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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

Pirate Mike

Pirate Mike

By Brad Perri
Shoecabbage

Shoecabbage

By Teresa Burritt and David Stanford
Ask a Portly Syndicate Person

Ask a Portly Syndicate Person

By J. Francis Glynn
Brian McFadden

Brian McFadden

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
Ballard Street

Ballard Street

By Jerry Van Amerongen
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans
Fat Cats

Fat Cats

By Charlie Podrebarac
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. 23 minutes ago on Fat Cats

    I’m kinda surprised his bazillion dollar salary and obviously slavish devotion aren’t enough for her.

     

    I guess she’s either more ethical than I thought, more hung up on true romance than she looks…

    … or really dumb.

     

    Since she wanted to eject Leo while he was driving her on the Coast Highway….

    I’m kinda leaning towards “dumb.”

    But you never know.

  2. about 1 hour ago on Ballard Street

    Thanks… but see the one I just substituted for it in my above reply to Liverlips.

    Each has different elements of Stel’s.

    I think they both copied her.

  3. about 1 hour ago on Ballard Street
    I mentioned, above, that I’ve been distracted tonight…

     

    It’s due to a large wildfire burning just beyond one of the oldest, most settled parts of the city.

    Last night it raged through an upscale senior housing development a couple of miles east.

    Firefighters battled all night, saving as many houses as they could, but some were lost.

     

    It’s a scenario that seems impossible…

    everything just outside the eastern city limit has been evacuated, including a big state park, and two large city parks…

    If it creeps any closer, it’ll burn areas that haven’t seen fire in the nearly 200 year existence of Santa Rosa.

    A lot of them, marked into numbered sections on a map, are under what they call “evacuation warning” …

    “You don’t have to leave yet, but be prepared in case we tell your section to go.”

     

    That includes neighborhoods established in the 19th century, plus our earliest suburban type development… WWII era… and the oldest shopping center in Santa Rosa.

    By European or Asian standards those are still in infancy… but in California, they set the tone of a city.

     

    Now, don’t get worried about my personal safety…

    as I’ve said before, I don’t live in one of the more heavily treed parts of town that fires are looking to gobble up,

    or up in the windy hills they like to run through.

     

    But when I smelled heavy smoke… I should say heavier smoke, about 6 pm, and went outside…

    (yes, the opposite of what you’re supposed to do, I know… )

    the sky was yellow, and everything was sprinkled with ash…

    it had dusted my car’s windshield, and settled on the wiper blades like a light snowfall.

     

    Smoke from other directions has been in the air for days,

    and though we’re in the middle of a predicted heatwave…. 101° Sunday… the ash layer has kept it 10° cooler.

    Till about midnight I was getting text alerts and updates.

    It’s all a bit spooky.

  4. about 2 hours ago on Ballard Street

    Plastic is like that.

  5. about 2 hours ago on Ballard Street

    Thank you, Liverlips!

    What we have here is a mystery… abetted by the fact that I’ve been feeling more than a little distracted tonight.

     

    I looked at about 4,387,003 (give or take) posters for this film, trying to see whether those copydog humans ever “borrowed” Stel’s art.

    I ended up finding THIS one… which is what I intended to post.

     

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51rJLrLBg9L._AC_.jpg

     

    The Hunchback in that one is NOT a half-human creature;

    and the large face looming over the upper left is what led me to say that they’d plastered some human woman all over it.

     

    But the image was smaller than I wanted, and the URL so long I had trouble getting it to post.

    Back to search… and search… and I finally thought I found a larger copy.

    It was late… as I said, I was distracted…. and it listed the same stars…

     

    It was only when I tested my post that I thought… “Wow, I never noticed that strange creature…”

    so I added something about him to my comment.

    But I didn’t even realise till you said something that it was a different poster….

     

    One with a different hunchback… and also without the woman’s face in the corner.

