Sunday, July 31, 2011

SCUBA Dooba Do....

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I don't swim.  I don't know anything about SCUBA* (except for what the acronym stands for). And so, in my Calamari Kid series, I have the children underwater with snorkels. Deep underwater. Well, apparently, the pipe on the snorkel, that only rises a few inches above the characters' heads, cannot reach the surface. These kids are breathing water. I know that now, but I doubt that I will redo the whole series. You pretty much have to suspend disbelief for this whole storybook situation. The Calamari Kid is a story told in five web pages. Each one has a link to the next one at the bottom of the page. I can tell by my tracking that I sometimes lose readers in the middle of the story. Are they getting bored? Are the links too obscure? One guy asked me what age group the story is for and said that my vocabulary may be too advanced for my target group. I really don't know. I am not an educator or even a parent. In my own childhood, I regularly read books above my grade level and liked to learn new words. The guy I mentioned questioned the word skeptical.
*Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stolen Cartoon Art Alert!

  One of my facebook cartoonist friends posted this shortly after Comic-Con. Spread the word and alert the authorities if you come across any of these.

‎"Brent Anderson had a lot of art stolen in San Diego. His car was broken into at the San Diego Zoo and the following original art was stolen: 50 pages from Astro City Vols. 1 & 2 & Local Heroes; AC: Dark Age Books 1 (#s 1-4), 2 (#s 1-4) & 3 (#s 1-4) (50 pages). Green Lantern and Rising Stars artwork was stolen as well. Please share this to as many venues as possible, to get the thief caught and the art returned."

"If any of these pages surface, email"

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Geography Lesson
 One of my facebook friends sent this to me and I thought it was pretty funny.

1 - Open Google Maps (directions)
2 - Type China as your starting point
3 - Type Taiwan as your destination.
4 - Read step 48

And I found this one myself because I've always wanted to go to Hawaii...
1 - Go back to Google Maps (directions)
2 - Type in Sacramento, CA as your starting point
3 - Type in Honolulu, HI as your destination
4 - Read step 11.

Why they have you drive to Washington State is only a small part of the mystery.

Saturday, July 2, 2011