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Hurrah, 100 strips of Bonnie N. Collide, Nine to Five!

Click here to read the latest, and also to check out my very first sketch of Bonnie!

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Ahh, unrequited love. By the way, are kids these days still putting ties on their doorknobs to signify knockin’ boots? Or is it something more “updated” these days?

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For those of us who’ve ever tripped over a small child in a skating rink. You guys know what I’m talking about. Click here to read!

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It’s never too late for resolutions, right?

Oh, and I made a little print out of that V-Day Card I posted the other day, featuring the Pantone Color of 2012 – Tangerine Tango!

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Recently, I had the pleasure of designing not just one, but two logos for this amazing upstart roller derby team in Florida called (awesomely enough) the Thunder City Derby Sirens. Of course, with a name like that, this Greek Myth Nerd was super excited to be a part of their branding. All hail the Sirens!!

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Skate Fear

Last night was the second time I’ve seen people respond to those wearing skates with, “No. Absolutely not. Take those off right now or leave.”

What’s the deal? Why the skate hatred? I fear I already know the answer, which just involves people assuming that if anything ever happens to you in a place you don’t own yourself, you’ll sue everyone. And their moms. Because that seems to be the sole motivation for most of the things we do in this country. Can I make money off of this? Can someone make money off of me for this? Those are the only questions we find necessary to ask.

And I’m sick of it! Take some responsibility for your actions! Have some integrity to admit when you were stupid! Grow a pair! If you trip and break your ankle on that sidewalk, you’re a klutz. You’re not eligible for thousands of dollars. Oh, and that coffee is hot. And that bag is not a toy for babies.

I can understand if you’re skating around, scaring people, or creating a dangerous situation. No one wants that. I don’t even like performance art near me. But if you’re standing still, or stepping slowly around on skates, on a carpet, because it’s novel and attracts more people to want to talk to you about derby and your cause, why the hell not? Because you could bust your own ass and then blame everyone else for it. Of course.

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