Monday 30 July 2018

Squirrel's Fables - The Ant and the Grasshopper

Here we go with another instalment of Squirrel's Fables - modernized and squirrellized versions of the classic Æsop's Fables.

Today's fable is based on one of my personal favourites - The Ant and the Grasshopper. I don't remember what I liked so much about this one as a young child, but it certainly made an impression on my developing psyche. Here, it's been given a new twist for today's crazy world. Hope you like it!

Friday 27 July 2018

Squirrel's Fables - The Crow and the Fox

Hey kids! Remember Æsop's Fables? Those short stories about various animals getting into little dilemmas with a moral at the end? Weren't they great? Didn't they help guide you with their metaphorical messages and strict moral codes? Of course they did!

Well Squirrel has noticed that the world has changed - a LOT! - since old Æsop wrote those fables. People today just wouldn't relate to those endings, especially to those morals. And so, Squirrel has made some modifications.

Here we go with the first of the series, Squirrel's Fables. We hope you enjoy 'em!

Monday 23 July 2018

Directions, or Eptek Centre demo day, part 2

Regular readers (apparently there are a few of you) (besides my mom) may recall that Squirrel was recently in lovely Summerside, PEI, doing a "demo day" at the Eptek Centre (see for details).

(By the way, the comic art show, Behind the Panels, is still up for your viewing pleasure, and highly recommended!)

But there was more drama and intrigue that day in Summerside, and so the saga continues today with the comic depiction of a True Story, involving Squirrel and some lovely friends who visited the exhibit that day.

You know who you are, Bob and Earlene. Thanks for visiting me at the demo day and the fun story! And thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Atkinson, who both, upon hearing the story, suggested it be made into a comic.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Friday 13 July 2018

And yet I blame Hollywood... Again!

Today's post is another homage to my great buddy and comic comrade, Dave Stewart, who does, among many other creative things, a monthly comic for the PEI arts and happenings paper, The Buzz. Dave is also responsible for helping me get this webcomic off the ground, for which I am so very grateful.

Thanks again, Dave!

Friday 6 July 2018

Eptek Centre demo day

I just spent a lovely day at the Eptek Centre in Summerside, PEI, being their guest artist for a demo day. The current exhibit is Behind the Panels, a comic art show, and has a lot of local comic art talent on display. The show runs until October, so if you happen to find yourself in Summerside, check it out!

Here are my humble demonstration pieces, created on the spot at the centre.

Togbukh fun a veverke, part 3

Today is the finale of the series, Togbukh fun a veverke, or Diary of a Squirrel in Yiddish. Check out the past two posts for the backstory (if you care), and thanks again to the serendipitous post at Yiddish Book Centre for starting this whole thing!

Monday 2 July 2018

Togbukh fun a veverke, part 2

For those of you just joining us in this series, please see my detailed backstory in the last post,  here.

Thanks again to the great book, Born to Kvetch, by Michael Wex, for the Yiddish phrases used in this series.