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Paul Berge

How fortunate for your college friend that her former classmate was in the market for a visit to a bordello.

Richard John Marcej

I have that Mort Walker book, somewhere in my collection of books (just don't know where, right now). As an artist, especially one who loves comics, it's a prerequisite to own a lot of books.

Rule of thumb, never volunteer to help an artist move.

Mike Peterson

Paul, I'm quite sure the young man had simply dropped by looking for a friend.

To rent.

Nelson Dewey

Years ago I did a small daily cartoon for page one of the local paper. It was usually a topical gag, but I'd submit several days' worth at a time.

One day I was dropping off a few, when the editor started complaining about how an earlier cartoon had offended some readers, and he felt it was my fault for putting it into the paper. As if he had absolutely no control...

Mike Peterson

I could be sympathetic with an editor who was taken in by a cartoonist who secretly hid messages in the graphics, but, come on, man. You approved it, it's your deal.

However, seriously, they don't get it until readers, all of whom get it, bring it to their attention. It's kind of sad except for the part where the cartoonist takes the fall.

Kip W

Richard, I was one of a number of local fans who helped Kelly Freas pack up after decades in a huge house. The hard part was not stopping to read every one of his books.


Shouldn't the plural of "grawlix" be "grawlices"?

I dream of the day I use the word "plewds" when playing my brother in Scrabble.

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