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Boo-boo? There’s An App for That!

“Mom, I have a boo-boo on my feener!” Toddlers and preschoolers have a lot of interesting—if not always decipherable—ways to describe a cut or scrape, or where it hurts. There is plenty of lively discussion about the perks or drawbacks of teaching kids … Continue reading



Pumpkins as far as the eye can see… [Updated]

I’m pretty sure that’s how the description went in the gag for this strip. I can’t actually prove it, because in those days, Jerry sent gags to me via fax. Hard to believe we spent the years 4 through 15 … Continue reading


The first real live cartoonist I ever met

Today is the birthdate of the late Bil Keane, creator of The Family Circus. Here’s a repost from the Cartoonist Studio blog I wrote earlier this year. In June of 1976, I met my first cartoonist. I was taking night … Continue reading


The Comic Strip Supergoup That Never Was: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Fogelberg

On this 44th anniversary, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young appeared at Woodstock on August 18, 1969, only their second public appearance as a group. Here’s a look back at how one of our more popular series in Baby Blues came … Continue reading





A very special Baby Blues Thanksgiving memory

With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought I’d find a Baby Blues strip with a Thanksgiving theme and write about how it all came about and the meaning of it to our family. Something poignant and funny. I started by searching through … Continue reading


On Veteran’s Day—raising the cloak of invisibility

As the years go by, Veteran’s Day has come to mean more to me. I always knew what Veteran’s Day was about. My dad is a veteran, career Air Force. I grew up on military bases and moved from base … Continue reading

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