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Neil of Norman and Rockford writes: Do you ever do commissioned sketches or artwork? I understand how busy things are for you, but if you already set aside some time in your schedule for sideline jobs, I’d be very interested to know about it.

I have not in the past produced commissioned sketches or artwork. I have no time set aside for producing artwork outside the comic strip. However, for enough money I might be tempted. You want straight answers, don’t you?!

Sandcastler asks: Who is your model for Ludwig?

Every cat who’s ever lived and Lionel Barrymore. I suspect you’re asking me round-about if I have a cat. I do. My cat’s name is Stella, and I’d post a picture of her, but I don’t think I want to lead us down that road.

Redman in the “Big O” asks: Who will win the BCS Championship game? I need to make a phone call to Nevada, and time is running out.

Time is running out? Did you say, “Time is running out?” They don’t play the game until Jan. 10! We have to sit through an entire month of bowl games made incidental by the stupid BCS formula before the ultra-moneyed, powers-that-be treat us to the spectacle of the “Big Game.” But I digress. Auburn will win, of course. Bet the Acura on it.