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  1. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 9 days 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!

  2. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 9 days 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.

  3. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 16 days 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? …

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

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

    When I was a kid back in Florida, there was a man who actually did that . . . the rabbit pellets fell through the wire in the hutches, he collected them and somehow formed artificial worms. Don’t know the process, however.

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

    Glad you like Pluggers . . . it’s a joy to work on!

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

    Uncle Ernie’s is in St. Andrews, Florida . . . and is a terrific restaurant overlooking St. Andrew’s Bay. Great seafood, including wonderful fried grouper throat sandwiches and the best key lime pie in the world, too! I did take some liberties here . . . the Shrimp Boat Restaurant is still open and is actually a large place. Skipper’s Barber Shop likewise is still around, but actually quite a ways up Beck Avenue. I also should’ve mentioned Hunt’s Oyster Bar right up the street . . . when I’m in town I try to get by there with my cousin and eat a dozen or two Apalachicola Bay raw oysters! I did decide against mentioning the recently closed topless bar across the street, “Tan Fannies.”

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

    They are indeed . . . consistently smooth writing with nice, dark lines . . . and erasable!

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

    Much thanks. No, I did that one on my own. Merry Christmas to all!

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

    I have no idea where that came from. Just popped into my hear. But personally, I think Starbux’s Pumpkin Spice is nasty!