Monday, September 01, 2008
Todd and Penguin update
Todd and Penguin will be up late Monday night.

The first chance I had to draw the strip was late Sunday night (as my son has been sick and in need of constant attention due to his extra crankiness). Just as I was about to sit and draw, a shrill BEEEEEEP BEEEEEEP filled the whole house! The smoke alarms were going off in tandem because I'd forgotten to change the batteries (in like, forever). So, suddenly, I am racing around the house looking for the suspect alarm while praying that the loud beeping doesn't wake my son up (because he will then be up another two hours).

Found it, went to get some 9 volts from the junk drawer and of course we DON'T HAVE ANY 9 volt batteries.

Nobody actually buys them for anything other than smoke alarms, right? So, then I had to race to the nearest Wal Mart (the only store near me open 24 hours) and raced back home and replaced the suspect battery. All is well. I'll change out the rest tomorrow, though I'm not sure how the hell I'm going to get to the top of our cathedral cieling without a ladder.

So, yeah, that's why Todd and Penguin will not be up. Someday, I'll be syndicated, have the comics done weeks in advance and won't have to worry about things like these. Though I'm sure I'll still forget to change the smoke alarm batteries.

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Name: Blogger Dad
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About Me:
I was a reporter at a Florida newspaper, where I covered city politics and draw editorial comics. Now, I'm a Blogger Dad (click the link for my webpage - the blog on the bottom is for Todd and Penguin) in search of a job and attempting to write a book or four. I'm also a cartoonist, how most of you know me, who draws Todd and Penguin, Taking Up Space and the occasional other titles, featured on I'm married (sorry, all you ladies interested in overweight guys who spend too much time drawing) and have a one year old son and two cats. Three of the above mentioned poop way too much!
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