Husband of Shelley Pleger, the artist doing ink & letters for Dick Tracy.
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! If we had the Commander in Chief reading off the names of those lost to “The Invisible Enemy” from the front page of The NY Times, THAT would be memorable. He will, of course, go golfing instead.
OK, political rant over.
How do you feel about how Shelley inks your Edison? (Please remember Shelley is my wife before commenting)
Hmm… Don’t see Jenner commenting today. Oh wait. he did! https://www.docrat.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/DR3479-2048×655.png
I just gotta throw this out there.
I’m surprised no one has mentioned Belle during this entire debate. She was Broadways partner after all, until his betrayal. Did she partner up with Black Piranha and Cinnamon Knight as Willa Scarlett again? I like her character. I also don’t see Sprocket Nitrate mentioned. Another character who is semi reformed, although she is a murderer, but it was obviously self defense.
I am not sick, I am just taking time away from work due to Covid-19. I guess I should have phrased it better. I am on Medical leave (that is what they told me to use) due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Better than being unemployed at least, although it is unpaid leave. Just glad I can afford to do it. Many of my co-workers are still at work because they can’t. Not a big fan of the measures my work place is using, although they are at least using some.
It was on the evening news. Had a reporter talking to a boy about 13 or 14 years old about how he and a couple of his friends saw him come down and rushed over to find him “cut in half”. I was about the same age at the time. The second time in my life where I could honestly say, “I was just talking to him.” First time was a new friend of mine who committed suicide the day after I visited his house for the first time. He actually showed me the gun he later used to kill himself. It was in a drawer in the kitchen dining area. He asked me if I wanted to hold it. I didn’t. He was found the next day in an empty field a few blocks away. On gunshot to the head. I am currently on Covid-19 medical leave from work. I heard that one of our supervisors passed away while I have been gone. Not Covid related. He was a nice guy. Saw him on the last day I was at work. Won’t be a public funeral of course. Really sucks.
I can’t look at a gyro-copter and not remember the tragedy that happened in my youth, I think mid 70’s. A good friend of my fathers was a gyro-copter pilot and had just built his newest kit. He was going to take it out for a test flight and invited my dad to come watch. I tagged along cause it would be cool to see it take off and fly around. We went to the College on the weekend and he used the parking lot as his runway. He took off and flew around a few times then took off to the west towards some of the classier wealthy homes. That was the last time I ever saw him. The shaft supporting the main blade snapped and it spun down and sliced him in half. He crashed and was found by some local kids. This was long before cell phones. We waited a long time for him, dad got worried, and called his wife The police showed up. It was pretty tragic.
Shelley and I actually suggested a Pig on Wheels idea to Mike Curtis. It involved his character Blackjack who is a sort of vigilante for justice, discovering a fraud scheme that a local charity is running using an armored car at a local mall that is made up to look like a giant piggy bank. Blackjack steals it and is pursued in a chase by Tracy as the money comes flying out of the back of the Pig on Wheels. It was an idea. He didn’t go with it. I still think it would have gotten a lot of you to laugh a lot.