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My avatar was drawn for me by rOdd Perry, the artist half of the original BREVITY Comic team ( http://www.gocomics.com/brevity/2011/06/03 ), and is (very) loosely based on a photo of me. Thank you, rOdd! Occasionally, I edit it a bit. Please don't blame rOdd for the hats and hair bows.

Comics I Follow

Ask a Portly Syndicate Person

Ask a Portly Syndicate Person

By J. Francis Glynn
Brian McFadden

Brian McFadden

Fat Cats

Fat Cats

By Charlie Podrebarac
Agnes

Agnes

By Tony Cochran
Brevity

Brevity

By Dan Thompson
The Dinette Set

The Dinette Set

By Julie Larson
Get Fuzzy

Get Fuzzy

By Darby Conley
Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine

By Stephan Pastis
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans
Ballard Street

Ballard Street

By Jerry Van Amerongen
CowTown

CowTown

By Charlie Podrebarac
Breaking Cat News

Breaking Cat News

By Georgia Dunn
Candorville

Candorville

By Darrin Bell
Daddy's Home

Daddy's Home

By Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein
Jane's World

Jane's World

By Paige Braddock
Speed Bump

Speed Bump

By Dave Coverly
Pickles

Pickles

By Brian Crane
Off the Mark

Off the Mark

By Mark Parisi
The Argyle Sweater

The Argyle Sweater

By Scott Hilburn
Loose Parts

Loose Parts

By Dave Blazek
Arlo and Janis

Arlo and Janis

By Jimmy Johnson
Monty

Monty

By Jim Meddick
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Brewster Rockit

Brewster Rockit

By Tim Rickard
Ten Cats

Ten Cats

By Graham Harrop
Pooch Cafe

Pooch Cafe

By Paul Gilligan
Citizen Dog

Citizen Dog

By Mark O'Hare
C'est la Vie

C'est la Vie

By Jennifer Babcock
Working Daze

Working Daze

By John Zakour and Scott Roberts
The Meaning of Lila

The Meaning of Lila

By John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
Andy Capp

Andy Capp

By Reg Smythe
Bliss

Bliss

By Harry Bliss
For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

By Lynn Johnston
Stone Soup

Stone Soup

By Jan Eliot
Betty

Betty

By Gary Delainey and Gerry Rasmussen
Non Sequitur

Non Sequitur

By Wiley Miller
Doonesbury

Doonesbury

By Garry Trudeau
The Fusco Brothers

The Fusco Brothers

By J.C. Duffy
FoxTrot

FoxTrot

By Bill Amend
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By John Graziano
Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes

By Bill Watterson
That is Priceless

That is Priceless

By Steve Melcher
Peanuts

Peanuts

By Charles Schulz
Dilbert Classics

Dilbert Classics

By Scott Adams
Herman

Herman

By Jim Unger
Kliban

Kliban

By B. Kliban
Kliban's Cats

Kliban's Cats

By B. Kliban
On A Claire Day

On A Claire Day

By Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett
MythTickle

MythTickle

By Justin Thompson
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

By Zach Weinersmith
WaynoVision

WaynoVision

By Wayno
Rubes

Rubes

By Leigh Rubin
Frog Applause

Frog Applause

By Teresa Burritt
Wrong Hands

Wrong Hands

By John Atkinson
Lug Nuts

Lug Nuts

By J.C. Duffy
In the Sticks

In the Sticks

By Nathan Cooper
Family Tree

Family Tree

By Signe Wilkinson
Looks Good on Paper

Looks Good on Paper

By Dan Collins
Bloom County 2019

Bloom County 2019

By Berkeley Breathed
Stone Soup Classics

Stone Soup Classics

By Jan Eliot
Origins of the Sunday Comics

Origins of the Sunday Comics

By Peter Maresca
Sylvia

Sylvia

By Nicole Hollander

Recent Comments

  1. about 5 hours ago on Betty

    I know it’s tempting, and sounds almost kind of funny….

    Bur I am so tired of the escalation of ugliness.

     

    We’re all edgy, we’re all cranky…

     

    I’m certainly no saint,

    and I know I’m whistling right into the wind….

    but for what it’s worth…. I vote for holding the line.

    Even one-sidedly … I try to stick up for manners.

  2. about 6 hours ago on CowTown

    The hot new summer shape for 2020, as we emerge from 3 months of staying at home.

  3. about 6 hours ago on Ballard Street

    I don’t know why there’s so much negative speculation surrounding Todd’s sweet gesture for Bitsy…

    I don’t believe the rumors swirling about last Thursday… or the ones about Todd and that …Valerie … from the South Ballard Stop and Shop.

