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I should have thought about this before going into our self-imposed lockdown. Like, if I had bought a postage meter before our self-isolation, would I have been able not only to have put postage on the package, but would the postal carrier have been able to pick it up from me? If, say, I'd left it in the mail slot in our front door?

My BF and I are in the 2nd of 14 days of self-isolation, so we can safely meet my brother (who is doing the same at his end) later this month.

So I get an order for Xmas cards via PayPal from someone I don't know, in my town. I tell them I can do contactless porch pickup and refund the shipping charge.

They say, just put it in the mail...I emailed that I won't be able to go to the PO till 12/15. I may have lost a sale.

My colored pencil drawing "Sheridan Le Fanu, Author of 'Carmilla'" (from the Horror Authors As Their Characters series) is in the juried exhibit "Fact vs. Fiction" at Gallery 263 in Cambridgeport starting on 3 December. gallery263.com/exhibitions/fac

If you didn’t catch the Cambridge Artists Open Studios panel I was on when it was live on Zoom last Saturday, you can now watch it on the Cambridge Community TV website: cctvcambridge.org/node/747030

Want an in-person guided tour of the juried show of political art that I'm in, Speak Up! at Piano Craft Gallery in Boston? Register on EventBrite for a time slot this Saturday, 21 November, between 1 and 5 PM. eventbrite.com/e/speak-up-exhi

The gallery is only open F.--Sun., and the show comes down on 11/29.

Later tomorrow evening, starting at 6:30, I'll be attending the virtual reception for Speak Up!, the exhibit of political art at Piano Craft Gallery in Boston that I've got a piece in. Register at speakupopening.eventbrite.com/

Tomorrow at 3 PM I'll be on the first of a series of panel discussions involving artists who are participating in this year's online Cambridge Artists Open Studios. Register at bit.ly/2IubXhl

As one of the included artists, I'll be attending the virtual Opening Reception for Speak Up!, the juried show of political art at Piano Craft Gallery in Boston. We'll be on Zoom on Saturday, 14 November starting at 6:30p. RSVP on EventBrite: speakupopening.eventbrite.com

My 2020 political cartoon, "The Thin Blue Line," is now showing in the juried group exhbit "Speak UP!" at Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont St., Boston. The show is up through 29 November. You must sign up for a time slot to attend tonight's reception (masks required, no refreshments). Regular gallery hours are Fridays 6--8, Saturdays and Sundays Noon--5. pianocraftgallery.com/speak-up eventbrite.com/e/speak-up-2020

Remember my Ling Master comics? Well, who would like to join me on Zoom this Hallowe'en night for a FREE reading of Blaster's "The Halloween God"? eventbrite.com/e/blaster-al-ac

I’m one of eight Boston-area cartoonists who have work in this biographical online exhibit put on by the Massachusetts Historical society. Don’t forget to click on all the links so you can see more information on the artists, as well as Nast’s life and art. masshist.org/features/thomasna

I've got a political cartoon in the "Contemporary Connection" section of "Who Counts? A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons", an online exhibition of the Massachusetts Historical Society. masshist.org/features/whocount

This cartoon of mine (gag by Columbine Phoenix [sunspotdesigns.com/]) was published (in black and white) in this month's Funny Times.

Drowned Town Press now has an online store at itch.io. It includes not only all the current DTP publication list (except the Ling Master books, which are soon to come), but a number of comics that have gone out of print. See drownedtownpress.itch.io/ for the full library of PDFs. .io

Camberville peeps! This Thursday’s Cambridge Chronicle contains a recently-drawn, COVID-related editorial cartoon I illustrated, with gag by Roslindale-based Kenneth Hjulstrom.

The Chronicle is a broadhseet-sized weekly newspaper available for free at a number of outlets all over Cambridge, including supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores. A few sandwich shops as well, under normal circumstances, although they might only be open for takeout/delivery.

I neglected to post the link to this interview a few weeks back. My colleague from NYC, Michele Witchipoo, was visiting me during MICE 2019 last October. So now I'm on the same recording with power hitters Diane Noomin and Jaime Hernandez. podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/

The last works that Wayne and I produced together – his scripts, my art. All three of these are framed and ready to hang. Get in touch with me at art@ejbarnes.com if you want any of them; 50% the proceeds will go to Wayne’s estate (which, with the funerary expenses out of the way, is most likely to be one of several charities including a family homeless shelter in Williamsport, PA).

This 1992 comic was written by the late Wayne R. Smith, penciled by me, and inked (after rearranging the panels) by Myke Maldonado, another member of our APA. Myke has the originals; these are photos of copies.

Though DuoShade was popular with illustrators in the early ‘90s, it died out before Zip-a-Tone did, because it ages faster. As I recall, I LOVED penciling that filthy bathroom.

Content warning: Toilet use, head injury, groin injury, inconvenient truths.

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