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Benny & Sid Presents Chapter 8 of the New Serialized Graphic Novel The Hummer

Do automobiles hold the male gender bond together?

The Hummer #8
By Glen Bledsoe

(Your City, USA) - Some boys grow up to be bankers or realtors or college professors. Others become construction workers or ranch hands or maybe they just pump gas to earn their keep.

Some will never carry their lunch in a paper bag while others will never knot a tie around their necks.

What holds the gender together?

What makes a man a man?

It's not what he spends his time watching on television. It's not the kind of aftershave he wears.

It's not even the kind of woman he prefers.

It is, friends, his love of the automobile.

The Truant Officer now available in ! comic format

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Leonardo (Glen L. Bledsoe), cartoonist, was born and raised in Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for several years. Glen made his home in Oregon in the early 80's where he continues to enjoy the mild climate and lack of sales tax.

He and his wife Karen have published seventeen books together for the school library market. Glen has written extensively on the issues of technology and education for the National Education Association and other Leonardo (Glen L. Bledsoe) publications. When he is not creating this unique cartoon series, Glen is either teaching, writing a novel, composing music, or reading.

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Glen April 26, 2010 6:21 pm (Pacific time)

When I publish the comic I will send you a signed copy, O Loyal Reader. :-)

Osotan; April 25, 2010 12:53 am (Pacific time)

Glen, I couldn't think of a better decision! Is an autographed edition within the bounds of reality? And why do the editors of this fine establishment of continually put the series into mid-freeze, off the front page after two hours I ask you? Don't they know with all the tragic occurrances taking most of the pages space there are those of us yearning for a cherry licorice pistol? What's happened to priorities for god sakes? We.,the public.,want levity, guts, gore and glory evenly presented. I'm certainly Not suggesting a fox media format, far from it. More like an Atlantic Journal display with comics and comedy attatched to every crisis! Royko'd back this suggestion or Richard Daly ain't the mayor, and I think your time has come Glen.,the lime green spotlight awaits. Meanwhile, Hummer and company will arrive where and when they are destined to be, I'd bet my Juan Marischal baseball card collection with Wide stick bubble gum on it. I've kept it since '72.,it's been listed as "priceless" at Southeby's New York facility. Think it over people.

Glen April 23, 2010 9:59 pm (Pacific time)

When this series reaches its print edition (and it will) I will dedicate it to Osoton.

Osotan; April 23, 2010 1:38 am (Pacific time)

and just one more observation.,if Hummer had a mustache and a star ruby in his left ear you'd recognize him easily enough from the "Wanted" photo's hanging in the P.O.'s nationwide. He's potentially unstable at any given moment. He's obviously armed and dangerous enough to drive to Detroit.,not exactly like thumbing a ride to a Mormon picnic in Salt Lake City. I hope those licorice pistols are loaded! Keep us posted.

Osotan; April 22, 2010 7:23 pm (Pacific time)

Glen, I'm certain the automobile the trio now points toward Detroit is the same one that Steve Earl's song describes in "Copperhead Road" A Dodge,"bought it at an auction at the Mason's lodge" and ran bootleg whiskey "all the way to Knoxville with a weekly load" till the homeland security forces came and "you could smell the whiskey burnin' down copperhead road" They must've restored it out of respect for what used to be America.Now this is "true grit" if I ever saw it. Roll on to Detroit and don't look back is what I say. I can hear David Ruffin and The Temptations warming up right now! Rumor also has it that a batch of Tim Leary's "orange barrel" L.S.D. got swirled into the Tahatchiby Pass Licorice Pistol Factory in Weedpatch,California.Still waiting confirmation but it's also reported the republican party H.Q. in San Bernadino was behind it.I hope for the sake of our once great nation these guy's make it, otherwise they may be in for a long journey into the desert on a horse with no name if you catch my drift, a very long journey. Anyone seen Maybelline at the top o' the hill?,She be ridin' in a Coup D' Ville!

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