Nice Way To Start Off The Week

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Long weekend here at Command Central – lotsa Christmas shopping, and all the craziness that comes with it!

So anyway, I found out Friday that MsKatyKins, over at http://spinelesswonders.wordpress.com nominated me for 2012 Blog Of The Year – too cool! And while we know there’s all kinds blogawards out there, the point is someone cared enough to recognize me (and a handful of other really talented individuals) out of an otherwise infinite internet landscape, and that’s really cool. It makes it all worth it. And let’s not be fooled – anyone who does a blog on a fairly regular basis knows full well it’s like a second job – with no pay. That’s critical – obviously we could all go to tip jars and such (and I’m not quite ready to do that), but that kinda misses the point in the world of blogging.

Ok, with all that out of the way, I believe the idea is to throw out my own nominations, which obviously would start with http://spinelesswonders.wordpress.com. Ms. K is one of my favorites – a delightfully talented cartoonist who’s a superlative and thoughtful writer, and general all-around blogging superstar. Just so you know, her characters in Spineless Wonders are basically invertebrates…but funny invertebrates (my favorite kind). Plus, they’d make great plush toys!

So, here’s the rest of MY nominees for Blog Of The Year 2012, in no particular order (some are cartoonists, and some are, well…just plain fun):

http://ourprocess.wordpress.com

Yeah, I know – Katy nominated him too – but he’s been on my ‘follow’ list for a while, and does really nice political cartoons/drawings/caricatures and illustrations – nice blog!

http://joshreads.com

Funny, funny stuff – he ‘reviews’ the daily comics strips with, essentially, a bazooka. A MUST read.

http://funnynamesblog.com

I nominated this site once before, but it’s unique, hip and informative. One of the more fascinating blogs out there, and we both have damn good taste in wordpress themes. 😉

http://blog.drawn.ca

A visual feast!

http://gapingvoid.com

Hugh Macleod – he’s the single reason I decided to do this blog. Cartoonist, writer and one of the most revered voices on the state of social media today – he IS the man. His books are priceless, and my favorite, “Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys To Creativity” should be required reading for ANY creative.

http://dailycartoonist.com

Want to stay up-to-the-minute on the world of cartooning? THIS is the place – excellent blog for all things ‘tooner.

Whew! That should do it – I could throw out more but I’m gettin’ carpal tunnel from typing!

Anyway, thanks again to my good friend Kate over at Spineless Wonders (Let’s see those characters in plush!) and I’ll check back mid-week!

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3 thoughts on “Nice Way To Start Off The Week

  1. mskatykins says:

    Wow, this is the gift that keeps on giving! Thank you So much for the lovely shout out! You are such a worthy guy to nominate for this award. I love your toons, they always make me laugh and your sketch book is just wonderful too! 🙂

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