hey! I am loving thecomics!!!!!!!!!!See you soon,
I am diggin’ the Squid Row. I am stoked there’s another ‘daily comic’ artist out there. It’s a type of cartooning that’s a little hard to come by these days. See you at Stumptown!
The buttons aren’t working for me to place an order for the book. Is it just me?? :0)
Hi Bridgett. i was just watching your video and was wondering if u could tell me what computer program and gadgets (who makes them) u use to create Squid Row. i saw that u draw all the b&w with pen and then scan (i assume). And then u use the computer and digital pen? for color. I am always interested in what artist use to create their art. Keep up the good work and thanks!
I was so glad to meet you at Stumptown! I hope you had a fabulously successful weekend. Drop me an email anytime and hope to see you next con!
Your minion, Sabrina
Do you ever draw anything besides motorscooters and coffee? I’m tired of cartoons about Randie.
Point taken. You may want to come back to Squid Row in a week-ish.
Hello Bridgett, I am wondering if you are going to have a first friday gathering at the cartoonery?
I went to the one in March and had a blast!!
Squid Row Rules!!!!!
Oh, yes… First Friday is on! I do hope you’ll be stopping by! I am glad you had a great time previously… Harold works very hard to make the event silly and fun!
THANK YOU for opening the cartoonery for first Friday!!! It totally rocked!!!!
Your totally welcome for the cheese! I had hoped you would like them. The pepper cheese was a Sicilian peccorino aged sheeps milk cheese. The ewe cheese was from the Netherlands I
believe, and the full name is Ewephoria. The others I cannot remember the names of unfortunately. Oh, and the gouda is called Old Amsterdam as that is the city where it is made.
All of these cheeses are available at the Carmel Cheese shop which is located in the Carmel plaza. They even have Chimay chese. Chimay is a monistary that makes great beer and cheese.
As for the pictures, I am very pleased that you liked them. Yes, I would be greatly honored if
You used them as a reference or even in your comic strip or artworks. It always makes me happy when somebody enjoys my photography.
Thanks again for an absolutely wonderfull time!!!!!!
We all had fun!!!!
Keith A.K.A. squid man
Firedome A.K.A. Frank
& Patrick ( no avitar yet)
Bridgett, I just found some pictures of Frank ( firedome ), and I on a fishing trip quite a few years ago. Also there are a few pix of him goofing arround on my boat when I had it on dry dock at the Monterey boatyard.
Frank loved them and we thought that it would be fun to share them with you.
My computer and I are still at war, so if I cannot send them to you, I will put them on disk and give them to you at the next first Friday gathering. I guess that will be coming up in a few weeks.
I hope to hear from you soon!!!
Squid Man ( Keith ).
RE: the photo of you holding the jam. Years ago, when I lived in Salinas, the Smuckers people had a big Strawberry Jam plant just south of town. Just loved that fresh, Monterey County strawberry jam. Is it still there?
Smuckers left Monterey a few years ago, which is sad. I didn’t make sense to me as strawberries are a huge crop here in Salinas! And with a name like Smuckers…
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know your ears were burning for a reason today. Your mom and I were talking when she picked up her artwork she had framed at my store. She had a piece framed, that a family member had drawn in 1977, of Chief Joseph. She was very pleased how it turned out and talked quite a bit about your endevors and I could see how very proud of you she is.
Bridgett, How was the jam and cashew butter? I hope that it was tasty!
I just wanted to say that I”m really beginning to like your strip. I started reading webcomics and publishing my own about a year ago. I saw yours about six months ago and didn’t really get into it, but last night I stumbled across it again and its really starting to gel for me. It just has a nice slice of life feeling to it. I’ve been a starving artist , but I’ve never been a starving artist in a sea side town. I love the drawing and the color. I really likd those little color gradations into white. I want to try that sometime. Keep up the great work.
Hey thanks, Denny F! I appreciate your mail and your kind words… Smiles! I’m glad that your are enjoyin’ the Squid Gang… and I might add… Your artwork is pretty spanky! Twit Troo of the Moon is nicely drawn… So kudos to you and your webtoon as well!
Bridgett, Im just dropping you a line to say hello, and that sadly, Frank, Patrick, and I will not be able to attend first friday this month. We all have to toil away at work until rediculous hours
that evening.WAAAAA!!!! I’d rather hang out at the cartoonery and socialize. I mean who wants to buy a hamster or chinchilla at nine o’clock at night on a friday night anyway??
I still would like to get together for coffee or a soda and talk about art sometime. I have a bunch of art related questions that i would like to ask you.
Anyway, take care and I will talk to you later,
Keith ( Squidman)
Bridgett, let me know when your going to be in town and we will have coffee. I am free this weekend if you’re going to be in town then.
Please give Harold a squeeze for me!
Bridgett, I have Friday free if you still wanted to get togrther for coffee. let me know if this is good for you. If not, another time before I leave is fine.
Bridgett, I have Tuesday and Wednesday off this next week if that works for you.
If not, we will work something out.
Thanks for a great first Friday!!!
Brig, Tuesday works for me. I can come to Salinas and we can have coffee or soda or something. Rollicks or somewheres…
If it is o.k. with you I will call you soon and we can finalize details!
Bridgett, Thank you for spending the afternoon with me today. I had an awesome time!
Thanks again for setting me straight about acrylic paint! I really apreciate it.
Please thank Judy for me for the absolutely amazingly wonderfull banana bread!
That bread rocked.
Thanks again for the bon voyage and jam cards! That means alot to me. I really apreciate it.
Also, since I wont be here on the tenth, Iwould like to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
I will get the mint cakes for you.
