The above illustration accompanies an
essay on alcohol and time written for the New
York Times's online "Proof" column, which
I invite you to peruse in lieu of an artist's statement
this week. This is not an April Fool. I will be a regular
contributor to their upcoming series "Happy Days," so
watch for my pieces on the Times's website starting
in late April.
Okay so we're not off to a great start with
the self-motivation regimen and keeping up the weekly schedule
without the external incentive of a deadline. But give
a man a break. For the first time in years, instead of
spending my weekend holed up in The Turret drawing, I lay
around watching W.C. Fields movies and ate a whole pie
with Boyd at the Undisclosed Location. We saw a Cooper's
Hawk, a Bald Eagle and some Whistling Swans, and apprehended
the mouse that's left thousands of tiny turds on my kitchen
counter. We also decided we're going to go meet women at
a Dude Ranch. So the week was not without its accomplishments.
A real cartoon next week, promise. If you
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