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January 21, 2018

Another Black Belt Test Pic...

I received a few emails asking if I had anymore Black Belt Test pics.  The above is one of me (in the white uniform) sparring with another participant as an instructor looks on. I think I'm about to kick my opponent's right side while blocking his back fist punch. We were roughly halfway through the test at this point, so we had another two hours to go! Grueling! -Tom

January 19, 2018

Those Mischievous Specks!

This cartoon received "Editor's Pick" on a syndicate site where I used to post. The site was hosted by Universal Uclick which is a large entertainment company owned by Andrews McMeel Universal. The website has been shut down for "renovations," but I hope it is up and running soon. I had a bunch of subscribers, made friends with other cartoonists, and had an overall enjoyable experience when I was posting there. -Tom

January 17, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I love this cartoon not only because I think it is funny, but my dad is the one who came up with it!  Thanks dad :)) -Tom

January 15, 2018

Here's Lisa In Color!

As a follow-up to my December 27th post, this is the color version of the main character in the children's book I wrote.  My colorizer (Christina) did a nice job as always :)) Let me know what you think.  You can email me at tgiordan@comcast.net or dust-specks@hotmail.com. Hope to hear from you soon! -Tom

January 14, 2018

They Won!

Here is a pic of Armani and her friend Sophia at a Show Choir competition they went to yesterday in Massachusetts.  Armani's squad competed against sixteen schools and came in first!  I am so proud of her and her classmates.  Congrats! :))

January 12, 2018

The Definition Of "Dust Bowl", You Ask?

A dust bowl is "an area of land where vegetation has been lost and soil reduced to dust." You are now enlightened :))

January 08, 2018

Never Bite A Dust Speck!

A follow-up to my last post.  Armani's Show Choir went well and we all had a great time.  I couldn't get a clear picture of her though, so I can't post one for you :(  There are other Show Choir events coming up, so if I get a good pic of her performing in the future, you'll definitely see it :)) -Tom

January 05, 2018

Bitsy's Always Playing Around :))

I am so glad the weekend is here! It's been freezing in Connecticut and we just had a snow storm yesterday. It will be nice to relax at home and do nothing.  Although, on Sunday, Armani is performing (singing and dancing) at a "Show Choir" event.  I am looking forward to it.  A few of my relatives are driving up with me to the performance.  It is a cabaret style show, so a meal will be served (yum, pasta!). If I get a good pic of Armani, I will post it for you to see :))  Hope you have a nice weekend. -Tom

January 02, 2018

A Shout Out!

My artist, Terrice Kimble , and colorizer, Christina Salvino, do an excellent job :))  They are easy to work with and are so talented. I feel fortunate I connected with them both. -Tom

January 01, 2018

Happy New Year!

I hope 2018 is when all your dreams are realized!  As for me, this is the time of year I like to set goals and outline ways to achieve them.  Remember, goals without a plan typically don’t materialize (just some free advice for you…lol). Anyway, thanks for stopping by.  I will be posting cartoons, book  updates, pics, and whatever comes to mind regularly, so check back often :))  Happy New Year!  -Tom

December 29, 2017

Poor Storm

I wonder about Storm.  Is he that dumb, or is he just playing with us?

December 27, 2017

The Main Character - Lisa

Thanks for all your emails regarding which version of  "Lisa" you like.  The above is what Terrice and I decided to go with. Once Terrice inks the drawing, I will have Christina drop in the color and will post the final version. For all you new comers, Lisa is the main character in a children's book I wrote entitled, "A Message from Dust Specks - You are Special."  A description of the book is on the left side of this page. Thanks again for your input! -Tom

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas! As for Armani, she was totally blown away by her gift :))  She is getting her driver's license tomorrow, so her mom and I bought her a car! I wish you could have seen Armani's face (and her tears!) when she saw her present. Such a special moment. In about an hour, we are going to our cousin's house to continue the Christmas celebration. I am looking forward to the time spent with family and, of course, the food!  Have an awesome day! -Tom