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“Kitty Finds a Home” by Daughter, Age 5

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Daughter, Age 5…Author! So the other day, sitting outside the Cafe Bavaria in downtown Wauwatosa, Daughter, Age 5, found a small notebook in her backpack. And she wanted us to make a book. Now, granted, Kid’s Washable Markers and 4″ tall notebooks are not generally my media of choice. But you come to a project with the materials you […]

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A Signed, Limited Edition MUNCHKIN POSTCARD…for Charity!

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ONE GOOD DEED…for CHARITY! GUYS! The ONE GOOD DEED Munchkin postcards are at press! They come with a very special, Steve Jackson-sanctioned and official rule: Start a game of Munchkin at Level 3! How do yo get one? Simply by pledging $10 or more (please pledge more, if you can) to my upcoming Insane Charity Bike Ride!  […]

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GEN CON!!!!

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So I’ve been looking over my Gen Con commitments, and apparently the only time I’ll have to walk the floor is 2015. My schedule filled up quickly, in part because eight games and game supplements I worked on are being released between now and the end of Summer. (Yes, eight. Look, I kinda went crazy between Business Manager […]

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Write a Book, Instead

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Artist and writer Austin  Kleon really nailed the feeling of time spent on a smartphone, as opposed to time doing something fun, engaging, and rewarding - like reading a book. So he came up with this blunt, wonderful wallpaper for your iPhone. Go here to download your own copy! It works. That said, I felt I needed something a bit more proactive. And […]

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Hoth or Not?

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Ewok or Wookie? Last week, while staying with my pal Steve, I couldn’t help but notice his dogs , Lambeau and Lovey - LOOK, He enjoys football, OK? - bore a striking resemblance to…let’s not mince words here…Ewoks. Excitedly, I took a couple of snaps, and sent them to my Ewok-Crazed Daughter, Age 5. Seriously. She’s all about the Ewoks. […]

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Dork Tower ZOMBICIDE!

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GUYS! (I seem to start off a lot of posts that way, these days. I can’t help it. There’s SO MUCH fun news!) GUYS!!! Announcing DORK TOWER ZOMBICIDE!!! ZOMBICIDE Season Three is approaching the two MILLION dollar mark on Kickstarter, and they asked me to do a Special Guest Survivor pack for the game. HOLY MOLE […]

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MUNCHKIN PANIC!

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As some of you kids may have heard, I had an eight-month-ish period where my wonderful business manager moved on to greener pastures, and I kinda went crazy, taking on far more work than any sane cartoonist should have. Yes, I used the words “sane” and “cartoonist” together. SHUT UP! The end result of this ridiculously overworked […]

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SPORK TOWER – Soup’s On!

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 SOUP’S ON! I did some kitchen improv and came up with an approximation for an easy, tasty soup I tried a few years ago, in Morocco. But before getting to that, I want to post a couple of quick things that blew me away, and helped turn a relatively lousy day into a delightful one. Yesterday started out crummy, […]

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The Throne of Gamers

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HEY, EVERY GAME-STORE FOLKS and GAMERS EVERYWHERE! Remember this Dork Tower comic? Here’s something. FOR YOU! Click on the image to download a high-res copy of this “Throne of Gamers” sign, FOR YOUR VERY OWN GAME-STORE RESTROOM! EDIT: My great friend Mike Selinker came up with the line “Winter is Plumbing” after I used the line […]

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Rabbit Rabbit!

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Rabbit rabbit! Happy July, and hello to this little guy who appeared in our backyard. It’s been an incredible week of high temperatures and heavy storms, flooding and tornadoes that were too close for comfort. Nobody hurt, fortunately. But it’s left Daughter, Age 5, unsettled. I’ll take the blame for that. Several months ago, at a charity […]

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