Spectickles, a cartoon primarily about a married couple with, to put it mildly, communication challenges, is an amalgamation of physical traits that author Bill Abbott finds humorous: the deadpan expression and gravity-tugged flesh of Walter Matthau, the powerful presence of Ethel Merman, the glasses of his great-grand-parents and a host of other subtleties.
After a varied career as a stockbroker on Wall Street, a member of an elite military unit and a special agent in law enforcement, Bill Abbott became a professional cartoonist. His work has been published in Reader’s Digest, the Saturday Evening Post, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, among other publications in the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, Spectickles has been licensed for a variety of products, everything from figurines to cocktail napkins and greeting cards.
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