     

    He has just surprised Bitsy with a home made float, on which he proposes that she sit and wave, while he drives her in the Ballard St. 2020 Memorial Day Parade.

    It was postponed from Monday, due to concerns about… well… you know… but that’s all over…

     

    Now Todd and Bitsy are eager to show all of Ballard County that love is indeed lovelier, the second time around…

    or, in Todd’s case, yes, the fourth…

    OK, right… fifth if you count Marcia… but she still married Stewart right after that, so I don’t really think we should.

     

    I mean, what the heck…. Bitsy isn’t exactly the world’s … um… what?

    Right… you’re right.

    Hearsay…. and you know how I hate to gossip, anyway.

     

    Anyway… it’s a beautiful float, isn’t it?

    Any woman would be jealous… so even if that Valerie is watching, she’ll know … oh… right… I said I wouldn’, didn’t I.

    I forgot…

    I think I keep being distracted cos the trailer hitch looks kind of like a happy goldfish hand puppet.

     

    Let’s just find a chair near the grandstand before they’re all gone….

    No, not the bleachers… I like to keep my feet on the ground….

    and we can wave as they go by. It’s so sweet.

  4. about 7 hours ago on Fat Cats

    Mr Jerome! Don’t be so impatient!

    You know testing too early can cause failures…

    You should have just waited for her timer button to pop up.

  5. about 8 hours ago on Ballard Street

    Hello, art lovers and Cleo fans…

    Tonight we visit three disparate works, which have somehow come together as one…

    in the June 2nd  2020 “CLEO and COMPANY” on Sherpa….

     

    A late 19th century oil, by the great post-impressionist painter, Van Gogh….

    A mid-20th century sketch by the renowned Picasso…

    long thought to be a simple pen and black ink drawing….

    but a possible original copy has recently been unearthed, in blue, and has thrown its presumed provenance into question….

     

    and a brilliant 21st century reworking of the two, together(!), by the Queen of Tampering… our own StelBel.

     

    Of course… a work so impressive, especially a basset one, is bound to have imitators…

    jealous of the fame so readily accorded the canines in the worlds of art, music, theater and film.

    Very soon, some unknown human obviously rushed to copy Stelbel….

    plastering a probably unapproved human version of the Picasso over the same Van Gogh…

    and so quickly ,that some parts were left out or shifted in the process.

     

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e2/b8/5f/e2b85f816a033abb788e9976f2ba279f.jpg

     

    And then, flushed with what they perceived as success, the humans got carried away… as humans do…

    plastering that illicit human variation onto other Van Goghs…

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/fa/25/f3/fa25f35f235aafea4e32a4296428326b.jpg

     

    And even, if you can believe it…

    onto merchandise!

    https://i.etsystatic.com/10586478/r/il/2c0a3c/1723348677/il_1588xN.1723348677_5pm4.jpg?w=300

    The nerve!

  6. about 8 hours ago on Ballard Street

    In Monopoly money, I bet.

  7. about 8 hours ago on Ballard Street

    You sure it wasn’t “Mercy!”?

  8. 1 day ago on Fat Cats

    Good job, Leo…. the art of compromise is difficult for a kitty to grasp.

    He sure didn’t learn it from MomCat.

  9. 1 day ago on Agnes

    No quarantine in “Agnes”… after all, it’s a comic world.

     

    But gee… now all the real-life parents who’ve been stressed out from having the kids there all day,

    and having to supervise their schoolwork, while they’re working from home, themselves…

    can… um… have the kids home all day some more…

    with no hope of school starting till maybe August or September.

    Ah… togetherness.

     

    Imagine Grandma being quarantined at home with Agnes every day.

    Yikes.

    Then again, Grandma’s job is in a factory… dunno what kind, but if it’s deemed “essential” she’d be at work anyway.

    Can’t run a machine from home.

     

    I’ve never given much thought to what she’s been doing all along about Agnes every summer…

    After all, Agnes doesn’t age..

    But Ohio in Comics Land is a place much like Ohio was when I lived there, in 1956…

    where a couple of little girls can wander around town all day with no supervision, and little danger.

    Besides, Grandma is resilient… and she loves Agnes.

    She’d cope, like she always does.

     

    PS to Tony… I thanked you on yesterday’s forum for answering.

    But just in case you don’t go back and see it…

    Thanks!

  10. 1 day ago on Agnes

    Thank you, Tony!