Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Gary Day!

As if there wasn't enough to celebrate at this festive time of year, cartoon fans around the world are celebrating (or should be) the anniversary of the day uber-cartoonist and my best bestest pal Gary Fields popped into the world!

If you are unfamiliar with Gary's work, you should hop on over and check out his seldom-updated blog. He really is  a fabulous cartoonist, and our occasional collaborations are some of the highlights of what some might laughingly refer to as my "career".

You might expect that I would end this entry with some embarrassingly amusing anecdote about Gary. Although I have plenty, I will not. He is a family man, after all.

Let's just say, Happiest of Happys, ol' buddy!

BTW, the picture above is from when Gary and I (he's on the left) had a lot more hair,  and fewer responsibilities!



Anonymous Chris Sabatino said...

As a HUGE Gary Fields fan, I will be taking the day off from my work to celebrate this historical day (the latest Boys Quest cover will have to wait)!! Wow, what a photo...soooo much talent (and hair) in one room! And I, too, wish Gary would update his blog more often. Best wishes, Mr. Fields!

December 18, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Lisa Kelleher said...

Happy Birthday, Gary!! Any friend of Bill's has passed the tried and true test of friendship..i dont know you but i know you are a GREAT guy and i hope you have a SPECTACULAR day!!!
Love your photo...youse are cuties!

December 18, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger David said...

Happy Birthday Gary!

December 18, 2009 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...


That picture was taken in the mid eighties. A period of time also known as "The Island of Misfit Fashion".

I would also like to take this opportunity to direct you to the series of cartoonist interviews on David's site. Great reading.

Makes up for the fact he has no taste in sweaters.

December 18, 2009 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...

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December 18, 2009 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Gary Fields said...

Mr. White,
Thank you very kindly for remembering me on my day of birth. You are a true friend. I will try to update more so you and the 2 other people who visit my blog will have something to look at.
Thanks again for using a nice photo and not the blackmail photo. I don't remember ever being so young and having so much hair. As usual, the monthly blackmail check is on its way.

December 19, 2009 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...


You are more than welcome. Can you even remember what the circumstances were behind this photo? I have no idea. Nor do I know the identity of the photographer.

My sweater does look cool, though.

December 19, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

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