Monday, September 18, 2017


Greetings From Sunny Florida...

Welllllll, the electricity is back on, most of the flood water in our part of the town has receded, the store shelves are still pretty empty and...joy, it looks like we have to start getting ready for another hurricane.

Thanks to all for your kind emails wishing my family the best. I am going to wait out one more week before I start posting again and see if we get the "all clear" by next weekend. Thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, maybe I'll get a charter and get in a bit of deep-sea fishing...uhhm maybe not.
   --Tom
















Monday, August 28, 2017

Hi, Everyone!
Comx Box will be retooling over the next two weeks and 
we'll be back posting on Monday, Sept. 11.
Until then, keep those cards, letters, emails, editorial contributions, 
scotch, and cigars coming.

Monday, August 21, 2017



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An Eclipse Special by
Alan Gilbert


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BRAND NEW! 
FROM STEPHEN JAMES NYBERG







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2017-08-21:
Sports can be fun! Since "football" seems to primarily apply to one of two different games, depending on where you live, it was a simple enough matter to make both roomies avid football people. With today's cartoon, I wanted to explore something I find interesting. First off, any sport poses a risk factor. A night of volleyball once left me with a leg injury that persisted for months. Obviously, the American version of full contact football requires as much head protection as you can get. But I have also heard some interesting news on the dangers of using your head on a soccer ball. Ultimately, I decided there was a humorous comic strip to be unearthed.


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2017-08-22:
I wonder if our furry friends (both dogs and cats) secretly laugh at our scientific and technological breakthroughs. Sure, no pet could ever possibly understand the minute details of much of what we humans learn, but they seem to instinctively know things we often overlook. Observing the family dog positioning himself under his eating masters, I realized that without comprehending all the details, he knew exactly how to use gravity (and a little human carelessness) to his advantage. To me, pets are one of the ultimate inspirations for comic strip artists.


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2017-08-23:
Well, I found out how dissimilar human feet and dog paws are! Sure, they both have toes and nails, but that's about it. Here we have Fido obeying his master on a technicality. But apparently, he took a liking to how it feels to wear slippers in the morning. I draw those darned slippers too big for Candace's feet, and now I go and try stuffing the onto Fido's front paws! Yeah, this is one of my crazier attempts.


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2017-08-24:
Well, now you know the backstory!


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2017-08-25:
I probably drew this to poke fun at myself (again!). I'm just the type of person who prefers everything planned out in advance and don't much care for when things change on a whim (unless it's my whim). Anyway, when pizza's involved, I'll bet I'm not the only one who'd fume at the suggestion to put it off!


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2017-08-26:
Well, if I remember my New Testament accurately, it was actually faith, hope, and love that were suggested as the most important virtues (at least by Saint Paul). On the other hand, "charity" is the word used for "love" in the King James Version. At any rate, I needed three names for three women who don't score well in Megan's book. While Love is, in fact a name, I decided to tweak things a bit and swap it out for Charity, which I suspect (could be wrong) is slightly more common.


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2017-08-27:
This one was fun. It was inspired by my early days of text messaging when I realized how easily things can get lost in translation when one uses the written word rather than the spoken word. Sometimes you just have to do like Candace and get a vocal confirmation.


























FEATURED THIS WEEK ON THE OBSERVER...


-Gravy by Bob Murphy
  
-Ron Warren's Red State Comics by Ron Warren

-Gatesfield
By Michael Alan Potter


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Ron Warren Finds a Fool at the Ol' Swimming Hole
After an Alabama Thunderstorm
(The driver got out.)



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The Pups of Barkingham Palace Are Spiffed Up
Thanks To Lady Anne Wehrley

Here's Buddy After a New Grooming...


...And Here is the Birthday Boy. Mikey


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Fan Art For Candace by Zilo








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Your Voice
  
Your own voice, use your own voice,
casual and candid, forget
body armor, the wet suit,
the tux,

forget decorative tats
and the plastic surgeon’s voodoo
---A new kind of witch doctor---

forget “the hiding behind,”
whether it be society’s dumpster,
or your own misguided half shell.


 Speak with the tender flesh
of a sea devil, devoid of his exo-
skeleton,

speak with the free flowing posture
of the jelly fish,
dangling deep
in an ocean of authenticity








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