Did you know that your Auntie Bridgett Spicer was a cartoonist? From 2009 to 2012, her comic strip called Squid Row ran in the Monterey Herald newspaper. It was about an artist living in a touristy seaside town. Since Auntie Bridgett was an artist living in Seaside, California, it made perfect sense. The strip was really popular, too.
After we moved to Portland, she took a few years off from cartooning to do painting. She joined the Sidestreet Arts Gallery and helped make it a better place for people to see and buy art. And now she has starting cartooning again!
Her new comic strip is called Auntie Beeswax, and will be in the Willamette Week newspaper here in Portland. Auntie Beeswax is an eccentric lady who lives in “Roseport”, a thinly disguised version of Portland. She keeps bees, cats and chickens, rides her bicycle everywhere, and is an organic gardener. In other words, she is a delightfully ordinary Portlander. But she always does things just a little differently.
The comic will be about her adventures, and will include a young niece who learns about life ‘outside the box’ from her Auntie Bee.
I am so happy to see Bridgett smiling and sketching, getting her stories all ready. I look forward to reading about Auntie Beeswax!
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LOVE…LOVE…LOVE IT ALREADY! How can I subscribe to this publication?
We have checked their website, (Wweek.com) and found how to subscribe, but it is ludicrously expensive for a newspaper we pick up for free in a box. They make all their money from advertising. . 26 weeks is $70.
They have an online version, free for signing up, but that doesn’t include the comics!
Bridgett says she will put it o. The Patreon page! Hooray!!
Ain’t this fun?
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YEA!!! Thank you!! (ya… $70 is kinda nuts)
ONE MORE reason for people to sign up for Bridgett’s Patreon account!