Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

So for the past couple years, I’ve been writing a novel (hence, the lack of blog posts).

It’s called “Timmy Failure:   Mistakes Were Made.”   It’s about a boy detective who can take any mystery and make it more mysterious.  It comes out in February and is being published in the U.S. by Candlewick Press.  It is currently set to be published in 10 other countries as well.

In theory, it’s for kids, ages 8 to 12.  But personally, I think it’s for anyone.  It also has around 200 drawings in it.

Here is the cover:


And here is Timmy’s business partner, Total:


The two of them even have their own Facebook page.

The book is filled with action, idiocy, and more.  But best of all, it contains my writing (Insert smiley emoticon).

Hope you like it.




Pittsburgh — One Show Added (or, as I wanted to title this blog post — Boy Oh Boy Am I Popular)

My Friday talk at the Toonseum is now officially sold out.  So the Toonseum has added a SECOND SHOW on Saturday, June 23 at noon.

Hear the story of how I went from being a pathetic lawyer to a pathetic cartoonist.

Watch as I show fan favorite strips and better yet, the not-so-favorite strips.

Gawk at the wonderfully furious complaints people send me.

In all, a night that is just slightly better than doing nothing.

Click HERE for tickets.

Own an Original Pearls Strip (and Give to a Great Cause)

I’m often asked if I sell original Pearls strips.  I don’t, but twice a year or so, I auction one off for charity.  And this is one of those times.

The genesis of this auction is cartoonist Richard Thompson (Cul De Sac), who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

In honor of Richard, a bunch of us cartoonists (including Bill Watterson) donated art to be auctioned off for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  So if you want to own an original Pearls and contribute to a great cause, click HERE.

And if you’re interested in buying the book collection of all the great art that was donated (which is pretty much a who’s who of all the best cartoonists from the past 30 years), go HERE.