On the Edge of Sanity….(almost) – #1

Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to a new feature of Growing up on Prytania – a monthly cartoon!  I’ve named it “The Edge of Sanity….(almost)” and my intention is to release a new ‘edition’ each month.  I will continue to release a story per month, (until I run out), but also there will now be a cartoon.

These are a collaboration consisting of my strange sense of humor and the artistry of my beautiful wife whom I’ve shared with you in the ‘Kim Sagas’.  You long time readers might recall that Kim began her post high school education as an Art major at Miami University of Ohio but quickly switched over to a paying gig in Nursing.  Now that she has a more relaxed schedule, I’ve coerced, (I mean convinced), her to dabble in pencil for me.

As to the general theme for these, I was always a fan of The Far Side cartoons and I recognize a hint of influence in the first few ideas I’ve floated past Kim.  Also, I’m still a huge fan of music so I suspect many of these will be related to musicians and/or lyrics (as there are many strange lyrics out there).  But who really knows where these will go….perhaps to the very edge of insanity?

We hope you enjoy these – Rob & Kim

Australian rock stars’ idea of a wild night

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Correspondence School – Worth the Effort

The poor innocents – my boys

 

I really appreciate the encouragement to continue writing these little excepts from my rusty old memory bank.  Honestly, I never…..NEVER expected to be sitting here after having written 200+ real life stories! When I was young, I was a true left-brainer, a real math geek.  I mean, seriously – I could prove out a Calculus theorem in nothing flat, but put me into a literature writing class and my palms would get sweaty, my nails chewed off and a few Excedrin downed.  So I continue to amaze myself when I get excited about the prospect of writing another new story. Continue reading