Harts Pass No. 260

It seems like my dog is constantly cleaning. Something that I usually associate with cats. Perhaps wolverines are a bit neat freakish as well (just guessing)... and I'm absolutely sure that they love ZZ Top. Anyway, I colored today's strip while waiting in a car dealership and watching some smooth sales dudes in action as well. Cheers!


Heroes abound! Meet Fast Freddy and Zach Hero

Two more entries into the North Central Library's League of Summer Reading Heroes!


Summer Reading -- On the banks of the Columbia!

Summer reading programs with the regional library took me to the banks of the Columbia River this past week -- with visits to Brewster and Bridgeport, WA. I've got several more library HEROES still waiting in the wings for their online debuts, but here is one from Brewster (both in sketch and final form) and then another from a week or two earlier in Entiat. My final visits of the summer take place next week in Wenatchee, Cashmere, Moses Lake and Mattawa, WA -- and then the family and I hit the road for a little non-work vacation time!!! Awesome tree sculptures that line the main drag in Brewster are always a pleasure to see. New entries added to the experience this year and maybe even a work or two still in progress.

And FINALLY, some quick photographic evidence of the "cartoon challenge" that has taken place throughout the summer. The number 9 -- in this case -- deftly turned into a giraffe. Keep up the great work kids!


Harts Pass No. 259

Thankfully, real wolverines don't haul around this much stuff, or have to work, or get their kits to numerous summer activities... but my parenting/people perspective does seem to slip its way into the strip every so often :) Hope that your own summer's are going Grand and definitely don't miss out on splashing in a mountain lake or two!


Harts Pass No. 258

The one-year anniversary of the start of last summer's Carleton Complex wildfire. Although extremely dry and fairly warm so far, the land is healing and the rebuilding is well underway. I haven't seen this week's edition of the Methow Valley News, but it promises to be an issue dedicated in some small way to remembering last summer's fires.


Summer Reading Heroes: Okanogan & Quincy!

The summer reading posts continue with these two fine additions to the North Central Regional Library's Legion of Heroes. Please welcome ACTION ANNA (plus her indomitable sidekick Tiny the Ladybug) and QUICK JACK, the ninja hare with the nunchuck teeth! Watch out world. Heroes on a roll!

Stay tuned tomorrow for Soap Lake, Omak, Warden, Ephrata, Chelan, and Entiat!

Harts Pass No. 257

Tips for Graceful Aging No. 1: Life might just be a little easier with four feet and a less obvious waistline.