In childhood drawings Chad often incorporated himself, so it seemed only natural to continue that decades later in The Thinking Man’s Idiocies.

“Way back when, the best way to continue exposure, between window painting and other freelance work was to get something into the comics section of the U of C’s Newspaper.”

The comic strip would become a regular installment in University of Calgary’s, The Gauntlet for about 5 years.

The Gauntlet section cover Rob and Rick Rodent  Buy a T-shirt comic strip  2  3 T-shirt designs

Sometime after all that, artwork exchanged for website hosting and a domain name lead to the creation of Beoming the permanent home for the comic strip, some finished comics, and Chad’s Red Binder Collection.

Red Binder

2005, Bankers Hall on Stephen Ave, Calgary, AB

“I’ve had that Red Binder for a long time – the first binder fell apart and was retired in 2001 – replaced it with exactly the same thing.”

2017, Wicked Cafe – while living in Vancouver, BC

With time, adding doodles, rough sketches and finished illustrations, transformed what was moving through the binder into an immense collection.

“If I’m out and about with a little time on my hands, I’ll find a place to sit and then draw for a little while. So as long as that sort of thing continues to happen, the collection will keep growing.”

Drawing Table

The drawing table in the comic strip is the same Chad has used in real life for a very long time.

“In my early teens, it was gifted to me by a mentor and I’ve managed to hold on to it, move after move, decade after decade.”

Chad hasn’t been the only user of his drawing table. Many furry companions have used it as a perch – perhaps supervising creation of content you may find on this website.

Jazz Mia Teaka Bo and Chad, 2019