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January 20, 2018

Those Mischievous Specks!

This cartoon received "Editor's Pick" on the 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 :)) -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, here 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 or 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

December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays!!

I hope everyone has an enjoyable Holiday Season!  I love this time of year. Not only do I take a few days off from work, I always look forward to being with family and friends :)) -Tom

My Feelings Exactly...

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau