Cartoonist James DeMarco said he used the wall at the end of his childhood street in Watertown, on Maplewood Street near Oakley Country Club, as the basis for the wall in this week’s Small Saves comic strip.
“Perhaps some of the readers may recognize it,” DeMarco said.
James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning, Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”