I am thrilled and honored to be invited by amazing cartoonist Hilary Price to be a guest cartoons for a week for her nationally syndicated comic strip "Rhymes with Orange."
Seeing my comic 2 slots down from Garfield in the New York Post sent me right over the top.
Garfield was the reason I wanted to be a cartoonist. When I was a young and very dorky kid, I pored over each and every Garfield book. I wasn't just reading them, I was studying them. I wanted to know everything I could about drawing cartoons.
Rhymes with Orange Guest Week Day 1: Swivl
I've put together enough Ikea furniture for this to be a self portrait. Sometimes the directions and that allen wrench simply aren't enough. There has to be an easier way.
Rhymes with Orange Guest Week Day 2: Butterfly Therapy
Sometimes people change and sometimes people transform.
Rhymes with Orange Guest Week Day 3: The Tortoise and the Hair Extensions
A modern fable. With all of the celebrities that have fake hair [fake eyelashes/fake tans/fake noses] why not the Tortoise? Whatever it takes to get ahead. [pun intended, of course.]
Rhymes with Orange Guest Week Day 4: Early Scrabble
My original thought was "original Words with Friends" but Scrabble seems to be more universal. Before cardboard was invented, they had to play somewhere.
Rhymes with Orange Guest Week Day 5: Location, Location, Location
Realtors around the globe know that it's not the size of your castle, it's where you put it that counts.
Rhymes with Orange Guest Week Day 6: $50 for the Trunk
True story. I was booking my way to Miami via Spirit Airlines and found a great ticket for a hundred bucks. After they proceeded to charge me for everything--including fuel and any type of baggage whether I carried it on or checked it, the final ticket price was close to $200.
Rhymes with Orange Guest Week Day 7: Noah's Family
It seems like most cars, trucks and minivans here in suburbia have these little stick figure stickers of the contents of the vehicle. Three kids, two cats, a dog. I thought Noah should have some for his vessel indicating his family: himself and two of every animal.
What a surprise it was to see a recent Greenwich Time article on the front page of the paper! I knew it was coming out on Thursday but had no idea it would be a feature story.
GHS Grad Achieves Dream on the Funny Pages
Another amazing Reuben Awards has come and gone. This year it was in Pittsburgh, PA.
Around the city, I was able to visit the Andy Warhol museum, the Carnegie Musuem of Art and Natural History [which had an amazing collection] and walk to shops and restaurants near the hotel.
The Toonseum did an amazing job of putting together a collection of art from past Reuben award winners with originals from Bill Waterson, Charles Schultz, Gary Larson, Gary Trudeau, Jim Davis and many more.
I happily found some fellow cartoonist runners who were willing to brave the chilly morning and have a fun run around the city, over the bridges and along the water.
Jason Chatfield did an amazing job as MC for the awards event ahd the Roaring 20's party was a blast. We all fit in perfectly in the newly renovated Speakeasy bar which looked just like something out of the 20's.
And now some pics!