Monthly Archives: June 2007

Cat's Out of the Bag

I am soooo glad I can talk about Florida now. It’s very hard to have something as big as that going on and find something else to write about. I am not the only person in my company getting transferred, there are quite a few of us going, and all of them seem to be further along in the process than we are. Last year the roof had a leak that damaged the walls in both bathrooms. They man that plasters walls came in and fixed both a few weeks ago, but it took until now to get past the wet weather and dry them enough to paint. Today I repainted the downstairs and touched up the bannister. There are still a few things left to do, but it won’t be long until we’re showing the house and trying to sell it away. I look around and think on how it wasn’t supposed to be like that. I meant to live here for awhule. I walk to the grocery store and remember that I had liked being able to walk to this or that and I had thought I would be for years. But I’m not too sorry to be leaving a place where it takes three weeks to dry the plaster on a wall. Not too sorry after all.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Cereal Madness

Well here we go again. Once again, cartoonists, animators and illustrators will likely take the brunt in the wallet and the potential paycheck for widespread hysteria on the part of some. A pending lawsuit was settled out of court by Kelloggs and concerned parents and nutrition advocacy groups that were threatening legal action on the food conglomerate if they didn’t take drastic measures on their marketing. And boy did they! Kelloggs has agreed to make certain that their cereal and food products will meet stringent nutritional requirements or stop marketing those projects alltogether. That means folks that a lot of us, meaning me, that depend on the marketing of characters like “Snap, Crackle, Pop” or “Tony the Tiger” might lose out on a lot of future work. Funny, how parents are quick to point the finger at anyone else at all, other than themselves. After all, aren’t they the ones taking care of and monitoring their children? Maybe what’s making the kids fat isn’t just what they eat but the fact that many of them won’t step outdoors to exercise when they can sit indoors and play xbox. It’s so easy to let them do this too….instant babysitter. If kids were getting fat from McDonalds or breakfast cereal wouldn’t all the baby boomer generation and generation X be overweight too? I mean these cereals weren’t invented last week.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Sick Again

We are back from our trip with family and ready to get back into the thick of web comic(ing) and, and……and now I’m sick. Just a little something I picked up to remind me of the perils of trying to take a few days off. Yay! Hopefully, I’ll only be slow for a few days, and then back up to my normal speed. Idaho was really nice, but a tad cold for June. We went to a waterpark while we were out there ready for some sun and splashing but chickened out in the end from the cold. I mean for heavens sake even the lifeguards were wearing sweatshirts with hoodies!

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter