This is a cartoon I did for the March issue of Mile High Sports Magazine. I think it might be the first time I ever really did something auto-biographical. And it was great fun. I might try to do a few more like this in the future. It was a blast to revisit some of my favorite soccer toons that I did during my years at the Rocky and then talk about my transformation into a soccer geek. Well, calling myself a soccer geek might be exaggerating it a bit, but at least I can now watch the games without falling asleep. That’s real progress people! As they say in Liverpool and I paraphrase, thanks to all of you “I Never Draw Alone”!!!!
Five years. Has it really been that long since we said goodbye to the Rocky Mountain News? Its impact on Colorado can never be measured but I will always consider it as much apart of the landscape of Denver as the glorious mountains to the west! It doesn’t seem very long ago a staff of incredibly talented journalists stood in the newsroom we called home to hear the stunning truth: We would be publishing our last issue. It was hard to believe then and remains so now. It was, indeed, a life changing event so for those of us who had the honor of working there.
I haven’t posted for a few days while I took a break and returned to Denver to commemorate that day in February 2009. I took time To Celebrate. To Reflect. To Laugh. To Reminisce. To Reassess. And to Dream of what lies ahead. It felt so great to be back in Denver! It was a wonderful trip. And it got me thinking a lot about these past five years and to try and envision the next five.
I came to some conclusions.
First, I’m considering broadening the scope of my website to include other kinds of cartoons and content that I do and want to do that have absolutely nothing to do with sports. And I want your feedback. Would it be a distraction to you if I were to have other things here besides just the usual sports cartoons? I would still continue to do those, of course, but I think the time has come for me to experiment in new directions and follow my heart and soul into exciting fresh horizons. And since I have this avenue that bears my name to publish all kinds of stuff that already exists it just makes sense to me to use it in various ways. The site wouldn’t change. It would just feature various kinds of content a bit more. I’d like to take you more into my day to day world, give you more behind the scenes access into my creative process and, hopefully, entertain you in new and hilarious ways. So I’m asking you all, will you come along for the ride? Here’s hoping you are as game as I am.
I’m also strongly considering a move back to Denver, to the place I loved for 30 years and can’t seem get out of my heart or mind. I miss the city, the community of friends, and the best sports fans in the world. Oh. And places like La Fiesta, The Bluebonnet, Jack n Grill and the cities assorted great comics and coffee shops. Thomas Wolfe once said “You Can’t Go Home Again”. I’d like to prove him wrong. I want to come home again.