Hopefully, winter is over.  But it’s April 18th.  And we usually get one more snowfall today.  I know this because it’s my late  brother Jay’s birthday.  it always snowed around this time.

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Goodbye

This video was made by Google+. It was created by a pretty amazing app called “Auto Awesome.”

The application scans all your photos on your tablet and other devices. these are mostly the photos backed up to your Google+ account. Once uploaded to Google+, they get assembled, edited with fades and other transitions, a soundtrack is added, etc. It’s all done automatically.:) I didn’t select any photo or photos. Google+ determined this on its own. You can see the randomness in the process due to one photo of “Double Take” (my comic feature in progress) being displayed upside down. I did accidentally take the photo upside down. Not sure how that happened, but I left it in my photos archive and Google+ selected it to be included. I’m sure there’s a way to correct it by manually overriding the automatic editing whereby I can flip the Double Take photo 180 degrees.

Until then, please enjoy my first Auto Awesome video! It’s called “Drawing George.


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Here’s another early flip-book movie I created many years ago. Some folks may wonder why I drew these. Well, I recall sitting at my drawing table feeling uninspired and struggling to come up with funny ideas for my comic strip “George.” During these “dry idea” times, I simply reached over to a blank pad and started drawing. It was a creative way to “prime the pump.”

Luckily, I hung on to them all these years. They even survived a couple of moves. My hope is to get an animation camera of sorts and shoot these a frame at a time. I’m still exploring the kind of camera or app that will help me accomplish this. Stay tuned.:)


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It’s Spring and the weather is FINALLY starting to warm up!

To celebrate the end of Old Man Winter, we offer this recent “I Knew That!” (It was distributed to newspapers this past February.)

And remember, “I Knew That!” is EASY trivia everyone should know!

Answers: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============> A Polar Vortex (also known as a Polar Cyclone).


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Here’s another fun flip-book movie from my archives!


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I created this many years ago.

There were times when, sitting at my drawing table, I was a little dry for cartoon ideas. Grabbing anearby blank pad and drawing one of these flip movies was just a way of getting the creative juices flowing gain.

I have several of these flip books that I’ve saved over the years. So, I’ll be sharing a few more in the coming weeks.


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