Our Absurd Life: 05/08/21 – An Important Message

An Important Message

Hola Night Owls & Early Birds


Technically, I think 365 cartoons was yesterday — but who’s counting, right?

So I don’t forget — HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!!

I say this now, because tomorrow I am taking a day off.  After considering the wise counsel of friends & family (they know me to be the stubborn type) I’ve decided to end my cartoon-a-day challenge.  It was an enormous task, one that started off as a 90-cartoons in 90-days, and just kept going.  Mostly I didn’t want to stop out of fear that I would lose my momentum and grind to a halt.  Then I saw the steady progress I was making and really didn’t want to stop.

But, I realized a challenge should have a finishing point, to let the full experience stand alone.  

So what does this mean?  Well, for one thing, I’m going on vacation.  For a day.  To visit sunny Salinas.

Oh, wait a minute, I live in Salinas.

What I mean to say is that I will be sending out cartoons every other day.  Probably Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays or Sundays.  I’ve been missing some important activities during the week that I want to start regularly attending again.

I also would like to start doing more graphic novel work — comic books — another love from my childhood.  One thought was to have a completed page once a week to show, and over a 6 or 8 week period, the comic story would unfold.  We’ll see.

I’d like to give myself the days I’m off to also spend more time planning and prepping my cartoons, see if I can improve them.

Most importantly, it needs to be said that without all of you acting as my accountability group — I would never in a million years have accomplished this one year challenge.

But let me let tonight’s Essential Cartoon do what it was created for.

I wish you all a safe and restful rest of your night.

Until Monday.

Humor abounds.

Ian S.



“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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