Spencer’s dog, Rathbone, was based on my Jack Russell named Jet.

She was named after Paul McCartney’s boyhood dog, Jet. Jet is one of my favorite Beatles’ songs. The other Beatles song that I love is Paperback Writer. The lyrics echo back to the time when I left my profession to become a cartoonist. Who knows what my former profession was?


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9 Responses to

  1. Bob Alianiello says:

    Nuclear Physicist.

  2. Lasse Åhman says:

    I know, nuclear physicist, but what that is as for doing a job, I don’t know.
    Please tell!
    Did you do bombs, atomic energy, or what did you do?

    And how has that infuenced you as a cartoonist?

  3. Chris says:

    I love how completely mad your cartoon dogs always look!

  4. Bob says:

    Sorry to burst your memories but Jet is a McCartney and Wings song. Paperback Writer is a Beatles song.
    I love all of the Wings songs.
    I think almost everyone knows that you were/are a physicist.
    Once a science nerd, always a science nerd. I should know, I am also a science nerd (Chemist).

    • budgra5_wp says:

      Yes, of course. But do you know who performed My Kitchen Man?

      • Bob says:

        I have to admit that I googled it. Bessie Smith was a little before my time, you must have been a youngster.
        Anyway, the song is great and only mildly suggestive.
        I’m kidding, it’s very suggestive.

  5. John Lucas says:

    Before that Physics gig, weren’t you touring the country with your biting the heads off of rubber chickens act? I heard you knocked ’em dead in Peoria…

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