Max Ink

Max Ink
Columbus, Ohio,
May 29
I'm a proud father of three awesome (not-quite-so-young-anymore) kids as well as a life-long cartoonist/comic book creator (and self-publisher). If you would like a FREE copy of my comic book, "BLINK," simply send me a message with your mailing address and in a few days you'll have your very own (signed with a sketch) "BLINK" mini-comic!


JULY 10, 2010 10:52PM

Monster Move

The Ego

I was going to write something down here about LeBron James' move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat, but since Linda Holmes already wrote such a good post (which mirrors my own thoughts on the subject), I fig… Read full post »
JUNE 30, 2010 4:55PM

BLINK: Why Bother

page 1 Why Bother


 page 2 Why Bother


page 3 Why Bother


page 4 Why Bother


page 5 Why Bother

 I'm back.

Sorry that I've been away for so long (2 months?  Really??).   I think the problem was that I was taking myself WAY too seriously for a while (which is a poor frame of mind for a cartoonist) and that… Read full post »

MAY 7, 2010 5:21AM

Spring Shopping

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APRIL 22, 2010 8:45PM

Holy Allergy Season!

2010~05 (Gesundheit)

I've been drawing Blink comics for seven years and in that time, I've amassed quite a few sketchbooks full of rough illustrations, unfinished scripts and various incomplete ideas.    One of the ideas that has stuck in my head (although I don't remember ever writing it down) is for m… Read full post »

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APRIL 8, 2010 6:49AM

BLINK: 38 Across

Hey, hey, hey!  Do you likes crossword puzzles?

Time/Words Pg 1

Time/Words Pg 2

Time/Words Pg 3

Time/Words Pg 4 I am SO like Blink when it comes to crossword puzzles.  Same with Trivial Pursuit.  Ugh.  Speaking of trivia, I've got TWO trivia contests for this strip:

1) This is an easy one-- the first perso… Read full post »

MARCH 26, 2010 9:56AM

"Scott Pilgrim vs. Scott Pilgrim"

I've been reading Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series for years now (since 2005) and I was excited to find out last year that Edgar Wright would be adapting it for the screen.  Now I've seen the trailer and my excitment has turned to apprehension.  
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MARCH 25, 2010 3:24AM

BLINK Weighs In on Health Care

Blink Weighs in on Health Reform

Some of you might've read my earlier post about the Health Care debate. As I say there, I'm definitely for more coverage and reform.  So, when the so-called "ObamaCare" bill (which seems to be used by the right in a derogatory manner, but I kinda like the term) p… Read full post »

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MARCH 19, 2010 7:48AM

BLINK: Space to Breathe


The Grinning Cheshire Moon

Over the past few evenings, the moon has hung low in the sky and smiled at me with a sly Cheshire Cat grin.  So, I thought it would be an perfect time for me to post my six-page Blink comic, "Space to Breathe."  This little story features some Dylan ThomasRead full post »

MARCH 8, 2010 11:54AM

Open Salon, God and Me

As many of you know, I drew my first editorial cartoon and posted it on this blog at Open Salon.  It was an “Editor’s Pick” and got some cover real estate for the weekend and also was linked to in recent newsletters.  I’ve been posting my work here on Open… Read full post »

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MARCH 4, 2010 6:12PM

God Weighs in on the Health Care Debate

God's Take on the Health Care Debate

I usually don't create "straight" editorial cartoons (I'm always worried about offending somebody), but this "debate" is getting ridiculous and this cartoon is my gut response.  I have little doubt that this cartoon won't ruffle some feathers, but so it goes.  

To me, being "Pro-Lif… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 11, 2010 4:01AM

BLINK: Happy Valentine's Day!


Sorry that I've been away from here for so long-- life got in my way.  But I'm back on my feet and ready & willing to keep going.  Hope you all have a wonderful V-Day!   

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DECEMBER 28, 2009 1:17PM

10 for `10

Resolution 00
 I'm hoping that by posting this list online for anyone to see, I'll actually feel compelled to follow thru on keeping these resolutions.
Resolution 01 I'll probably (most definitely) have to get myself out of the house everyday and go somewhere quiet (like a library) to ke… Read full post »
DECEMBER 28, 2009 12:34PM

BLINK: New Year's Resolve; More or Less

New Year's Resolve; More or Less

Yippee!  Another year has come and gone and a new one begins (so long as we're adhering to the Gregorian calendar) and it's time for those damn annual "Resolutions!"

Actually, I have nothing against New Year Resolutions (or any of the other annual self-assesment/improvement traditions) a… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 23, 2009 1:32PM

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

x-mas 2008 card Part 2

 I love a good debate, don't you?

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DECEMBER 16, 2009 5:49AM

How do you get from Nashville to LA?

Hey, did you know that Craig Ferguson celebrated his 1,000th show last night?  Yep.
Well, that's not what this post is about.
Who else on network television has the balls to do what Craig does night after night?  From where I'm… Read full post »
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DECEMBER 8, 2009 5:10PM



I made this video from the art of my very first BLINK Christmas card from wwwaaaayyyyyy back in  2004.  I updated the drawing & lettering last year which you can read that here.

"The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods." -Socrates 

I find all the b… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2009 1:00PM

Exchanging Gifts

Exchanging Gifts

 Thanks to everyone who's checked out (and those who commented on) my first BLINK comic strip posted here a few weeks back. (...and a BIG thanks to the Open Salon Editor(s) for the pick/bump!)  

This comic strip appears once a month in a local Columbus (Ohio) arts newspaper,&nb… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2009 12:15PM

I’m not Googling myself enough

I’m going over my vacation plans for next year (i.e. deciding which out-of-state comic book events I’ll be attending, that is) and as I’ll occasionally do (and who doesn’t?) I Googled my name (to see if any of the shows I’m attending have me listed as a guest). Of the sh… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 16, 2009 7:15AM

Laugh RX

NOVEMBER 16, 2009 3:27AM

Let the commercialism begin

After a few nudges from friends and readers alike, I’m going to begin offering a few BLINK products for sale at Zazzle. The first Blink-related item I’ve created is this mug (or, if I understand the website correctly, any mug) decorated with the Blink logo and my homage to Bill/

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NOVEMBER 11, 2009 3:37PM

New! and improved! …coming soon!

With the help of my eldest daughter, Gigi, I will be giving this site a much-needed face-lift over the next few weeks (or maybe month or so… my schedule is so crammed as it is, posting an update like this takes time away from other tasks waiting to be done).  It

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