So it’s been a looooong time since I cartooned. I’ve been doodling and am thinking about getting back into it. More crazy Flaming Spinach-ness to follow. Happy Holidays!
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Hi to all of my six superfans — I was able to get the “Those Flowers” image working (it looked to be broken this morning), so hopefully you’ll enjoy it.
For all three of you who read my blog (maybe less now, since I haven’t updated in like sixteen years), I want to encourage you to get out and vote today (if you’re an American citizen). I won’t tell you who I voted for, beause I don’t kiss and tell, but I will say this — I just feel lucky to be a part of the experience. To have a black guy be leading in the polls like this is remarkable. You don’t have to be black to feel the great catharsis that’s brewing. So there, you probably figured out who I voted for. I’ve been sick and not very inspired to draw lately, but maybe this new, fresh breeze that’s come a-blowin’ through will fill my lungs with a sweeter air than we’ve been breathing these last eight years and inspire me to get back to the drawing board. Thank God our national nightmare ends today.
It’s a fair question. How will we welcome our troops home? I hope they’re treated well because they didn’t ask for all of this. Will they come home and fade into our subconscious? In our collective attempt to forget this war will we forget them too? I’m not some outlandish patriot, I’ve just been wondering about that. What do you all think?
Abject adulation! That’s what I want. 🙂 Just kidding. I feel like down deep though, every blogger has this desire for mass recognition. Some days I think that would be nice, I won’t lie. It’s just funny that the only means by which a blogger has been able to get mass exposure is because all of the other tens of millions of bloggers out there blogging away, thus adding tremendously to the pool of competition over which one has to yell to have their voice heard. What a paradox!
Saw a pretty good movie last night called “Death at a Funeral”. Slow in the beginning but gets funny toward the middle. If anyone’s looking for a semi-obscure British comedy, check it out. No big names (directed by Frank Oz though). I laughed more than a few times.
I feel like I’ve been doing a bit of this lately, storming ahead without paying attention to the little details. Or the big ones, for that matter. I’m reading the novel “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Anyone ever read it? It’s brilliant. Drop what you’re doing and read it now. So far the book seems to be about what happens when you stop yourself from charging ahead through life in favor of staying safe. This is a theme I’ve been working through in my own life, for reasons I won’t get into here. But I’m thinking that, on balance, our lives are so short that we must go with our feelings on some things or risk regret. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Update: I just realized I spelled “tandem” wrong in the comic. Oops. Oh well.
This one’s not really inspired by anything. Or I guess I’m starting to get to the point in my life where I like what I like and I’m less interested in all the weird fusions out there, musical and otherwise.