I am still around, but just crazier than normal. I am not sure if or when things will ever slow down, but please know I haven’t forgotten about this blog… it’s actually getting more attention from me these days then my own personal blog! That says a bunch.
OK, I have spent many early mornings, many late nights, and many long Saturdays waiting for my husband to finish up work he does for his hobby — or really what’s becoming his “second job.” He works in the chemical industry by day, but in the off hours he turns into Delta Bravo Sierra — the furious military cartoon scribbler.
When my husband first came home from Ft. Benning he had a lot of stories he wanted to share. With a background in fine art and a love for the military, I wanted to support him in whatever direction he decided to go. He was pondering one day about sketching on a stylus that would put his drawings right into the computer. So, one day I was looking around at our local electronics store and picked up his first electronic pad and pen. He hasn’t been the same since.
Since he started drawing his military cartoon he has been contacted by deployed, retired, active service members, and military families. They have submitted stories and he has drawn them up! When a deployed soldier submits a story he/she also gets a free print of the cartoon they inspired, autographed and sent to the address of their choosing. It has been an incredible blessing for both of us to hear the stories of deployed service members.
He is even on Private Murphy’s Law this week as the featured cartoon!
This past Thursday my husband’s military cartoon (miltoon) was published in print for the first time! He will now be featured weekly in the paper serving Fort Lewis Army Base, McChord Air Force Base, Madigan Army Medical Center and Camp Murray – ”The Ft. Lewis Ranger.“
This is the ‘toon’ that was the first one in the paper (click HERE to see full size version)