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A wave of panic passed over the vessel, and these rough and hardy men, who feared no mortal foe, shook with terror at the shadows of their own minds – Arthur Conan Doyle

This cartoon is from late 1999. There was nothing quite like the collective pants-shitting that went on during the Y2K panic that preceded the roll-over to the year 2000, when everyone thought that a simple data storage abbreviation would bring about the end of the world. This series tried to ride the wave of terror…

In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip – Daniel L. Reardon

Happy Holidays!

Genius is childhood recalled at will – Charles Baudelaire

“Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution” – Sophocles

160 1998 new year II copy

Happy New Year! …and good luck with those resolutions.

“Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account” – Oscar Wilde

108 1997 new year I copy

At the end of 1996, I drew the first of many cartoons with Jake’s New Year’s resolutions. I did a version every year for the run of the cartoon.