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September 23rd, 2013 – USO /NCS Florida tour

by on Sep.24, 2013, under Buddies, Caricatures, Friends, Other Travels

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Our USO National Cartoonist tour continued from Tampa to Jacksonville in a very fancy bus provided by the USO. Gave a chance for done members to get a bit if rest. We stopped in Ocala for dinner in a place arranged by me. In the photo is the cartoonist gang, our USO team leader and Morrey Deen, who was a big help coordinating the spot in Ocala.

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July 21st, 2013 – Lunch with friends Doralya & Craig

by on Jul.22, 2013, under Buddies, Friends

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Had a great, fun lunch today with long time friend Craig Zablo and his wife, Doralya, at Steve’s Famous Diner in Daytona Beach. We talked about Florida travel, education, Jack Davis, Jim Ivey, Sun Bank, etc., etc..

The food and company were excellent!
Thank you, Craig and Doralya!

The photo, above, is of Craig and I. Doralya had to beg off, something about witness protection or something like that. 😀

It was after this lunch and a caricature gig after that I realized how blasted out tired I was. I blew out the bulk of my energy prior to lunch taking a 1.2 mile hike in the heat in a park and literally running around the Downtown cities of Eustis and DeLand taking photos for Swampy’s Florida. Knew I was feeling a bit off during lunch and that was why! Ferget I’m adding the years on and that kind of activity is going to take a toll.

The photos taken should be showing up on the Swampy’s Florida website over the next months. I’ll be making a separate post about the caricature events in the next day or so.

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July 20th, 2013 – 90th Birthday Wishes!

by on Jul.20, 2013, under Buddies, Caricatures, Cartooning, Friends

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My friend, Ann Archer, turns 90 and a big party is planned today. Here’s the birthday card I painted for this very patriotic woman. She has served in various political posts for decades in Dade and Marion Counties here in Florida. She still is active today despite mobility issues. She’s a great lady with a great sense of humor, something that seems to maintain a long life. Another friend, Lucile Fair, is 105 1/2 and loves to laugh and see the fun in life. We probably all need to smile more in life and Ann and Lucile are examples of that.

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June 4th, 2013: Jeff Parker

by on Jun.04, 2013, under Buddies, Friends

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Got to meet up with old pal Jeff Parker this evening in Tallahassee during a brief stop there. It’s the first time I’ve seen Jeff in two years. Great catching up and we exchanged some goodies. Hope to see Jeff again before two years.

 

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May 15th, 2013: Stardust Friends

by on May.15, 2013, under Buddies, Cartooning

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Got together with friends this evening at Stardust Video & Coffee. It was great fellowship with Neal Davies, Robert Baurle, Rich Scott and Cindy Mackey. Lots of drawing, talking about cookies, world events and Florida memories.

Before we gathered, I got a bunch of cartooning and illustration artwork done. Will post a composite soon.

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May 15th, 2013: Orlando Remembered

by on May.15, 2013, under Buddies, Florida History!

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Got together with my friends during our Orlando Remembered meeting at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando this morning. Here’s a few of the attendees. First row: Ann Bennett, Shirley Cannon, Joy Wallace Dickinson and Tana Porter. it’s me and Grace Chewning in the back.

Had a great meeting with lots of plans to preseve Orlando history!

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December 24th, 2012: A Christmas visit with Lucile Fair!

by on Dec.24, 2012, under Buddies, Friends

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Every year at Christmas time I visit my dear friend Lucile Fair in Orlando. In one month she will be 105 years old. Despite her age she was remembering so many years ago when she, as a little girl, came home and heard her parents talking about women’s suffer age. She naturally asked at such a young age what are women suffering from?

Lucile has lived all but two months in Orlando and can speak of decades ago as if it were yesterday. She has certainly slowed down but her mind moves at an amazing pace.

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December 23rd, 2012: Christmas Gathering!

by on Dec.23, 2012, under Buddies, Cartooning, Friends, What's New?

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Got together with fellow artists for an annual Christmas gathering. This time we got together at the Paradise Restaurant in Safety Harbor, Florida. The photo above shows Ron Johnson, Dan Smith, AE Sabo, Sioux Hart and me. We shared our activities and artwork. Great fellowship for all!

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August 5th, 2012 – Inkslingers!

by on Aug.05, 2012, under Buddies, Cartooning

Me, Lars Erik Robinson and Dan Smith got together to do some cartoon chatting in Largo today!

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September 10th, 2011 – Jose Delbo & me parry pens.

by on Sep.13, 2011, under Buddies, Cartooning, Friends, Sketchbook

During our annual National cartoonists Society Florida Chapter meeting, legendary comic book artist, Jose Delbo, and I like to take a sheet of paper and trade it back and forth adding to it. I added Bat Hound to Jose’s Batman above.

Since our theme was circus due to John Ringling’s influence in our meeting location, Sarasota, Florida, I started with a clown and Jose added Batman’s body.

I started with Batman this time and Jose squeezed a horse underneath him.

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April 14th, 2010 – Book Signing!

by on Apr.16, 2010, under Buddies, Cartooning, Editorials

We had a book signing of ‘The Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, 2010’ at Barnes and Noble in Orlando at the Colonial Plaza. Myself and Dana Summers, editorial cartoonist for the Orlando Sentinel, first had a cartoon talk about the business. Below are photos from the event. Many thanks to old friend Richard Scott for taking many of these photos.

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Here I am talking about something of other.

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Here’s Dana!

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Here’s me and my old friend who I went through grade school with, Richard Scott.

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The towering Mitchell brothers, fellow cartoonist Dave and Gary, over the diminutive me.

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My old buddy and gag writer, Ken Culotta joined us and signed books, too. Here he speaks to Dana and Dana’s friend Michael Bell.

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Dana signs the book by drawing a tall Obama.

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Fellow cartoonist/ comic book artist, Orlando Pagan, stopped by.

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Dana passes along advice to a fellow. Robert Baurle came by. Robert, Ken and I often get together and discuss politics and joke around. Robert is brilliant about the geo-political world and is planning to start blogging about it. I look forward to his writings and his thoughts!

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Here’s a group shot of us who care about politics!: Dana Summers, Ken Culotta, myself and Robert Baurle.

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