Below is the latest The Pain -- When Will It End?
Updated 5/01/02 (w/Artist Statement)

Artist's Statement

Yet another cartoon inspired by my weekend in New York with Chris, who is depicted as my drinking companion in this cartoon. It occurred to us, while vaguely watching the surreal and terrifying CNN headlines on a barroom TV with the volume off, that Israel was rolling tanks into Palestine and America was about to invade Iraq for no clear reason and yet there we sat, in a city that might be incinerated any day, drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon, Charlie Daniels was playing on the jukebox, everything was fine. The strangest and creepiest thing about this new world we live in is that that it does still seem normal, even though the country has turned into a police state out of a Philip K. Dick novel, with the unelected halfwit son of a former president foisted off on us as our leader, an Orwellian "Patriot Act" that's repealed the Bill of Rights, and we're now indefinitely at war against some nameless and unspecified enemy. Yes, in case you're wondering, that is Uncle Sam in the background there, out of costume, lifting a shot to his lips with shaking hands--just a little pick-me-up, to keep off the horrors.