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  1. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 3 days ago

    Furiously taking notes here… it’s obvious Greg Evan needs to be schooled in this business. Scribble Scribble Scribble.

  2. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 9 days ago

    “GoComics webmasters! It’s 2015! Mobile-optimized sites should still have basic features like commenting, or at the very least seeing the comments!”

    100% agree.

  3. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 10 days ago

    Dave – thank you for your public service announcement. It’s a shame you weren’t able to issue this warning to those movie goers at “Meet the Fockers” who had difficulty accepting Dustin Hoffman’s propensity to hug without warning. Even crusty Rob’t DeNiro learned to accept it, though.

    anecdote time:

    I personally met the outgoing, charming and lovely Betty Evans two years ago at the Reuben Awards weekend in Pittsburgh. The lady would ave nothing to do with handshakes, it was hug hug kiss kiss. I told her she had twenty minutes to stop this behavior or else. Not to be outdone MY wife laid the same on Greg. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
    This year Karen will be in attendance with Greg and Betty. This means war. Though outnumbered, we shall fight the good fight. Wish me well.

  4. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 11 days ago

    “Sorry to sound contrarian” – don’t apologize. Nobody else does here.

  5. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 20 days ago

    You good readers ain’t seen nothin’ yet. April showers bring …

  6. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Speed Bump 24 days ago

    Thankfully, the graphic arts industry uses a number of different color models (Pantone spot color numbers, CMYK percentages of cyan – magenta- yellow – black, and RGB percentages of red-green-blue among them) to take subjective descriptions of color out of of important job specs. But for all that, I still wonder where red ends and orange begins.

  7. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 25 days ago

    Will the married folks agree that one cannot judge the sturdiness of a marriage from outward appearances? My first marriage looked like Betty Crocker meets Ward Cleaver to observers. It was a sham, surprised it lasted seven years, sans itch. My second time around is going on twenty-two years, some observers waiting for the infatuation to wear off and ensuing implosion. Frank and Nancy look quite normal to me: moderate snarkiness coupled with deep commitment.

  8. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Monty 27 days ago

    In reply to yesterday’s post about coloring:
    (replying to racerxyz’s comment)
    Monty is easily the most time-consuming daily I color, so it’s not exactly a money maker for me (however, it is counterbalanced by other strips that are relatively EZ pass jobs), but I am glad to do it because Monty is a rarity in the comics page — Completely non-derivative, never a cheap gag, scratchy scrawly sketchy in a completely inimitable and masterful way, and a dozen other attributes I don’t have time for right now.
    If I had a wish for my own work it would be to build up a cultish following like Jim Meddick and not settle for the vanilla offering that some bigger and more commercially successful strips do.
    Monty is, quite simply, a brilliant strip. I’d have put it on Voyager’s gold plated summary of humankind. For sure that would keep hostile aliens away.

  9. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Monty 28 days ago

    I color Jim’s daily comics, so I can say this: SOMEBODY SCREWED UP ON MONTY’S FOOTWARE IN THE LAST PANEL!" OK, I feel better now.

  10. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann about 1 month ago

    Not too long ago, we were meta-tained by the “Frogger” and “William the Meat Cutter” — among others — who tried mightily to push Greg to be a more betterer cartoonist, mostly in the story crafting department.

    Greg never knew his weaknesses until some of the astute online community took him to task in purely altruistic fashion. To them we owe high gratitude.

    And it’s grand that others now carry the mantle [insert royal trumpets and sparkle dust]

    The 69th Annual Reuben Awards weekend will be a good time for me to assess his growth. I hope to come back with hard core metrics that illustrate his improvements as a cartoonist. If my hunch is correct, he will admit he owes it all to the forum we share here.

    That is, after we clean up the coffee he shot out of his nose as a preface to unbridled laughter and ruined scrambled eggs.