As my health has completely returned and since it is almost the end of the year I thought I would catch you up on a few things that are coming.
First, yes, the beloved character, Bo Lumpkin, will remain. I will keep him as Bo told me he wanted. As he has been in my strips. I contacted a few fellow cartoonist who knew Bo and it was unanimous. We all knew how much Bo loved being in the strips and the kick he got out of it. He will gently live on in my cartoons. :)
Next, for the month of December I will be running a little of a web cartoon I did YEARS ago, Blue Number 7. This will give me time to buffer some new strips and to make some changes. Changes to the characters and to the website itself. If you haven’t noticed (in the upper right corner) I have changed publishing the comic to Tuesdays and Thursdays. You should see a small change in how the characters look also.
Next, look for a children’s book coming out soon from Three Dog Comics. I am betting you will love it. ALSO, look for the next Life On 66 book coming out the first of 2014. This one will be in color!
Last, I have reduced the Amazon Kindle version of the 1st book, Life On 66:The Whole Shebang to $5. You can get it by clicking HERE.
A few moments ago I learned the passing of my good friend and fellow cartoonist/humorist, Bo Lumpkin.
If you are a reader of Life On 66 you would have seen the Bo character that I created, with the real Bo’s permission, in many strips. His honest humor and gentle wit were warm beacons in this troubled world. I will miss my catfish buddy greatly.
I have been God-awfully sick the last five days and I guess I am not going to be better any time soon. It is all I can do to get out of bed and hit the bathroom. And sometimes…well…thank you Depends. You make a fine product. Least to say I am unable to sit at the drawing board for any length of time. Also, I just do not feel funny right now.
So here is where you can help. I am looking for anyone to send in any drawings for Life On 66. Use my characters, your characters or just make some up. You get to create your own strip.
I would like 300 dpi but use what you want. It can be I any format (jpg, gif, etc) color or B&W.
Now if you place a copyright tag on your strip I will need a small note giving me permission to use it.
So, hows ’bout it? Help a lineman out?
Send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week I drew a comic that had Stanley picking up White Castle hamburgers. I do that because I love those little burgers. Always have…always will and so will my Life On 66 characters. This was the third time I mentioned his love of the sliders and this week White Caste tweeted my comic. I thought that was wonderful and was very proud. TODAY, a FedEx truck stopped and delivered a box that was from White Castle. And in that box was a treasure trove of goodies. T-shirt, hat, big coffee mug, travel mug, key chain, magnet, ink pen, car freshener, a book on their history, coupons for free hamburgers that will last me for months…AND…a very nice hand written note from them telling me how much they liked my comic. And just when I thought I could not love those sliders and that company any more than I already have…WOW.