Nudging Forty

THE CRUMBCAST 2

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  1. Hi Tony,

    It’s great to see you back in the blogosphere. Your new home is awesome.

    I LOVE your cartoons. Obviously it’s a passion of yours and I wish you well on your new endeavor. May it be everything, and more, than you hope for.

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  2. I’m so glad you are back:) Your wit and your drawings that make me think…I love it! Forty is what you allow it to be..it’s that state of your heart that matters (on all levels)…

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  3. Let’s try leaving a comment again, since it didn’t work when I tried on your first post. This is wonderful, I really love the appearance of your cartoon-self, and the backgrounds, especially the way you draw clouds are beautiful. It’s a nice little piece, reminds me of all those times I get lost in my mind and completely forget what I was supposed to be doing.

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  4. Dang Tony. I had to read it several times. There is such a contrast between where his thoughts had him, and the tasks of daily life. My guess is this was ultimately procrastination. Nicely done. The detail, perspective, artwork is amazing.

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  5. Oh, and just a titbit for thought: smart puppies don’t push forty, they pull thirty. “Sod the white strands, a pox on all apathy; I mean to climb yon alluring old apple tree!”

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  6. A Singular talent, if you will, is evident here. It’s visually appealing and individually stylized, thought-provokingly philosophical, and has some nice last-panel oomph. Your use of onomatopoeia in sound effects is spot on and a hoot to read.

    I feel as though I’m looking at the next Calvin and Hobbes or Doonesbury, no word of a lie. May the creative muse stay with you always… and, uh, live long and prosper. (I don’t know; that just seemed to naturally follow.)

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    1. I hope they’re good tears! I wouldn’t want to add more grief to someone’s life! 😛

      I don’t know where that line came from either. It just sprang, fully formed, into my head one day. I wrote it down and thought to myself, “I must use that some day.” Note pads are indispensable tools for a writer!

      Well… and a pen too.

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