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 http://www.uwingu.com/ 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!
A Prickly City strip that ran in July of this year talking about the New Horizons Mission.
Edison has accepted Dustin’s Ice Bucket Challenge. I nominate my cartoon buddies Sarge from Beetle Bailey (Mort and Greg Walker) http://beetlebailey.com/ and Rob or Jill Kaplan from Pajama Diaries (Terri Libenson) http://pajamadiaries.com/
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This short video segment was created entirely by my daughter Katherine. I think she has a bright future in animation.
Back in January, King Features’ amazing Countess Tea posted a blog featuring the studios of some of the King cartoonists. comicskingdom.com/blog/2014/01/15/ask-a-cartoonist-caution-creators-at-work Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my act together in time to submit photos of mine. Well, it’s been six months, and I’ve finally managed to round up a few shots.
We moved into my current studio 3 years ago. Our office at that time was nice, but it was more space than we needed (some of you may have seen images of it on my Cartoonist Studio page), so, we moved to this cozy Harborside space. It sits above the harbor overlooking Lake Michigan, and is close to some of the best restaurants in the area. Best of all, it’s quiet. Guests are always welcome, so if you’re a local, or just passing through, give us a call and be sure to stop by.
My cartoonist “wall of fame”
More cartoon art
and more cartoon art
My very uncomfortable juror’s chair from the Lake County, Illinois courthouse
Misc. Edison props
An Edison “Price is Right” strip, signed by host Drew Carey and announcer George Gray, and a “NOVA Science Now” strip signed by David Pogue. I sometimes put celebrities in my comics, and I’m flattered when they write to tell me they like the strip.