A Snapshot of History

This is a rare treat for all of you nonpaying fans of Small Consolation. Once in a while, for promotional purposes, you will get an extra freebie. I really like this one. This is only political if you take it that way. All I am attempting to do here is to capture truth and humor. This is the year 2020 in a nutshell. This is soon to be available on t-shirts and other products in Bird Smirk, my CafePress shop. Watch for it!

Patreonage

 

Hello everybody! Today, I announce my new Patreon venture! It is dedicated to only Small Consolation, my new weekly comic panel.

In a nutshell, this is how it works. I am creating a Small Consolation every week. You can see it for free (on a monthly basis), either right here, at my Patreon site, or at my Small Consolation Facebook page. 

Or, for $1 per month, you will get two Small Consolations, sent directly to you. For $3, you get three per month. And for $5, you get a Small Consolation EVERY SINGLE WEEK! Also, my $5 subscribers will get a monthly behind the scenes video of my creative processes!

Let me be clear about this. Small Consolation is going to happen every week whether or not you subscribe. However, remember, that for every free Small Consolation that you see, there are three that you are missing out on! Those three are reserved for Patrons, only. Tap on the Patreon logo below to get more info. Thank you!

 

Children of the Ark

  I believe this was something I did during my Paragon Printing years. I’m going to guess…1996. I don’t remember much about it. Here is what I do remember…I did it for someone who was starting a day-care center called Noah’s Ark. She wanted a bunch of kids frolicking around Noah’s Ark and she wanted it done in a certain type of cutesy style. I wasn’t crazy about doing it in a certain type of cutesy style, but it turned out alright. What I like most about this drawing is the panoramic view. That’s a lot of frolicking kids!

Variety is the Spice of Life

 

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The cartoon above nabbed me third place in the Wonderland Cartoon Contest. Wonderland was a weekly supplement of the Grand Rapids Press in Michigan. I got $50, my name and picture in the paper, and a nice little write-up. One of the three judges of that contest, Jeff Mallett, is now the creator of Frazz, a nationally syndicated comic strip.