Well, it's nice to know we
still have a nice house to live in.
In fact, thanks to this
amazing "save the house" fundraiser you contributed to, we were
even able to order a few extra art supplies for the Dude. Perhaps
the most shocking of all--we may have enough left over to
supplement the Sillies Emergency Diaper Fund. Yes, they still
have their accidents.
When I saw the bread
coming in after Gino made her announcement (this was unbeknownst to
the oblivious Dude), I was, and still am, in a mild state of
stupefication. The outpouring of generosity was clearly far beyond
what Gino and I could've asked for. Your contributions poured in
from all corners of our planet; the sizeable backstock of comics
and Dude related "higher reading paraphernalia" were ordered by the
spit-load; and Erik Larson bought his complete Next Nexus
All said, we saved the
Perhaps most exciting for
the self-minded Dude, Gino has just informed me is that we can now
afford to replace my 15 yr-old xerox machine--y'know, the one that
broke down and has been gathering dust in my studio for 2
years--with a "refurbished" model. And since this was something
that I use every day in every way, it is utterly invaluable to me.
Though the Rude Dude experiment is temporarily laid to rest, I
march forward with my current gallery-style paintings and the many
challenging commissions you fans have requested over the last year,
the likes of which one can see on my website and Facebook page. I
always like hearing the comments on every newly produced
To continue getting back
on our feet, the Dude 2011 Commissions
Calendar is complete and ready to order, and a new
Rude Dude Sketchbook is underway.
Mr. Humility, the Dude