Hey, Squiddies… Last week’s Sunday toon about Jasper Johns caught the eye of well-known artist David Ligare. He wrote Randie a message in The Monterey County Herald‘s Letters to the Editor. See what Mr. Ligare had to say about “starving artists.” (scroll down about half way).
You can now pre-order the new upcoming Squid Row Book: Welcome to the Neighborhood…
… and get a few bucks off the list price! Also… you’ll get a slick hand-drawn toon from yours truly on the inside …
… and I’ll number the them pre-ordered books all special-like.
So hurry! Pre-ordering ends at the end of this month! Make sure you get in on this super-duper special, ya’ll! It’s only $12.95 until the end of May! (click here to buy!)
You have to appreciate your local cartoonist. The moment captured above by “that famous ‘tooner guy” is what goes on everyday at the desk of cartoonists everywhere! Thankfully, he didn’t show the part where we bang our heads on the drawing board (It’s really graphic)… ha! Toonist joke!
Anyhoo! May 5th (also Cinco De Mayo) should be more widely recognized as Cartoonist Day… but we have no traditions… no silly parades or drinking games. We need some advertising. If you are a cartoonist out there… make yerself a button or t-shirt and spread the word! Offer free hugs… Ideeyah: Hug me. It’s National Cartoonists Day! Spread the word, ya’ll. If you know a cartoonist, hug them. Flowers are nice, too. Really. (Why should all the secretaries have all the glory?)
Now onto Free Comic Book Day (Sat, May 7th)… Want free comics? Check your favorite neighborhood comic book store and see if they are participating. You may just score some goodies!
I would like to personally ask your help. Race for Hope needs your help. If you donate any amount to Team Spicer before May 1st, I will send you (all free-like… no shipping or anything) the 3 Squid Books (“Do Over”, “You Guys Fight…”, “Holy Mother of…”).
It’s simple. You go to Race for Hope… Search for Team Spicer (or just follow links)… donate… and forward me the confirmation the Hope-Race people send you. I will then send you the bookies (with a signature&toon, of course).
Please help out the family. Smiles upon you all!