Two weeks ago, Maggie from Someone Fat Happened wrote me this email: Le Clown, how do we get David Dixon Freshly Pressed? I didn’t have the answer. The next best thing to do was to ask our story wranglers the same question:
David is an artist, and I do not use this descriptive lightly, albeit overusing the Oxford comma. His blog is unique: daily comic strips made out of analog photos centered around one character: David Dixon. His humour is often absurd (I had the pleasure of picking the artist’s brain: his influences range from Alfred Jarry, to John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch), and brilliant. His art is touching, funny, thought-provoking and unique. Then I thought I’d do the second best thing, and ask you, readers:
How do we get the very talented David Dixon Freshly Pressed?
Is it really that important to be Freshly Pressed? My answer is yes: it is a feel-great nod for a blogger to receive the WordPress seal of approval. It’s that tap on the back that makes a difference: good job, blogger… good job. Do we ask Michelle and Cheri to go back in David’s archives, and read all of his posts? That wouldn’t be fair…
So here’s what we could do: David Dixon has a loyal readership. I’m asking you, fans of Mr. Dixon, to add a link in these comments to your favourite David Dixon strip. Let’s make it easy for our story wranglers to discover the man’s craft, and let’s see where this goes…
I’ll get the ball rolling. Here are some of my favourite strips:
- I’ll Be Somewhere Else For XMAS;
- One Day While Gallivanting in the Cedars;
- We Go Way Back;
- Have Fun, Be Careful (your very own Le Clown featured).
I’m paying it forward, Madame Weebles. David: Merry Christmas.