Posts Tagged ‘comic’

Urban Wolf, Whimper…..

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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See all the URBAN WOLF cartoons HERE!

Urban Wolf and the Ways of the Poodle.

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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Think this cartoon is fiction?  Well, you better take a look at this message Homer just received:

“Dear Homer, my name is IDA MAE LABRADOR, to you, mister, and enclosed is a recent picture of me. Poodles Rock and Rule.”

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I have to say that Ida does look quite fetching.

 

Urban Wolf: It’s Turkey Time!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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Just so you know, this is a true story.  It happened last week. The turkeys were a beautiful chestnut brown with white bands on their wings.

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Homer and I wish you the best and scariest Halloween!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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The Last Day of the SCBWI Los Angeles Conference.

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Sorry that this cartoon is a day late. I’m extremely tired after my three days of fun.  In tweets and Facebook postings I noticed quite a few complaints from other attendees of headaches and exhaustion.  For me, I know in my regular life I get woozy at about 9:00 at night.  At the conference I stayed up past 1:00 every night.  But it was worth it.

One of the most important parts of the conference is hanging in the hotel lounge.  The Hyatt in Los Angeles  has a lounge that is comfy and perfect for chatting.  If you ever go to this conference don’t leave or go up to your room when the talks/workshops are over.  Head straight to the lobby.  Anyone with a convention tag around their neck is a friend.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators / Los Angeles Conference

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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Day One of the SCBWI Los Angeles Conference.

I’ve been asked to write a report on this year’s L.A. conference. I haven’t written a report on something since I was in school and I will not even begin to tell you how long ago that was.   I also have the attention span of a gnat.  I know this doesn’t bode well but I will give it a try anyway.

The conference started off this year with a few words from Lin Oliver ( Children’s book author, writer / producer of family films and one of the founders of SCBWI).  A few months ago I got to talk to her in person and I’ve got to say she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.   She gave us a number of facts about who exactly was attending this conference.  And, here they are…

   There are 1266 attendee’s.

   38%  published

   62% unpublished

   There are 400 plus new attendees

   175 portfolios in the portfolio showcase.

   312 attendees for the writer’s intensive

   46 States are represented here, with the exception of both North and South Dakota.

   14 Countries are represented

   Approx.  988 women attendees, 192 Men and 86 Undeclared

   Some of the occupations represented here are Animal Communication Specialist, Auditor, Spam      Fighter, and Pickle Professional.

I haven’t check out all the numbers to make sure they work out but it does give you an idea of who is here.

The first keynote speaker was Laurie Halse Anderson (best selling children’s book author).  She talked about how the readers of our books are the most important of all readers of all (children).  She stressed the importance staying a child because “Growing up is a whole lot of Horse Shit”. And finally, she stated how important it is to sit around a campfire at least once in your life.

The next keynote speaker was Jon Scieszka (Children’s book author). His topic was Subversion, but his talk quickly headed in a different direction.  I couldn’t keep up with him as he told stories of growing up with his brothers.  But I do know that Jon and his brothers broke the youngest brother’s clavicle several times in his life.  Poor kid!

Laurent Linn (Dir. for Simon and Schusters  Books for Young Readers), always a conference favorite, gave nuts- and- bolts talk about how a book gets made from dummy to printing.  Laurent talking style is a mix of charm and no-nonsense and I find him one of the most informative of all the speakers. This talk was extremely good for people new to this business.

Finally, the last event of the night for me was the Illustrator Social.  It’s great to visit everyone but it gets so loud in the room that a bunch of us went to the hotel lobby to talk.  This hotel’s lobby is one of the best for socializing.  It’s filled with various groups of writers and illustrators experiencing the friendship and comradely that seems to come easily to people in the world of children’s books.

I know this isn’t the greatest of reports, but I’m tired now and don’t care.  So there!

 

Good Night!

 

Hamster problems.

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

I hope you guys don’t mind these little comics.  I kind of having fun with them.

I made a funny.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012