Very busy around here getting ready for Christmas. Our Catblog post leads off with a painting by my wife Cathy called “Gallery Cat”. We encountered this sleepy citizen in a chair in the middle of a bustling art gallery near Temecula a few years ago. Cathy did this small oil painting later from a photo that we made of the gallery’s mascot. I like the bright red that she used behind the black and white cat, it also feels in keeping with the season.
Our comics this week are the third and fourth pages of “Hennery Hound” by Jim Tyer from Barnyard Comics #7. Hennery tries to escape the noise pollution in the movie theater, the park and the library, with no luck. I wonder how he would have reacted to cel phones? Especially after next February.
Marvelous Mike from 12-17 to 12-22-1956 continues the Christmas tale we started last time. Mike and Merrie are trying to get the homeless boy and his mother to their house for Christmas, but have to get their idea past the depressed Cliff, who can’t seem to catch a break landing the International Department Stores account. Krazy Kat this week from 5-8 to 5-13-1939 is about, what else?, bricks! I especially like 5-12, with the unusual pose of Krazy winding up to toss a brick at Ignatz! It looks like Los Angeles is in for torrential rains the next few days. I sure hope I can post again here soon, but if you don’t hear from me, I may be dealing with situations. Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah!