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November 14th, 2014 – Newest watercolor painting!

by on Nov.14, 2014, under Caricatures


This was a commissioned project of the publisher of the Orlando Sentinel and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. The request was of a caricature of the publisher and of his travels back and forth between cities. Request was to include plane and car he traveled in. Also, to include Marriott he stayed in Orlando. I asked for more likes of the publisher to fill out for space – and make it more fun for me. I added the city scapes. On teh Fort Lauderdale side I included the Sun Sentinel building, a few other well known structures and the founding structure in the area, the historic Stranahan House. On the Orlando side, the Sentinel buidling, otehr structures and the Lake Eola fountain. My knowing both cities was a big help getting this done.
This is a 16″x20″ watercolor painting on Arches watercolor board.

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October 19th, 2014 – Happy National Seafood Bisque Day!

by on Oct.19, 2014, under What's New?


Here’s the inked art for #Inktober today!

Here’s the Swampy’s Florida post:












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October 8th, 2014 – Happy World Octopus Day! #Inktober

by on Oct.08, 2014, under Cartooning


Here’s the inked art for #Inktober today!

Here’s part of the Swampy’s Florida post:
Swampy says Happy World Octopus Day!
More about the legend of the St Augustine Monster:


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September 24th. 2014 – On Drawing Board: Happy Comic Book Day!

by on Sep.25, 2014, under Cartooning


On the ‪#‎drawing‬ board: Penciled & inked a slew of upcoming celebratory cartoons Wednesday evening, along with other work. Head over to Swampy’s Florida for the daily recognition. I also tie each to a place to visit in Florida. Here’s the cartoon for today that celebrates Comic Book Day with Swampy’s pals: Alva, the mouse; Zuber, the cat; Trilby, the baby gator and an egg!


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On the #drawing board: Happy Gators!

by on Sep.16, 2014, under Cartooning, Swampy's Florida


This is the finished color art for an upcoming Swampy’s Florida product. There’s a bit more to this, but I’m leaving that for the Swampy’s Florida page. Look for it there.

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On the #drawing board: Start of a mural of Cracker Florida!

by on Sep.15, 2014, under Cartooning


This is just a small sample of a twenty foot wide mural I’m starting on. This part is of a stream with a cypress tree. In the stream is a bear and bunny making there way along. The mural also includes a Cracker-style home, a Florida panther cooking and, of course, an alligator – playing a banjo. I’ll add updates as I go along.

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September 6th, 2014 – Signing Books in Homosassa Springs State Park.

by on Sep.07, 2014, under What's New?


On the #drawing board today: Signed and drew in lots and lots of Swampy’s Florida books today at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for “Speak Up Homosassa Springs”. Here are a couple photos from teh event.


The young fellow was funny. I asked him about what he likes and found him very articulate. So as he spoke of how he would like to wash things, I asked what he would like to wash. A car. How will you be sure the cars get washed? Will you be a manager? Yes. And on it went. He’s a thinking youngster and hope he stays that way!







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August 29th, 2014 – On the Drawing Board: Gators, Whale Sharks and Swampy!

by on Aug.30, 2014, under Cartooning


A brief hour and a half stop at a local coffee spot found me getting the above artwork done plus more. Rough sketches of baby gators, a sketch for a mural and a cartoon illustration for Swampy’s Florida. I also penciled and inked three editorial cartoons.


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August 24th, 2014 – On the drawing board: Pages of artwork done!

by on Aug.24, 2014, under Cartooning


Camped out in a coffee spot this evening and knocked out all this in two and a half hours. Have to wonder why I don’t do this more often. Since January when I blacklisted the coffee spot I had been going to, I’ve rarely stopped anywhere to chug-a-lug artwork out. Pressing needs are likely to get me back to coffee spots, or something like it. Sure to post more of the above and upcoming soon. Check out Swampy’s Florida each day in the next few weeks to see color versions of the bulk of the art above.

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On the #Drawing Board: Illustrating Springs Experts at our event Tuesday night, ‘Sacred Springs’.

by on Aug.06, 2014, under Caricatures, Cartooning, Illusration


I was part of the symposium about our Florida springs Tuesday night, named ‘Sacred Springs’. I was setup in the front of the auditorium and illustrated each speaker as they did their presentations to the audience. There were nine speakers this time and I couldn’t finish them all at the event. In the next couple weeks I’ll share some of the watercolor paintings I worked on. I didn’t get to finish as many as in other symposiums due to the limited time and the amount of speakers. I’ll be going back to finish the paintings.

‘Sacred Springs’ was a gathering of experts of our Florida springs. Speakers included Johm Moran, Dr. Robert Knight, of the Springs Institute; Guy Warwick, the Felburn Foundation; Jim Stevenson, Wakulla Springs Alliance; Doug Ray, Ocala Star-Banner & Gainesville Sun; Ryan Smart, Florida Conservation Coalition; Karen Ahlers, Florida Defenders of the Environment and Whitey Markle, Suwanee-St. Johns Sierra Club & Florida troubadour.

A surprise audience member was former Governor Buddy MacKay.

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August 4th, 2014 – On the #Drawing Board: Swampy Days!

by on Aug.04, 2014, under Cartooning, What's New?


In the past week I’ve been illustrating the celebratory days of the week. For example Tuesday is ‘Work Like a Dog Day’. My art for that is on the upper left. Click here to learn what that is about.

Swing over to the Swampy’s Florida website and watch the rest of the artwork turn into color. Return each day so you can know what to celebrate each day on the Swampy’s Florida website or the Swampy’s Florida Facebook page.


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