comic art to obtain a unique piece of memorabilia, and at the same time give aid and comfort to those who still desperately need help.



Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!  My cousin’s girlfriend’s friend cooked up this little number:



“Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists”

Tours of highlights beginning the first week of December— other programming will follow! A second rotation of artworks will be installed in May and the exhibit will run until October 20, 2018.

The “Drawn to Purpose” exhibition opens in the Graphic Arts Gallery, November 17, 2017. Photo by Shawn Miller.


Here they are: again: Hanukkomics, Catacomics and Caninecomics! 

Take care!


The Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter: Big Happenings!

Hi Friends!

In this Newsletter:

  • The Quick Draw this Friday in Brattleboro, VT
  • Teaching a class in June at The Center For Cartoon Studies
  • RWO turns 22
  • Guest Cartoonist Rina Piccolo
  • The Reuben Award Nomination
  • Visiting Ed Emberley


May 12, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Watch three speedy cartoonists go Sharpie-to-Sharpie to outdraw their opponents as they answer zany challenges by Quick Draw Quizmaster host Hilary Price (That’s me). See hilarious cartoon art cooked up right before your very eyes!

Modeled on the famous crowd-pleaser at San Diego Comic-Con, this event showcases the talents of Mike Lynch (Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal), Maria Scrivan (MAD, National Lampoon), and a VERY special award-winning Mystery Guest!

Cash bar provided by Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery.

ADMISSION: $10. Space is limited. Call 802-257-0124 x101 or reserve tickets at


June 5-8, Center For Cartoon Studies, White River Junction, VT

This 4-day intensive workshop which examines the essentials for producing your own single panel comics – characters, environment, plot and the gag. A combination of lectures and studio time provides an in depth look into the form and an opportunity to leave with completed works. Writing and Drawing Single Panel Comics is for both beginner and advanced adult and college students.

Questions? Call (802) 295-3319 or


As this past year was year 21 for Rhymes With Orange, much of my time was spent wandering Vegas with a yard-long plastic margarita glass hanging from my neck.  It’ll be good to finally get back home and put my feet up.  My cat suggests an extravaganja, but I’m more inclined to a cupcake. (That’s just catnip, I swear.)


Once again, welcome back the amazing and talented Rina Piccolo!  While I was in SF cavorting at the Queers and Comics conference last month, Rina took the helm.  So you’ll be seeing her work all this week.

Rina is a avid sketchbooker.  Here’s a piece from her blog post “Musings On Keeping A Sketchbook Journal.”


I am honored this year to be nominated for the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award.  The big party is over Memorial Day, this time in Portland OR, and there’s some stiff competition for the big prize.  Check out the other nominees:

Ann Telnaes:

Lynda Barry

Mark Tatulli

Stephan Pastis


I just need to find a turtleneck to match.


A couple months ago, a bunch of New England cartoonists went to Worcester, MA to see a retrospective by the Ed Emberley, who wrote THE most influential drawing book I’ve ever had. AND here are the original pages of that book!  AND Ed himself was there.  AND he signed my book.  Mind blown.

So that’s the wrap up.  Thanks for tuning in!


9/11 Tribute Strip

Here was my 9/11 strip. See all the different cartoons done to remember the day at

I was really curious to see how different cartoonists handled it, and was a little disappointed when I opened up The Boston Globe yesterday and less than half of the strips addressed the topic. I think it took some of the steam out of the effort.  The intro panel of this strip didn’t make it into the tribute collection.  It is my favorite part, and I will post it later.


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