My Lavish Lavish Lifestyle

As a cartoonist, you can get tired of all the perks– having a new kitten delivered to your door every day, going to the grocery store in your glitter-covered jumbo jet. But then every so often, something lands on your door step that really makes your heart race: two pounds of coffee! The kind folks at kinetic koffee roasters sent it to me after I did this coffee strip. Turns out they have a blend of the same name. Thanks guys!



Now, With A Working Link: The Velvety Voice of Tall Tale Radio

Tom Racine is the voice behind Tall Tale Radio, a weekly podcast where he interviews all flavors of cartoonists– from print and web to animation and film.

Recently, we spoke about cartooning and pets and ice hockey. After we wrapped up, I looked down and saw that my cat Seltzer had left me a “present” he had hunted from the back yard. So thoughtful, that cat.

Click HERE to listen to the interview.

What Came Up In My Garden

One of my nice spoons. I was weeding the bed and felt something metal.

The other prize-winning fruit is my cat Seltzer. He likes to sit on the pea shoots, tangle himself into the netting, then get annoyed and violent when he cannot get out. He takes cats cradle literally.


Speaking of cats, I had a good news/bad news event happen a month ago. Good news: George Takei, Captain Sulu of Star Trek fame, posted my Take-Your-Cat-To-Work-Day strip on his Facebook page. It got 69 million shares last I checked. Bad news, the version he used was stripped of my name, the date, the name of the strip and the address of the website. It probably was sent to him that way, but what a bittersweet tale of a strip going viral.



Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I’ve been advised to tell you that Mom would rather have a signed color cartoon print than new slippers or a bottle of vodka. Here’s one she might like. It ran on 9/12/2004.

Happy Spring, everyone!