Seeing things 2020

What is the deal with the new decade?

I might as well do a recap.

At the beginning of 2010:

  • I was 34 years-old
  • I was finishing up my next-last semester in Graduate school
  • Lez and I were going on three years as a couple
  • I was still trying to maneuver through the ups, downs and completely don’t knows associated with being a dad to Lauren
  • I had been homeowner for a little under two years… with the financial and physical scars to prove it.
  • Eight years of Bob… and agonizing over whether or not I should continue the strip
  • I was in very preliminary talks with a producer on the “Rachael Ray Show” to possibly be a guest on their Valentine’s Day show… and propose to Lez. That didn’t work out because I refused to have my beard and mustache shaved off for a makeover. (True and very sad story)
  • Had absolutely no plan or idea of what I was going to do moving forward

Fast forward a decade… that last point remains true. I thought with age comes wisdom. For some, that may be true… but for me age just brings more jadedness and confusion. Especially coming off one of the worst years of my life personally. Professionally, my work was on fire.  The History Bob series,  Art history/cartoon series breathed new life into my process… holy hell, I can’t believe I just used the work “process” like that.

So, I don’t know what 2020 has in store for me… or for my work or my family. Why try and make plans?  Why try and predict? Just go with it and hope it doesn’t hurt too much. And draw a few hundred squirrels along the way.

You can come along if you like… been with me so far, might as well see how it works out.


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New Marketing Push…

It’ll get noticed… but not by the audience I may want…
But, any reader of Bob is a friend of the staff…

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Bob as Slash…

“Do you know where you are? You’re in the JUNGLE baby…”

Welcome to Monday… today’s Sketch of the Day… actually, I don’t know if I can really call these sketches.  They’re a couple of steps past the sketch phase.

In lieu of a better name, I think I’ll just call them the ROCK BOBs of the day.  Don’t worry I’ll come up with something better eventually.

Today’s ROCK BOB is Bob as guitarist Slash… best known for is work in the band Guns and Roses.

Also, I’ve decided that I will be making these ROCK BOBs available for purchase.  If interested, please send me an email ASAP for a price.  Since there’s only ONE, they will go fast.

Angus Young and Brian Johnson are sold.  Freddie Mercury is sold.

Starting TOMORROWPATREON Patrons of Bob the Squirrel at the $5.00 level and up will get first crack at purchasing the daily ROCK BOB.  Just another perk of becoming a Patreon supporter.


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