Another semi-true story. In the process of moving to Texas I looked at about 30 houses in two months time. My real estate agent was ready to tell me to take a hike before we finally found the right house. To add pressure I was looking at houses and rating them in Texas while my wife was in New York and she’s the one who knows more about what is good or not in a house. I just looked for obvious things like was it about to fall over, in a good neighborhood, obvious leaks, and so on. One night on the phone going over the day’s house visits I could not think of the material that was used to make counter tops and wound up with a cartoon idea.
And no, I don’t expect the Keane family will be contacting me anytime soon to assist with art duties. They’re better off with the young kids filling in.
For those outside of the greater Glens Falls, NY region, the Post-Star is the local daily newspaper. My comic strip runs in The Chronicle one of the local weekly newspapers, so they’re competitors for local ads. Anyway, this is a true story and I thought it was funny at the time. Although I debated posting it on the website, it is the last un-posted strip from 2012, so here it is, rounding out the year.
That’s not a typo; we have a new puppy named Maeby. Fans of the hilarious, under-appreciated “Arrested Development” will understand the name, and the gag at the end. The rest of you don’t know what you’re missing.
How many of us are blessed with super metabolisms so you never get pudgy no matter what you eat? Yeah, me neither. And I get really annoyed with myself when certain pairs of pants just don’t fit anymore. Sure I know the solution to that is eating properly and exercising regularly, but that’s just no fun.