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Fotographical Friday: Splitch

January 26, 2018

I’ve given up a lot of my toys to my kid. But not this one. (A gift from Chuch Gamble.)

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Placemat-Exquisite-Corpse * Week with Kriota Willberg and R Sikoryak.

December 28, 2017

#3 of 3.

*a drawing, often of a figure, done by multiple people in which no one can see what the others have drawn.

Placemat-Exquisite-Corpse * Week with Kriota Willberg and R Sikoryak.

December 27, 2017

#2 of 3.

*a drawing, often of a figure, done by multiple people in which no one can see what the others have drawn.

Exquisite-Corpse*-Placemat Week with Kriota Willberg and R Sikoryak.

December 26, 2017

#1 of 3.

*a drawing, often of a figure, done by multiple people in which no one can see what the others have drawn.

Hal Mayforth be with you. 

May 4, 2017

FF – Fotographical Friday: Visiting The Larger-than-most Apple

November 11, 2016

In NYC with my grad school bestie cartoonist/anatomist/bioethicist-in-training Kriota Wilberg. 
  

FF – Fotographical Friday: This Old Gazebo

September 9, 2016

  
Hey, remember last week’s FF when I laid down some serious “only comic nerds will care” info? Well, here’s some more. 
These photos are from the same trip to Horseheads, NY, home of early 1900s cartoonist Eugene “Zim” Zimmerman. Last week it was about his house – this week is about the gazebo he designed and built in a public park. If you’re not bored yet, there’s more info at this link:

http://www.horseheadshistorical.com/teal_park.html
  

FF – Fotographical Friday: This Old (Dead Cartoonist’s) House

September 2, 2016

Being a cartoonist, there ain’t a ton of pilgrimages you can take related to your vocation, let alone ones that are close by. But there is one a just few hours from my folks’ house. 
A few weeks ago, as I was driving the six hours tween their house and mine, I decided to take a small detour to Horseheads, NY – home of early 1900s cartoonist Eugene “Zim” Zimmerman. Never heard of him? Back in the day he worked for both Punch and Judge magazine, and even had his own correspondence school! (Exclamation point is for cartooning nerds only. The rest of you civilians can just role your eyes.) 

  
Upon her death, Zim’s daughter left his house and all his artwork to the Horseheads Historical Society. Since this is a small town, the Historical Society has rather limited hours – and the hour I was there was not one of them. But that was ok – I’d been there before. It was just nice to walk around, take a few photos, and suck in the history of those who came before me. 
Here’s a link if you’d like more info:

http://www.horseheadshistorical.com/zim_house.html

Tree-cember 25th

December 25, 2013

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If you didn’t know, today is the birthday of another famous bearded fellow, friend and colleague Rick Stromoski.

Ford Button

December 7, 2010

This is a very wonderful message from Ford Button’s daughter about what I wrote about him here.

John,
I just found this out of the blue…WOW I am crying tears of joy as I write this…Thank you to you and everyone for the wonderful comments on my dad. A day does not go by that I don’t think of him. I miss him so much, but as I look at my children…Oh he lives on with them. John he loved you dearly.. He spoke of you all the time. Your talent, your friendship. He loved to teach. He was the same at home..we had no coloring books..we had to create our own design not color in someones. I am now a preschool teacher and am so blessed to have had parents who gave me so much in support to be my own person. I use the humor with my students as I watched Dad with his..I give hugs just like he did…Dad or Ford(loved his name) was truly a gift to us, who is missed but he is still with us all. He gave us all a little bit of him that we all hold dear in our hearts. God bless you John..this was such a wonderful gift to read and to share…Thank You
Connie Button Liberty