My Studio 90 Days Later

About three months ago I blogged about my new office in the Anderson compound.

Some other cartoonists both here at our favorite cartoon blog, and on various cartoon bulletin boards, admired the new digs, but suggested that my cleanliness wouldn’t last. Some even suggested that without some messiness they had no idea how I got anything done.

So, here we are 90 days later, and I decided to just take a few pics without doing any cleaning, straightening, etc… to see how things were going:


Pretty standard for my work area. I made my top drawer on the table under the TV my pen/marker drawer so I can clean up with just a swipe of my hand. I tried to take a good picture of the drawing board’s surface to show some of the marks from marker bleedthrough, but to no avail. (BTW, that’s some “Battlestar Galactica” playing…)


Some clutter, especially in the ol’ “In” basket on the far right, but pretty clean for the most part. There’s some new additions to the top shelf: a Duplo fire helicopter and some Play-Doh for my son for when we bring the baby home. Yesterday there were some boxes with old printer cartridges hanging around, but those found their way to a UPS box this morning.


Some more additions to the other shelves on the other side of the room. We sorta ran out of shelves in the family room. Also, I just got the new iPod Hi-Fi, so my old speakers are waiting to be ebayed. Otherwise, except for the addition of a dozen or so new books, this area is still relatively organized too.


Some boxes have taken up residence over by the shredder.



The closet’s a tad messier, but I can just close the door.

So, all in all, not bad! A far cry from some of the dank predictions most of the more slovenly in my profession predicted.

See some cleanliness cartoons at Andertoons

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5 thoughts on “My Studio 90 Days Later”

  1. Yeah, sure, go ahead and enjoy your clean ol' studio for now. Enjoy it while you can — before the avalanche of dirty diapers arrive, interrupting your cartoon output!

    Bwah ha ha ha!!!

    Advantage: LYNCH!!!

    Re; BSG: Yeah! Watching BSG while you draw. Me too! And what of Sharon (the woman on the screen) in the finale. We don't see her or Helo at the end.

    Oops. Why am I still typing! I'm wasting all this time that I now have to get the edge on Andertoons! Instead, your evil blog is inducing me to allow me to waste this time!!! Doh!!!

  2. I think I know how you did it. You used a strobe light to freeze the whirlwind (a microsecond after the picture is taken books tumble from shelves, paper stuffs the air like a snow flurry.) I won't be convinced until I see a video pan of your office.

  3. I was impressed with the photos until I saw the last one … the one with CANS OF PAINT sitting on a top shelf! Don't you have enough amusement and irony in your life to draw upon?

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