After months of arm-twisting, cattle-prodding, and procrastination, I am joining the rest of the uncivilized 21st century in the electronic ether world known as the blogosphere. It has not been easy. For the last thirty-odd years, I have been a print guy, living off injections of ink and smoking pulp. My archive of ink-splattered dead trees is taller than I am. I’m a dinosaur; a creature from a prehistoric age trapped in a world I never made. This is made painfully clear every time a five year old shows me how to work this desktop contraption.
But why now? Well, I’m not getting any younger. I’d like to put a few things on the record and sometimes I can’t fit it all into a cartoon. There are stories about growing up here in Nevada County, politics, both local and national, and like I said before, stacks of cartoons on virtually every subject. I started my cartooning career when Jerry Brown was Governor, and now we have both gone full circle.
The blogosphere has a vast audience, but only a brave few who are willing to sign their name to an opinion. Like Spider Man, most people have cultivated an alter ego with the prerequisite secret identity. Some believe this gives them the super powers of reason and wit. If only that were so. I have no desire to banter with someone who calls him or herself Dogsnot the Avenger. Let’s keep it as real as possible. You are welcome to make snarky comments, but if it becomes boring, repetitious or slanderous I’ll consign you to the phantom zone.
I’m going to try to post as often as possible, but it may take a while for me to get up to speed. I will be posting cartoons that appear in The Union, but not on the same day. If you can’t wait, go to theunion.com and click on cartoons under the opinion section. (I’m not behind the pay wall as of this writing.)
So there it is. I look forward to hearing from you. Don’t be shy.