A Month to Remember!
BUSHY TALES goes overseas and interstate!
The second, a connecting flight from L.A. to Vancouver followed just a few hours after the first flight, the two flights being separated by a couple of cups of coffee in an overpriced cafe in LAX.
GRAHAM HARROP and "TEN CATS"
CHIP SANSOM and "THE BORN LOSER"
UNIVERSAL UCLICK SYNDICATE
It happened to be that the first game of the World Series (baseball) was to be played in Kansas City that very night between the home team, the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets. The World Series is, as the name implies, a series of games (best of seven) between the two top teams from the different baseball regions/competitions. The name, World Series, is a bit of a misnomer as the teams are all based in the US (with the Toronto Blue Jays included...maybe for that international flavour).
(I watched the game and, yes, it was exciting...going for a mammoth 14 innings instead of the normal 9 before a winner was determined. And, yes, it was the Royals who won this first game and who went on to wrap up the World Series.)
RENO, NEVADA, and INK BOTTLE SYNDICATE
MELBOURNE and THE AUSTRALIAN CARTOONISTS' ASSOCIATION AWARDS.
But it was good to catch up with some old friends and to make some new ones, as well.
I did not win the award (my good friend Gary Clark, SWAMP, did...again!) but it was a huge honour and affirmation to me just to be named as one of the nominations for the award by my cartooning peers. I hope that I can continue to build on the growing success of the strip in the months and years ahead.