100 cats are free!


What!??? Are you insane?

screen-shot-2012-09-06-at-9-54-24-amI have set free 100 cats worldwide. Not on sale, but free!

My ebook 100 cats on iTunes Bookstore is free worldwide. Except in America, Land of the Free™ where the .99 tariff continues, because the country is insane.

100 cats an animal art eBook with more than 100 cat drawings for your Mac iPad.



New books

I’ve set up a Square store for online book sales. All books are a limited edition run of 20. $25.00 covers all shipping, handling and other annoying stuff.

Check out It’s a LondontLife #1, a collection of local-to-london–ontario-canada editorial cartoons, and the latest cat drawing book, At least 22 cats

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“At Least 22 Cats” book arrives

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Seriously? Dude, I’m trying to take a nap here!

The newest book arrived today, and it needs to go through numbering and signing of the 20 book limited edition run and mailing a copy to Libraries Canada. I want to save the release for TingFest, approaching fast from from April 17 to May 5, 2018!


Bravo iPhone!

Three hours in a lily pond. In a cold lily pond.

Pulling down vines and branches and leaves from a roof over the back deck, I stepped off the ladder, missing the last step. I knew I would be okay as I fell across the garden plants. Comically, one shoe flew off my non-landing foot and arced over my head to the foot of the garden. Tucked my chin. Years of Karate paid off, but it was a Fail Video winner.

My hand landed in the small lily pond just over my head.

Not until a few hours later did I notice my iPhone 7 was missing. I do try to pocket carry it when I’m outside the house. Half a dozen intense walks around the house and looking through the years dead plants and leaves, out to the front walk, down to the end of the yard, through the garage, through the house, searching my clothes up and down. FindMyPhone told me it was somehere around the the house and it hadn’t walked away. Set up the FindMyPhone alarms and alerts.

Finally logging into Tile app on my iPad, I tracked it down. Getting used to the interface for the first time, and what the silly flashing menu meant, I edged ten feet here, ten feet there. The pond?

It was in the pond!

The damned cold needing-cleaning lily pond. Incredible, I reached in and on the first bloody try, grabbed the slick little rectangle. Dried it off, shook the water out of the lightning port. Tile-called the phone, and …

Damned if the screen didn’t come on and ask for the port to be plugged in. The phone battery was dead, likely from all the call attempts and alarm rings, which couldn’t be heard from underwater – from inside the house land line. Plugged the phone in and Oh! The little bugger works!

That SpinPadGrip problem

The SpinPadGrip is successfully re-attached. There is likely a way to smooth the application of this so it doesn’t go on so lumpy squeezed from the tube, but nobody is looking at the actual working surface, so it really doesn’t matter. It seems to be working just fine.

Spinpadgrip arrives.

Took about a week from the time I ordered it online. Remarkably light. And the perfect solution to holding the iPad in one hand while you are drawing with the other and no more two-thumbed typing mistakes because I can hold the iPad in my left hand and type with my right.

Instructions on the back. Straightforward.

Stick it on and yer good to go. It felt comfortable and right. Feels very secure.

I love it so far And this is not a commercial, and this is not an affiliate link, and here is the web site: http://spinpadgrip.eu/en/

Update June 22 2017. I am so terribly deeply dissappointed. The sticky pad has completely lost it’s grip. No tack. Doesn’t stick to ANYTHING anymore. Beautiful effective useful product wont even work as a doorstop. :-(

Books for Tingest are built

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Well…. Books for Tingfest are built and sent off and ordered. They will each be a limited edition of twenty. One of those has to go to Library and Archives Canada. I wouldn’t mind keeping one for myself, if that’s alright with you. As to any of the other books I’ve printed and distributed, well… I was supposed to send one copy of those to Library and Archives, too. My bad.

Upcoming books for Tingfest exhibition

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Building some books for Tingfest III 2016. I had to build the Londoner Comics book three times over memory issue crashes in Photos. :-) Three times today. My eyes hurt.

We’re #4 Canadian Travel app

The Heart of London climbs to the top:

We’re #4, We’re #4! You’re in for it now that I have another app posted… yes.. a plethora of daily reports about how it’s doing in the stores and its further development! Yesterday it was ranked Number 4 in Canadian Travel in the Apple Store. That’s pretty cool!


Not to mention the Rome Walkabout art history apps also available.

After two years. Zazzle earns me $100.

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I has a question?

There are threads at the Zazzle forum asking how much do people earn. Nobody responds with an actual number. “Enough”, or “I do okay” isn’t an adequate response.

Well, here it is after two years; maybe 500 images, over 1,000 products, perhaps 1500 product views, a Zazzle storefront that sees maybe 1 view a day, a blog that generates up to 30 views a day in a market of billions of people, with millions of competitors, how awful is that really?

Yeah, yeah. My stuff sucks.


Richard Thompson cartoonist recently of Cul De Sac fame – and a career of illustration and Richards Poor Almanac has an online store at Zazzle. It is worthy of your attention.

Merle Tingley 1958 book of cartoons is online

Cover to the 1958 book of cartoons by Merle Tingly
Cover to the 1958 book of editorial cartoons by Merle Tingly

With help of espresso, and the driving drums of Kate, the last few pages have been scanned. The images have had only quick cleanup treatments, but now all 96 pages are up. I didn’t scan the inside front covers as they are blank. I expect to get into enhancing the quality of the scans and adding a bit of description and tagging.


Where can I find your free ebooks and stuff? Hmmm?

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I can haz free cat books?

I’m switching out stuff from Dropbox to Google Drive. The eight wallpapers I posted earlier have a new home, and all the free ebooks, cats and landscapes are also there.

The 100 cats (nearly 150 cats only $0.99!) ebook is still at iTunes, along with the also free ebook, 20 Monsters.

Get a More 22 cats book for Christmas

Download this book to view on your new Christmas tablet. It’s free. It’s a PDF. It’s digital. It’s tiny. It’s cool.

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A tiny delightful book of cat art

Download from Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/alqodielyfhbazi/s7dVnVxyGA

Mrrfy Crzzmzz!

The More 22 Cats book has arrived.

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Waiting impatiently all morning and now part of the afternoon, for the paper copies of the new cat book to arrive. Well, here it is. 20 altogether. Only 20 in the whole world.