Friday, April 5, 2024

The Daily Cartoonist: Drawing on through Parkinson's

 Here is a link to a story about my struggle to draw with Parkinson's Disease. the story is from "The Daily Cartoonist" a Web journal concerning the world of professional cartooning. It was occasioned by the release of the documentary "Matters of Mind, My Parkinson's" which follows three families and their efforts to cope with PD. The show is part of the PBS Independent Lens series, and will be broadcast nation-wide this coming Monday, April 8th. You can find  the broadcast time in your area by checking the listing in your local PBS station's Web site. You should also be able to stream the film at your leisure following the broadcast through the PBS app which you can download here.


Sunday, March 3, 2024

PBS Looks At PD And P D-S

Here is a short trailer for the PBS documentary "Matter of Mind, My Parkinson's. It follows the attempts of three people and their families to cope with the progressive, disabling and incurable neurological condition. The film won the Audience Choice Award for documentaries at the recent San Francisco Film Festival, possibly due to a scenery-chewing performance by yours truly in the role of "Guy From Up In Alaska Somewhere Who Has Parkinson's." Or possibly because it is a well-made true tale of hope sort of triumphing over long odds. You can decide for yourself on April 8th, when it will be broadcast nation-wide on the PBS Independent Lens series. #ParkinsonsDisease #Documentary #StructureFilms. #hope #DBSSurgery

Thursday, January 11, 2024


Coming to PBS this April the 8th, Structure Films debuts its documentary "Matter of Mind, My Parkinson's." The film follows 3 people with Parkinson's Disease, one of whom is an obscure cartoonist who lives far, far away. The film features some animations of illustrations I made for "My Degeneration" The Facebook page is here

Thursday, April 20, 2023

New Book: Nuking Alaska, Notes of an Atomic Fugitive


 My new book "Nuking Alaska" is to be published June 6. It's a combination of memoir and history, about growing up on the front lines of the Cold War. It features all your Cold War Favorites: Mad scientists, Soviet Bombers and submarines, and scheming politicians.


Former Anchorage Daily News editor Howard Weaver called it "A tour-de-force history of Alaska's atomic legacy"

Jack Ohman. Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee said "Peter Dunlap-Shohl is an absolute genius and an artistic master."

Novelist Don Reardon said it is "An explosive, devastating, and bone-shaking revelation."

Available June 6 from the Publisher, Graphic Mundi or wherever fine comics are sold.

Thursday, July 14, 2022