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Born on the shortest day of '47 in southern CA. At six I moved east to B’klyn. Grew up reading comics in NY papers (Journal American/World Journal Tribune; Daily News & Mirror on Sundays). In my 20's I created and drew a comic strip to submit to several syndicates. It was (perhaps wisely) rejected by all the reputable ones. Unique back then, now it would be described as similar to “Eek!” Worked as a High School teacher of Speech & Theater until "excessed" after a few years. Then joined a multinational accounting/consulting firm and eventually created their first in-house Graphics Department. After 32 years I was offered a retirement package I couldn't refuse. My wife retired at about the same time and we happily spent our free time with friends and family, going to a lot of plays and musicals, visiting museums, and traveling around the country and the world. And then came COVID-19. And I discovered GoComics (and a love of limericks).

Comics I Follow

9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
That is Priceless

That is Priceless

By Steve Melcher
Bozo

Bozo

By Foxo Reardon
Basic Instructions

Basic Instructions

By Scott Meyer
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
The Comic Strip That Has A Finale Every Day

The Comic Strip That Has A Finale Every Day

By John "Scully" Scully
Dilbert Classics

Dilbert Classics

By Scott Adams
Liberty Meadows

Liberty Meadows

By Frank Cho
Scary Gary

Scary Gary

By Mark Buford
Doonesbury

Doonesbury

By Garry Trudeau
Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes

By Bill Watterson
Non Sequitur

Non Sequitur

By Wiley Miller
Origins of the Sunday Comics

Origins of the Sunday Comics

By Peter Maresca
Little Nemo

Little Nemo

By Winsor McCay
The Upside Down World of Gustave Verbeek

The Upside Down World of Gustave Verbeek

By Gustave Verbeek
Mutt & Jeff

Mutt & Jeff

By Bud Fisher
Skippy

Skippy

By Percy Crosby
Nancy Classics

Nancy Classics

By Ernie Bushmiller
Back to B.C.

Back to B.C.

By Johnny Hart
B.C.

B.C.

By Mastroianni and Hart
Wizard of Id Classics

Wizard of Id Classics

By Parker and Hart
9 Chickweed Lane Classics

9 Chickweed Lane Classics

By Brooke McEldowney
Pibgorn

Pibgorn

By Brooke McEldowney
Big Nate: First Class

Big Nate: First Class

By Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
Lio

Lio

By Mark Tatulli
Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy

By Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger
Annie

Annie

By Jay Maeder and Alan Kupperberg
Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

By Jim Scancarelli
Alley Oop

Alley Oop

By Jonathan Lemon and Joey Alison Sayers
For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

By Lynn Johnston
Rose is Rose

Rose is Rose

By Don Wimmer and Pat Brady
Cathy Commiserations

Cathy Commiserations

By Cathy Guisewite
Jane's World

Jane's World

By Paige Braddock
The Martian Confederacy

The Martian Confederacy

By Paige Braddock and Jason McNamara
Brewster Rockit

Brewster Rockit

By Tim Rickard
Eek!

Eek!

