I’m Still Here After All

Posted: January 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

From now on I will be posting verbal outbursts only on Mongrel4u. All comic strips will be posted on a new site called Aldome. My literary guru/guidance counselor, Pat Nolan,  suggested I start a new blog affording me a clean slate and a new “room” to display and stash my comics. So far it seems to be working. So, WordPressers, Aldo and Me has a new address. Aldome.wordpress.com. I do this because I enjoy exposing myself anywhere I can, or something like that.

Adios, WordPress.

Posted: January 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Dear Readers,

I have been blogging with WordPress since 2010. I started out as a writer, but drawing became my focus through a couple years of my “Those Amazing Humans” bio sketches and on to my comic strip, “Aldo and Me” which started November 28, 2013, and continues to present day. Over the past few months blogging has become more and more difficult evidently because I have run out of space for my comics and need to ante up a hundred bucks to do what I’ve been doing for free the last five years. I’m sure this is “more than fair” as they’ve told me, but the fact of the matter is I simply cannot afford it. I have enjoyed reaching readers around the world and hearing their comments on my work. I enjoyed looking at my statistics and a good day of reader response often put a smile on my face. But since I am no longer able to post graphic content I would hope that my faithful readers will join Aldo and Me on our Facebook page of the same name. It’s open to the public, no sign in, and absolutely free. Look forward to seeing you there.

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Something I drew before and after a breakfast of Ranchero Potatoes, 2 eggs and beans, at La Esquina. I’m afraid the breakfast was better than the drawing.

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I am pathologically obscure fer sure, so let me clue all a ya’all in who were denied the childhood pleasure of reading the first and foremost cat extinction event story for the young reader, “Millions of Cats”, by Wanda Gag.

There is something weird about this tale of an old man’s quest for a cat to cheer up his wife. That’s probably why I like to check it out every once in a while. It has a kind of German Impressionistic feel to it that seems appropriate to the plot goings on. Hell, it was good enough to win a Newberry Award, and that’s not too shabby. It was first printed in 1928 and is currently the oldest children’s picture book still in print, if we are to believe Wikipedia, and while we are believing, believe this about Wanda Gag: Wanda Hazel Gág (1893–1946) was an American artist, author, translator, and illustrator. She is most noted for writing and illustrating the children’s book Millions of Cats which won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. It is the oldest American picture book still in print. The ABC Bunny also received a Newbery Honor Award. Her books Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Nothing at All each won a Caldecott Honor Award. In 1940 a book of edited excerpts from her diaries (covering the years 1908 to 1917) was published as Growing Pains; it received wide acclaim.

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