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Draplin Design Co., North America
December 11, 2005
Posted at 11:13 PM

Like a good colleague, like a good Gocco’er, like a good friend, Abby Larsen passed on some scary news: Gocco is in dire straits!

This could be bad. Real bad.

Plans to stockpile inks, bulbs and screens have already been drawn up. Also, a bomb shelter, dug into our back yard for Gary and I, and a couple buxom females, for when that ravaging Bird Flu comes.

Supposedly, Riso’s Gocco sales are down 40% (from what?) and well, that’s enough for them to discontinue the most magical home-printing apparatus of all goddamn recorded time.

Bad, bad news. More news as it comes down the line, bulb flash by bulb flash.

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In other news, we got ourselves a Wacom tablet, and have been fast at work on lots of tracing projects. This thing is pretty amazing. We’re taking to it pretty well. Being left-handed, the act of “drawing onscreen” is strangely new and unfamiliar. Over the years, I’ve taught myself to draw with my mouse, using my right hand, and do just fine. Weird shit. This is all going to change.

One of our first attempts involved my Uncle Pat. See for yerself.

More are in the works, you roughnecks.

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There Are 4 Comments

You got a basement, so do it-


Get some big screens and squesgees. The place is real good (out of St. Louis)- I bought some aluminum screens and squeegees from them and the screens were tighter than Gary’s little pink starfruit.

Posted by: Kurt Halsey on 12/12/05 at 3:36 PM


This is horrible news bordering on pure tragedy!!! And I just realized that I’m out of Gocco screens & bulbs too…

Posted by: Jamie Joseph Pulley on 12/12/05 at 11:02 PM

WACOM rulez it bro. cant use a MAc w/o one.
15+ years on those things. they’re right in the ‘Couv too.


Posted by: jim on 12/13/05 at 7:27 AM

Welcome to the dark side! I just completed two illustrations for a soon to be released collaborative comic with my Wacom; I’d marry it were it legal to do so.

Page one.

Page two.

Posted by: Ray on 12/20/05 at 12:43 PM
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