Tom Gammill’s a funny guy! Check out his Doozies comic strip.
He also gives a shout out to one of our other favorite strips “Mutts“!
Over the years, Joe has done some beautiful oil paintings outside of his Mary Worth work.
When he was growing up, his father didn’t want him to become an artist. He was worried his son wouldn’t be able to make a stable living out of it. But the fire to create art was inside of Joe and could not be contained. He drew all over his schoolbooks during class making his teacher scold him again and again. Finally his principal spoke to his parents and told them, you better send Joe to art school. So his father relented and Joe eventually went to the High School of Industrial Arts. Years later when his father became ill, Joe wanted to do an oil painting of him. He would visit him and steal secret looks at him to gather details. His father would ask, “why are you looking at me like that?” But Joe wouldn’t say. When the painting was done, Joe gave it to his father which made him do something Joe had never seen before. It made his father cry.
Last Friday, “Zippy the Pinhead” cartoonist Bill Griffith contacted me. Several of his readers thought they saw God in the Mary strip that day.
Nope. The cast of Mary Worth sometimes has many characters, but God is usually behind the scenes.
I can see the resemblance though.
Check out ZIPPY and BILL GRIFFITH.
The fabulous Bill Holbrook, cartoonist of “On the Fastrack” and “Safe Havens” sent us this fun drawing of “Fastrack’s” Dethany giving Mary a goth makeover!
You can see more of “On the Fastrack” HERE!
Someone who read the book, “Searching and Others Stories of Mary Worth” made a recent comment that the stories have “endings too good to be true.” To that I say this. Why do you read fiction? When I read fiction, I like to be entertained and also shown some light and hope. Otherwise, I read the news. I like to read and write stories that have a premise based in real life, and have an outcome that is either ideal or that offers a glimmer of hope. Sometimes the premise is bleak enough as it is, mirroring the darker side of real life. Do people really want to read an equally bleak outcome?
Who needs a golden lasso when you can reel them in with cupcakes?
Talented “Intelligent Life” cartoonist and friend David Reddick sent us this hilarious piece of Mary fan art! Check out his site HERE!
Mary is proud to be part of this anti-bullying book spearheaded by her friend Kurt Kolka. A collection of stories from over 30 cartoonists who join the fight against cruelty and abuse. Get it now on Amazon!
This book contains four popular stories involving Mary and her friends with the theme of SEARCHING for someone…or something!
Mary Goes to Vietnam: When Mary doesn’t hear from Jeff who is on a humanitarian mission overseas, she takes matters into her own hands and travels to Vietnam to search for him!
Gina Looks For Bobby: Mary befriends a local waitress who’s having trouble getting over a former love from her distant past. When Mary advises Gina to look for him, what she finds is more than she ever dreamed of!
When I write a Mary script, I set up a scene with as much description as I can for Joe.
Here’s an example of a Sunday script:
1. New clothes. It’s two days after they tried the wider course of antibiotics. Mary has fallen asleep while sitting in a chair next to Jeff’s bed. He’s sleeping too.
Esteemed writer Tom Ward wrote an article in his column on the Mary Worth comic strip.