the “vanished” print now for sale individually

vanished 001 jpeg1A-thumb “Vanished”. This is one of the prints from “Portfolio Series Number Two”, and is now for sale individually on the gapingvoid gallery.

Its backstory is over on my bio page:

“Spring ’98. I was at a bar, it was late, I was kinda tipsy.

Sud­denly I rea­li­zed that my life hadn’t chan­ged much in the last decade since lea­ving college. Work, bars, car­toons, ran­dom con­ver­sa­tions of a big-city nature, second-hand bookshops and art films, the occa­sio­nal bout of ran­dom or regu­lar sex to tide things over etc etc.

It wasn’t as inte­res­ting as it used to be. But I hadn’t moved on, really. And I had no idea where to go next.

Wel­come to New York.

The best car­toons are the ones that give you these ama­zing moments of cla­rity as you draw them. That’s the best thing about car­too­ning, really. Everything else seems rather secon­dary in com­pa­ri­son.”

This is one of all-time favorite cartoons. Though I wouldn’t call it “The story of my life” much these days, back in New York… Oh, yeah. Ouch.

[Backstory: About Hugh. E-mail Hugh. Twitter. Newsletter. Book. Interview One. Interview Two. EVIL PLANS. Limited Edition Prints. Private Commissions. Cube Grenades.]


  1. Hugh,

    Your site redesign looks fantastic!


  2. I was just coming here to post the same thing…. love big buttons, the site looks great!

  3. Hi Hugh. Just read Ignore Everybody last night, loving every page. Tried to send you an e-mail, but it kicked back.

    Just wanted to let you know how well IE resonated with me. Good woik.

  4. Robert Wood says:

    I really like what you did with your site. Rock on…….

  5. Seriously, Guys, all this goodwill you’re sending me re. the new blog design has made me, really, really happy. Thank you all so much…. :)

  6. Wow, just looked at your new site using Safari at my iPhone. The mobile version really rocks! Amazing design and UI is something I have never seen before. Sidewide elements tucked away nicely at the top right that present themselves in a nice overlay when clicked, social stuff at the bottom of posts very cool as well such as posting to your favorite iPhone Twitter app… I’m impressed! Hats off.

  7. Yep, it’s amazing how some people NEVER change after leaving college, and see nothing wrong with that.

  8. Doug Vargas says:

    The new redesign looks nice, but where are the links to your archives? I’ve often browsed your old posts since they contain so much valuable info.

    Also, why is “Hugh McLeod” in quotes at the top of the page? Is this not the real Hugh McLeod? :)

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