Guest-Star: Barry Thelen!

Jon Edmondson and Charlie Kille decided to surprise their co-worker, Barry Thelen, with his very own guest-star appearance. Charles wrote:


Jon Edmondson had contacted you about including one of our Co-Workers, Barry Thelen as a Guest-Star in a strip. A couple of us thought it was a great idea and we’re in all the way… the $80 treatment, please!

Charlie went on to provide a theme for me to run with for Barry’s toon:

Barry’s Birthday is on Feb 29th and he’s going to be a teenager now, his 13th Birthday (really 52, but we’re counting it to his advantage).

If you want any additional details about Barry or the rest of us, please drop Jon or myself an email and I sure we can feed you something about each other to work with… :-)


Charlie provided me with a few reference photos and lots of great info about Barry. After a few iterations, I sent over the final comic for their review:


I think the final version is terrific!

I want to echo Charlie’s comment about how great it has been to work with you on this! Barry is going to be thrilled!

Thanks so much,


Thank you for your support, Jon and Charlie! Happy Birthday, Barry!


These beautiful and intelligent people wrote

  • MattReply
    March 1, 2008 at 6:08 am

    Maybe I’m being too much of a geek, but shouldn’t it be 12th birthday? There was no leap-day in 2000.

  • Jon EdmondsonReply
    March 1, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Actually, Matt, you must not be ENOUGH of a geek. :-)

    2000 DID have a leap day.

    You can find the rules for leap years in a number of places, such as at “” (under “/spot/leapyear2.html”). The rules say that century years are not usually leap years unless they’re divisible by 400 (“factmonster” gives the example that “1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years, but 1600 and 2000, which are divisible by 400, were.”

  • BuckReply
    March 2, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Hehe you guys ARE geeks. Not to say that I’m not, but the cartoon is still pretty funny hehe

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