Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year from The Green Monkeys

The Green Monkeys Comic Strip, December 29, 2013 on

While most people spent the holiday watching Pawn Stars, I was busy working on the daily strip: The Green Monkeys.

Here is today's with Baby and Lili.  The Green Monkeys

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Green Monkeys Comic Strip, December 26, 2013 on

The Green Monkeys Comic Strip, December 26, 2013 on

It's another day for the monkeys. Happy Boxing Day. Looking forward to more and more Monkeys in 2014. The Green Monkeys started sometime in the mid 90s as two characters from a movie my mother and I pitched to Fox Feature Animation. In the story there were these two monkey bell hops named Spider and Flytrap.

Through a long series of development issues (and it is a long story) Betty and I decided to take these two characters out of the movie and move them into their own television series. Everyone loves monkeys.

The Green Monkeys was picked up by Disney Television Animation (another long story)... eventually we decided to write them up as a weekly comic strip for Dan's Papers in the Hamptons. The Green Monkeys has run in Dan's since 1999. My mother passed away in 2010 and I've continued the comic to this day on my own. We never really figured out who wrote what with this comic. Sometimes Betty wrote several weeks in a row and then left it to me to fill out a few weeks.

 It was a challenge to just do the weeklies and keep it fresh and funny. It certainly has changed over the years. The additions of Baby and Lili this year have added a different dimension to the story.

The Daily Green Monkeys started at It's been on and off over time due to other work and children's book and animation development on several projects.

So for now I'm still doing the daily strip and will attempt to keep it going throughout 2014.
The Green Monkeys

Friday, December 20, 2013

Brand New Dan's Christmas Cover for 2013

Here it is... the one you have all been waiting for. My one millionth cover for Dan's Papers. I've been proud to work at this newspaper here in the Hamptons for the past 25 years. It's allowed me to explore cartooning in a way I would have have been able to on my own.

Drawing for Dan's stories has been a joy. Junior Kroll, written by my mom, ran for 10 years and we continued writing The Green Monkeys together until her passing in 2010. Now I write Monkeys on my own, missing her imput everyday, but forging ahead into new areas.

As stated here before, The Green Monkeys runs weekly in Dan's Papers and daily over at

Merry Christmas to all from Spider, Flytrap, Baby, and Lady Lili.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Cheap Show presents Jaws on the Cheap

It's time a little Christmas treat from a while back. It's our tribute to the best movie ever. Have fun.

It's time for some warm weather thoughts on this very chilly day.

It's always Summer somewhere. Stay warm and pick up a copy of my new book.

You can order one here: Taffy Saltwater

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Cheap Show One Minute Christmas Special!

Here is a one minute Christmas Special we shot last year...but it's still pretty funny. Enjoy.

On My Way to Bed Promo

Here is a little promo for our new book which came out this fall from Bloomsbury. It's written by Sarah Maizes and illustrated by me.