Close to Home by John McPherson for December 25, 2020

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    Leojim  almost 2 years ago

    Great idea, how exciting! Even Bleeb likes it.

    Merry Christmas all my Gocomics friends.

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    Strob Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Bobbing for presents.

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    As You Wish (ex Stillfickled) Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    At least Bleeb isn’t tied.

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    whahoppened  almost 2 years ago

    No fair! I can’t find my teeth!

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    whahoppened  almost 2 years ago

    Oops! Gotta go to the bathroom!

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    The Tooninator creator almost 2 years ago

    Hi folks! John McPherson here. I just want to wish you all happy holidays! I really appreciate you tuning in to CTH and especially your ardent support of Bleeb!The little guy often feels alienated, and your concern for him really bolsters his esteem. So, thanks to Liverlips, jr1234, Dobie, JBduncan (you danged Hagueite!), Perkycat, Wongo, Chromosome, Nomad, naslrrom, eromllg, Budman, Wcraft, allen, Comixbomix, Raybarb, Amra, Impkins!, Eddie5192, JackButler, PoDawg, Buckeye, LeoJim, Stillpickled, lightpainter, CrimsonOne, Cuzinron, karpatz, DV1093, UmmeMoose, oakie, doctortoon, vaughn, khmo, BoiseEd, nosirrom, funnypenguins, a movie star, and his wife, the Professor and Mary Ann, here on Gilligan’s Isle! Whoops, wrong song, Dang. Sorry for anyone who I left out! Thanks a ton you guys, and keep those cards and letters coming! Here’s to a much better year than this one we are wrapping up! Cheers!

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    cdward  almost 2 years ago

    Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it! To the rest, a peaceful day!

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    joe piglet Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I had to Google that last name.

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    nosirrom  almost 2 years ago

    Great Idea. And it has the added benefit of being able to floss your teeth while opening your gifts. ;-)

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    jbduncan  almost 2 years ago

    The Tooninator has spoken! Notice what time it was- he may be a vampire!

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    chromosome Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I’ve actually been doing something similar… I dis-assemble the presents and try not to damage the bows or wrapping… it’s kind of like getting a puzzle along with the actual present.

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    davanden  almost 2 years ago

    Today’s cartoon is oddly similar to the one on my Close To Home desk calendar. :) Merry Christmas.

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    Herd of Turtles  almost 2 years ago

    Well I guess it’s all in how you present it.

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    PO' DAWG  almost 2 years ago

    First thing I thought of was the “Drinking Bird” toy.

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    raybarb44  almost 2 years ago

    That might have extend gift opening from 3 minutes to 7 minutes when I was young……

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    Dobie  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    CUT! CUT! CUT! We have to reshoot this scene! The lightings just all wrong and there’s no lights on the Christmas tree! Johnson, get a gaffer to check the circuits, and have a stage hand reset the scene.

    JOHNNN-SON! Why is the alien bug in the tree? He’s supposed to be in the horn case by the girl!

    Um, sir, Mr. McPherson called with a few scene changes. He requested that the bug…a-hem, I mean Mr. Bleeb, be in the Christmas tree… that it would be a little more Christmas-y that way. Um, he also requested that we not give any more bourbon eggnogs to the bug… a-hem, um, Mr. Bleeb, especially after last nights… fiasco involving Mrs. Clause and their um, laundry.

    Hᴇʏ! Sᴛᴀɢᴇ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ!

    I ᴍᴀʏ ᴘʟᴀʏ ᴀ ʜᴀʀᴅ ᴅʀɪɴᴋɪɴɢ, ᴀʟɪᴇɴ ʙᴜɢ ʟᴏᴏᴋɪɴɢ ᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴀ ғᴜɴɴʏ ᴛᴀʟᴋ, ʙᴜᴛ ɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴠᴇʀʏ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ʜᴇᴀʀɪɴɢ! Aɴᴅ ɪ ᴀᴍ sᴜʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ sᴄʀɪᴘᴛ ᴄᴀʟʟᴇᴅ ғᴏʀ ᴍᴇ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ… ᴜᴍ… sɪᴄᴋ… ᴏɴ sᴀɴᴛᴀs ʟᴀᴜɴᴅʀʏ! Tʜᴀᴛs ɪᴛ, ɪ ᴀᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛᴀʟᴇɴᴛ ʜᴇʀᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴡɪʟʟ ɴᴏᴛ ʙᴇ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜɪs ᴡᴀʏ! I ᴀᴍ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴄʀᴀғᴛ sᴇʀᴠɪᴄᴇs ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴀ ᴅʀɪɴᴋ… I ᴍᴇᴀɴ ᴄᴏғғᴇᴇ!

    Johnson! This is falling apart!

    He’ll be back sir… he’ll be back! We still have New Years to drink through, I mean get through.

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    epaphus8  almost 2 years ago

    And that’s how the Thurmboggs all came down with strep throat at the same time.

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    Impkins & Patsnozzle Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    God Bless Us, Every Bleeb! :)

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    Impkins & Patsnozzle Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    And a very Merry Christmas to absent friends. :)

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    spaced man spliff Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    This reminds me of a tribal feast we used to have. The rules: No utensils, hands only. No feeding oneself, you had to ask someone to feed you. Finally, no articulate speech, only grunts. I’d point to my mouth and sound like a gorilla. It was fun, those days BC (before COVID). Merry (insert holiday here).

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    vjorgensen54  almost 2 years ago

    love the comic strip. merry xmas and keep it coming!

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    The Tooninator creator almost 2 years ago

    Thanks gang! I really appreciate you all congregating here and it warms my heart that you have become this little online community talking among yourselves. If you care to, swing by my Facebook page, at facebook.com/closetohomefans I get into the genesis behind particular cartoons, how I come up with ideas, how I started drawing, and other boring stuff! Seriously, I would love to see some of you there, as Im planning on doing caption contests now and then to generate a bit more reader interaction. Come swing by!

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    DennisMiddlebrooks  almost 2 years ago

    But who will unite them?

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    WCraft Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Which was all fine and dandy until they came to the package with the live, pet hedge-hog…

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    dawnsterner59  almost 2 years ago

    <3

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    dawnsterner59  almost 2 years ago

    Your comics are awesome! Bleeb is a rock star in his own right! Here’s looking forward to 2021!!

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    geese28  almost 2 years ago

    Oooh looks like fun

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