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Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Brief Pause.....

Two attributes of a good blog are consistency and longevity. BuckToonz will celebrate its second anniversary this July. In the last two years I’m proud to say that I have never missed a week of posting, despite several major upheavals in my personal life. Posting regularly each week is something I do as an artistic goal for myself but it is also done out of respect for you, my audience. Without you dear readers, all of this is pretty meaningless.  

Now having said that,  I’m announcing that BuckToonz will go on a brief hiatus starting today and continuing until May 5.  This short break is needed in order for me to meet the demands of my school work as the semester draws to a close. Not to worry-- the usual hilarity shall resume soon enough.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Now go mark your calendars and I'll see you in three weeks!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Captive Audience

It's time again for what may become our annual "shipwrecked" cartoon. You can see last year's effort here. Yes, this type of thing is a cartoon classic and every cartoonist ends up creating at least one during their career. My challenge is to find a way to make what has become a rather cliched scenario into something interesting again, if only for once a year. Your feedback will indicate if I have succeeded. This is my homage to all the great cartoon talents who have inspired me over the years, and continue to do so today.

Our annoying singer above is excessively cheerful and overly optimistic. These type of people bother me. They don't seem to have a firm grasp on reality. Speaking for myself, while I am aware of the challenges within my reality I remain (in general) a positive thinker, and consider myself a pragmatic optimist. Possibilities and solutions are endless if one is open to them. There is always at least one answer to a given challenge. That's what makes me feel optimistic.

Today BuckToonz has reached another milestone. This blog is now seen and read each week in 70 countries around the world. I am humbled and grateful for your continued loyalty and interest in what I do. Thank you all!