Friday, October 24, 2008


What needs repairing? Hmm. And who would do the repairing? Hmm. So, Illustration Friday's theme is "repair," and I got an idea extra quick. I'm sure there will be tons of similar things, but I haven't looked yet, so it will be interesting to see how similar the ideas are.

It looks like the cat from "Detach" got its tail back, or is that a different unlucky cat?

I should do some sewing. It might help repair my mood from the week I had.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Too Late

Apparently Garlic isn't too thrilled about the spots. Today's strip coincidentally also fits the Illustration Friday "late" theme. Hmm. If I posted this one over there, people might have to go back and see why Garlic is so upset. Too much work?

I see that my blog is falling into a weekend routine. I'll have to make an effort to spread out the posts a little. Nap less during the week? Heh, probably not.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


The Illustration Friday theme this week is "Late."
Frankly, I'm one of those chronically late people. I'm really not a morning person, so having to be somewhere first thing in the morning is challenging. Very challenging....
So anyway, this illustration represents the other end of the day, and how the cat probably feels when it's getting late and I'm not home yet. I decided to go with a yellow cat this time to contrast with the darkness of the late hour in the drawing.
The cats often meet me at the door. It's one of those nice moments of the day: being greeted by the welcoming committee.

...Look Over Here!

Will Garlic be forever spotted now? Will Radish be distracted by his new bomb?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Anti-Anti-Villain Goo Vapor

Seriously. If the main ingredient in anti-villain goo is ranch, then naturally the antidote would have to include....
This is definitely one I recommend you click on, just in case you can't see the side effect of the antidote.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Clean-Up on Aisle...Lair

The lair sure has a nice tub. Wish mine were a claw-foot soaking kind like that....
What do you suppose the antidote to anti-villain goo is?

Friday, October 10, 2008

True Story

This week's Illustration Friday theme is "strings." And Mom was right..."strings" brings to mind "cat" and "toy."

My little cat, Myrna, cannot resist a ball of yarn. It's true. One evening, she was playing with extra yarn that I had balled up for her and managed to hogtie herself. I have a picture of her on my fridge, looking very surprised to be all tangled in yarn.

(FYI she doesn't get to play with yarn unattended.)

My favorite part of this picture is the top panel, because Myrna's paws look just like that.

I have new Radishes roughed out, but not drawn yet. It was an unusually busy week and my annual autumn cold got the best of me after the 12-hour conference day on Tuesday. Glad to be breathing almost unlaboredly today.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


So, as I said below, this week's Illustration Friday theme is "sugary." So here it is--sugary snow on a pine needle tuft hanging over the sugary syrup that humming-
birds love. I drew this with the help of a couple of pictures I took. The snowy pine needle tuft was in Gregory Canyon, Colorado in 1988. The hummingbird was drawn from a picture I took last summer--the same day as this one. My first thought for "sugary" was actually snow, but I wasn't sure how to draw it. I think it worked out. Maybe I still had snow and hummingbirds on my mind from last week's drawing for "packed."


It is a rainy day in the Pacific Northwest. We are all having a lazy afternoon. I just put out a fresh hummingbird feeder and was pondering exactly what to draw for this week's Illustration Friday theme of "sugary." I have an idea, but plan and execution are often very different things. Besides, I'm supposed to be grading stuff. And I need to grocery shop. A nap sounds good, though. I'm sure the kitties would vote for that.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Look Up!

Where are the SWAT grapes when we need them?