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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 2 hours ago on That is Priceless

    /// Many lads’ ideal shape for a lass

    is a figure that’s called “hourglass.”

    Large bust and a small waist

    aren’t to Henrik’s taste.

    He likes pear-shape girls with a big åss.

  2. about 2 hours ago on That is Priceless

    /// Henrik had a big speech to prepare.

    Some quotations would give it some flair.

    Juul said Bartletts, that’s where!

    You’ll find every quote there.

    He now thinks she did not mean the pear.

  3. about 3 hours ago on That is Priceless

    I am happy to have contributed to your decision to post more responses here. Happily there are no rules beyond the Comment Policy about what to post. My unsolicited opinion is that we should all build upon our strengths and write what gives us pleasure. I enjoy your long-form prose fantasies, which have inspired me to try my hand at that format some time. And if you are moved to contribute one-liners, limericks or other poems, or any other type of comment, no one among our regular readers will object or critique your style.

  4. about 8 hours ago on That is Priceless

    Her response:

    /// “I know now we ought never have married.

    You pay no heed to how I’ve been harried.

    You forget how I cried

    when our first puppy died,

    which I bought the fifth time I miscarried.”

  5. about 9 hours ago on That is Priceless

    Smoke and mirrors. ;>)

    Seriously, thanks for the wonderful complement, PraiseofFolly. Though I’m sure your question was rhetorical, I’ll answer it anyway.

    I’ve been writing here for over a year and the technical matters of rhyme, alliteration, and meter have no doubt benefitted from practice and observing the work of others. I am also a bit of a perfectionist and will usually revise and polish most comments a bit before posting them, and I will abandon those I can’t fix. The jokes and puns come from the way my brain works, and from the many sources which influenced my sense of humor. But let’s not forget the other commenters who have been doing what I do daily for so many years more, and, of course, Steve Melcher’s consistently excellent captions every day.

  6. 1 day ago on That is Priceless
    /// Mr. Edwards perused his wife’s drawing.

    It is clear, at her mind something’s gnawing.

    Edwin calmly reviewed

    her self-portrait (a nude).

    Did he like it? (Just hemming and hawing.)

    /// His response, long delayed, didn’t cheer her.

    “It resembles you, but should be clearer.

    It looks unreal because

    you’ve omitted your flaws.

    Try again, but, this time, use a mirror.”

  7. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    Or, as Ishmael wrote: Sultan of Squat.

  8. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// Her death warrant he couldn’t write out,

    nor to order it done with a shout.

    He wouldn’t announce it

    for he couldn’t pronounce it.

    Not her tales, but her name foiled the lout.

  9. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// Her long-winded tales would result in

    Scheherazade daily exultin’

    that the Sultan was fooled.

    She’s alive and bejeweled.

    Makes her livin’ by doin’ “Con Sultan.”

  10. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// Though his cushion is placed where it’s shady,

    Fido’s sad, and the Sultan’s afraid he

    might whimper or bite

    in the middle of night.

    They both crave the soft warmth of the lady.