Saturday, April 13, 2013


Time flies while you're staring at the calendar wishing your book would hurry up and be published!

The Awesome Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt & Craz is just a week away and I'm pretty excited about releasing it into the world! (Okay, North America - but it's a start!)

Here's Barry with some excitement to share about BOOKS! (and one in particular)

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Well it's almost March...which means April can't be that far off (31 days to be exact). And what happens in April besides baseball season kicking off (Go Sox!)?

My new book, THE AWESOME ALMOST 100% TRUE ADVENTURES OF MATT AND CRAZ will be published.

Here's the first trailer that I made!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WRITE ON! Neil Gaiman

Time to add the newest cartoon to my WRITE ON! team. I think this one speaks to all writers who face moments of terror in the creative process!

WRITE ON folks!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


When Zach was 6 or 7 we got him his first pet, a uromastyx lizard who he named Spikey. Uromastyx lizards come from the driest, hottest and most barren parts of the world. They thrive under extreme conditions unsuitable for a lot of other lizard species.

Given our household is pretty extreme it was no surprise that Spikey thrived - even after the kitchen accident that cost him half his tail and the use of his back legs. Dude was a fighter.

Zeus and Spikey had a real love affair and Zeus would often go nose-to-nose with Spikey when we put them both out on the grass. Spikey wasn't exactly a soft and cuddly pet and I admit I wasn't head over heels for him the way I love Zeus. But he was a part of our family and had been with us a long time. He'd heard our laughter and felt our tears and now I say goodbye to him with the memory of the way he chased the crickets we'd feed him and how he'd stare into Zeus's eyes on a warm summer day.

Thursday, November 08, 2012


Having lots of fun making these little animations that celebrate the creative process with quotes from writers on writing.

After reading this quote from Kurt Vonnegut and immediately knew it would make a great WRITE ON!

In case you missed it - here's the link to the first WRITE ON!

Friday, November 02, 2012


I hate to clean. I am a slob. There. I've said it. I am one of those people who functions quite well in clutter and my office and my computer reflect my taste for chaos. Maybe it's all an excuse. Maybe I'm just really lazy. All I know is I've been staring at dust bunnies in my office so long I've named them.

I was going through some disorganized files on my mac this morning and came across an old MILO cartoon I did for my website. I knew it was old - because the Milo in the last panel was the original design of the character before I worked with Aladdin art director extraordinaire, Karin Paproki, to make Milo a bit more accessible.

So here's my updated version of the cartoon - new Milo in place of the old. It's fun to see this again!

And now....back to playing with those cute dust bunnies!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

WRITE ON - Mark Twain

To celebrate the kick-off of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where zillions of writers around the world give up sleep and sunlight in the hopes of completing a novel in any genre - I'm creating a new series of Book-Toons that will hopefully give a kick in the pants to writers everywhere.

Inspiring words for writers - from writers.

Sometimes it helps knowing you aren't alone in the impossible task!