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Lake Erie Ink: Kids’ Comic Con

I’m pleased to announce a wonderful upcoming local event: Lake Erie Ink’s second annual Kids’ Comic Con in Cleveland Heights on Saturday, March 8. I will be one of many speakers/workshop instructors participating (see flyer below). This is a great kids’ event (ages 8 -18) and I hope to see you and your families there!  P.S. I’ll also be selling copies of my books at the event.

The Process

Recently, King Features posted pictures of cartoonists’ work spaces on the KF blog. Really enjoyed seeing everyone’s studios. Included was this photo of myself that my husband took on the spot.

TerDeskI liked the picture, so I also posted it on my Facebook page. I got lots of ribbing for being a neat freak. But it’s true. Even though there’s a huge pile of papers to the right that were cropped out, I am pretty tidy. I know that’s unusual for a creative type. But I honestly can’t work among clutter. I’d rather spend half an hour cleaning up first than diving into a project amid papers and breakfast remains. In fact, I usually start the day by straightening up the kitchen and living room, too. It’s a sickness, I know.

Menorah Park

526e828467fe3.preview-300Come one, come all! I’ll be speaking locally at Menorah Park in Beachwood, OH, on January 14 at 7:30 pm. Q & A and a book signing to follow. Free and open to the public! Click here for details.

Looking back on lice

It’s Flashback Week here at Pajama Diaries, and we’re looking back at the “lice” story line of 2012. Remember this?


Yechhh. Knock wood, I never experienced it personally (I’m sure I jinxed myself). But I have plenty of friends whose kids have contracted it. There’s only one word used to describe the process of getting rid of these vermin: nightmarish.

Comics Kingdom


Here’s some great news for comics fans: It’s the new Comics Kingdom — a free site from King Features Syndicate. You’ll be able to read Pajama Dairies plus all of King Features’ comics in one place every day for free.  Comment on comics just like you do here, and get to know other comics fans.

There’s a small annual subscription fee to join Comics Kingdom Royal, the premium service. With this service, you can make your own custom comics page, have daily email delivery, and keep a scrapbook where you can save your favorite comics, vintage comics, and more.  If you were a DailyINK member, your account is waiting for you at Comics Kingdom Royal, with all of your favorites saved just the way you left them.

Writer’s Block and the Comics

Most of you know that cartooning is my full-time job. Only some of you know that I have another gig: writing humorous cards for American Greetings. I’m a contract writer, and I work on cards once a week. I love it, and have been doing it for 20 years. In fact, that’s what brought me to Cleveland in the first place.

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