I love them too. I did get a bit spooked one morning when one was marching back and forth for several hours at the end of our driveway, just staring at the house… a little Hitchcockian, lol.
Reminds me of when I saw firsthand how starlings are also mimics. One spring a bad storm went through our neighborhood. The summer was filled with the sounds of circular saws and hammering. For several years after we had starlings who would sit on the wires and sing “knock, knock, knock, knock, whirrrrrrrrrrrrr” over and over. It was wonderful.
This might have been the darkest strip.
nod, me too! sometimes I go over to her etsy just to check she didn’t sneak something on there, and mostly just to remember what it was like and reread notes we exchanged, nostalgic smile. I managed to get a couple of very nice things at the xmas sale. It was a wonderful Christmas for some folks in my circle, happy smile. I hope she will do it again this year, but I will probably keep watching from the sidelines, since Georgia is all about trying to spread the joy around, bless her heart, and I have my dream pieces for now…. at least that is what my best intentions are telling me… lol.
But he will be “in disguise.” lol.
Before the great “Climbing Puck” printing problem, and back when she had enough time (ha!), Georgia offered a dozen or so signed BCN prints through her Etsy shop, including a few limited editions for fundraisers or special announcements. She also had amazing non-BCN originals for sale, including several early raccoon paintings. A lot of folks might not be aware yet there is a fine arts degree underpinning BCN, her skill with watercolors is part of what makes it stand out so much from other comics. I was very lucky to “re-home” what I could, but I loved just visiting her etsy just to wander around whenever I needed a break or cheering up.
And I believe a fan owns this illustration! I seem to recall it was offered during one of her rare etsy or charity sales.
Poignant 10 years later with the crash of the bird population in the news this week that has happened since this was first published. It was a silent summer in some places, A Silent Spring is now not far behind, heartbreaking.
Wow, Le’letha great memory! I finally found it way back on May 21, Mailman First Contact! (great chance to cruise back through all faboo strips since, though)
Go Tatulli! Loving this series!