Being a cartoonist is, by dint of its nature, a truly solitary endeavor; countless hours are spent alone, grinding it out, making a meager living. Humans are social creatures, and when one spends an inordinate amount of time alone such as I (I mean, look at the url above), they tend to seek out human interaction, no matter how passive the experience may be. The sound of another voice helps the hours go by a bit faster, and the tedium a little less painful. Aside from the watching of countless horror films in the periphery of my vision, I like to listen to the radio, or more precisely, podcasts of radio shows.
I was a fan of the Don and Mike radio show for the better part of a decade until Don left. Mike O'Meara immediately took over and provided an entertaining, thoughtful and hilarious radio show for over a year until recently when the radio station decided to change formats, thus canceling the Mike O'Meara show. Needless to say, I am really, really sad about this. I have no doubt he will land on his feet at another station, but I am reeling from the news nonetheless. Good thing I have thousands of hours of his broadcasts saved on my hard drive.