Tom Magliozzi, we’ll miss you!!

Like many, many radio-listening fans of “Car Talk”, I was saddened to hear of the loss of Tom Magliozzi.

I can’t count the number of programs I’ve listened to over the years. Tom and Ray were like friends, stopping by on Saturday mornings to dispense car advice and truck loads of laughter.

I was scheduled to be in Boston over Memorial Day weekend in 2010, and with the help of Doug Berman, tried to coordinate a day when I could present Tom and Ray with the Sunday strip below. Unfortunately, they were leaving town for vacation the day before I was to arrive.

So long, Tom. We’ll miss you, and that infectious laugh of yours.

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Yes, it’s true. Edison will be traveling to Mars on November 28th, and he’ll be in good company. Stephan Pastis, Goat and Rat will be riding along as well. Cartoonist Scott Stantis also has a boarding pass, and at this point, I’m not sure which of his Prickly City characters he’ll be sending.

Here’s the scoop. Scott, Stephan and I were contacted by Alan Stern, Principal Investigator for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto, and founder of the education & research group UWINGU, and asked if we’d help get the word out about the “Beam Me To Mars” program, which was set up to beam messages and/or images to Mars from folks here on earth. We all three agreed to participate, and in doing so will be waving goodbye to our characters as they head off at the speed of light to our rusty neighbor on November 28th.

If you’d like to join us and write your own message to send, simply go to and click on the “Beam Me To Mars” button. George Takei, Seth Green, Homer Hickam and a host of other celebrities will be sending messages as well, so here’s your chance to be a part of something really amazingly cool.

The doors to this digital space ship will be closing on NOVEMBER 5TH, so put your creative thinking caps on and join us!

Edison_C201410242d053e402a330132a1a4005056a9545dA Prickly City strip that ran in July of this year talking about the New Horizons Mission.


Edison’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Edison has accepted Dustin’s Ice Bucket Challenge. I nominate my cartoon buddies Sarge from Beetle Bailey (Mort and Greg Walker) and Rob or Jill Kaplan from Pajama Diaries (Terri Libenson)


This short video segment was created entirely by my daughter Katherine. I think she has a bright future in animation.