The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

I was possessed by the zombie ghost of Porky Pig

Well it’s either another symptom, or the result of being over medicated.  I detected a slight stutter in my conversation with others, although my good friend I was working with said he couldn’t detect it. So now I am possessed by the zombie ghost of a pig that stutters and doesn’t wear pants!

zombie porky-conflict

Written by martyworld

November 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Coffee with the Illuminati…

OK, so here’s the deal. I am contemplating a new series of work based on Agent Orange and Vietnam, and I am thinking of making an “altar piece”, one of those fold up affairs that would have God the Father at the top (I was going to replace this with a  winged Illuminati eye) and then us poor earthlings in the middle section and finally Satan and hell at the bottom. Just thinking of adding Nixon and Kissinger to the sides… So I am waiting for a “sign” (nothing like voices or hallucinations) just a confirmation.

First my consultant at the Directory of Illustration emails me and tells me that the Vietnam Veterans magazine has used the Directory before, hmmm? So I go in past the Starbucks in Kroger’s and I spot this coffee cup with an “eye of horus” on it! Talk about synchronicity!


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October 25, 2014 at 11:15 pm

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Finding your bliss line…

OK this is going to be different for everyone. There is something that you do that when you do it, time stops. You can start a drawing (or your THING) at 6 pm and look up at the clock and it’s 3 am! For me it’s drawing or making art for yourself. When you got a client on the other end “performance anxiety” sets in. It becomes an illustration then. So I want the first piece of art to do.

When I do THAT, the Parkinson’s symptoms go away. Find your own thing though. For Michael J. Fox it’s hockey!

This drawing took three days…


Written by martyworld

October 25, 2014 at 9:21 pm

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We were soldiers…

But they told me “Doc, don’t touch your gun! We don’t want you accidentally shooting one of us.”

New drawing style using an iPad and Adobe Ideas. The brush tool has a wonderful thick and thin quality to it. This is a picture of me, my brain (which I didn’t know at the time was being affected by Agent Orange), and my helmet.


Written by martyworld

October 20, 2014 at 9:17 am

Posted in Parkinson's

I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way… (Jessica Rabbit)

Bob Hoskin’s died at 71. Of pneumonia, with Parkinson’s. Not just a comic character, but a serious actor too!


Written by martyworld

October 16, 2014 at 6:30 am

Posted in Parkinson's

The Preacher in Winter

I found this portrait of Billy Graham to be haunting and moving at the same time. He is in his mid-nineties and suffers from Parkinson’s. Yet there is still some kind of wild flame in the eyes, enfolded in the wrinkles and mottled skin.

And the hand, it isn’t menacing, it seems to be beckoning.

Untitled 57

Written by martyworld

October 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Casa de “Weirdo”

Okay, I know I told myself I wanted to get back to drawing landscapes, normal stuff. But I have been doing “weirdo” stuff probably longer than landscapes. So to inaugurate my new portable building/studio, here is the first drawing done in the new space!


Written by martyworld

October 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Posted in Parkinson's


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