midwest mike

My Dad, the Newsmaker

by midwest mike

Creative Commons Tuesday December 2, 2008

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My dad was a real live newspaper reporter ...

... the cool-ness of which was completely lost on me.

He would sometimes take me to his news room to see how cool his job was

(groan) What's a "con ... tra ... versial bond issue"?

... but, to me it was just an awful lot of reading and writing about boring stuff.

I didn't understand why he couldn't be a policeman, auto mechanic or garbage man like other kids' dads.

But then one day he came home and told us he was gonna be on TV!

YOU ARE!?! HOW COOL!

Will you be on "Combat"?

No? How 'bout "Gunsmoke"?

It wasn't "Gunsmoke" neither. He told me he was gonna be on this show I'd never seen, called "Newsmakers".

People who make News.

What's it all about?

Then I realized ... I'd seen my dad WRITE the News and READ the News, but I'd neer seen him actually MAKE the News! ...

Maybe that was a secret part of his job that I knew nothing about ... a really COOL part!

So I told all my friends that my dad was going to be starring in a dramatic new TV series called "Newsmakers" and that he'd probably get famous and move our whole family out to Hollywood!

I was really excited when the show finally came on ...

... But right away I noticed that this was no "Combat" ...

... It was my dad and three other guys just ... talking ...

... This was even more boring than my dad's news room ...

... When my dad on TV said "controversial bond issue", I got up and wandered away.

Even though I was disappointed in "Newsmakers", a lot of people were impressed ... even my friends!

Nobody we knew had ever met someone who'd been on TV before.

One guy even asked for my dad's autograph ... which I had to admit, was pretty cool!

My dad was a real live  newspaper reporter ... ... the cool-ness of which  was completely lost on me. He would sometimes take  me to his news room to  see how cool his job was | (groan) What's a "con ... tra ... versial bond issue"? | ... but, to me it was  just an awful lot of reading and writing   about boring stuff. I didn't understand why he couldn't be a policeman,  auto mechanic or garbage man like other kids' dads. But then one day he came home and told us he was gonna be on TV! | YOU ARE!?! HOW COOL! Will you be on "Combat"? No? How 'bout "Gunsmoke"? It wasn't "Gunsmoke" neither. He  told me he was gonna be on this show  I'd never seen, called "Newsmakers". | People who make  News. | What's it all about? Then I realized ... I'd seen my  dad WRITE the News and READ the News, but I'd neer seen him  actually MAKE the News! ... | Maybe that was a secret part of his job that I knew nothing about ... a really COOL part! So I told all my friends that my dad was going to  be starring in a dramatic new TV series called  "Newsmakers" and that he'd probably get famous  and move our whole family out to Hollywood! I was really excited when the show finally came on ... ... But right away I noticed  that this was no "Combat" ... ... It was my dad and three other guys just ... talking ... ... This was even more boring than my dad's news room ... ... When my dad on TV said  "controversial bond issue",  I got up and wandered away. Even though I was disappointed in "Newsmakers",  a lot of people were impressed ... even my friends! Nobody we knew had ever met  someone who'd been on TV before. One guy even asked for my dad's autograph  ... which I had to admit, was pretty cool!

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Pixel Cake

Pixel Cake 5 yrs ago from United States

Wow! I wish I had a did like that! Lol! Just kidding! My dad is awesome already.

Jeanster

Jeanster 8 yrs ago

Excellent!

India-Opal

India-Opal 9 yrs ago from United Kingdom

cool

Ericaemily8

Ericaemily8 9 yrs ago

I don't get the changing stuff in the background.....car to fish to plane to guitar...

ErikaBanuelos

ErikaBanuelos 9 yrs ago from United States

Cool!

rubene

rubene 9 yrs ago

kijk bij de catogorie grappig en toets in dunnie dun dat is een leuke strip als je reachtie achter laat kijk ik ook jou strips oke

mrdiget

mrdiget 10 yrs ago from United States

that was a really good story.. I liked it alot!!!

LadyIrem

LadyIrem 10 yrs ago

ganz gut...MIKE DU MUSST NOCH VIEL ÜBEN!

MashaLovesYou

MashaLovesYou 10 yrs ago from Canada

Very nice :) I like your images, you can tell you worked very hard on them!

mirwinsd

mirwinsd 10 yrs ago from United States

You did a good job of getting into the head of the young son! I give you an A+ (and I really am a teacher too!).

peachbeach3

peachbeach3 10 yrs ago from Canada

wow YOU HAVE ALOT OF VIEWS
AWESOME COMIC
LOL

Blacky21

Blacky21 10 yrs ago from Germany

sehr gut weiter so !!

edderiofer

edderiofer 10 yrs ago from Hong Kong

what IS a contraversial bond issue?

adamulek10

adamulek10 10 yrs ago from Poland

very, very cool!

chelsea bell

chelsea bell 10 yrs ago from United States

wow how did you come up with an idea like that? and um ya....nice. i really dont know what else to say. it is so simple but at the same time TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!

UltraRik

UltraRik 10 yrs ago from Croatia

GREAT!!!

AAeagles

AAeagles 10 yrs ago from United States

Very nice

red boy

red boy 10 yrs ago from United States

NICE

lkipo90

lkipo90 10 yrs ago from United States

lol in row 5 the pictures in the backround change but another great story by midwest mike

zipdedoodah

zipdedoodah 10 yrs ago from United States

Excellent!

supernaturaltoe

supernaturaltoe 10 yrs ago from New Zealand

Ultimate coolness here.

Muraadbhuglah

Muraadbhuglah 10 yrs ago from Canada

cool =)

Megabros

Megabros 10 yrs ago

Its okay...personally not my favorite of midwests mikes...

tntgirl

tntgirl 10 yrs ago from United States

awwe how nice!

kevin0426

kevin0426 10 yrs ago from United States

Not to shabby better than mine called "a little stress"

kq3

kq3 10 yrs ago from Singapore

AWSOME!!1

Ryanman

Ryanman 10 yrs ago from United States

great job Mike, you work wonders with the few items available on this website, no offense Pixton! I understand it takes time to develope things. Anyways, great work Mike!

DromeP

DromeP 10 yrs ago from Canada

it would be fun to meet someone famous, but in canada, i have yet to see anyone make a scene for a tv personel, i still like the story though!

Joetoon1

Joetoon1 10 yrs ago from United States

Brunswick and Pixton took the words out of my mouth!

madmod

madmod 10 yrs ago from United States

ive ha da taste of fame in ottawa il my dad and his bro are the twin doctors live in the same town and worked at the saaame hospital they were in ottawa il newspapers and the radio and there known in chicago .

Brunswick

Brunswick 10 yrs ago from New Zealand

That's it. Midwest Mike is the Pixton King.

Pixton

Pixton 10 yrs ago from Canada

Wow, I think this might be the best Pixton comic yet!

ilikepie

ilikepie 10 yrs ago from Canada

awesome comic

Zhaiya

Zhaiya 10 yrs ago from United Kingdom

Amazing :) i love your work :)

midwest mike

midwest mike 10 yrs ago from United States

Thank you so much, Sha and Jelly!

Sha

Sha 10 yrs ago from Italy

Non lo so come spiegar ti Mike, ma quando tu pubblichi una storia, vorrei prendere una coperta, sedere sul divano e ascoltare i tuoi racconti. Bellissimi : ))))))

duchess-jelly

duchess-jelly 10 yrs ago from United Kingdom

Haha, that's simply what fame is like!
Brilliant story and great work (yet again) Mike!

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