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  1. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 8 days ago

    You may want to check the color levels on your screen . . . It’s a very light tan . . . And I ought to know, as I colored it as well as drew it.

  2. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Shoe about 1 month ago

    A number of years ago, a friend of mine was hit and by a car running a red light. His head took a hard hit on the top of the door, and he received quite a gash. When the ambulance got there and they were tending to his injury, one of the EMTs slipped him a card and said, “Call them.” It was for one of the major personal injury law firms here.

  3. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers about 1 month ago

    Oops! The Plugger Guy misspelled (again)! Sorry to all the fine folks in EAU Clarie . . . Happy Fourth to all!!

  4. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 2 months ago

    Late one night, after taking my son and a friend back to college after Christmas break, I was in a long, lonely stretch of I-64 heading back toward Richmond. Being close to midnight, there were few cars were on the road, when I saw headlights rapidly approaching my rear. The car got right up behind me, less than 20 feet away, and stayed right on my bumper for about five or six miles. I continued to hold my speed at the posted limit, and finally, after realizing he couldn’t get me to speed up, he went around me . . . It was a Virginia State Police cruiser! No doubt in my mind he was wanting me to speed so he could pull me.

  5. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Shoe 3 months ago

    Mary had a little watch,
    she swallowed it one day.
    Her mother gave her castor oil
    to pass the time away.
    But time it moved too slowly,
    the watch it would not pass;
    So if you want to know the time,
    just look up Mary’s uncle,
    he has a watch. (From my dad)

  6. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 4 months ago

    I do the color myself that appears on this site. It also goes to the syndicate (Tribune Media Content) that distributes the feature to newspapers. I am always baffled about why any newspaper (or site) would have someone else color the cartoon when they can get it already done (by me) from the syndicate! And I must say, in all humble opinion, the other colorists are all bad. So remember, folks, if you want to see it how it’s supposed to look, this is the on-line place to see it!

  7. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 4 months ago

    Hmmm … About the state abbreviations . . . I don’t really care for the USPS two-letter method for the toon.. I did use them for years, but decided to go back to either spelling it out (and I often do that for Pennsylvania) or going to the more traditional abbreviations from years past. Guess I was off a letter on Penna. Anyhow, spacing can be an issue . . . If a long city / state name is under a person with a short name, I have to play with spacing . . . If “AL SHORT” lives in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, I pretty much got to break up the city and state. On the other hand, if Charlotte Marie Shackelburger lives in Lima, Ohio . . . well, you can see my point! Anyhow, thanks for all the great responses and info from you all! I love reading the comments every day!

  8. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 4 months ago

    Short Pump is in Henrico County, just a few miles west of Richmond. Until about 25 years ago, it was a very small, rural community with lots of cows, a general store, a gas station and a transmission / garage shop. It was named for the short-handled pump that was under the front porch of a tavern there many years ago. Sadly, all the rural charm is gone, as are the cows and farms. It’s now grown up . . . lots of shopping centers, an upscale mall and (literally) the most congested intersection in the Richmond metro area.

  9. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 5 months ago

    That’s as far as the story got when I ran outta room in the balloon. Anybody have an idea what the ending should be? …

  10. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 6 months ago

    I drive a 2011 Ford Ranger . . . 5 speed without automatic locks . . . have to use the key to unlock . Oh, it also has hand-cranked windows . . . Our 2000 VW Bug had the automatic windows which each went bad within two months of each other . . . one cost $600 to replace, the other $440. So I chose to NOT get auto windows in my ’11 Ranger . . . if the crank breaks, it can be replaced for about $10 or so.