Friday Night on August 22, I was asked to do a Blog Talk chat with Tony WolfPaw Ortiz. I hadn’t been on radio in a while, having been a little complacent about my art and life upheavals, during which I had not felt like participating in much. I was inclined to hedge on it, but then I just said, go for it. I let the universe drag me along…
This turned out to be an excellent decision. Tony conducted the most comprehensive interview on me, ever. It was probably more enlightening for me than the rest of the world. I discovered a person who has followed Entities-R-Us since 2008. Here was a guy who had a handle on my work to such a level, he was able to understand it, and ask deep questions about it.
This came at a time where I’d been focusing on appreciating my work. An thus, the Law of Attraction sent me someone to mirror that which I have been attempting to do for myself so conclusively, that I was taken aback. It was an excellent way for me to let go of the resistance I generally hold for compliments and to just absorb the experience.
He managed to dredge up a wealth of information. So, I really think you might get a kick out of this. I even admitted to some of my woo-woo practices, which might freak some people out. At this stage in my life, freaking people out is a perk I enjoy.
With a special thanks and shout out to Tony WolfPaw Ortiz here is the show. Check out his website for more information and the new show schedule: http://wolfpawtony.wordpress.com/
The shock is finally lightening a bit. For the first time I was teary-eyed upon hearing the loss of a celebrity. I don’t attach to the famous so easy. There are people who I appreciate and enjoy their work. But, losing Robin Williams was a bit devastating. It never occurred to me how much impact he had on me. Not only did he influence my humor, but he paved the way toward accepting myself for the eccentric I am.
His passing reminds me of how I need to push the boundaries more with my work. I plan to apply that. However, this tribute is rather tame. I needed to go subtle. There was just a void where my funny resides. I will miss him dearly. I can only hope he’ll allow me to channel his spirit for some blazing cartoons when he is ready.
I will not discuss his exit method. He had enough. I get that. We need to have compassion for the tough roles some of us choose when coming down to the Earth plane. His was extraordinary. I commend him for standing firm as long as he did. He left us a legacy. All I have to offer him is compassion.
Thank you, Robin.
Always in laughter and joy.
I found this doozy on Facebook. Since I grew up in close proximity to farm equipment with my Dad selling it most of his career, and being a participant and haying, I resonate with this. However, I never had the inclination to feed myself into a baler. This fellow is obviously a little touched in the head.
Today’s comic, Orb Fetch, was an inspiration from the Pixar animation “UP.” The dog character Doug and his doggie friends would totally lose focus when someone announced “SQUIRREL!” This is how some ghost hunters are about orbs.
Orbs capture attention mostly because they are the only evidence one can glom onto. They are prevalent, mostly because they are not true evidence. Yes, yes, there are true orbs. These carry their own light source and are not reflecting dust or bugs. But, it is rare to capture one. Most of what is caught on camera or video is dust, bugs or moisture. It i this reason why I don’t enjoy reviewing photos people pass my way. I usually have to give bad news. This often results in bruised egos and sometimes angry outbursts. But, lying won’t help.
On the other hand, it makes a good cartoon. Merv is a bit of a big dog to begin with. So, it’s easy to imagine him romping off in pursuit of some orb essence. I should do more with this… I feel the idea percolating as I write. Time to cartoon!
All you ghost hunters or ghost hunter wannabees, watch your orbs! They might be a dirt on the fly or just a fly… And, just because fireflies have their own light source, doesn’t make them orbs either! Scrutinize your evidence carefully. Wait for the real one. It will amaze you.
Eat Cookies, Hunt Ghosts, and Read Comics!
Once again my Macbook Pro is on the fritz. …Looks like another major issue. I think it’s under warranty for the hard drive that was replaced recently. We’ll see. It seems to blow them out yearly. I think these machines run too hot. At least that is my theory. This time I’m backed up.
I’m using the spouse’s computulator… it’s not a powerful, but it’s getting it done. I did not hook up my Wacom tablet, so I was forced to hand draw today’s comic. I forgot how much I enjoy drawing on paper. It’s much more fluid. I may be revisiting that. I like the Wacom for coloring and effects. It’s hard to say if I will ever commit to one format for doing Entities. Since this is my strip, I can paint in blood if I want to. Though you need not worry; I’m not interested in making “vampire” comics.
I’m a firm believer these things happen for a reason. I suppose I need to invest in some traditional drawing time. I’ve also been forced into Adobe Cloud as well. This means I really should monetize this comic. It needs to earn it’s keep. I don’t mind entertaining people for free, but I don’t want it to become hard on my purse strings.
All in all, I’m reacting far less freaky over this event, which is an accomplishment! It pays to have backup!
Eat Cookies, Hunt Ghosts!
The sketches for this one: