The gapingvoid Tapestry

Tapestry, a wonderful little picture-storytelling app from NYC did a lovely job of capturing the backstory of my “I don’t have friends” piece, one of my all-time favorites…. [To read the entire original backstory, go here.]

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Please Give To The American Red Cross. #Sandy

[PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DONATE HERE. THANK YOU.] As you all know, gapingvoid’s New York connections run deep. So of course, we wanted to help make a difference in the utterly horrifying wake of Hurricane Sandy… We made a video to help out the American Red Cross, a truly amazing organization, that YEAH, needs our help. […]

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The gapingvoid #Sandy Cartoons

#sandy. Wow. I’m stunned. It’s been quite an eventful 24 hours, to say the least. My prayers go out to everybody. I drew these three cartoons this morning, and posted them on Instagram [username: @gapingvoid]. Though they won’t dry out the land any quicker, I hope they’ll make somebody suffering through this first-hand feel better […]

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Portrait of New York Mk2

Portrait Of New York

the corner bistro

I took this photograph when I was in New York last week, back in my old neighborhood… The Corner Bistro was my regular watering hole, back when I lived in the West Village in the late 1990s, back when I was first drawing my trademark “cartoons on the back of business cards”. I’d stumble in […]

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you just have to do what you do with reverence

[Originally posted Sept., 2004] There are a lot of great marketing books and blogs out there. That being said, I still think the best marketing stories come from personal, first-hand experience. Here’s a favorite one of mine: Back when I lived in New York there was this fabulous, crazy-ass juice bar on West Houston called […]

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supergenius conference in nyny next week

I’ll be in New York next week, speaking at Supergenius, the Word-Of-Mouth conference organized by Andy Sernovitz and his team. I designed two prints for the event, based on Andy’s two favorite WOM lines. My take on Word-Of-Mouth? Two thoughts: 1. Would anybody tell a friend? If it’s a social object, yes. 2. Advertising is […]

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urban boho artist crap

I came across this old cartoon of mine today- I drew it when I was still living in New York, back in the late 1990s. Back then, the whole urban boho artist crap was a lot more interesting to me than it is now. Now it just makes me cringe… [About Hugh. Car­toon Archive. Com­mis­sion […]

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print profile: “c.f.a.”

From the gapingvoid Gallery: I drew this when I was living in New York, in the late ‘nineties. If you actually listen to me speak, if you actually read my prose writing, you’ll find I don’t swear very often. But somehow it works in cartoons. Especially ones created in New York. This print is one […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
Best Selling Author

His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

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