A History of Cleveland, Ohio in 50 Objects, #1 of a Series: The Letter ‘A’

A couple of months ago, the New York Times ran a feature entitled  “A History of New York in 50 Objects,” a selection they hoped “could embody the narrative of New York.” They were inspired by the BBC’s “History of the World in 100 Objects,” and I in turn have been inspired by them.

Probably any city or civilization could inspire such a list, but Cleveland … well, it’s so goofy and so sober and so cultured and so vulgar in turns that I can’t imagine the list ever ending.

But the beginning?  The beginning is easier.

To be updated whenever I feel like it.  Another part of the “30 Days of Comics” effort.  Now I’m only two behind.

30 Days of Comics: Scars.

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So, somebody had this great idea: “30 Days of Comics,” modeled after National Novel Writing Month.  Cartoonists draw 30 comics in 30 days.  Okay.  As I say, it’s a great idea — but 30 Days of Comics takes place in November, which is also NaNoWriMo.   And this year, I was determined to do NaNoWriMo.

Well, I’m a day behind in 30 Days of Comics, and now 2 days behind in NaNoWriMo.  We’ll see what happens. 

You can check other cartoonists’ progress during the month of November by searching on Twitter.

This comic was inspired by an art prompt from a forgotten source.  (Sorry about that.)