Count cartoonist Dave Blazek among the former. This thing kind of came out of the blue. His own rectangle of cartoon real estate abounds with deadpan expressions, scientists in lab coats and talking animals. The conflict is embodied in the dilemma of R.
For those of you who believe my head is in the clouds, now it's almost literally true. My new treehouse studio has been completed and now I'm working in luxury alongside my wife, who paints in her spare time. It's simply a beautiful space to work with giant windows that open to the outside, sliding canvas panels to work and drown on, barnwood tables to spread out on and a fireplace our cat has adopted as his very own fur warmer. In addition, it serves as a helluva music space. In my spare time, I like to jam with musicians who tolerate me and make me sound better than I am. We build this room with a nod to that and already it's hosted a handful of day-long jam sessions.
Loose Parts is a daily single panel comic strip drawn by Dave Blazek since It is similar in tone, content, and style to The Far Side , drawn by Gary Larson , involving Theatre of the Absurd -style themes and characters. Loose Parts is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group and appears in newspapers across the country and overseas. Loose Parts began in as a collaborative effort between Dave Blazek the writer and John Gilpin the illustrator. In Gilpin stopped drawing for the single-panel cartoon and Blazek took up those duties as well; he now writes and draws for the cartoon.
Drew Beeman, a self-described early childhood educator and specialist, has more than a decade of experience in child care and preschool classrooms. Based in Rochester, New York, he is the founder and director of Progressive Early Learning and a fierce advocate for play-based learning. His piece originally appeared in The Wedge , a local newspaper, where he writes a regular column. Take a trip with me down memory lane.