This is the homepage for Barry Deutsch, aka Ampersand. I'm a cartoonist, living in Portland, Oregon. 

I'm best-known for my graphic novel Hereville, published by Abrams in November of 2010. 

“Without a doubt, this is the best graphic novel of 2010 for kids. Bar none.”

—Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal.

I also do political cartooning. My political cartoons appear in every issue of Dollars and Sense Magazine, and are collected on the website

I've done other comics, as well - check out this archive of (some of) my past comics. There's also a portfolio of some of my commerical illustrations.

Then there's my blog (mine along with a few co-authors, that is), Alas, a Blog. Lots of discussion of politics here, especially about "identity politics" issues.

Oh, and if you're a beginning cartoonist, you may find this Guide to Making Comics I created years ago useful.

That's it! Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy my comics.