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Drawn from Vermont: The Cartoon Show
posted: March 30, 2011

It just might be the drinking water. Vermont probably has more cartoonists per capita than any other state in the Union. I am honored to be a part of this show that features some of Vermont's best. I've never met Jeff Danziger (I think he now lives in Chicago), but I see Ed Koren and Tim Newcomb from time to time and always enjoy our conversations. The opening tomorrow night promises to be quite an event. When I was initially approached about this show, the curator, Joyce Mandeville wanted to show strictly cartoons, but I cajoled her into letting me show my paintings, which technically aren't cartoons, but have a certain humorous sensibility that is in line with the spirit of the show. The gallery is huge, so they were able to hang 32 of my paintings. Here's a sample of some of my more recent grid paintings.
Ghost Kings...

Tussle...

The Things I learned from Lou...

Ode to a Leaky Faucet...

Pfft...

Many Happy Returns...

15 comments
David Flaherty March 30, 2011
Good luck with the show Hal!
Larry Ross March 30, 2011
Looks like a terrific show. I wish I could be there! I love these paintings, Hal. Best of luck and "many happy returns".
Joe Ciardiello March 30, 2011
I like the new grid paintings, Hal. Good luck with the show, sounds great.
Rob Dunlavey March 30, 2011
I'd love to get up for this show! I especially like the skewed grid ptg.
Christoph Hitz March 30, 2011
Your in great company, have a great show.
Gary Taxali March 30, 2011
Love these, Hal! Congrats on the show, I'd love to see it in person.
Fisher March 30, 2011
Like the grid art alot, I see a fabric application in them. Have a great show Hal!
Mike Moran March 30, 2011
Looks like a real good show Hal. I love Ed Koren's work! Good luck and sell,sell,sell!
Greg March 31, 2011
I love these paintings! Best of luck with the show, Hal.
Robert Saunders March 31, 2011
Love these! Wish you the best success.
Walter Vasconcelos March 31, 2011
Great works,good luck Hal!
Hal Mayforth April 1, 2011
Thanks for the kind comments, guys.
Cathleen Toelke April 1, 2011
I love the abstract quality of these, Hal. Congrats, and best wishes with the show.
david powell May 2, 2011
bummer. the show is closed. wish i had seen it. listening to the heckhounds while perusing your most EXCELLENT SITE!
Scott Penney May 10, 2011
Loved the show, ana a pleasure meeting you. If there's anything happening in Montpelier, by all means drop me a line. The only thing happening in Bradford is a truck pull. And try to make David's show at Ava on the 13th, although for you, Lebanon's a haul..
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