Comic Strips: a Naughty Kitty and Young Hockey Goalie Gets Playing Time

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.” DeMarco recently added “Here’s Trouble” to his cartooning lineup, inspired by drawings he did in the 1980s when he was in high school.

Small Save: Hockey Super Hero

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.”

Watertown Man Hosts Cartoon Fans Young and Old at Recent Workshop

Cartoonist and cable TV host Fred Grandinetti recently put on a workshop to show people how to draw some of his favorite characters. Grandinetti has hosted a program on Watertown Cable Access program where he can show some of his favorite cartoons, including Popeye, and has added public service announcements on subjects such as health, fitness and water safety (read more here). Recently two “Drawing With Fred” workshops were held at The Arsenal Project as part of The Watertown Art Association 2015 Annual Exhibit. People of all ages learned how to draw Popeye, Wimpy, Olive Oyl, Bluto and one of Popeye’s nephews, said Grandinetti. Drawing With Fred can be seen on The Watertown Community Access Channel and is produced by Grandinetti.