Category Archives: Muskrat Ramblings

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IT MUST BE MINE: The Kids’ (Games) are Alright

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The other day – and I’m about to do some serious name-dropping here – I had three friends in, from out of town. My pals Ken Hite and Wil Hindmarch (up from Chicago), along with Matt Forbeck (whom they picked up in Beloit, on the way). Cool, no? Right. I thought so too. BUT WAIT! It […]

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Updates. Or: I’M ON FREAKING TABLETOP NEXT WEEK! AIEEE!

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International House of Updates. Or: I’M ON FREAKING TABLETOP NEXT WEEK! AIEEE! A couple of heads-ups, for folks who follow my stuff: HEADS-UP THE First: I am going to be on next week’s episode of TableTop. By which I mean: I AM FREAKING GOING TO BE ON NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE OF TABLETOP! HOLY SHIT, YOU GUYS! […]

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MAILBAG – Swearing, Grammar Police, Warpcon

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John, you really need to stop the swearing in the comic, especially vís January 1′s episode. It’s a real turn-off and not fitting for a fun comic strip, especially one inspired by “Peanuts.” – Bill Kolasa I’ll be honest – I don’t think the characters swear that often, in Dork Tower. There may be the […]

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Cartoonist, Draw Thyself

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Cartoonist, Draw Thyself If you know me, you’ll know the drawing of me just above here does not look like me in the slightest. You know. This one. I’ve started using it as my Twitter avatar, too. Even though it’s not even close to me. It’s so far off the mark, it has  its own […]

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The Dork Store Commeth

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The Dork Store Commeth A lot of folks have been asking me to add a Dork Store to the website. And when I say “a lot of folks,” I mean my mom. And Business Manager Monica, although sometimes I get them confused. But selling things is important to Monica, because, let’s be frank: she doesn’t […]

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My Year in Review II: The Credit Card of Creativity

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My Year In Review Part II: Getting Back on Track There were two things I was particularly proud of in 2013. The first was making sure that family always came before work. I’m extraordinarily fortunate to be in a position where I can prioritize family life, and I take advantage of that every opportunity I […]

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My Year in Review I: “I Was a Teenage Stretch-Goal”

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2013 in Review Part I: Bright Shiny Objects (OR, “I Was a Teenage Stretch-Goal”) 2013 will go down – for me, at any rate – as the year my distraction by Bright, Shiny Objects reached Critical Mass. If the year were a short story, it’d be titled “I Was a Teenage Stretch-Goal.” If I were […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Upcoming Appearance: Madison Kitchen Gallery, Dec. 12

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“THE SECRET ATLAS OF NORTH COAST FOOD” MADISON  SIGNING Posted by John A while ago, I was asked to contribute a chapter to an exciting new book called “The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food,” published by the Heavy Table, and masterminded by James Norton. I’m a huge fan of Heavy Table – possibly my […]

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