By Scott Nickel
Tom the Dancing Bug

Tom the Dancing Bug

By Ruben Bolling
Super-Fun-Pak Comix

Super-Fun-Pak Comix

By Ruben Bolling
Lay Lines

Lay Lines

By Carol Lay
Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine

By Stephan Pastis
Ballard Street

Ballard Street

By Jerry Van Amerongen
Red Meat

Red Meat

By Max Cannon
Wondermark

Wondermark

By David Malki
Deep Dark Fears

Deep Dark Fears

By Fran Krause
Tarzan

Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Kliban

Kliban

By B. Kliban
Kliban's Cats

Kliban's Cats

By B. Kliban
Last Kiss

Last Kiss

By John Lustig
The Daily Drawing

The Daily Drawing

By Lorie Ransom
F Minus

F Minus

By Tony Carrillo
Free Range

Free Range

By Bill Whitehead
Junk Drawer

Junk Drawer

By Ellis Rosen
The K Chronicles

The K Chronicles

By Keith Knight
The Knight Life

The Knight Life

By Keith Knight
Looks Good on Paper

Looks Good on Paper

By Dan Collins
Mannequin on the Moon

Mannequin on the Moon

By Ian Boothby and Pia Guerra
Medium Large

Medium Large

By Francesco Marciuliano
Unstrange Phenomena

Unstrange Phenomena

By Ed Allison
Warped

Warped

By Michael Cavna
Two Party Opera

Two Party Opera

By Brian Carroll
Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen

Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Chip Bok

Chip Bok

Chris Britt

Chris Britt

Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell

Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger

Matt Davies

Matt Davies

John Deering

John Deering

Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

By Al Goodwyn
Bob Gorrell

Bob Gorrell

Walt Handelsman

Walt Handelsman

Phil Hands

Phil Hands

Joe Heller

Joe Heller

Clay Jones

Clay Jones

Kevin Kallaugher

Kevin Kallaugher

By KAL
Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

Kevin Necessary Editorial Cartoons

Kevin Necessary Editorial Cartoons

By Kevin Necessary
Mike Lester

Mike Lester

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Gary Markstein

Gary Markstein

M2Bulls

M2Bulls

By Marty Two Bulls Sr.
Brian McFadden

Brian McFadden

Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman

Henry Payne

Henry Payne

Joel Pett

Joel Pett

Ted Rall

Ted Rall

Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

Marshall Ramsey

Marshall Ramsey

Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

Drew Sheneman

Drew Sheneman

Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis

Dana Summers

Dana Summers

Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

Matt Wuerker

Matt Wuerker

ViewsAmerica

ViewsAmerica

By CartoonArts International
Views of the World

Views of the World

By CartoonArts International
Truth Facts

Truth Facts

By Wulff & Morgenthaler

Recent Comments

  1. about 11 hours ago on That is Priceless

    /// Seven people are Sewing the Sail

    into clothing that’s massive in scale.

    A ship’s captain in Spain

    made his bride’s gown and train

    from a spinnaker. (Bride was a whale.)

    /// The amount of fine lace she’d have needed

    for a gown would have greatly exceeded

    what the Cap could afford.

    He had sailors on board.

    “Bring me canvas,” the groom-to-be pleaded.

    /// Although rough and thick, sailcloth is white.

    Both the gown and long train looked all right.

    But the veil was opaque

    forcing bridegroom to make

    two round eyeholes restoring her sight.

    /// She had wanted to walk down the aisle

    in the best matrimonial style,

    but her butt was too wide

    to march down side-by-side,

    so they all had to go single file.

  2. about 17 hours ago on That is Priceless

    /// She was wearing the Madame’s perfume.

    The few candles could not cut the gloom.

    Soon his Lordship’s attack

    had the maid on her back.

    In three months, Madame had her next groom.

  3. about 17 hours ago on That is Priceless

    /// When Lord Grey came to call the next week,

    they relied on a time-worn technique.

    Tea with strong rum was laced;

    his eyeglasses “misplaced,”

    and young Bridget, in black, didn’t speak.

  4. about 17 hours ago on That is Priceless

    /// There’d been rumors about the late master.

    Siobhan told Bridget how he’d harassed her.

    It was said Madame lied

    about how he had died.

    Bridget played the part Madame had cast her.

  5. about 18 hours ago on That is Priceless

    /// Madame stared into Bridget’s green eyes.

    “It appears that we wear the same size.

    I have suitors with needs.

    Put on my ‘widow’s weeds’

    and we’ll give old Lord Grey a surprise.”

  6. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// The new serving girl heard her decree:

    “Set two places for Afternoon Tea.

    Place the newspaper there

    on my late husband’s chair,

    and pour rum in the cup served to me.”

  7. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// In their youth she won Stanislaw’s heart.

    They shared interests in theatre and art.

    But as soon as they merged

    what they wanted diverged,

    until now they are both Poles apart.

  8. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// To pay for his many romances,

    Stanislaw concentrates on finances.

    Hopes to mortgage their house.

    Thinks he’s fooling his spouse,

    but she reads him, with insightful glances.

  9. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// Stanislaw was convinced he’d succeed

    at obtaining her half of the deed.

    His wife shortly would sign

    her name there. Bottom line?

    Wife Maria had not learned to read.

  10. 2 days ago on That is Priceless

    /// Insane hatreds, it seems, never die.

    They “stand back;” when time’s ripe— multiply.

    These days truth’s no impedance

    for the mobs who give credence

    to “free speech” tweets by some well-known guy.