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February 16, 2018

A Message To Pam-Pam...

Even though I already posted a cartoon today, I want to post to you, Pam-Pam, because I feel the need to say something important. I have said many things to you in the past, but I am not sure I expressed what I am looking for in our relationship.  I think it is obvious how much I care about you, but you may wonder what I expect if you ever write me.  The answer is simple; I have no expectations.  Maybe you and I would be perfect for each other and live happily ever after. Maybe we would be good friends who would stand by each other no matter what life throws our way. Or, maybe we would just casually correspond and nothing more.  The one thing I do know is if you never write, our story ends here (that would be unfortunate).  For this reason, I hope you reach  out to me soon so we can begin our next chapter. xoxotommy

Hox & Tagma

I haven't posted a cartoon with the dust mites Hox and Tagma in it for some time, so here you go!  They are two ornery characters.

February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone has an awesome Valentine's Day :))  Make sure you shower your loved ones with lots of hugs, kisses, and, of course, chocolate! As for Dusty, I think he needs to work on his courtship skills. Maybe a dozen long stemmed roses, a romantic dinner, or a diamond necklace would win Bunny over. His comment above? The only thing that will get him is a slap in the face!

February 10, 2018

Dusty, Dusty, Dusty.....

Dusty's always trying to capture Bunny's heart...even with a little humor. Unfortunately, Bunny just doesn't understand him sometimes. Keep trying, Dusty!  Love will find a way :))

February 06, 2018

Crazy Day...

I had one of those days.  The commute to my office is approximately thirty five minutes (depending on traffic). This morning, traffic sucked, so it took almost an hour to get in.  Of course, there were a lot of horrible drivers along the way (that's always fun).  Right when I got to the office, I had a client meeting. It went well, but it made my day more hectic nonetheless. After the meeting, I caught up on some office work, but had to hit the road soon after.  First, I grabbed lunch.  Did I eat a nutritious meal?  Not today.  I went to Burger King and had a bacon double cheeseburger, french fries, and a diet coke (at least the drink wasn't fattening!). The food tasted good, but it made my stomach turn later. I then drove an hour to a property we represent to lease a vacancy.  The person I met said the space wasn't what he was looking for, so the trip was a waste of time.  By the way, as I drove through Connecticut, I received  numerous calls from an assortment of people which added to the craziness. My car then got very low on gas, so I had to make a quick stop to fill my tank. I pulled over in a rough (high crime) area; I had no choice (my tank was that low).  While I was paying for my gas, a person who was drunk stumbled inside the station and got really loud.  He actually scared some of the patrons. If you knew me, you would know I get along with most people. However, when someone is being an idiot, I am not going to stand around and do nothing. I turned to the drunk (at which time he glanced at my karate cap that reads "kempo" across it), stared him in the eye, and said, "shut the f@*k up!"  Sorry for swearing, but those were my words :)) You know what he said back to me?  He said, "ok" and he shut up. Lol!!!  He didn't say another word. After I paid for my gas, I waited for him to leave to make sure he wouldn't bother anyone. Fortunately, he kept his mouth closed and peacefully walked out. A woman turned to me and said "thank you."  It was funny and gratifying too.  So, that is how my day went.  Like the specks in the cartoon above, the first scene was me during the day (going crazy) and the second scene is me now (chillin' at home). Everything worked out in the end. It always does :))

February 04, 2018


I created "Cosmo" because the characters in Dust Specks bounce around a lot. One moment they can be in the United States and the next they can appear somewhere in Europe. I realize dust can travel in the wind, but I still wanted to justify their long and frequent journeys. My solution was the creation of  "dust shuttles" and Cosmo (a dust shuttle operator). So, now you know how Cosmo came about, how specks can cover long distances, and how my thought process works :))

February 02, 2018

Speaking Of Cancun....

In my last post, I mentioned how I would love to be back on the beach in  Cancun, Mexico (I went there last year with Armani). The above photo was taken from our room. It really was a beautiful place to visit. We had an awesome time :))

January 31, 2018

Quiz Time! What Is "Fairy Dust?"

Answer:  "Fairy Dust is a magical powder that gives the power of flight to whoever it is sprinkled on."  If I had some sprinkled on me right now, I would fly to Cancun, Mexico!  Armani and I went there last year and it was gorgeous. I am tired of the winter here in Connecticut. I would love to be back on the beach in Cancun staring at the turquoise water. Heaven!  :))

January 27, 2018

A Message To Pam-Pam...

It has been some time since I wrote you, Pam-Pam, but that does not mean you haven't been in my thoughts :)) Even though you may not be reading these words (sigh), I feel the positive vibe from this message will connect with you in some way.  I hope all is well, that you are “happy and happy and happy”, that you had an awesome holiday season, and that I hear from you soon (you stubborn banana!!). You still mean the world to me and I look forward to communicating with you again. Always remember, your Mega Crazy Ninja misses you lots. -Tommy 

January 24, 2018

One More "Editor's Pick"...

Just like the last cartoon, this one also received "Editor's Pick" on the syndicate site where I used to post. Is Barney even around anymore?  He was one of the most annoying children's show characters of all time.  He drove parents nuts with his goofy voice and because kids wanted to watch him over and over again. Ugh! Who knew what went on behind closed doors...until now :))

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