Sometimes we can get caught up in life and make it a whole lot more complex than it really has to be. I consider myself one of the richest men in the world. I have a decent place to live. I eat way too much. I have two automobiles and both are runnin’ at this time. I have two great kids, 3 grandkids the best wife in the world and Molly (the super energized weiner dog). If I had to settle up financially tonight I would still have some of my stuff left because what I have is worth more than I owe. My health might be a little sub par but so far I have woke up every day for over 62 years. I don’t even have to wonder if there is a possum at the crossroads because I’ve got stuff in the freezer. Yep, all in all, I reckon Bill Gates and Donald Trump ain’t got it much better than I have it.
Posts Tagged ‘Buzzards’
A week or two ago I posted a comic of Chester and Phil and Chester was complainin’ that other comic strip characters were cute. I tried a few looks to make chester look cute but so far none of them seem to be workin’ for him. Jeremy Burkes from JB’S TOONS http://jbstoons.wordpress.com sent me a drawing of Chester in overalls. That kind of fits with the Gatorhead theme. Be sure and check out Jeremy’s comic.
This week I received this great picture form the talented Jande Rowe, creator of “Aedre’s Firefly”, http://www.e-orbits.com and a great encourager on the web. I am not sure if it is what I would call cute but it is definitely a fantastic piece of artwork. I hope you love it as much as I do.
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I posted over 858 times on my old Blogspot site at http://bolumpkin.blogspot.com If you want to go back and look things over on a slow day the site is still up but I haven’t been adding anything new.
P.S Just for those of you who keep up with that sort of thing this is my 500th post on this website. I also post at http://bolumpkin.wordpress.com
I guess Chester might have a problem with this new look. I am sure it is not much worse than what he will come up with next. I’m postin’ some new stuff and some retro stuff on my other site at
I had to quit postin’ anything on my blogspot site because it didn’t give me an option to upload photo’s from my computer (or at least I couldn’t figure it out). At this stage of my life if it causes too much frustration I just kind of walk away from it.
Be sure and come back later to find the answers to some of life’s most complex questions,
Will Chester find happiness?
Will Phil steal Chester’s share of roadkill?
Will Buzzards become the new cute?
Are all politicians crooked?
I asked if anyone would care to give Chester a makeover and Jeremy Burkes of JBSToons http://jbstoons.wordpress.com/ sent me this rendition of Chester. Gotta admit he is cute
I think Chester has kind of missed the boat on tryin’ to look cute. I’m sure he will try to come up with something else.
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It looks like Chester might start a movement after all. Just food for thought for you artist out there. How would you depict a buzzard to make him look cute. If you want to give it a try I will post your efforts with a link to your site. I hope you all have a Happy New Year and try to get all the good you can out of 2013. I know I am going too! BTW If you want to send me a cute buzzard just email it to email@example.com.
I guess things could be better for everyone at during these tough economic times but just remember they could be worse too.
I did a little bloggin’ this mornin’ on my old www.bolumpkin.com site. Check it out and see what I had to say. I forgot so I can’t wait to go read it myself.
Here is another one of my Get Well cards from the variety pack. I thought Phil could really motivate people to try to get better. I hope you are enjoying some of the stuff I am finding in my files. I’m not sure if I have ever posted some of them. I figure if I don’t remember you probably don’t either.
I have been reading some posts and comments from Bearman at www.beartoons.com and he has mentioned that using certain words in a post will attract more viewers. I am appalled that anyone would even stoop to such a level. There are more serious problems in the world than me worrying about getting more hits on my site.
When you have people like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and the Kardashians splashed all over tv while President Obama and Governor Romney fight it out for the election how can you even concentrate. People’s attention is more focused on the Referee Strike Ending and when people search for cute puppies and adorable kittens on You Tube they don’t expect to find things like hilarious comics or redneck wisdom.
I rest my case.
Phil and Chester were favorites of a few of my readers and some wanted me to make sure that if I re-ran some comics that I would include them. I really enjoyed workin’ with the animals and really wish I had the time and energy to go back and work on them some more. I really think this concept had some potential.
For those who have not been following me long I just want to give a little background. I didn’t start drawing until I was 58 years old. I was doing some writin’ and decided to draw my own illustrations and then I kind of moved into doin’ comic strips. My older stuff can still be seen in the archives at my older blog www.bolumpkin.blogspot.com
In the 4 years or so that I have been postin’ things I have probably done over 1000 comic strips and a lot of other blogposts. At one time I was doing close to 10 comics a week on two different websites. That was pretty intense. I cut back to 5 times a week and then back to twice a week due to health problems.
In addition to the above I also post 5 devotionals each week for my church. If you are interested in them you can go to www.shilohbaptist.blogspot.com Actually when it comes to posting this is my first priority. I get the devotionals done before I start on the comics.
Here is another one from Phil and Chester
As you can see I have used both color and black and white in my past comics.
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Sometimes we think we are really meditating on the important questions of life when knowing where the next meal is coming from is at the top of a lot of people’s list. Be thankful for all that you have and enjoy your blessin’s every day.
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