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  1. Bruce Skidmore commented on Ten Cats over 2 years ago

    Do I understand correctly? Ten Cats Financial is a business with money or assets to lend, but can’t put another business together so they have food to eat? I’m enjoying the strip a lot, but hope these two continuity streams come together somehow.

  2. Bruce Skidmore commented on Luann over 3 years ago

    This great strip prompts me to write what’s been on my mind anyway. I read your strip daily and enjoy it. I read lots of strips and save off ones I like, doing a “best of” toon email to a number of people weekly. Many strips I enjoy here and there, but your I enjoy consistently. Nevertheless, I rarely save them. The continuity, I guess, makes it all or nothing. But the sequence in today’s strip represents the exception. I have often saved out the “romance” strips. I have enjoyed this theme particularly, and she is a toon easy on the eyes (my wife didn’t like it when I saved Jessica Rabbit toons, but Toni is OK). From that preface to my point. You do book reprints, which I do appreciate, but they are usually annuals complete. The build up of this romance and relationship has been interspersed with unrelated themes and gags, which has diluted the storyline. I wish you would consider, at some point, putting out a reprint book with solely this story. I’d buy multiple copies and give them out. Thanks for what you do.

  3. Bruce Skidmore commented on Betty almost 4 years ago

    Just to let you know … I printed today’s & yesterday’s strips on either side of some cardstock to make a bookmark for a friend of mine who always gets jigsaw puzzles for Christmas. I think you have a great strip, and wish it could be commercialized more. I wrote you not long ago about reprint books, and you said it wasn’t commercially feasible. I recently bought the latest Beardo book, and honestly, if Dougherty can do it, I don’t get why you can’t, even if you had a bad experience once. Thanks for the strip, in any case.

  4. Bruce Skidmore commented on 2 Cows and a Chicken almost 4 years ago

    I understand the lady being pulled left, toward the closet, the window curtains, the tipped plant, and maybe the dog outside on a leash (with no collar?). But the closet door NOT being pulled shut, and the guy being pulled OUT the front door? Does this black hope repel some things/people?

  5. Bruce Skidmore commented on B.C. about 4 years ago

    September 18th happens to be my wife’s (Linda’s) birthday. Good timing guys. I printed a large copy for her with the note: “They’re talking about you!” and used it as the card for my gift. Thanks very much. And although I doubt I could afford it, I can’t refrain from asking – How much would it cost me to buy the original art, with a similar dedication?

  6. Bruce Skidmore commented on The Buckets over 4 years ago

    Not a comment on this strip, but “The Buckets” as a whole. I wanted to get my daughter-in-law, a non-comic reader, a book of cartoons as a gift, and considered the very many strips I enjoy, to find what I thought was the best. (I got her husband, my son, a couple of Citizen Dog books.) I think The Buckets is the best drawn and written family strip around, but I’m going to have to get something else I guess. Scott Stantis got a book out of the strip after writing it for 5 years, and Greg has nothing to show for 12 years? I really think Greg’s stuff is better than Scott’s. I guess I’m going to have to go buy a Baby Blues (TONS of books) or an Adam@Home (several books), but don’t have the little kid teenager mix I would really prefer. ZITS is fantastic, but no small kids. I don’t know what the circulation is, I’m sure it’s good, but wouldn’t it be even better if fans could share it with might-become-fans? So I guess this is a complaint and a request. Please roll the presses.

  7. Bruce Skidmore commented on Bo Nanas over 4 years ago

    I must disagree with Mr. Moore. Some of the classic strips have been observations on life. As one example I cite Milt Gross’s Count Screwloose, in which the Count would often escape the asylum merely to observe the insanity outside. It was a wonderful but under-appreciated strip, as this of Mr. Kovaleski. My only regret is that it was not appreciated sufficiently to be continued. Thank you John for putting out the book.

  8. Bruce Skidmore commented on Alley Oop over 4 years ago

    Please, please, PLEASE, get more action in this strip. I will perhaps always read it because I remember the great strips of the 40’s and 50’s, but look at Rip Haywire today. Action in every panel. If Rip’s plotline were in Alley Oop, they’d talk for 2-3 weeks about how they were going to dig him out of the snow.

  9. Bruce Skidmore commented on Ten Cats over 4 years ago

    THANK YOU! I expressed a comment, somewhat like carandken just did, only much longer, a few days ago. I was waiting for the strip to go somewhere. But I see today’s as a step forward (sorry carandken). If the cats step out of ordinary catdom (I think here especially of 2 Cows and a Chicken), you’ve got me. Since Annie doesn’t know, it’s like a secret identity for the cats. Especially if Annie later turns out to have an ironically related secret identity (a la Perry the Platypus in Phineas and Ferb) you’ll really have something going. Today’s strip excites me to hang in there while you crank this up. Thanks.

  10. Bruce Skidmore commented on Ten Cats over 4 years ago

    I was really looking forward to this strip when it was begun, mostly because I thought the art style was just right. And I don’t mean to be impatient, as I expect that character development will take a while (although so far all we’ve seen are Annie, Chesney, & Oliver. But 12 days in I’m still wondering if this strip is going to have something to say. Is it just “the trials of cat owners”? This is only part of the gag-bag for Garfield, Arlo & Janis, 9 Chickweed Lane, and other strips with cats. Unless we get something different going here soon – different characters, different personalities, a storyline other than a gag-a-week – I am afraid this strip isn’t biting off enough to make it, despite the nice art style.