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The Havoc: A Pet Photo Essay

This is the one responsible for starting the chain of destruction.
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As you can see, he is not a law-abiding:Photo Feb 13, 11 34 49 AMPhoto May 01, 2 49 35 PM

Due to this questionable character, he often catching these, who for some reason think hanging out on my screen, in EASY pouncing reach, is a good way to spend the afternoon.

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The cat likes to bring the live chipmunk inside the house through the cat door and let it go. For him, the game is over.

And now it is the dog’s turn, and in the excitement of the chase, the living room explodes. This is where I come home and arrive upon the scene.

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The chipmunk finds safety by squeezing between two faces of the sliding door:

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Using an assortment of kitchen utensils, I safely remove the chipmunk, and release him outside.

Where he runs up the gutter.

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I did not think this was an issue, as my dog has never been able to catch a chipmunk, inside OR outside the house.  I did not realize how frustrating this was to him until several days later.

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Two Big Events, One Little Weekend. November 8th and 9th. Come visit.

Two biggies: I have my Open Studios event that weekend, and you are all invited visit my studio, sip teeny cups of mid-range wine, check out the work of 50+ artists throughout my building, shop for unique holiday gifts and support local artists. I will have funny cartoon prints and books and will wear a clean shirt for the occasion. Please join me!

I am on the 4th floor and will be open 10-5 Sat and 10-3 Sunday. The address is 221 Pine St. Florence, MA

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I will be closing at 3 p.m. on Sunday so I can attend this event:25CIE front and back-1

The 25th Anniversary Children’s Illustration exhibit at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton! I will have framed originals hanging there and will share space with the likes of William Steig, Jules Feiffer and Mo Willems in the gallery’s The Cartoon Corner.  The show will be up from Nov. 9 – Jan. 25th.  The opening on Sunday is from 4-6 and a bunch of the artists will be there.

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Hope to see you soon!

Visiting the Inner Sanctum of Richard Thompson (The Cartoonist, Not The Singer)

A few weeks ago in DC I hung out with Richard Thompson, creator of the comic strip Cul De Sac and the longtime illustrator extraordinaire.  If you want to see funny artwork to break up your day, check out his blog. (I won’t be offended if you leave this page.  It’s totally worth it.)

I just ordered The Complete Art of Richard Thompson to give myself for my birthday.


We spent the afternoon flipping through files and files of his work.  Here is his actual wedding invitation.  (Note: Despite the look on their faces, he and his wife are still married.  And even more incredible, it was Richard’s mother who set them up.)

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Here’s the bunch of us in his studio:

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At the end of my visit, I looked over at this statue on his bookshelf:

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Then I asked, “What does Colonel Sanders mean to you?”

“That’s Mark Twain,” he said.



(Above– NOT Mark Twain.)

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(Above– Mark Twain.)


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