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Farewell and Adieu, AFK E&E

Over the past two years AFK Elixirs & Eatery has been more than my favorite restaurant, favorite bar, and favorite hangout … it’s been my second home. And the people there, from the ownership to the staff to the other regular patrons have been a like a second family. When word came down just a […]

SUMO: RIP Kitanoumi Oyakata (Chairman of the JSA)

In the midst of an exciting and spirited hon-basho [grand tournament], the sumo world is saddened and shaken by the news that on Friday evening (Japan time) the head of the Nihon Sumo Kyokai [Japan Sumo Association], Kitanoumi oyakata, was taken to the hospital and passed away. The cause of death is reported as organ […]

100th Birthday of the Coke Bottle

As I was driving around running errands this morning, I heard a news report about this being the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Coke bottle—that marvel of industrial design, indeed, one of the innovators of modern industrial design. Recognized around the world, you don’t need while letters on a red background, or that […]

FOR SALE: INKtober Drawings

We’re now halfway through the month of October, and likewise the two artistic challenges I’ve been attempting—DRAWlloween and INKtober. I hope you’ve been enjoying the daily illos from me as much as I’ve been enjoying making them. For those who are curious, here’s the process I’ve been using. PENCILS I start by taking a sheet of […]

Safety Stan!

A few months ago, members of CLAW—The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians—were invited to decorate some bicycle helmets that would be auctioned off to raise money for Tacoma’s Downtown On The Go initiative and the CLAW’s Young Artist Scholarship fund. Well, the time for the auctions is here! Click here to see the basic info […]

October Will Be A Challenging Month

Welcome to the spookiest month of the year! Also the month of my birth and many other auspicious occasions! In celebration thereof, I am going attempt not one, not two, but THREE different artist challenges during the month of October WHILE doing a drawing-heavy main project! Can you dig it? 24-Hour Comic Day I actually […]

R.I.P. Yogi Berra

He famously said, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” and now, sadly, for Yogi Berra it is over. The Hall of Fame catcher and manager passed away on Tuesday at the age of 90. The vast majority of his career was spent in a NY Yankee uniform, playing the central role of catcher for the […]

COMICS: Welcome Back to Bloom County

About two months ago, I (along with the entirety of the comics-reading world) was shocked when Berke Breathed announced with very little fanfare that he’d be reviving his seminal (and I don’t use that word lightly) comic strip Bloom County. Reactions varied from disbelief to swooning joy to pointed disinterest. After all, while the daily Bloom […]

Kirby Day!

As I mentioned last week, today would have been Jack “King” Kirby‘s 98th birthday! To celebrate, his granddaughter Jillian has started an organization called Kirby 4 Heroes that is raising funds in the King’s name and donating them to the Hero Initiative (a charity that supports comic book industry veterans who are in need). Lots […]

Seattle Smoke

It’s been a long, dry year here in the Pacific Northwest, and that’s resulted in a horrendous summer of wildfires. Though none of the fires are in the Seattle area, we’ve had the scent of wood smoke in the air for the past couple of days. Here’s a video that shows why … and how […]