November 22, 2017

“The construction zone”

When I published the first Watusi Promo Sampler, this was one of the “best of strips” I included to show what was possible with that jam comic format; it dates from Watusi #6 (Oct. 2003). About the contributors: Tom Cherry is a cartoonist, a writer, an actor, the host for an old time radio show and even once judged a chili cook off ; Jack Bertram was an active member of the Small Press Syndicate during my time there, and you can sample his work here.

With Thanksgiving coming up, I want to take a moment to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all my readers– I’m truly grateful for all of you who take the time to check in on Watusi’s adventures every week. Knowing that you’re waiting for a new episode keeps me motivated to do my best each week (even if that means curating the best reprint episodes I can pick)!

(“Watusi in Oz” resumes Wednesday, January 3, 2018!)

 

 

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November 15, 2017

“The perfect place”

I never wanted to get bogged down in how Watusi lives as an emancipated dog in a world of humans, but here’s one way he’s able to lead such a carefree life…

Here’s another strip from the Small Press Syndicate’s Rap Sheet, this time from issue #141. And, yes, I know that these aren’t technically “jam” comics, but this is an easy category to file the breaks from the ongoing storyline into.

(“Watusi in Oz” resumes Wednesday, January 3, 2018!)

November 8, 2017

“The Whiz-Banginator! (Daydream believer)”

From 2005-2009 I was a member of the Small Press Syndicate, a collective of cartoonists who got together in print every other month to share our comics and talk shop. From time to time I drew a new Watusi strip for the pages of our bimonthly newsletter Rap Sheet, most of which have already been collected in Watusi print comics … but here’s one that hasn’t! Hope you enjoy…

(“Watusi in Oz” resumes Wednesday, January 3, 2018!)

 

November 1, 2017

“Take it on the run”

Well, I guess things could look worse for our intrepid pair. But not by much…

So while Watusi and Minerva look for a spot to regroup, I’m going to take the opportunity to give myself a break from this storyline to prep for a show on the 9th at Springhill Suites and to finish up new merchandise (including at least one new comic book!) for the Memphis Arts Collective Holiday Show & Sale. Never fear, though– there’ll be fresh Watusi coming your way in the interim: some new, some long unseen treasures. Stay tuned!

(Back to Oz on Wednesday, January 3, 2018!)

October 25, 2017

“The better part of valor”

Oh no– Watusi and Minerva are on the run!

October 18, 2017

“On the prowl”

Especially since cats like to hunt insects…

October 11, 2017

“Hey, there’s no call for catcalls!”

I guess it’s not surprising the Magistrate has another trick up his sleeves– I mean, just look at the size of those things!

October 4, 2017

“Now THAT’S a rhyme!”

But–? Wha–? How?!?

All will be explained next episode…

September 27, 2017

“Let that be a lesson to you!”

Whether he’s a dog or a fly, Watusi doesn’t give up easily!!

September 20, 2017

“So close!”

Well, it’s good to know Minerva can still find a use for her rock during its 23 non-magical hours!