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Spin & Fidget

Hedge06052017I just got off book tour for How to Be a Supervillain and saw these things at school visits ALL over the place. As someone with ADD I can tell you that another mindless distraction is not panacea. My God, we already have the internet (where attention goes to die). What else do you need?

Now put the toy away and get back to work!


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Squirrels Bounce

oh160913When my daughters were little and they fell down I would always point out that  kids bounce. Not very high. Or really at all. The point was they’re not these super fragile beings that need to be carefully cocooned every living second.

And then one day my daughter fell off a swing. In tears, she showed me her rapidly swelling wrist. I hugged her and told her to shake it off. My wife, the smart one, instantly realized it was more serious. Later, X-ray in hand, I was chastised by the sight of a clean total break of her radius.

So, basically, kids do not bounce. At least not all the time.

And I’m an idiot.

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RJ Fires Back

oh150820In RJ’s defense, he did not start this. When self-preservation is at stake you have to use all the weapons at your disposal.

Even the chemical ones.

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Just Say No ?@#$@ Way!

oh150331You want to raise (eventually) happy, well-adjusted children? Get used to saying no. A lot.

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The Great Cost-Lo Heist

oh150128Kids, don’t try this at home.

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How Not to Boil an Egg in the Microwave

oh141114I have done this. Successfully. It took a few tries to get the timing down.


I dunno.


Just because.

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All Births Final

oh130219Sorry for the late post. Busy doing school signings for Odd Squad in Chicago.  Exhausting, but fun.  Kids are surprisingly tolerant of rambling cartoonists.


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