PAMO’S WORLD RETURNS

Green BallMy blog post title PAMO’S WORLD RETURNS feels a bit overstated… so I stuck my tongue out as I typed it.

I was gonna wait until January 1st for the grand return but I just can’t deal with that kind of pressure.

Freddie is not impressed.

Freddie is not impressed.

Here’s the short list of what I’ve been up to since announcing my break in November:

  • On November 30th, we had our Food Drive wrap up ride. (Blog post is HERE.)
  • On December 6th, Jeff and I participated in the Knoxville Christmas Parade. (Blog post is HERE.)
  • I sent out seventy-five Christmas cards! (I’ll post my Christmas comic next week.)
  • We passed our two year anniversary of Biker Build Off Meets Fred. (Updated blog post is HERE.)
Pamo pushing Biker Rags products.

Pamo pushing Biker Rags products.

Plus we are deep into our Christmas retail season at Biker Rags. How, you ask, can Pamo’s World make the grand return NOW? Easy… Jeff gave me the afternoon off.

Time well spent.

Time well spent.

What am I doing with my afternoon off? I’m looking at the Comx Box website HERE while drinking coffee out of my Pirate Mike mug. Life is great!

So- what have you been up to?

Pamo

PAMO’S WORLD CHRISTMAS CARD

As I type this post, here in East Tennessee, we are just two hours away from the first day of December. The store has been decorated for Christmas and we just wrapped up our Black Friday weekend blowout and holiday food drive. (You can see photos HERE.) For me, this means that the Christmas Holiday is in full swing.

The Christmas Holiday is the one time of year I do holiday themed comics.

In 2009, I drew my very first Christmas comic.

Pamo 2009

Pamo 2009

I thought it was pretty funny but decided it was a bit too dire for the holiday. I tried again.

Pamo 2009

Pamo 2009

I think it’s safe to say, I’m much less obscure now in my comics.

In 2010, I gave the Christmas comic another shot.

Pamo 2010

Pamo 2010

I sent this one out in a mass email and got some nice feedback from family and friends. I printed it out on a card and sent it out to a dozen people. I felt good about it.

Christmas 2011 rolled around and I never found time for a Christmas comic. I was working on my Pamo Zine at the time and [insert uninteresting excuse here].

Then in 2012, I was working in a long strip format and did another Christmas comic.

Pamo 2012

Pamo 2012

I decided to print it out nearly full size and make a kind of pop out Christmas card. Open up the card and unfold a full length comic strip. I sent it out to thirty people. This small act of giving made Christmas time more fun.

Pamo 2013

Pamo 2013

I liked the pop out Christmas card comic so much, I did it again last year. This time, I sent it out to sixty people and had a complete blast! It’s a wonderful way to share my comics and spread a bit of holiday cheer.

Pamo’s World 2014 Christmas comic is nearly complete. I’m finishing up the color and am almost ready to print. I’ve got the card shells ordered and a new rolling ball pen at the ready to write out addresses. All I need now is people to send it to.

If you would like your very own Pamo’s World Christmas comic delivered to your door, email me at pamhuggins@comcast.net . All I need is your name and address and in return, you will receive a little slice of Christmas cheer!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Pamo

BACK BURNER

Drawn February 2011

Drawn February 2011

I drew this comic in February 2011. It was Jeff’s idea. Ahem….

As I recall, at the time, we were both using the phrase “put it on the back burner” to a ridiculous degree. We were saying things like, “back burner it” and “B.B.”

We finally burned out on back burner. I guess you could say we put the phrase on the back burner. (This stuff just comes out you know.)

Anyhoo…. as usually happens this time of year, my schedule has magnified and my time for projects is limited. So Pamo’s World blog will be going… you guessed it… on the back burner.

In the meantime, I’d like to direct you to three blogs that show no signs of going on the back burner.

First up is O’Totsy by Totsy Mae. Totsy Mae is one of those talented people who can draw and write and is amazingly funny. Be sure to check her E-Zine by CLICKING HERE. She recently drew a comic that I had the honor to write. You can see that HERE. O’Totsy- one of my favorites!

Second up is Charlie and the Ghost by Robert Shauf. Rob has recently switched from daily comics to a longer form graphic novel that he posts on Monday and Thursday. I’m hooked by his story already! Be sure to check him out by CLICKING HERE.

Finally, if you need a daily fix of witty, clean, clever comics be sure to visit Paul White at White Outs by CLICKING HERE. He says so much with so little.

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season!

Until next toon,

Pamo

ARTISTIC LICENSE

Drawn September 2012

Artistic License 2012

I drew this comic in August 2012 and it is still one of my personal favorites. It’s just so PAMO to think that an actual license is needed to make art.

Fortunately, I am reminded daily that the only requirement to renew ones artistic license is a desire to keep an open mind and to create art you love. (Or to take goofy photos of someone you love.)

Jeff goofing in PJ's.

Jeff goofing in PJ’s.

That photo was a shameless ploy to make you laugh. I know it worked. You’re giggling right now. Onward….

Brad Perri, creator of Pirate Mike, just published a blog post about being free artistically speaking. You can view that post by CLICKING HERE. Plus, Brad openly shares his ongoing drive to create and the struggles that ensue in his series called Tweaky Tuesday’s. Be sure to check out his most recent Tweaky Tuesday by CLICKING HERE.

Then in a moment of TOTAL BRILLIANCE, Daniel Nest of Nest-Expressed drew his first (and he claims only) webcomic EVER! You can view his webcomic by CLICKING HERE. I personally think Daniel’s first ever webcomic was funny and a great slice of life. I sure hope you do more Daniel. I’m a fan already!

And for my final mention today, there is Patricia Gaignant of Recliner Art. I have been following Patricia’s “i-Pat” art for the past four years. She creates still life’s, portraiture, on site sketches, comics and more. Pat is probably one of the most prolific artists on the web. She never slows down and never looks back. (I think she drinks TONS of coffee too.) Be sure to check out her blog by CLICKING HERE. Just watch out though… she’ll make you want to create art on an i-Pad.

As for me, I’m making some changes in my artistic process. I’ve got a renewed license in my hand and a zip in my step. (Or it could just be the tons of coffee I drink.) To discover what I mean, you’ll just have to…

Stay tooned!

Pamo

20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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We opened our store, Biker Rags, in November 1994.

Jeff and I opened our store, Biker Rags, in November 1994. We just celebrated our twenty year anniversary.

Of course, we had a huge celebration this past weekend! On Saturday, we had FREE GIVEAWAY SATURDAY where we gave out Biker Rags stash, gift certificates, and coupons. We also served free pizza. Our guests ate thirty large pizzas in about an hour! Everyone sure seemed to have a great time and we were honored to have you all at our big Saturday party.

Then on Sunday, November 9th, we continued the celebration with a HUGE block party. We had a motorcycle swap meet and bike show plus a hot rod swap meet and car show. Barillaro Speed Emporium, Gene’s Hot Rods, and Willis Cycle Works all opened up their doors on a Sunday to help us celebrate! We’ve decided we need to change the name of the Biker Rags shopping center to Gear Head Park. Wouldn’t that be cool?

Anyway, it’s late Sunday night as I prepare this blog post and I’m worn out from a weekend full of people and fun. So instead of rambling on I’ll post some photos from the day. Thanks again to everyone who joined in our twenty year celebration! It is because of all of you, our customers, that we’ve been able to have our business these past two decades. Without further ado, here are the photos. Enjoy!

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