Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2day's AFR cartoon

Wow, I never thought today's cartoon with Roy's little robot dog ARF (Artificial Roy Friend) would create so many comments. It is funny ARF was invented by Roy before he had Kathy in his life so there were bound to be some problems. ARF has never been the sweetest pet.

If it comes down to ARF or Kathy pretty sure Roy will pick Kathy. The good news is ARF can probably be reprogrammed.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today's Working Daze

Hi all:

Today's Working Daze with Rita being in a dilemma about her conclusion that "all managers are twits who are always wrong" since she is a manager is one of my favorite toons in a long time. I think it may because Scott added Dana's line: "It is rather existential..."

Ah the life of a high paid underworked manager is never easy.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Would People Be Offended?

If I rolled my "Tales of MidList Writer" blog into this blog?   This way I would have only have one blog to maintain.

BTW.  I don't have pictures of the other characters inspirations in Working Daze but I can at least hint who they are.

Roy, is based on three different people I use to work with.  He has all of their most geeky qualities.  I also have to admit there is some of me in Roy.

Jay is pretty much based on me.

Andrew is based on Andre Noel the original Working Daze artist.

Ed is based on two people I use to work with, he acts like one of them looks like the other, sort off.

Sue is based a lady I worked briefly with.

Rita is based (very loosely) on my old boss,  she isn't as evil as Rita but I have in fact used her exact quotes in Working Daze.

Dana is based on a combination of my old office manager (you know who you are) and my oldest niece Nati.  Nati actually started off as the inspiration for Medusa but kind of merged when she took a job at a big American Corp.  (She still has a bit of medusa in her.)

Okay in keeping with the trend I do have her wedding photo.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Real Elena

Hey All:

For those who are interested here's a picture of the real Elena from today's cartoon. And yes she is a hypnotist in real life. Oh the big lug with her is me and I am sort of Jay.

You can see Elena in action here.

Friday, April 3, 2009



As a reader pointed out today, today's cartoon was a bit of spin / repeat from a previous toon.  Like I said in the comments on the site I do this for a number of reasons.  The primary reason being: I'm old(er) and I forget things.  I've written well over 2,000 Working Daze gags over the years and I don't remember all of them.  Heck, I don't remember the ones I wrote last month. 

I do keep all the cartoons in one file so I can search and stuff but if I don't vaguely remember doing a toon in the past I don't search for it.  Like I said on the site, Scott has returned gags to me because as he says, "ah John we just did this last week."

Today's life as a freelancer means you have to juggle many jobs at once so sometimes my memory with Working Daze isn't as good as it could be.  I apologize.  Scott and I do try to give you a pretty good product on a regular basis.  Believe me it is more of a labor of love for us than a money making endeavor. 

Today's cartoon though was a repeat more because I like the theme.  We get new readers all the time and there are certain aspects of each character personality I like to repeat.  I feel it's important for new readers to see these and I hope it reinforces these personality traits to more established readers.  

Plus I don't think it's a bad idea to repeat some of our better material from time to time.