I went to the site to order your book (which I am quite desperate to do) but I notice that it is not a secure site (http: rather that https:). My computer is against my entering anything financial onto such a page. Is there a way I can email my credit card stuff directly to you and know that it is safe? Please? I really want the book.
I also orfer the book on another , my other computor and possible it went to that machine. please advise on how to order another copy. Can I pay for it by credit card? or do I go to a brick and mortor outlet……
jimmy, I would like to purchase your new book beaucoup arlo & janis. My computer does not accept any type of pay-pal set up.Please send me your address so I can get the book by another means. Thank you, Becky leak
I “sorta pre-ordered”, but haven’t had access Pay Pal to actually order until the day after cut off, and I was wondering if that still counted as a pre-order (signed copy) or not. Also was wondering the approximate time it will take to ship. I’m really looking forward to my copy and have bugging my “Janice” with the dreaded words “Is it here yet?” every day for what seems about a week now.
Very excited to see the huge spread in yours (and mine) hometown paper today! I have a question for you though…not sure if William White was quoting verbally or pulled a quote from your book. “I liken what I do to a stand-up comic with sort of a rye, observational humor.” is not only quoted in the article but also used with a big cartoon balloon over your head in a photo of you working on the strip. “Rye”…was it a play on words, a confession to drinking while drawing OR is spell-check not William White’s friend??? My guess is the latter. And of course, it IS the O-A News, so…
It was a fantastic article about you and ‘Arlo & Janis’ and I can’t wait to hit the Gnu’s Room to pick up a copy of your book. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and that someone snagged you a copy or two of the article. If it were me, I’d frame the sucker for the “rye, unintentional humor”.
We got a signed copy of your new book at The Gnus Room on Saturday afternoon. We weren’t able to stay to see you because we didn’t want to miss the Auburn basketball game which began at 3:00. My husband Mike is one of your greatest fans. While I watched the basketball game, he totally immersed himself in the pages of his new book. He laughed and laughed and shared his old favorites all afternoon and into the evening.
Thank you for taking the time to create a hardcopy of these memorable little thoughts. We will look forward to enjoying your efforts for years to come.
I’d like to know what type of pens to by in order to get the drawing like you do. I mean, it seems that what ever you are using it does a lot of different strokes or different sized strokes of the same line? Can you help me?
Jimmy, it was great seeing you today. Your talk about the Lanett and Valley of our youth really took me back to the good old days. I just finished the book so I might be dragging in a bit late in the morning. Great job! Like many of your other fans, I found myself in strips throughout the book. Hope to see you again soon.
Sir James – a few days ago, you mentioned you were running out of the stock of pen nibs (correct term?) you’ve been working from for the past 26 years. What make/style are the nibs you’re currently using?
My grandfather was a “Plainsman”, my father a “War Eagle” so I grew up with their humorous view of our world. I am a “Mad Hatter”, which nearly cost me my sense of humor. My wife and I love the strip and read it religiously. She is absolutely certain you have cameras in our house.
Just ordered the book, its gonna be the best Christmas ever!
I have a particular request, I loved one strip from maybe mid late ’90′s it had a postcard of naked lady bathing from the Louvet from his Uncle Joe..tag line was ‘Everbody needs an Uncle Joe’ I was that Uncle Joe to my Nephew. I know I have it cut out somewhere but can;t find it..please help. many regards ,Cian
I’m sure I’m not the first person to tell you this, but for years my husband and I have been accusing you of living in a corner of our house and basing your comic strips on our lives! The parallels are amazing. We look forward to reading your strip each day and over the years have selected a few “key” strips to tape to our bathroom mirror. Thanks for giving us good entertainment each morning that usually provokes some comment from one of us to the other! (Usually in the form of “he’s been watching us again!” or “see there, you’re just like Arlo!”)
Help! We’re so confused about a comic. It appeared on April 14, 2013 in our Sunday Comics. It has a picture of a house that was just built. Then they are looking thankful, then the woman is doing something (with a shovel, maybe?), then all of a sudden there is no tree or house left.
What has happened with Arlo and Janice ?They never mention thier son and his family anymore.Arlo and Janice is one of our favorite cartoons but it seems like a new person has taken over,as to what is said by them. Just soooo different.
It’s funny, Janis breaks out the sweaters & I start thinking of someplace warmer to move our home to for the winter.
This winter they ought to get in that sailboat & find where the climate suits their clothes…
Why should I, a stranger, be offering any advice? I don’t feel like a stranger, “Arlo and Janis” have been part of my mornings for many years now, no matter where I am! (Let’s hear it for the internet!)
mr. johnson, my husband and i are in our sixties, i have never been a reader of comics untill arlo and janis. i read it every day of the week, sometimes i get it and sometimes i don”t. my question to you is this, will you please bring back gene, marylou and shrimp. we have not heard from them in months, after all this is their son and new family. we really love this cartooon. keep up the good work. hope i will hear from you about this.thanks, marci
My wife and I are faithful readers. We’re fairly certain you have installed a spy cam somewhere and are documenting our lives in the comic – cat and all! In any event we are now proud owners of the original “Many a Truth” and hope you will inscribe it from “Luddy to Caesar”?
I too am a proud owner of one of the auctioned strips, where Janis grabs her gun to shoot the dratted rabbit. Had I not been overbid on the Ludwig strips, I would own a cat strip as well!
Thank you Mr. Johnson! Were you to decide to hold an auction every six months I would delightedly bid away for that elusive cat cartoon. This is a serious suggestion for you to consider.
Should you put a Jimmy Buffett inspired cartoon in there I would just have to keep bidding for my own sailing husband, he who owns the gray male cat that acts like Luddie, with attitude. The cat and the husband both!
Jimmy, would you please run in the retro strip the one with Luddie jumping from one table top to another, and failing, with the explanation of what an “oh no second” is…..please, pretty please.
Thanks…it is my favorite =^..^=
I read A & J and your blog once a week – generally on Monday, so this comment is a bit late. You had a comic and were not sure why you had drawn it (one panel) and said perhaps for a mug.
Husband is an artist. He has designs on a site called Red Bubble which prints one’s art on mugs, T shirts, magnets etc. They have one’s art on their site. When someone is interested they print up the item and ship it to them, collecting for it for the amount you want, plus what they are getting. They pay through Paypal. Now, they won’t pay until you have $50 coming to you (5 years for husband, but nothing he makes sells much) and they are in Australia or New Zealand so the amount coming to you varies by the exchange rate, but it is free to get setup and requires no work other than a link to your designs.
No connection to the site other than husband’s work, just thought I would mention.