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The Tom Cherry Experience

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Reep Daggle and My Weekend

Reep Daggle

As I type this. the weekend is drawing to a close and June is mere minutes away. It was a fun weekend for me. Saw some bad professional theater with some friends Saturday night and Sunday I celebrated my niece's upcoming high school graduation with my family at her open house. Bought a batch of good comic books, some art supplies for comic strips and cards, and a bag of salt for the water softener. Didn't get much accomplished writing wise. Did draw a graduation card for Keeley. I guess we'll see what the new week and new month with bring!

Chameleon Boy was created by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney. DC Comics

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Heroes 3

3 Heroes

Three of my favorite superheroes: John Oak Dalton's Giraffe Man, Dale Martin's The Human Spring, and Keith O'Brien's Captain Cactus!

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Monday, May 25, 2015



Demonic or otherwise, a perfect stooge for any magic based villain! Order now, you mystical baddies! Supplies are limited!

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Blast from the Past: Othello and Company

Othello and Company

The cover of a comic book I made in 1988. It featured my dog character, Othello. Also on the cover is Cat, Jerky Turkey, and Sol Weatherton. This issue contained a Christmas story that I gave to my family and friends at the time. Othello and Sol would later be part of a comic strip I sent to the syndicates years later. Of all the characters on this particular cover, I probably have drawn and used Jerky the most.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Grandma Bev: The Mommy Track

The Mommy Track

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

No Actual Bea Arthurs Were Harmed on This Radio Show


Get ready to blastoff to Mars, radio rangers, on Tom Cherry's Old Time Radio Show as we present a classic tale of...Suspense! Plus Those Funky Idiots star in an episode we just had to call "Bring Me the Head of Bea Arthur"! Starring Sean Heline, Wendy Carpenter, Sean Orlosky, Gabe Carpenter, Bob Green, Missy Dickerson Donahue, Katy Wolfe, Angela Gick, Jeffrey Rapkin, Jeff Shull, and our soundwoman and soundman, Judy and Jerry Cole! We'll also play It Pays to Be Ignorant (Win a gift certificate to The Chocolate Moose!), share a chuckle with Bob and Ray, and all of our lovely leading ladies will sing! That's this Saturday (5/23/15) at 3:00 pm at the Farmland Community Center! Tickets are just a dollar! Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase!

Can't make it to the show? You can also listen online at

Tune in, turn out, and drop in! We'll see you on the radio

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Yesterday's Comic Haul (5/16/15)

Barnacle Boy
Astro City #23

Batman '66 #22

Princess Ugg #7

SpongeBob Comics #44

The Walking Dead #141

Purchased at Bob's Comic Castle. Total amount: $18 and change

Notes- Welcome back, "Comic Haul" fans! It's been many moons since I posted one of these, but rest assured I've bought quite a few comics since now and then!...A rather ho-hum bunch this time around with the standout being Astro City. Kurt Busiek continues his winning streak!

Although I'm sure many hands went into Barnacle Boy's creation, I'm giving credit to Stephen Hillenburg.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Those Funky Idiots: Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Change in the Weather


After being on second shift for 15 years, I'm happy to announce I got new hours at Touchy Feely Fotos. I work 10:00 am- 6:30 pm so I now have my evenings free. With that being the case, I'm hoping to do more theater work in the near future. In September, I'll be in Think, Dog's production of The Guys with Ms. Katy Wolfe. In October, I'll be playing Arlo Wazzo on stage in Sean Orlosky's Those Funky Idiots: One Funky Halloween at the Farmland Community Center. Plus I have a cowboy musical that will debut sometime in August. A lot of good stuff to look forward to! Wahoo!.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Some Moms Are Rats

Mother's Day 2015

Here's the first attempt of a Mother's Day card I made for my mater. I messed up the lettering the first time around (You won't notice that because I fixed it in Photoshop), but the second version made Mom happy. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers great and small!

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Grandma Bev: A Bounce in Her Step

A Bounce in Her Step
Dedicated to my Grandma Bev, Beverly Thornburg.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015



Yes, I know how to cut and paste.

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Oh! Those Savages: Asked and Answered

Asked and Answered

For the record, Brendon "Donnie" Savage is a general manager at a public radio station in a small Midwestern college town. His sons are not impressed.

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Saturday, May 02, 2015

Off, Off, Off, Off, Off, Off, Off, Off, Off, Off Broadway


Following in the footsteps of Annie and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, another beloved comic strip (Okay, it's beloved by me at least!) finds a new home on the stage! I'm pleased to announce this Halloween Those Funky Idiots will be performing at the Farmland Community Center! Those Funky Idiots: One Funky Halloween will debut October 23, 2015 and will run October 24, October 30, and October 31! Written and directed by Mr. Sean Orlosky! Save your pennies and mark your calendars now!

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Friday, May 01, 2015

Those Funky Film Festival Idiots

Here's some good news! The Funky Idiots' short film "Neighbor" will be shown this weekend at the UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival! Congratulations to my cousin and frequent collaborator, Tim Richardson, and good luck!

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