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Tuesday, May 02, 2023
I'm With Grumpy So Cut Me Some Slack
May 2, 2023
Last week in our Slack Staff Meeting, Ken mentioned that I was a bit grumpy. He was referring to a previous phone call where I gave him my opinion on his cover critiques that he has been foisting on us recently. So, in the meeting, I simply owned it and admitted I can be grumpy, just ask Kathy. At this point, Mariah, our digital content person, mentioned that we now have cropped top T-shirts to offer and I quipped perhaps we need a shirt with the header "I'm with grumpy." Long story, short: Mariah ran with it.
I'm With Grumpy Grandpa
In other T-shirt ideas, I have been bouncing Billy the Kid concepts and ideas off the wall with our Little Aussie Bastard—And Super Kid Expert—James B. Mills. See any shirt concepts here you would love to wear?
"Funny thing, the law."
"There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip."
"Turn loose you sons' a bitches!"
What, me rustle?
Regulators, saddle up!
I Want YOU for the Lincoln County Regulators
New Mexico's Favorite Kid
I've Got Your Santa Fe Ring, Right Here!
Reap the whirlwind!
Udo The Great
Here's a new cartoonist hero of mine and his name is Udo J. Keppler. He worked from the 1890s to 1920 when he retired. Check out this very cool hold-up scene:
This is a political cartoon about "Free coinage" on the silver market. It says "McKinley-ism" on the left hand gun. Here's a closer look at the hold up man.
I was turned on to Udo Keppler by my cartoonist comrade, Bob Steinhilber. Thanks, Bob!
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