Sole Mate

 

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This was another raucous week of hate mail and negative comments over one of my cartoons with an overtly political message, which I’ll discuss later in this post. I hesitate to call them “political comics” because I’m not an editorial cartoonist and my cartoons are not in the style of typical editorial cartoons. As I’ve mentioned before, cartoons are sold to newspapers as either “funny” or “editorial”, and those of us in the “funny” category are expected to stay away from heavily political¬†content. In 99% of my comics over my 33-year career, I’ve kept to that rule but the absurdity of our current president and his administration have inspired and compelled me to an occasional political cartoon.
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Books Death Nicety

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It is sad that online bookstores have nearly completely run small, independently owned bookstores out of business. It is sad, but is the way of the world and not much can be done about it. I encourage people to buy my books from bookstores, but most do not. It’s just too damned easy to buy them online and have them show up in your mailbox. I wonder if there will be a day when there are no stores left open, other than clothing stores where you need to know exactly how something fits before you buy it. But I’ve even bought eyeglasses online, although I think I may have measured the distance between my eyes wrong. I have to cross my eyes to get the vision exactly right, or hold the glasses a few inches from my face. Serves me right for trying to save a few bucks. (Sigh) (more…)