Mortgaged to the hilt

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P.S. For those of who’ve been breathlessly following the naming debate for this little strip, “Grin & Bear It” was going to be THE name, but alas it’s taken !!  Since 1932 in fact… a fellow by the name of George Lichtenstein debuted it as a comic strip name then and it’s now the property of King Features Syndicate.  Which doesn’t seem all that fair to me considering it seems a bit vestigial now, but oh well..

However all is not lost. THE name will debut next week.  Promise, end of story.  And then we can close this chapter.. to your great relief I’m sure. 🙂


Ben2 smallOk.. So I’m still undecided re: the final strip title name here and have been enjoying the dialogue and great ideas !  There is a name in “reserve” that I’m going to spring on you all on the next strip…  the trick has been trying to find a good name that’s not taken. 😦

(Also, there was supposed to be more bunnies on his head but I scanned and coloured the wrong image.. sorry about that, hope the joke still worked.  Because he’s a bear he could technically have hares elsewhere, right?  🙂 )

Entering… Ben (or possibly Bean)

testSimon & Finn are taking a well-deserved holiday and this little furry chap wanted to meet you all.. so here I’m delighted to introduce you to the inaugural “Ben” (or possibly Bean).  I might post a few more of these to see what you guys think –