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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A for ABC Wednesday

ABC Wednesday offers A for this prompt.



A is for Ashleigh Brilliant.

Wikipedia: Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant (born 9th December 1933 in London, UK) is an author and syndicated cartoonist living in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He is best known for his Pot-Shots, single-panel illustrations with one-line humorous remarks, which began syndication in the United States of America in 1975.  The Wall Street Journal described him in a 1992 profile as "history's only full time, professional published epigrammatist."

I think this man is Awesome. When his Pot-Shots were printed in the local daily rag I invariably read his 17-word daily bon mot with superbly crafted drawings before checking the headlines. Clever man.

Oftentimes, I clipped his posts from the newspaper and taped them to the kitchen window trim so I could re-read them during the week.

Now, I subscribe to his daily post and with a single click I can read, laugh and admire while saving a lot of tape and window trim repainting. Oh, yes. I have most of his books on hand to read on those days when I think the world has lost its sense and its humor.

Please follow the link to see his work. You'll be glad you did!

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29 comments:

photowannabe said...

A delightfully clever man. Thanks for introducing him to me.
Great A post.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, I have to echo photowannabe! Thanks! Great post as always! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Rinkly Rimes said...

You have opened p a whole new world of possibilities! I intend browsing!

Spiderdama said...

Great A:-)
Have a nice evening!

Willa said...

Nice "A" for today! :)

Manang Kim said...

I knew a lot by joining ABC Wednesday...thanks for the great info now I am looking at the link you give. Happy weekdays ahead!

ABC Wednesday:Autograph

anthonynorth said...

I like his humour. Excellent.

Stan Ski said...

Good post - I'll check him out.

Janie said...

I didn't know about Pot-shots, but I checked them out and they're great fun!

PS the Pratsie said...

thx fr sharing d wndrful link to his work :)

Amy said...

That's a "brilliant" link Sylvia - Thank You!

Roger Owen Green said...

TOTALLY unfamiliar. And he may well BE Brilliant.

BTW, I'm part of ABC Wednesday Team this go-round.

Joy said...

He lives up to his name. Just 17 words and picture to cheer up a day. Great link and A

RuneE said...

I must admit that he is unknown in these parts of the world, so I had to follow your link. Definitely a worthy A!

Reader Wil said...

He is in one word Brilliant! Thanks for this post.

lv2scpbk said...

I will check it out. Thanks for sharing.

I'm now part of ABC Wednesday Team.

Rose said...

Thanks for introducing me to this talented man. I enjoy these epigrams!

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks for the link and the info! I will be checking him out!
Great A post!

Jay said...

I've never heard of Ashleigh Brilliant, but I suspect I've seen many examples of his work!

kml said...

I will definitely go take a look at his work - looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing!

kml said...

It's me again - he is a riot! All bookmarked and ready for each day. Thank you!!

Vicki ~ FL said...

Good post...I'll be checking him out.

Troy said...

Amazing! Ashleigh's Adages appear aptly astute!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Thanks for the link, he really is wonderful!

Hildred and Charles said...

I'm so glad that I finally remembered it was Wednesday, - I got to meet Ashleigh Brilliant through you, and was very amused and impressed. Plan to visit him often, - thanks so much for the link.

I will be back next week with 'B' if I can keep my dates straight and don't get too distracted!

Gattina said...

I don't know him at all !

angelcel said...

Not someone I've come across before but I can see that I'm going to have fun looking at his work over at that link. :)

Paula Scott said...

Neato! I recognize the work from following your link. We do need to laugh more...

storyteller said...

I love this guy ... own all his books and used to use his Pot Shots when I did staff development for educators long ago. Thanks for the memories. Methinks I'll find his section of my bookshelf and revisit him (perhaps checking the link too) ... just because.
Hugs and blessings,