A cartoon by Philbert

Philbert was in no way was paid for this, not did he complete it on company time.
That's what he told me anyway (but who knows what he does all day, alone, in that little closet he calls "an office"). Don't ask, don't tell. Works for me.

For 10 years, I had a cartoon taped to my desk. A simple line drawing. I couldn't remove it without destroying it. So I asked Philbert to recreate it. The guy's is a genius, I tell you. Pure genius.He's bringing a couple of hard copies to the party, so I can have one up at my new desk. And yes, he does do freelance. Anything you need, he can do (he did pay me to say that). But the kid's got real talent, a promising future.

And yeah in like 24 hours, I'll be on the open road, headed east. Headed into unknown territory with my friends solidly at my back - and my future spread before me like the open prairie of the Midwest.


Anonymous said...

Love the cartoon! Of course, I misread the whole thing and, based on the quality, thought it was one of Philbert's. So, naturally, I complimented him on it at Thom G's going-away soiree. Thankfully Philbert is an understanding soul.

anywho, just wanted to wish Thom G the happiest and most rewarding of travels as he makes his way to the great midwest and a new life in Sioux Falls, S.D.

and thanks, too, to Ms. Birch for hosting a fine event :)

Hal Johnson said...

I'm sad to see you go. Another example of how our local paper seems to be losing folks gave it its soul. Good luck, and thanks.