Sunday, April 11, 2010


Back from a long leave with a new SCUTTLEBUTT! This time it's a history lesson about the USCG's mascots that leaves our hapless crew shaking in their boots! In case you don't know, here's a little background on the featured creature of this strip:

Major changes will be coming to SCUTTLEBUTT toward the end of the year, including a format change. I will keep y'all posted as it develops. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Natural Evolution?

See? I told you Freckle never gets away with it.

It's amazing how technology has both helped and hindered.

This week's shout-out goes to the Coast Guard Auxiliary and it's dedication to educating the public about safe boating. Summer is right around the corner, so don't forget to stock your boat with all necessary and required safety equipment and get inspected!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Blizzard Wizard

Freckle NEVER gets away with it.

Sorry for the slight delay...multi-panels take a little more time to conceptualize and put on paper. Not to mention building snowmen with my daughter doesn't help much. ;)

Hope you're all staying bundled and warm!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Boatswain's Mate's Pride

A Boatswain's Mate's success is usually measured by how much caffeine they consume during a marking period.

Monday, January 25, 2010


So it's about time, right?!


SCUTTLEBUTT is back with a vengeance. Remember your first conversation with the Detailer? Ever think back to how nerve-wracking it was to talk to your supervisors, let alone a godly Chief Warrant? (Remember to CLICK ON THE IMAGE for the full-size version!)

SCUTTLEBUTT will continue with regular posting as office (and parenting) tempo allow. PADET New York has had a webicure and sports a new look: visit for more information and details!

Keep checking back for more updates...thank you all for your continued patronage this past month!

Barb the Cartoonist '10

Thursday, January 7, 2010

SCUTTLEBUTT -will- return!

Good evening, guys and gals...

just a quick note to let y'all know that SCUTTLEBUTT will return soon. As always, posting of comics is determined by the operational tempo of PADETNY, which is off the chart now that the Hudson River in New York State has begun to freeze. Check out some of the latest imagery at!

See you soon!

-Barb the Cartoonist '10

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bad Boardings

No, they don't happen every day....but some of the stories you hear ARE hilarious.

This week's plug goes out to Fred's Place. It's a good resource for Coasties new and old to reconnect and check out some of the latest happenings service-wide.