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

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

  2. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers about 10 hours ago

    A few more pounds, and I’ll be there! Looked a bit like him, too, three years ago when I grew my beard out bushy for the “Lincoln” movie (and it was the Spielburg movie, NOT the “Abe Lincoln, Vampire Slayer” one). I was a congressman! Fun gig, but the hours being a movie “background actor” are longer than a cartoonist’s!

  3. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers about 10 hours ago

    Thanks for reading!

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

    And thanks for your comments! Always love reading them.

  5. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers about 10 hours ago

    I did a bit of landscaping painting a few years ago. My problem is I have such a poorly developed sense of color. I’ve watched some of my painter friends laying in color and saying, “Sh(oo)t! I messed up. That sky has more red in it!” I’m looking at it thinking, “Looks just BLUE to me!” One of the things that intrigued me about painting was you can do it at your own pace . . . none of these infernal DEADLINES that I live with 52 weeks a year. Then again, without them, I don’t know if I would get ANYTHING done! Happy painting, L76!

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

    Thanks, Chris. I appreciate you noticing. And on the Sunday toons, I will occasionally do the plaids / checks in color, still trying to follow the contours and folds of the fabric. Gets a bit confusing at times, as I do it strictly out of my head ;>)

  7. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers about 10 hours ago

    Never too late to pick it up again. Heck, I’m in my 60s and I’m learning to play chromatic harmonica, the ukulele AND drawing in the ancient art of silverpoint! Gotta try to keep the old mind somewhat sharp!

  8. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers about 10 hours ago

    Thanks to ALL of you for your kind comments! And thank you for reading our little feature. It is such a joy to work on, and I really love the mail, emails and comments we get from all of our loyal readers! Merry Christmas to you all, and please keep coming back. I love hearing from you!

  9. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers about 24 hours ago

    LTP . . . Two comments on a couple of your previous posts: First, concerning how Top 10 are picked . . . Strictly subjective on my part . . . I pick the ones I like best from the year. I do go back and look at all 365, make a list of my favorites, checking those that are my “top” favorites. I got this year’s list down to 14, and had to have Mrs. Plugger pick the final 10 ( I think I made one revision to her list). The #1 was never in doubt in my mind. It will appear Dec. 31. The second thing was your comment yesterday about “the colorist” not knowing how to do “plaids” . . . I’m the colorist . . . Actually, I do practically everything . . . read the emails, pick up the snail mail from the post office, open and read it, decide what to draw, edit and rewrite (many ideas take a lot of this), draw and then color before submitting final digital files to the syndicate for publication. The reason the “plaids” are “checks” is because the feature is drawn primarily for newspaper publication (about 100 newspapers carry “Pluggers”). And while a few are in color, most are black and white. It would be quite labor intensive for me to go back in and erase all the checks on the black and white version and replace with color plaids. My work week is already long enough, doing all the Pluggers feature AND “Shoe” as well . . . I put in about 50 hours a week doing these two ’toons. Anyhow, hope that answers your questions.

  10. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 25 days ago

    It’s METV for the Plugger Guy, too! My favorite channel by far!