Tag Archives: kids

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!

2 Comments

Filed under Comic Commentary, Uncategorized

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.

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Comic Commentary

Just Say No ?@#$@ Way!

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

1 Comment

Filed under Comic Commentary

The Great Cost-Lo Heist

oh150128Kids, don’t try this at home.

Leave a comment

Filed under Comic Commentary

How Not to Boil an Egg in the Microwave

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

Why?

I dunno.

<shrug>

Just because.

1 Comment

Filed under Comic Commentary

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.

 

1 Comment

Filed under Comic Commentary

Doll House Confidential

What goes on behind closed doll house doors stays behind closed doll house doors.

Leave a comment

Filed under Comic Commentary

Live Free Or Cuddle

Teddy Bears are soldiers in a war against really short terrorists.  They deserve the thanks and support of a grateful nation of parents. A-men.

In other news: Hostess To Stop Making Twinkies!!

For those of you tweeting, commenting and e-mailing for RJ’s painful, gut shot response, remember the earliest we could comment in the strip would be in three weeks.  Also, we did a long story line on the same subject earlier this year, or maybe last year, or the year before.  I don’t know, they all run together.  Anyway, Twinkies is such a well known brand that I feel sure another snack cake company will pick it up.

For RJ’s sake, let’s all hope so.

1 Comment

Filed under Comic Commentary

The Odd Squad: Bully Bait Cover

Behold the official, double super secret probation cover for my middle school illustrated novel, The Odd Squad:  Bully Bait (Disney-Hyperion).  It’s Due on book shelves (both real and virtual) February 12, 2013.   I got the Advance Review Copy last night and it looks pretty sweet.   It has weight and mass and occupies actual physical space.  In other words, it’s a real book!

It’s for ages 8-12.   And anyone who’s emotional development arrested in middle school.   Which includes me and I’m pretty sure most Hedge fans.

So, if you are a parent or a grandparent or a great grandparent or a librarian or a book store owner or a lover of Shakespeare spouting ex-hippie school janitor/mentors (you’ll see) please stay tuned.  We’ll be promoting more as we get closer to publication date.  In the meantime, I have to write Book 2.

It’s due September 15th.

Yikes.

 

2 Comments

Filed under Random Musings