Going Streaking

My site informs me that I have posted for six days in a row. Here is me keeping the streak alive.

The streak I did NOT keep alive was any streak I started in cornhole this weekend. My brother and his BIL schooled me and my other brother. Apparently cornhole is not for the sober.

Anyway, go Knights. One more W to put away Minnesota. Let’s not lose to Minnesota. ‘Tis a silly place.

Future book videos #GBR1k

Hi DreadHeads,

Thank you for continuing to boost the signal. I’m getting closer to one thousand!

As I lean harder into the YouTube platform, I’m planning out content for the next several weeks. Here’s a glimpse at some videos I’m doing this summer. If there’s anything you think would make a good subject, leave a comment or hmu at dreadpennies [@] gmail.

Teddy Roosevelt

Mornings on Horseback | Book by David McCullough | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster
Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Aida D. Donald — Reviews, Discussion ...
The Doctor and the Rough Rider (Weird West Tales, #3) by Mike Resnick — Reviews, Discussion ...

Iwo Jima (Memorial Day episode)

Flags of Our Fathers - James Bradley | Books I Love | Pinterest

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

Last of the Breed (L’Amour, fiction)

Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour | 9780553280425 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble

1776, Illustrated edition (Independence Day Episode)

301 Moved Permanently

Pushing toward a thousand! #GBR1k

Hey gang, thanks for the signal boost over on the YouTube channel. We’re 82% of the way to the goal of 1,000 subscribers. I owe it all to a single video that I didn’t ever really intend to take off (and I’m glad it did.)

On that note, go check out TheHistoryList.com. They have some cool posters and apparel, including this Join Or Die shirt that I bought:

"Join or Die" Shirt

I’m #NotSponsored by them, I just wanted to give them a boost because they inadvertently did so for me…

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Anyway, we’ve sure come a long way since this old book review video I did, which I think was the first one to even break 100 views.

And I filmed that on my crappy old laptop with its built-in tech. Nowhere to go but up.

Keep telling your friends about it, and thanks again.

Introducing the Next Podcast Adventure! #GEA

It’s not much, but the title text is set up, and I like how it came out. Might do some final tweaks before the cover art hits the world. Still drafting the latter half of the chapter list (7 in total) but they’ll hit the airwaves soon.

Make sure you’re subscribed to the DreadPennies Adventure Hour podcast! While I’m in between Adventures, I post updates and reader mail. Drop me a line on Instagram, and be sure to subscribe to the GBR YouTube channel.

Swing until you hit something

Last spring I told my oldest son that if he cleaned up his penmanship, I’d let him write a picture book with me. He came up with the concept and the characters, I helped with the dialog, and now I’m working on the art.

His penmanship is still “elementary school” level so that’s in progress, but as I carve out the designs for his characters I hope it helps him get more excited to work.

Anyway, I’m keeping the details of the story and characters under wraps, here’s what I’ve got so far. The mammoth was pretty easy, but I had to keep scratching at that stupid dragon until I got something that didn’t look like garbage. It was the head. I must have drawn so many styles of head for it until it clicked. Just gotta keep swinging.

Now that that’s done, I can practice different facial expressions. After that, digitizing will be quick and crisp.

That’s all. Get back to work.