Getting Around Anxiety

One of the things I stumble with: trying to WRITE while managing my anxiety.  Let me clarify: I do not have an anxiety disorder. I’m just a person living in the real world. That’s enough for anyone right there. Particularly in the current world (here on Planet Earth) everyone has something to be anxious about. It’s perfectly normal, actually. And …

Confidence is Tricky

Confidence. How do so many people have it? Where does it come from? Every day I wake up and wonder if this is when everyone figures out what a fraud I am. People hire me to illustrate all the time. People hire me to write things. I wake up every day thinking, “Okay, you had a good run.” There’s that …

The Vonnegut Story

When I was 14 years old, my father took me aside one day to ask an important question. “Dearest son,” he said (let’s pretend that the elder Mr. Duggan would do that, shall we?), “won’t you tell me? What is it that you wish to do with your life?” I needed only a moment to ponder. “Dearest father, I would …

Seeing the past

Seeing the past: a young woman sent this image to me via email. She said I gave this sketch to her late father (apparently in 1994) while he was fighting off an illness. I do not recall drawing the image. But she told me her father was a great fan of the ‘Maude’ character from my comic book of the …

Coloring ‘The Vortex’

This is one of the pieces from my MOON PRINCESS coloring book. I colored it, just for a bit of fun.