Part of a mural series by Joe Knowles in the Monticello Hotel, Longview, Washington.
The first portrait portrays that one-eyed genocidal pirate, Robert Gray.
The man with the long white hair is Dr. John McLoughlin, an important figure in Washington State history on many levels. Oregon likes to claim the Doc (they even have a statue of him in Salem), but he really belongs to us Washingtonians.
Although I was granted administrator power on the official Mini-Comics day website, when it comes to employing graphics on WordPress I am really inept. Thanks to Steven Stwalley for telling the McCleary story on that venue.
Another obscure link to our corner of the world up here in the Great Pacific Northwest was provided by Jim Gill, who led us to Colin Upton's effort on Mini-Comics Day.
The cover here is from Jim's Headgear, a truly impressive piece of work created in a short time with no pencils. And he modestly and quietly made this thing while visiting and telling stories in a casual manner. A cartoonist class act.
"There's a war out there, old friend, a world war. And it's not about
who's got the most bullets, it's about who controls the information.
What we see and hear, how we work, what we think. It's all about the
Morty Comix # 2369 was drawn on the back of some legal-size chart paper. I taped it under a very public surface in McCleary, Washington. Performing this act took considerable stealth. When I took this photo I was flat on my back and felt very rushed, hence the unfocused phone photo. I don't anticipate this Morty Comix being discovered real soon, but, who knows?