These are Awesome!

Just checked my gmail and found these in the inbox, and I just love them! They will be available soon in the hopefully constructed Steve section.



Don’t forget to buy your Pets of Balloon Juice Calendar. All proceeds go to MARC! Oh, and btw- here is the snazzy van they bought at a steal for 3k to help transport animals.



They tell me the logos will be on the side of the van soon, which is great, because it will really help awareness.

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  1. 1
    Quaker in a Basement says:

    No shaved butt?

  2. 2
    srv says:

    I wonder how many animals are living in your Subaru now.

  3. 3
    grishaxxx says:

    Fkin’ awesome – and I see the Tunch Spot was included. WoW!

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    Poopyman says:

    I’m going to assume this is an open thread, and also assume this didn’t show up down below (sorry if it did), but Crooks and Liars is telling me Dinesh D’Souza Indicted For Campaign Finance Violations.


    ETA: Ahh crap. Nevermind!

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    max says:

    @srv: I wonder how many animals are living in your Subaru now.

    At least they’ve got mustard.

    Don’t forget to buy your Pets of Balloon Juice Calendar. All proceeds go to MARC!

    Already done and they delivered the calender today. Very nice!


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    danielx says:

    I cannot express the amount of awesome in those pics of der Steve.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    They tell me the logos will be on the side of the van soon, which is great, because it will really help awareness.

    Plus they’ll look less like roving serial killers. I think that was the kind of van Ted Bundy drove.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Suggested logo for van:


  10. 10
    CaseyL says:

    Those are awesome Steve sigils. Who is the artist (I can see the artist’s signature, but can’t read it)?

    Thanks for the update on MARC, too!

  11. 11
    WereBear says:

    Looking forward to adding a Steve mug to my collection.

  12. 12
    JPL says:

    @CaseyL: When you click on the picture and enlarge it, it looks like Jeff Hebert. They are outstanding.

  13. 13
    MikeJ says:

    @CaseyL: Does it say Jeff Herbert? And if it does, I wonder if it’s this guy.

  14. 14
    JPL says:

    @MikeJ: click at the bottom of the picture and it opens a separate screen that you can enlarge. That’s what it looked like to me.

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    glory b says:

    @srv: Okay, I almost laughed in the middle of putting a spoonful of chili in my mouth.

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    J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford says:

    That’s a van down by the river type of van.

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    Jeffro says:

    OT: with Hillary all but inevitable as the Dem nominee in 2016, how long before the GOP “Draft Haley” (as in Nikki) movement begins?

    Because also female, and all that…

  18. 18
    AliceBlue says:

    Steve Is In The House indeed!

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    geg6 says:

    Got the email that my calendar is on it’s way! Don’t forget to check out my Koda and Otis, February pinups extraordinaire!

    And the Steve artwork is good. Not crazy about the superhero one, but that’s just my comics prejudice.

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    Elizabelle says:


    I wonder how many animals are living in your Subaru now.

    You made me laugh.

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    JPL says:

    This is from the NY TImes..

    “Mr. D’Souza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever,” his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said in a statement. “He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and at most, this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza.”

    So D’Souza defense is that he is not a very bright man but loyal to his friends. It’s the Godfather defense.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @JPL: Reminds me of McDonnell’s defense at his presser this week: even if it was wrong to take all that stuff and money it was paid back.

    So it would be ok if I robbed a bank, invested the money, then returned the principal when I got caught? It wouldn’t be stealing because I paid it back.

    Laws don’t apply to rich people, I guess.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @JPL: Now that I think of it, D’Souza’s defense is even more pathetic.

    He’s sorry so he shouldn’t be prosecuted.

    Put him in Rahway, please.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Steve’s got a George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic look going on. The 70s logo is perfect.

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    MikeJ says:


    “Mr. D’Souza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever,”

    The problem with that argument is that the nature of the crime demonstrates that he knows something about campaign finance law. You don’t split your personal contribution in excess of the limits unless you’re aware of the limits.

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    Elizabelle says:


    The WaPost has McDonnell down for not being chivalrous.

    From top of website: Ex.-Va. governor rejects deal that would spare wife

    Authorities proposed that then-Gov. Robert F. McDonnell plead guilty to one felony bank fraud charge that had nothing to do with corruption in office and his wife, Maureen, would avoid charges altogether.

    Sounds like McDonnell’s going to try to brazen it out, let the chips fall on wife Maureen, who is not a government official.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Jeffro: Nikki Haley will some day (2020?) be the Great Not Exactly White Hope of the GOP as it circles the electoral drain. Newspaper today had a very good article on her boundless self-promotion, lies about numbers of new jobs “projected”, and active hostility to the federal government and labor unions. She never held an honest job in her life.

    Somebody should start a petition to shut down all military bases and other forms of Red State welfare in South Carolina, just to get Big Gummint off the backs of the poor Neo-Confederates.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Elizabelle: Let’s see if they get separate lawyers, then the fur will fly.

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    Lymie says:

    It will be interesting to see what Dartmouth PR does with this – they just invited him to debate Bill Ayres.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Sorry, John, they’re not awesome.

    Awesome is too mundane a word.

    We need a new adjective for those depictions of Steve. Something a couple of orders of magnitude greater than “awesome”.

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    Ash Can says:

    Those pics are 24-karat awesome. Quintessentially Steve, plus the Tunch spot. Perfect.

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    jnfr says:

    Can’t wait for my Steve swag. Gorgeous artwork.

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    smedley the uncertain says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:


  34. 34
    smedley the uncertain says:

    Can anyone provide contact info for MARC?
    I have friends who are part of a rescue dogs network who often need transportation of the rescuees and I’m sure would support MARC.

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    danielx says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    May I suggest cat’s ass. Particularly apropos in view of last evening’s Cole cat grooming debacle.

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    gbear says:

    @danielx: Perfect. There was a Twin Cities band in the 60’s called The C. A. Quintet. The C. A. stood for cat’s ass. I was reminded of them by John’s post.

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    John Cole says:

    @smedley the uncertain: I can get you in touch of anyone you need at MARC. EMAIL me.

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    Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks for the post, John, I’m so glad you like the illustrations! Steve is awesome.

    I’m the guy who did the drawings, by the way, for those who were asking.

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    Jeff Hebert says:

    @MikeJ: Close Mike, but different guy. Pretty neat to know there’s another Jeff Hebert out there who draws mechanical animals and such sometimes, though! I feel a little weird posting my site, but the super pets site is here and my regular ol’ illustration portfolio is here.

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    CaseyL says:

    @Jeff Hebert: Thank you for the links to your portfolios. Love your work!

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    Yatsuno says:

    @Mike in NC: Never happen. The US military has been in Charleston Harbour since the founding of the Republic. And it’s also a great jobs source since the only real other industry they have is Boeing (and hardly what’s in WA) and I think a couple auto plants. That’s it. Nothing else. Nikki would be run out on a pike if the military left. Oh and Marines get their first torture in Parris Island, and I can’t see the Dawgs giving that up.

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    mai naem says:

    @BGinCHI: The McDonnells did get separate lawyers.

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    grishaxxx says:

    @WereBear: That would be great!

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    Manyakitty says:

    Got my calendar–looks great! Even got two of my pics in it (covering all three cats).

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