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Black and White and Read All Over

Newsstand in the vicinity of 15th and Locust circa 1981. The Photo Elective All students majoring in illustration at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take a minor course in photography where the students would take and process black and … Continue reading

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It was Strawbridge & Clothier

This was one of Philadelphia’s premier department stores. It has sadly gone out of business along with the rest of the retail chain. Tina and I and everybody I know who lives in Philadelphia shopped here. They had everything — … Continue reading

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17th and Walnut

Here’s another Photo Elective shot taken of a reflection in a florist’s window in the vicinity of 17th and Walnut in downtown Philadelphia, PA. I took this photograph as a sophomore at The Philadelphia College of Art. The Photo Elective … Continue reading

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The Wonder of White Bread

This was another cartoon spot illustration that I did for The Philadelphia Daily News as part of “The Secret Life of Food.” It ran with the shivering banana that I featured here at Willceau Illo News recently. Similar to the … Continue reading

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Artists’ Corner

This was a little cartoon I did when I worked at Taws which was an art supply store located in Center City Philadelphia. This was for a short-lived newsletter published by the store called 100% Rag. I thought I had … Continue reading

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Chambers of Commerce – Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Long before fine dining in Philadelphia took place in makeshift shacks made of forklift palette wood and plastic tarpaulins haphazardly situated on the pavements and streets outside of the actual brick-and-mortar restaurants, people read newspapers. They were actual newsprint newspaper … Continue reading

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Chambers of Commerce – Get a Tattoo!

Back when tattoos were still novel and newspapers had readers and thus advertising revenue and thus budgets to hire freelance artists, I did this cartoon for The Philadelphia Daily News. My illustrations accompanied an article entitled Chambers of Commerce which … Continue reading

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Boot & Saddle Bar

This is a shot from a while back before the iconic Boot and Saddle sign on South Broad Street was restored. It was a wondrous relic in its decay, but now it looks as it did when it was first … Continue reading

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DUCKWORK • October 1981

I was settling into my freshman or foundation year at the Philadelphia College of Art when this issue of the school’s quasi-newspaper was published. I have written about this particular issue previously on this website, but I’ve recently became aware … Continue reading

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Along Passyunk Avenue

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The Drake from Broad Street

The Drake, an architectural gem, upstages bigger, but boring glass towers.

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DUCKWORK April 1981

Embedded below is a PDF of the April 1981 edition of DUCKWORK which was CREATED FOR THE PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF ART COMMUNITY. It was a newspaper put together by PCA students for PCA students, and I found a pile of … Continue reading

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DUCKWORK

Back in the fall of 1981 when I was starting my freshman year at The Philadelphia College of Art, DUCKWORK was the school’s quasi-official newspaper. It was produced by some of the fellows who went on to become independent comic … Continue reading

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