Many of you have asked if I would share my thoughts on the nuts & bolts of creating ROCKYDALE UNIVERSE. In this space I hope to do that. I want to explore for myself, as well as for anyone who finds this stuff interesting, just how ROCKYDALE UNIVERSE came into being, which is not immediately apparent even to me. The dots that connect experience, thought, the “aha!” moment, and its translation into a single panel cartoon seems akin to the revised 20C understanding of the atom. One wants the 19C version of order and what one gets, like it or not, is chaos! But a controlled chaos, I think, with the outcome becoming a kind of “ferocious whimsy” that has been for me enjoyable and maddening in turns. So “Watch This Spot,” and thanks to all of you, as always, for your enthusiasm and encouragement along the way.