There's always new shtick growing in the garden for your daily dose of roughage!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Slowpoke (and Sweva) revealed
So...I thought this was a good time to unleash this little specimen.
When Jen Sorensen, the creator of Slowpoke, came through the Seattle area last spring on her signing tour forOne Nation, Oh My God!a bunch of us went to see her speak about her book at the UW Bookstore, across from campus.
However we must back up for a second...
A couple years back my humanity was glorified to that of a cartoon character...literally...no longer just figuratively, in the embellished stories old friends and college buddies might tell to others about me from time to time, as I know I do the same thing to them occasionally.
No, I do it whenever the chance presents itself.
So it was to be...that the cartoon version of myself would appear in a 'toon titled "Rush Riots '06," a parody on the reaction by Muslim extremists to a Danish cartoon depicting a less than glorified version of Mohammad. The strip is also included in the new Slowpoke book.
In addition, Jen had recently begun her cartoon version of Obama (featuring his big smiley face and all, as you can see).
So, being a big Obama supporter along with a lifetime fan of the band Rush (who I have seen on tour 20 times), and considering the cartoon she drew of me in "Rush riots '06" depicted me as such along with an eggplant version of Geddy Lee's head (Rush's singer and bass player), I thought: "Hey, why not have her sign my book with all three in it?"
It was definitely a big request, however she was kind enough to oblige...and she opened herself up to it since she was signing books by drawing cartoons next to the personal messages she was putting in the front cover.
Plus I figured I didn't ever bother her with such things, so why not ask for the Big Kahuna? I figured it was more than likely I wouldn't ever get to have a personal meeting with Obama, so why not bring it to life in an drawing?
So, per my request to Jen, the cartoon above is what came to be...and I figured since she's on the world's stage this week at the REAL BIG KAHUNA --- the DNC in Denver, blogging for the C-ville Reporter --- that I'd throw this out into cyberspace.S
...is to represent an environmental chronicle of sorts --- an ongoing report card on the status of our national and planet-wide ecology --- and discussion of what our political landscape brings to bear on it. Together we can help affect change!!!
I might occasionally noodle into other topics that keep me amused, such as music and a little sports commentary, just to mix things up a bit.
Be sure to keep visiting the p-patch to see what kind of new shtick is growing. The best garden parties are here! ...FYI it's pronounced "pee-patch" (not trying to encourage indecent exposure in the garden either, so keep your pants zipped please)
A polar bear's plea...
"Hey human dummies! When you screw me out of my homeland, you screw yourself!" Wow! I didn't know a polar bear could talk --- but I hear what he's saying --- do you?
It's so darn oooooooold around here!!! Where's Rip Van Winkle?
Majestic Old Growth in Washington State mystifies the senses.
The "superintendents of the desert" silently rule in God's country...
...the mighty saguaros reach for the heavens - and echo the timeless heritage of Arizona.
Ahhh, it's the spidery Ocotillo cactus...
...my favorite desert plant... another survivor, and its floral blooms in springtime are amazing... uh, I hope the biker doesn't wipe out. That would hurt.
An Arizona Cardinal taking advantage of some leisure time (when it's not getting checked midfield by an angry Seahawk). Is Zorn in the room?
The Oregon Coast
Some of the most amazing views and rugged coastline on the planet. Proves that Mother Nature is the greatest artist - hands down.
another "lunatic fringe frightener," a p-patch scarecrow.
I've gotta get me one of these! This garden party probably rocks, and it looks like a bit of a freak show, like something left over from a Sun Ra concert. My kind of folk.
Hints on how to behave in the p-patch - a loose "civility policy" if you will...
Say what you mean, and mean what you say, but don't be mean when you say it. If you're one of those p-patch bullies, then we'll turn the hose on you.
This site is intended for constructive dialogue and expression of views - let's keep it that way and have some fun!
Personal attacks are totally unnecessary, and those doing so in the garden may trip over a sprinkler hose, step on a rake, or even get a shovel thrown at them (but hey, I didn't do it).
SWEVA'S P-PATCH is a blog. If you're new to this sort of forum, I'd advise you to read some postings and walk around the garden a bit before posting any comments. That way you'll have more fun at the garden party!
so Sweva, I still don't get it. What in the heck's a "p-patch?"
A p-patch is a small community garden. The ones I'm familiar with are in Seattle, and from what I can tell managed in a coordinated effort between the city and residents since they legally belong to the public. The city actually has a job dedicated specifically to the p-patch program, "Community Garden Liaison." While they may be on private property, they are sanctioned and protected through easements and cannot be wrecked by a said property owner - even if they're blocking street access from garages. Many of the p-patches are nearly microscopic in size and tucked into odd little corners around town. I'll try to find a link that has more insights and see how the program got started.