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Lou Bacon 1944 The following is an excerpt from the Dedication inside my second cartoon book, The Rest of Broadside, published in 1998: A large part of the joy we feel in living comes from those with whom we live: our spouses, our friends and our families. I have been blessed with a wonderful, beautiful wife who, for reasons unclear to me, has allowed this cartoon hobby to continue for fourteen years. She brings me more happiness than I deserve. [Our little family has since grown to include another beauty – our happy and delightful daughter.] Like many of you,…

I got this note from acclaimed cartoonist T. Brian Kelly: “I was wondering if you know anything about the cartoonist who drew the USN cartoon character on the envelope attached here [circa 1952]. It was sent to me from an old friend in the SF Bay Area. It’s the envelope that contained a letter from his dad home to his mother when they were young and engaged to be married. He’s looking for info on the cartoonist. His dad was on the USS Henderson in San Francisco, CA. “ Here is the image: Brian found another cartoon by the same…

Today is Charity Tuesday (sometimes called Giving Tuesday), the day nonprofit organizations target for end-of-year donations. I believe in supporting those who work to benefit others, so please give generously (my recommended nonprofit is the Wyakin Foundation that serves wounded and injured vets). But another way to make a big difference is to click on this image and vote for Betty Mohlenbrock. I’ll tell you why in a minute. Once you get to the webpage, all you do is check the block next to her picture and you are done. If she gets the highest number of votes, her charity…

I am in uncharted territory. Having tried my hand at being a Sailor and a cartoonist, I am entering a new phase. I am now a merchant. With a new book out (Underway with Broadside, my fourth book), I am trying my hand at selling online. The store is small now, but hopefully will grow over the next few months to have more good stuff you can buy. Right now you can get two books at www.broadside.net: Underway with Broadside and The Rest of Broadside (my second book). We hope to eventually produce more copies of the other two books…

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