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Match to Flame – 59

posted on December 12, 2017

My wife Cathy and I had gone to a concert at The Agora, a legendary rock club in the heart of Cleveland. As we were leaving, I happened to see a poster for an upcoming event at the club—an air guitar contest. I was pleasantly surprised that someone had finally given a name to something that all of us had done at one time or another. It was way too perfect an idea and also a perfect fit for Crazy Harry. So Crazy became the strip’s resident air guitarist, eventually going to The Agora to take part in one of their air guitar contests with Funky as his air roadie. I was even invited to help MC an air guitar event at the club and got to stand on the same stage where acts from Mink DeVille to Bruce Springsteen had performed (TMI: they also all signed the wall in the john too). Crazy would eventually go on to the air guitar nationals and as an adult would take part in World Air Guitar Championships in Oulu, Finland. It was fun writing about air guitarists getting together to shoot the breeze.

From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume Four

John Darling – Take 92

posted on December 11, 2017

Road’s End

posted on December 9, 2017

Winter is indeed coming and it’s time to bring in the logs for the fireplace at the cartoonist fortress of solitude, but, before that happens, I have one remaining signing left at the Lakewood Public Library on December 21. And, of course, you have one last chance to get a signed copy of the Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy for Christmas. After that, the road leads to home and hearth for a well earned winter’s rest. My wish for you this season is that you also find some time as well to kick back and let winter’s solitude embrace you. Happy holidays!

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