New and talented young artists are a joy to observe and watch grow in their art, and I'm extremely pleased to present my niece, a young lady I'm so proud of, Elizabeth and her art. Well done Elizabeth!
Since I live within minutes of the Canadian border and have a good friend who lives on the other side, I pass through Canadian and U.S. customs often. And this is why my children don't.
I LOVE wine, particularly cabernets, clarets, and Bordeauxs - I usually have a glass every evening. It was actually on the advice of a Navy doctor, bless his heart. And after years and years of this custom, my palate is no more refined than course-grit sandpaper. And no, this cartoon is NOT autobiographical!
I can't remember what specifically this one was written for, but I needed social networking cartoons and somehow thought of bigfoot. Scary.
I was contacted by a follower in Scotland, and a request was made for a cartoon featuring haggis. I don't have one (yet) specifically featuring this food, but I understand this to be a dish requiring a more .....robust palate, (I've never tried it myself, so I can't say first hand) here's one with that theme. This is for Rose - and thank you for following my work!
This is another one I'd done quite a while back - I'd used a dip pen and India ink on Bristol - you can see how the characters have changed a little bit over time when you compare this cartoon with some of my more recent. And this is somewhat autobiographical - it's what was said to me when my now 6', 17 year old son was born after someone glanced at his apparently large feet. And it concerned me.
I've heard some horror stories about relationships with mothers-in-law from both sides. This is an older cartoon (the "Spectickles" character's head is a bit rounder than they are now) one of my wife's favorites. No - she has a great relationship with my mother. This can be interpreted in a couple of ways - making his home particularly uninviting, or that he believes his mother-in-law to be a life-draining vampire. Anyway, hope you get a laugh!
About Bill Abbott
Bill Abbott is a professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Reader's Digest, and many, many more.