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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

That is Priceless

That is Priceless

By Steve Melcher
Two Party Opera

Two Party Opera

By Brian Carroll
Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen

Brian McFadden

Brian McFadden

Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz

Eric Allie

Eric Allie

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

Mike Beckom

Mike Beckom

Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Chip Bok

Chip Bok

Bill Bramhall

Bill Bramhall

Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Chris Britt

Chris Britt

M2Bulls

M2Bulls

By Marty Two Bulls Sr.
Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell

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

Mike Lester

Mike Lester

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Gary Markstein

Gary Markstein

Pedro X. Molina

Pedro X. Molina

Kevin Necessary Editorial Cartoons

Kevin Necessary Editorial Cartoons

By Kevin Necessary
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 Cartoon Movement-US
Views of the World

Views of the World

By Cartoon Movement-US
For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

By Lynn Johnston
Jane's World

Jane's World

By Paige Braddock
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
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!
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
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
Pibgorn

Pibgorn

By Brooke McEldowney
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
Lio

Lio

By Mark Tatulli
Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy

By Mike Curtis and Charles Ettinger
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
Rose is Rose

Rose is Rose

By Don Wimmer and Pat Brady
Cathy Commiserations

Cathy Commiserations

By Cathy Guisewite
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
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
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
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
Truth Facts

Truth Facts

By Wulff & Morgenthaler

Recent Comments

  1. about 8 hours ago on That is Priceless

    /// Saw her hands, but could find no distortion.

    A bit large, but still well in proportion.

    What he stared at instead

    was what she’d worn to bed

    (which might slip a bit more due to torsion).

  2. about 8 hours ago on That is Priceless

    /// He had always been shy and devout,

    but new sexual urges caused doubt.

    In the closet he hid.

    Spied on cuz, (a cute kid),

    but felt nothing. That’s when he came out.

  3. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// Rembrandt’s model for Sarah could be

    someone known by him well. There are three

    suspects: Saskia, (his spouse);

    Hendrickje, (who kept house);

    and the nursemaid. Experts disagree.

    /// Just who posed for him is in dispute,

    but the nursemaid, named Geertje, was cute.

    Later on she would be

    Rembrandt’s mistress, so she

    (to my mind) is the choice most astute.

  4. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// Tronchin’s gestures, expressive and skilled,

    illustrate the girl’s story. It’s chilled

    by the mystical doom

    that befalls every groom

    who would marry her; each one was killed.

    /// The Apocrypha tells about Sarah.

    Seven husbands’ dire fates ought to scare a

    man from being her eighth,

    but Tobias has faith

    he’ll prevail and begin a new era.

    /// François’ painting shows Sarah in bed,

    looking up at Tobias with dread.

    A foul demon has slain

    every previous swain.

    Her man did what an Angel had said.

    /// Raphael told him “Burnt heart and liver

    of a fish caught from the Tigris river

    will banish the evil.”

    Proving those who believe’ll

    get the girl and earn great wealth to give her.

  5. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// François Tronchin is rich and well bred;

    he owns Rembrandt’s “A Woman in Bed.”

    A bigwig in Geneva,

    here he seems to perceive a

    detail not concealed by her bedspread.

  6. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” — Satchel Paige

  7. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    And we all hope you will never think quitting time has come.

  8. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    /// Adult females are made up of parts.

    Some extolled by the painterly arts.

    While the woman in whole

    has a brain and a “soul,”

    it’s their bodies first capture men’s hearts.

  9. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    Thank you, lagoulou. It is my goal to provide a few moments of pleasure to readers whose days may be in need of a lift. I am very pleased when I hear that I have succeeded.

  10. 2 days ago on That is Priceless

    /// In the myths of the Romans and Greeks,

    there are many god-animal freaks.

    Neither one, bull nor goat,

    could for long stay afloat,

    but Jove’s swan has great swimming techniques.