About Al

Hi, I’m Al Gundy. Thank you for visiting my website.

As long as I can remember, I’ve been writing in rhyme and drawing cartoons. Since 2007 I’ve been performing my fun rhyming poems at live shows, mostly in the Boston area that I call home. It’s a grand old time, sharing my work, making friends, and honing my skills. I’m currently working on an illustrated collection of poems, a book I call “Al is in Wonderland.” I’m also looking forward to doing a live album recording. My biggest project is a serial pirate epic that I will record and release in the coming years.

Below this intro I’ll post some of the shorter poems from “Al is in Wonderland,” as well as other rhymes, toons, updates about my endeavors, and anything else I think you’ll enjoy. You’ll find news about shows in the sidebar on the right, and links to my social media above. And my long-running comic series, “Elo & Anson” is also here on the site.

Your pal,

For Heaven’s Sake!

Plague of Frogs

Any decent theologian will tell you that the Plague of Frogs likely occurred, and that the frogs may have even rained from the heavens. A strong, stiff insect, similar to a dragonfly, was native to the Nile during biblical times. Though the flies are now extinct, their seasonal mating congregation coincided with that of the region’s frogs for a few days in May, when little could be heard over their blaring buzz and the concurrent amphibian chirps. Had every frog latched its tongue to a fly at the same time, the panicked prey would’ve flown directly upward before the tongues could snap back, lifting their predators with them possibly all the way to the stratosphere. At the moment of the flies’ inevitable exhaustion, the frogs would have fallen to their deaths, but with a delicious last meal.

The Amphibian II