Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Coming Soon!

Whenever I begin apologizing for not posting more frequently by using the excuse that I have been busy, I can feel you rolling your eyes. Particularly those of you that know just how "action packed" my life really is. This time though, it's true. Both personally and professionally, I have a lot of stuff on my plate. 

For one thing, the kids are out of  school for the Summer. This really doesn't impact my time that much, as the kids are both teens and pretty self sufficient. Mostly all it involves is going into their rooms around noon or so, and checking their pulses to make sure they are just sleeping and haven't passed away during the night. They are underfoot though, which is a distraction.

Another iron on the fire is my NEW blog! Yes, even though I can barely keep up with this one, I will be launching a new site in the upcoming weeks. The new blog, though, will be more of a portfolio page. A site to send editors and art directors who are interested in seeing my work. (This will be cheaper than starting a website.) This site will be mostly free of my witty comments, but will be chock full of samples of my work for you to ogle. I am still trying to think of a clever name for this blog, so if anyone out there has a suggestion, please let me know in the comments section. If I use your idea, I'll even send you a drawing! Hint: "", ""and "" are already taken, I think.

As for the title of today's blog, next time, I will share with you wanna-be cartoonists out there some tips on how to draw that most difficult of subjects, Horses, courtesy of Walter Lantz & Co.

See you then...

UPDATE 7/2/09- Sorry I haven't posted the "How to Draw a Horse" from the Walter Lantz book yet. I have to make sure I don't violate any copyrights when I do it. I don't think there is a problem, but better safe than sorry. As soon as I get a thumbs up, I'll post the pages.

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Blogger Black Canary said...

How about ""

June 25, 2009 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Michael Kraiger said...


We are constantly advising our students to skip the clever names on professional web-pages, blogs and deviantArt pages. You want the editor or art director to remember your name.

that said, Black Canary's suggestion is pretty good.


June 25, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger P.L. Frederick said...

Unfortunately, thewhitestuff is already taken. The best way to check is to keep plugging names onto Blogger's look-up page. Go to this page,, then to the Blog address (URL) part and type in your word(s). Then click the Check Availability link to see if it's available.

My recommendation would be something memorable but not dumb or embarrassing. To clever readers out there, the test is this: Say the URL out loud. Did you feel like blushing or snickering? If yes, choose another URL.

P.L. Frederick (Small & Big)

June 27, 2009 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger P.L. Frederick said...

Here are some names currently available. (They might now be taken.) (I'd write it as or (that Boston accent) ( is also available) or

Hope this helps!

June 27, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

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