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I’ve written about my son Andrew quite a bit during the last couple of weeks, with a post referring to our podcast (on which he was our first guest) and then the story of when he played the chick-saving hero and now I’ve got to share one more thing about him here. I’m a proud mama*, I’ll admit it. But I won’t apologize for that. There are worse things, after all.
Andrew was the child in our family who sat behind the couch and drew on the wall with a fat black permanent marker because “I ran out of paper, Mom.” Andrew has always been the artist. Besides writing his popular blog (you can see it here) he has started drawing a web comic, drawing on his experience (no pun intended!) working his way through college as a waiter, and now working part-time as a barista in a coffee shop. He’s working hard to promote his comic during the month of January, and I wanted to be sure to share it with you, my Gentle Readers, because a) you nearly have a relationship with Andrew yourselves, after this last week or two and b) you’ve shown what impeccable taste you have, by plugging away at my blog day after day, and c) after reading my lengthy, wordy posts, I figured you deserved a break, and a good chuckle may be just the break you need!
The main characters in this comic are a young married couple. The wife works as a barista at a coffee shop, and the husband works as a waiter in a restaurant. They encounter their share of daily struggles, many of which I’m sure you can relate to, regardless of the way you spend your days.
Here are a few strips to give you the gist of Andrew’s strip. And here is where you’re going to want to go to read more!
A quick thank-you to another extraordinary son (see * above) Timothy, who has figured out the logistics of posting this comic strip on my blog.
By the way, you might also enjoy taking a look at Andrew’s Ted Talk, which he did in Lincoln, Nebraska, just a few months ago. You can access it here.
So what do you think? I’d appreciate your comments!
I think it’s great that you share this with us. I am going to pop over to his site and see more.
Yay! I was hoping you’d say that, William! I know you’ll enjoy it!
Excuse me, How did you fail to mention his TED talk. Everyone should see that.
I agree, William, and I should have included it. I’ve actually shared it with my blog readers before, but that was an oversight. Glad you enjoyed it!
Awesome! I hope he makes a go of it.
I figured you came to my home, I’ll come to yours. 🙂
Your son has talent (and I am so jealous because I have a heard that loves to draw but the fingers won’t follow) kind of soul.
I’m going to visit his blog. Thanks for sharing!
Bonnie, thank you for taking the time to visit me, and especially for checking out my sons’s blog and comic! Best wishes-