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Benny & Sid Presents Chapter 9 of the New Serialized Graphic Novel The Hummer

When the day is done you pull your keys from your pocket, walk out to your car, unlock the door and slip into your sanctuary.

The Hummer #9
By Glen Bledsoe

(Your City, USA) - You find a note left by your boss.

He wants to see you about something. Your boss doesn't ever talk to you unless he's got a problem.

You wanna say, "Now what, you lazy #$@^%#@?" But you need the job. You only half-listen to his beef. Somebody always has something to complain about.

They never see your talent, the good work you do. You cast your eyes down and leave his office.

When the day is done you pull your keys from your pocket, walk out to your car, unlock the door and slip into your sanctuary.

The Truant Officer now available in ! comic format

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Leonardo (Glen L. Bledsoe), Salem-News.com cartoonist, was born and raised in Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for several years. Glen made his home in Oregon in the early 80's where he continues to enjoy the mild climate and lack of sales tax.

He and his wife Karen have published seventeen books together for the school library market. Glen has written extensively on the issues of technology and education for the National Education Association and other Leonardo (Glen L. Bledsoe) publications. When he is not creating this unique cartoon series, Glen is either teaching, writing a novel, composing music, or reading.




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Hank Ruark April 29, 2010 3:44 pm (Pacific time)

Friend O: Reads better in original... but I do decipher your grist and Glen's, too.


Osotan; April 29, 2010 10:31 pm (Pacific time)

Yes!! This is exactly what I meant Glen,well spoken!


Glen April 29, 2010 9:10 pm (Pacific time)

What is this generation going to do for that kind of mental jukebox? Music, movies, books are all maybe a little too easy to come by. They don't have to relive a movie scene in their memories and imaginations. They don't enlarge or subtly modify to create meaning where none might be intended. They just play it again. My buddies and I would watch a movie and talk about our favorite scenes, but not see the movie again for years thereafter. We found we remembered things that were never in the movie. There's something to be said for staying a little hungry.


Osotan; April 29, 2010 12:53 am (Pacific time)

I meant to say "cerebral", Damn!, I hope it doesn't muddy up the context of my original comment.


Osotan; April 28, 2010 11:22 pm (Pacific time)

yeah, those tunes in the cerbral library's ongoing playlist are what's gonna keep Hummer..,and America..,Sane! It's clear as the fracture in the Liberty Bell Glen, The Sanity of it all!.,the Sanity! It's like Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" cruisin' down route 66. The surfers would say.,"bitchin' man!,just bitchin!"

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