    I was concentrating so hard on matching Stel’s work…

    I never noticed the missing words, either…

     

    I just now searched again…

    and finally, I found a better link to the first poster…

    (the one contained in this post.)

    But the funny thing is… this one doesn’t have the word “Hunchback” on it either!

     

    Apparently, I failed to notice that TWICE.

    Thanks for pointing it out.

     

    Now I’m curious….

    Cos it shows the stars of the movie….

    which was absolutely called “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

    What’s going on?

    Knowing me, I’ll probably try to find out.
  6. about 6 hours ago on Ballard Street

    Welcome, everybody!

    Time to post our comments on another beautiful poster by StelBel….

    in the *September 29th 2020 “CLEO and COMPANY”*

     on Sherpa….

    http://www.comicssherpa.com/site/feature?uc_comic=cscwy

      

    “The Hunchbasset of Notre Dame”

    What a stirring tail!

    All the passion and glory, excitement and pathos, you expect from a novel by Victor Hound….

    brought to life by some of the premier basset talent of its day.

    Charles L’arfton, at the height of his powers…. portraying obsession and woe like no other.

    Maureen O’Bark…. enchanting as ever, and able to stir the hearts of the most jaded.

      

    And rising above it all, more imposing than mere scenery…

    the beautiful cathedral itself…. an enduring monument to artistic and spiritual vision….

    which we see here in its glory days…

    and are reminded of all the energy and effort going into its recovery nowadays….

    And that horrible fire, a few short years ago, which by sheer luck didn’t completely destroy it.

      

    The humans (of course) tried in several different ways to copy Stel’s poster….

    this one is as close as I could find to hers, but falls short.

    They saw the pink colorization of the cathedral, so they colored theirs red…

    They didn’t have Maureen O’Bark, so they spoiled it by plastering some human woman all over it, hoping to make her seem as captivating.

     

    And what the heck is that half human creature?

    Were they trying to make up for not having an actual basset hound?

    It’s a Victor Hound novel, not a horror flick!

     http://images4.static-bluray.com/products/20/20374_2_large.jpg

      

     

  7. about 24 hours ago on Jane's World

    Dixie has never been known to act like a person who’s asking for a favor.

  8. 1 day ago on CowTown

    You say “tomato”…

    and I say “Not any more.”

    Let’s call the whole thing off.

  9. 1 day ago on Fat Cats

    It kinda looks like Leo’s driving on CA Highway 1 again…

    2 narrow lanes, 200-300 feet above the ocean on the west.

    Heading southbound, you’re driving in the outside lane… which puts you incredibly close to the cliff,

    Her Highness Ms. Kitkavitch isn’t too bright, if she wants to eject the driver!

  10. 1 day ago on Ballard Street

    I think Connie’s question is still valid.

    Poor little hanging lamp…. it’s trying hard to shed some light on the situation, but it’s kind of a dim bulb.

     

    I’ve kinda got a question of my own…

    Following Cliff’s presumed steps, in the creation of his hanger hammock….

    We start with a hanger hooked over the light socket.

    From there, we hook a hanger into that hanger…

    then one into that hanger… one after another till we reach the floor, or as low as we care to go.

     

    If we try to keep going till it comes up on the other side, we can never let go, or gravity is against us.

    The hangers won’t just… well… hang there, on their own, upside down.

    So instead we start again, at the top. on the other side…

    a fresh hanger hanging from the hanger hanging off the light, and successive hangers, one at a time, hanging off each of those..

    till we reach the bottom again.

     

    We’re trying to make a loop, one side of which will go against Cliff’s legs, the other, his head and back…

    meeting, one might surmise, at the floor… or at his… um.. his ample posterior

     

    But what is happening THERE??

    The hooks of the bottom two hangers, one on each side of his bottom, both point upwards.

    I see no sign of a way that he joined them together on the flat sides.

    No wire, no tape…

    So is the loop incomplete?

    Is that why his butt is on the floor?

     

    I don’t want to get hung up in this hanger technology…

    but inquiring minds are kinda stuck.