Bridgett, Serels ( Im not sure if I spelled that correctly) has three Squid Row books in stock.
Thanks for the message and I will se you when I get back!!!
Bridgett, sorry to bother you again, but I was wondering if you could tell me the name of that
online art supply company that you mentioned on Tuesday?
It was great to be able to meet you in Vegas along with Chad Carpenter and all the other great cartoonists – I hope you’re going back. I love the Flicr pictures. You have a great cartoon and website.
It was groovy meeting you, too! Vegas was so much fun… I don’t know if Chad & Bill will do that again, but if they do, I’m there! Smiles! Brig.
Im glad that you finally got my post cards! Talk about snail mail! Anyway, I actually did not spend much time looking for the Kendal mint cakes. Mom and I walked down to Covent Garden on our first day there and found them right away. I brought home and mailed home a bunch of postcards, so when the ones that I mailed home get here, I will give you some more.
I would love to see your watercolor sketchbook thats on your homepage.
Thanks again for the E-mail!!
I’ll talk to ya soon!!
P.S. Loved the pix of Harold after too much wine and snax!
I will be in Salinas early on friday, and I was wondering if you would like any help setting up for first Friday?( blowing up baloons, hanging signs, opening the wine, etc…).
Please let me Know.
Howdyhi Bridgett, I need to be in Sillynas at Wise music store at 2:00. I will only be there for about half an hour. After that I am free.
P.S. call me anytime, I work from 7:00 am to 1:45 tomorrow ( tuesday) and I am off on Wednesday. Thursday, I am free after11:00 in the morning.
I have been following your comic for over a year now and I enjoy it! It gives me inspiration and hope that I could bring my characters to life in the funny pages one day. I hope you don’t mind a question. What kind of software do you use for coloring and finishing touches? Thank you so much for your time and I will be looking forward to seeing more “Squid Row”.
With kind regaurds,
Thanks for introducing me to Somos. I really enjoyed it.
I am really sorry that I was not better company. I was very tired , after a 6-12:00 shift.
Next time I will have the day off, so I will be better company. Not so tired.
Thanks again !
I figured Ryan, though a fan of the classics, would have perused the Pern series at least once
Anne McCaffrey 1928-2011
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There is a Hawaiian? type restaurant in Pacific grove called Thiwaiian bistro.
They are located on forrest avenue in a small shopping center between Safeway and
Trader Joe’s. They are right next to a mandarin chinese restaurant.
The owner has a giant tikki sticker in the back window of his truck.
I am not sure if you have heard of this reataurant or not, but I thought I should mention it.
All things tikki considered, This place looks good.
Your TopWeb vote button vanished in the very nice looking site redo. I used to vote for you seven days a week. Get the button back and I will vote again.
Still waiting for that TWC button so that I can get back to voting for your wonderful comic.
A good friend of mine picked up a business card of yours from the Salinas wine Fest. I recognized your work immediately from a rare(rare for me) Salinas newpaper I got last week; your strip really stood out. Great art and writing, love the values in your strip.
I’m a someday cartoonist that lives just up the road from Salinas and would love to look into any local or online gathering of cartoon talent. What are the INC Funsters?
What dates were the Randie and Ryan paper dolls published?
I put links to the original publishing dates for Ryan & Randie’s paper dolls on the Spill paper doll Sunday page… They are August 8,2010 and June 13, 2010. Enjoy!
Hey Brig – Claire and I are in Carmel. Want to join us in Pacific Grove at Julia’s for dinner?
I just reblogged this odd IKEA advert, and it made me think of squid row immediately! I swear it’s relevant, and I think you’ll find it as weird-funny as me if you have time. Keep on being awesome! ^o^
Hi, I’ve added Squid Row to my index of over 8000 U.S. newspaper comic strips. May I ask a couple of questions to complete the entry? Is the strip syndicated? How long has it been appearing in the Herald? What is the strip’s frequency? Is it a strip or panel? My I ask your birth year? Many thanks. Dave Strickler
The last one is so Randy
Ikea produced a commercial showing the slaughter of garden gnomes.
I thought it would brighten up Randie’s day.
Bridgett, I help at the Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove (Cypress Grove). Robert Louis Stevenson actually visited the Lighthouse way back when. Loved the comic this morning (and most mornings). Come visit us sometime!
Bridgett, no doubt you’re aware of the latest travesty – the Monterey Herald, in it’s effort to lower production costs, has succumbed to the content of the comics page from the central valley where the paper is printed and dropped Squid Row. It was bad enough when they dropped the Sunday comic a year ago, but this is too much! I wanted you to know that I personally called Royal Calkins and let loose with both barrels. He said he’s taking comments for possible remediation. So, if all of you blog readers would like to see the strip restored to its rightful place, give Mr. Calkins an earful!
Here is the note I sent to Royal Calkins, editor of the Monterey Herald.
Subject: please bring back Squid Row
I bit my tongue for a few weeks, hoping that the new comics might become more appealing over time, but mostly they haven’t.
The biggest omission is Squid Row. This is a really well written and creatively drawn strip, by a local artist, about the local area. What’s not to like?
The Herald should restore covering this strip and tell more about this local artist. Local is important. Check out the story that was missed over the last month:
Hank Ketcham was local, drawing from his own studio in Carmel. Did the Herald support his early work on “Dennis the Menace?” There is probably a story there.
If the Herald can only show comics (and perhaps other things) selected by a remote corporate group, then unfortunately that path eventually leads to obvious questions like “why do we need a local paper?”
Please support Squid Row in both your online and printed versions of the Herald.
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