The next time I Google “josh is cool,” which happens 10-20 times per day, at least one post will pop up. I need that sort of affirmation in my life.
Without further ado, here are this week’s Friday Robots!
When I first got my books back from the printers, I sent some out to a few cartoonists who I admire. David Fitzsimmons, an editorial cartoonist in Tucson, has long been a mentor to me, beginning when I was in middle school. Richard Thompson has a new syndicated comic strip called Cul de Sac (and has been more than generous with his time in answering my persistent and star-struck emails). Patrick McDonnell is one of the few cartoonists to have a hugely successful strip AND not be dead. His comic strip, to those of you who may not be familiar, is called Mutts. It is well-drawn, Buddhist-inspired, and is often both funny and moving in the same few panels.
Let this post serve as an open letter to any cartoonist who wants their work shown on a highly prestigious, Polk Award winning blog. Send me your drawing of a Falling Rock character and I’ll post it for all the world to see. I’m arching my eyebrow at you, Jim Davis.
I’m sure many of you have noticed my absence over the long Memorial Day weekend. Adrianne and I attended my brother’s wedding in Colorado. I will post a few photos (with names changed to protect the innocent) in a day or so.
I also plan on posting the Official Falling Rock Committee Proposal on Bettering Or Perhaps Eliminating Our Nation’s Airlines this week. Rest assured, dear readers, that it will be a comprehensive report. All airlines best heed the results. Should they defy me, I will be working on a device that can replace the airplane as a more cost-efficient, less polluting travel alternative. I’m not entirely sure what to call it, but it runs on “tracks” laid in the ground and makes a “choo-choo” sound. The Golden Age of Travel is right around the corner.
So I get to my desk this morning and found, waiting for me, a packet from the Portland Office of Transportation. Last week I requested some information on bike and walking trails in town. They sent those to me and included some special prizes. I got an “I share the road” bumper sticker and a bar of chocolate. That’s right! “Smooth Organic Dark Chocolate,” made by Endangered Species Chocolate. Just for requesting biking information. They’re obviously worried that my bike rides will dangerously deplete my body’s sugar levels.
I love this town.