Creative Writing

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New Year, New Web Presence

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waterman nib 2018

Welcome to all the new folks who have joined my journey this year! I hope I will create images that inspire and delight you.

What’s New –

The web site is going through a major overhaul with a simpler new look and feel.

I have decided to handle all sales directly rather than use online shopping platforms and have ceased all online marketing. The reasoning behind these decisions was simple – they did not work.

Besides this website I will continue to share all new work on Facebook for friends and colleagues.

What’s on the agenda for 2018?

A Legacy of Forgotten Names – Documentary Film in production

Illuminated Animals – Pen & Ink Drawing Collection – ongoing

More making-of videos – ongoing

Re-Issuing Print Publication of my Children’s Book, WillowMouse

Several other ideas that are a bit too nebulous to mention at this time.

As always – I am grateful to have you join me on this adventure!

Until next time …







Last Illustration for 2017

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engraved portrait

From The Illustrated Fantastical Compendium of Imaginary People, Places & Things. circa 1800 – The International Society for the Preservation of Paracosms employed the services of a mysterious explorer, known simply as ‘The Traveler’, to expedite their efforts in locating and securing paracosmic portals.

Holiday Greetings From Oscar

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Card from Oscar

Oscar, unfortunately, cannot resist a bad pun. He always tells me if puns are outlawed, only outlaws will have puns.

Here’s a few pics of him enjoying his Holidays.

Oscar's First Ornament

Above –  he is seen snagging his first ornament – caught in the act!

Christmas Angel

Screen Saver Cat

Oscar enjoys helping me decorate the festive table by rolling all over it.

Oscar Helps with Holiday Table

And he is always helping me in the kitchen.

Oscar Helps Me Cooking

Thank You Adrienne & Andrew

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Thank you

I have so much to be thankful for that I rarely publicly single-out individuals or events here on my professional website, preferring instead to thank people personally for the contributions of love and energy they extend my way.

But this deserves a very public recognition from me.

THANK YOU Professor Adrienne Shaw of Temple University and Andrew Borman, Digital Games Curator at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

For your inspiration, ingenuity, diligence, perseverance, tenacity, and concerted efforts to revive what had been previously thought to be lost to history – the world’s first LBGT computer game, originally published by me in 1989 – Caper in the Castro.

It was a Christmas gift beyond anything I could have imagined.

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The game can be played here:


Photograph of the original diskette