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October 5, 2014
Where does the time go? It's been over a year and a half since I posted a blog entry but major events warrant that I do so. On Thursday, October 9, 2014 the New York City Council is presenting a proclamation to Comic Con for its work in promoting the business of comic books and comic strips and the numerous cottage industries they've created over so many decades. One of the proclamation presenters is none other than Average Man himself, Manny B! And accepting the award on behalf of Comic Con is Marvel Comics' own STAN LEE!!! Watch this space for an update soon, and hopefully some photos!

Also...from now on all proceeds from the tip jar will be donated to either nonprofit arts organizations or artists that, unlike myself, do this for a living. The comic strip is an endangered species as print newspapers go the way of the dinorsaur and retool themselves for the digital age.

April 29, 2013
The latest episode for Average Man is finished and it's a special appeal for my own local nonprofit arts group, ARTs East New York! Click READ above and check it out!

April 15, 2013
After a much-needed break, Average Man is back! Hope you enjoy the latest strip!

February 11, 2013
I'm having some technical difficulties with my blog page. I should have it fixed soon.

Next week makes six months that I've been doing Average Man! Strip #26 is coming in just one week!

December 24, 2012
It's Christmas Eve! I haven't posted on the Average Man blog in over a month! Lots to tell. First, the navigation between the current strip and past strips is finished and works just fine. When you click on any strip you can go to the previous strip, the next strip, or back to the archive page.

I also introduced a "tip jar" to help the costs of producing the strip. It's been up and running for about eight hours and already has been a great help. Thanks!

The main reason I'm collecting small donations is because I want to go 100% digital in the near future. To do that properly I want to buy a Cintiq 24" tablet from Wacom. Here's an example of digital production.

November 5, 2012
It's been almost a month since I've made an entry here. Sorry! The next strip is live! In "Saving Daylight" I tell some stories of my childhood, where the concept of Daylight Savings Time is not always simple for children to understand. Click READ above to check it out! Last week, between preparation for Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, I got behind schedule with the new navigation system. By next Monday it should be up and running.

October 8, 2012
The new is live! "Malfunctionitis" takes on the ever-evolving world of technology. Click READ above to check it out now!

October 1, 2012
The new is live! "Puertoricanism" takes on the Puerto Rican diaspora. Although the message targets Puerto Ricans on the mainland, it can--and should--speak to the masses. Click READ above to check it out now!

September 29, 2012
The next AVERAGE MAN is almost done and I'm using a few format! No more white borders on the sides. I removed them, leaving more space for text and art. I'm also making the next edition twelve panels instead of nine. Look forward to "Puertoricanism" in just a couple of days! And remember...if you like it, forward it!

September 24, 2012
The new strip is live! "High Maintenance" takes on the classic "Man versus Woman" theme but with a modern twist! Enjoy! If you like it--forward it! And remember, you can get AVERAGE MAN in your inbox every Monday. Look for the orange box on the left to sign up!!!

September 22, 2012
Two days ago Average Man celebrated its one month anniversary! Six strips in four weeks was a lot of work, but I'm on the regular weekly schedule now, every Monday in the late morning. Here's a sneak peak at next week's strip titled "High Maintenance" (hint: the working title was "Man vs. Woman").

September 17, 2012
The new strip is live! "Adventure Day" takes us around New York State, the most beautiful state in the union. The strip is based on real life events as usual. I have a few friends that I go thrill-seeking with upstate or along the coast. One of us always gets hurt, without fail. I hope you enjoy the strip!

September 15, 2012
Thanks for the great support from so many readers around the country and even the world! Average Man has readers in eleven countries across four continents. Here's a sketch from next week's strip, titled "Adventure Day" coming to you Monday, September 17th!

September 10, 2012
The new strip is live! "Dos and Don'ts of Running for Office" is based on 100% true stories, taken from local political campaigns. Thanks to everyone that contributed to this strip, especially KK.Have a story of your own that you'd like to submit? I've already begun working on part two of "Dos and Don'ts" so don't delay one second and submit your experiences right now!

September 9, 2012
The next strip is almost done. Here's a preview of some of the drawings from my sketchbook. It will be another political strip, given that Thursday, September 13, 2012 is Primary Election Day in New York State.

September 6, 2012
Next week's strip is in the works! Expect it on Monday morning, Sept 10th. If you want to get it automatically in your inbox via email, you can sign up here!

September 4, 2012
Website is finally up and running!!! But you knew that already since you're reading this. Constant Contact email blast is also up and running.

September 3, 2012
The strip will go to a weekly schedule. I wanted to get a few strips out back to back to give readers a bunch of strips to check out at once.

August 31, 2012
Next strip is live, a few days early so I can enjoy the Labor Day weekend. Title is "The Incredible Powerful Urgent Importance of 'This'". Check it out here!

August 27, 2012
If you prefer to read the strip on Twitter, you can do so as of today. Look for @averagemancomic or scroll down to the Twitter link and click on it.

August 24, 2012
Next strip is live; check out "Counting Chickens Before They Hatch". The strip is based on real-life events from the urban chicken farm, Los Pollos del Pueblo, located right around the block from me. I hope the little guys pull through and start laying eggs soon!

August 22, 2012
Next strip is live; check out "Pay to Play" which is not a political strip, despite its title. It's based on a local guy that refused to take more than a few dollars for raking leaves in front of my home.

August 20, 2012
AVERAGE MAN is launched. A perfect day for it. We now have the same birthday. This strip, "Along Came a Spider" is based on an awful spider bite that I got in mid-July.
 

 

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