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Return to the Road Part 2

posted on February 20, 2019

It turns out that books weren’t the only things I signed at the OMEA convention this year… occasionally there’s a band shoe or two thrown in. Up-Front Footwear has turned Dinkles into the Buster Brown of the band world.

Plus some things created by enterprising fans as well.

Return to the Road

posted on February 19, 2019

I’ve been enjoying the long cold Ohio winter and the chance it affords to really sink into my writing and the research for that work. That being said, the Ohio Music Educators Association convention is always a welcome harbinger of the book signing season to come. It’s my opportunity to meet with the fans of Harry L. Dinkle the World’s Greatest Band Director (it’s all caps because that’s what Harry officially had his name changed to), and once again greet many familiar faces. The OMEA is always a generous and gracious host and I look forward to touching bases each year with my musical roots. Along with playing trombone in the marching band, I also took eight years of classical piano, so walking the convention floor never fails to bring back a flood of familiar memories.


It’s the first opportunity each year for the latest volume of The Complete Funky Winkerbean to step into the spotlight…


Before I head back home to my winter’s charge of beginning work on the intro to the next volume… oh yeah, and work on a couple of comic strips too.


John Darling – Take 154

posted on February 17, 2019

This single strip probably does the best job of summing up the essence of John Darling.