Batter

December 4, 2019Posted In Comic

A Good Find

November 17, 2019Posted In Things I love

At some later point – in another post – I’ll tell you more about my interest in radio. I will absolutely tell you how (in high school) I used to record a radio show (that no one but me heard) in my closet on Friday nights at midnight, and how I used record hours and hours of bizarre things off the radio on the 100s of cassette tapes I now have in my basement. But, until then, let me tell you that I still love radio documentaries and how cool they sound. Unlike visual documentaries that appear on PBS, these are “sound” documentaries conceived in the invisible, that use sounds and storytelling to create a sense of narrative, time, and place. I just found this series of jazz profiles on NPR and totally love them. Based on my quick survey, there are about 60-70 shows in all. These are great to listen to at night in the dark, on walks, or in the car. The episodes I’ve already listened to are so interesting and well done. If this is your thing then these are for you. If these are NOT your thing, they may soon become so. – Click below and listen to one.
You won’t regret it.

Streaming

November 13, 2019Posted In Comic

Normal Dog

November 4, 2019Posted In Comic

Old Star Wars

October 23, 2019Posted In Comic

Yoyo Tangle

September 25, 2019Posted In Comic

Rise of Larson

September 18, 2019Posted In Comic

Kevin Bacon

August 26, 2019Posted In Comic

Life Biscuits

August 23, 2019Posted In Comic

Someone Get Me Horwitz!

July 22, 2019Posted In Blog

If you’ve been following me on Facebook then you know I announced on the 22nd that I would be taking a one month break from “Watson,” Facebook, social media, and the news. –This is all true.

Unfortunately, there is no larger master-plan to the scheme. I think the longest break I’ve taken from the strip was about two weeks in January when (the real) Watson died, and that’s about it.
I think breaks can be a very good thing. Between you and me, I think the strip has been slipping a bit the past few weeks and I think it’s always a good idea to go “back to the well.” Creatively, I always like to operate with a few essential, basic premises in my mind-n-spirit vault as to what I’m doing and why, and I don’t think I’ve looked at those recipes for quite some time.

The one notion that I have considered is that, in the past, when other cartoonists have talked of “taking breaks” they frequently decide that life with no comic strip is even better than life with a comic strip; it’s like all the fun of being a cartoonist with none of the work. I have considered that possibility, but it’s not a part of my plan. I do plan to return on August 22 and am looking forward to fresh new ideas for the strip. Beyond that, I’m just enjoying my time doing all the other things I enjoy on a daily basis without the strange pressing urge to draw that next strip.

So far, it’s been grand. I’ll be sure to let you know if anything really strange happens while I’m on hiatus. Until then, just keep on enjoying all that crazy Facebook and world news. – Ugh!

Comic-Con 2019

July 19, 2019Posted In Comic

Socrates

July 10, 2019Posted In Comic

BWM

July 1, 2019Posted In Comic

Start of Summer

June 7, 2019Posted In Comic

Old Years

May 20, 2019Posted In Comic

Volcano

May 17, 2019Posted In Comic

Mass X

May 13, 2019Posted In Comic

Book Return

May 10, 2019Posted In Comic

Tired Parents

April 26, 2019Posted In Comic

Game of Thrones

April 19, 2019Posted In Comic

The Tray

April 10, 2019Posted In Comic

Game Thing

April 8, 2019Posted In Comic

Records

April 6, 2019Posted In Comic

Power of Grimm

April 3, 2019Posted In Comic

Never Learn

April 1, 2019Posted In Comic

Leg Up

March 29, 2019Posted In Comic

Many Worlds

March 27, 2019Posted In Comic

Candy Shop

March 25, 2019Posted In Comic

Passing Moment

March 22, 2019Posted In Comic

Local News

March 21, 2019Posted In Watson Life

Mr. Popular

March 20, 2019Posted In Comic

The Dogfather

March 18, 2019Posted In Comic

Shop Talk

March 15, 2019Posted In Comic

Steampunk

March 11, 2019Posted In Comic

VHS Section

March 8, 2019Posted In Comic

Local News

March 7, 2019Posted In Watson Life

Kermit Art

March 6, 2019Posted In Comic

No Powers

March 4, 2019Posted In Comic

The Glove

March 1, 2019Posted In Comic

Fishbowl

February 27, 2019Posted In Comic

Malkovich

February 25, 2019Posted In Comic

Special Relativity

February 22, 2019Posted In Comic

Local News

February 20, 2019Posted In Watson Life

Popping Power

February 20, 2019Posted In Comic

National Emergency

February 18, 2019Posted In Comic

Moby Coffee

February 15, 2019Posted In Comic

Local News

February 15, 2019Posted In Watson Life

Kondo Valentine’s

February 13, 2019Posted In Comic

Kid ‘n’ Pig

February 11, 2019Posted In Comic

Strip Pitch

February 8, 2019Posted In Comic

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