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It’s a Charlie Brown Lunch Note! – Muskrat Ramblings 24.12.23

  Over at the Dork Tower Patreon, I’ll often upload the Post-It Lunch Notes I draw for Teen, Age 15. Here’s the series leading up to their Christmas Break. I’m honestly surprised I did not receive a phone call from their teacher. THANK YOU deeply and sincerely for being a Dork Tower reader. I appreciate […]

Swag Central!

Greetings from a very chilly London! I’m visiting my parents, and the jet lag hit hard this trip, or I’d have had today’s strip up for my amazing Patreon backers on Friday. It’s a very merry Guest Week from Chris Eliopoulis, and “Roll for entitlement, Karen” may have become my new favorite line ever. I […]

Insane Charity Bike Ride 2023: This One Goes to Eleven!

Each year for the last 11 years, the Insane Charity Bike Ride has helped the FairShare CSA Coalition bring fresh, organic food from Dane County, WI, farms to low-income families in the Madison area. It’s an amazing local charity, helping farmers as well as low-income families. But obviously, these days, the need is greater. The Army of […]


A very different comic was supposed to run yesterday. I very much wanted to spend this week finishing off a delightful project for a French tabletop company – a terrific new boardgame, from one of my favorite designers. So I had a backup DORK TOWER – one that ran in Game Trade Magazine, back in […]

TAO NOW – 27.12.21

Here’s where things are at: The last four pages should go to the proofreaders today. I need to finish the afterward today or tomorrow, as well as the “Thank You” page. I need to finish coloring he Sistine Pages in the next few days. Then the PDFs go off to the Kickstarter backers, and Matt- […]

TAO NOW – December 13, 2021

OK, I’ve been terrible at updating this work blog as often as I’d hoped, but I’ve been aces about actually getting work done every day, to finish up THE TAO OF IGOR. I’m back in the US, after ten days in London, mostly for my sister’s 50thy birthday. I accomplished a great deal on TAO […]

TAO NOW – Sunday, 28 November

So this last week encompassed the trip to Austin, my birthday, and  Thanksgiving with my brother’s family in St. Louis. I managed to get pretty good work done on all days save Thanksgiving itself. I honestly don’t mind working on my birthday, or holidays. I love cartooning. Anyway, work was accomplished six of the seven […]


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