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Dave’s Surprise Party!!!

by David Dedrick on February 27, 2016

We had a lot of fun last week at Dave’s Surprise Birthday Party as you can see in the photos below. We would like to thank all our friends and guests for dropping by and sharing in the celebration of the big rollover of Dave’s age odometer.

Here’s a picture of the gang with Dave behind the camera:

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And now Ian replaces Dave who takes his rightful place in the midst of the fun:

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What a group of beautiful people! And speaking of beautiful, Dave also received some wonderful, handmade gifts and cards from friends and we had to share them with you as well.

First time guest of the show, Louise Moon referenced Dave’s love of Jane Austen with her ode to period costume drama:

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Louise also used Dave’s trick of re-using the same three-quarter shot of Sneaky Dragon in every drawing. More importantly, Louise included five dollars with the card. Thanks, Louise!

David Fine and Alison Snowden’s card was thematically connected to Dave’s gift of the two-record set The Beatles Story:

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Please note it says “A Hard Dave’s Night”. Also, Dave likes to make goofy faces in photographs.

Dave’s cousin Jason dug up Dave’s old comic Rounders to make this cut-up birthday card that is both funny and cringe-inducing to Dave as he looks at old, old drawings:

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(This image includes both the front and the inside of the card.) Thanks, Jason!

Dave and Ian’s friend Susan Ferguson was also kind enough to make a beautiful card for Dave with her signature animal drawings:

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So cute, right? Thanks, Susan!

And Ian’s co-conspirator on Futurama comics and Sneaky Dragon’s next-door neighbour Jame Lloyd made this wonderful, watercoloured card for Dave:

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Damn you, James, for drawing Sneaky Dragon better than Dave! Also, thanks!

And, finally, a wonderful sew-on patch designed by Kathleen Gros:

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That sums it up pretty well.

Once again, thanks to our friends for dropping by for Dave’s partycast and thanks to all our listeners for their birthday greetings and cards. Mucho appreciated by Dave!

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Nina’s Gifts

October 8, 2015
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We’re not sure if you remember way back to Episode 100 – our first live anniversary show with guests David M. and Ben Mills – but it was at that show that Nina Matsumoto handed me an envelope with the instruction that I not open it until she had gone. When I opened it I […]

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Tintin on the Moon

July 20, 2015
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46 years ago today, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon. In honour of this historic event, Hergé sent Neil Armstrong an amusing drawing that simultaneously celebrated this historic achievement and shone a little reflected glory on the Tintin books. A year later, the French weekly Paris-Match asked Hergé to create a strip […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 179

May 9, 2015
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Buenos dias, Sneakeros! This week on Sneaky Dragon: we hope everyone’s ready for a new household maintenance show: Ian’s Shock Talk; Dave has nothing to bring to the show this week; they both saw the new Avengers film – Dave has some reservations, Ian less so; the new Star Wars trailer does not work in […]

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Show Notes – The Blue Lotus

April 29, 2015

When I started putting together this edition of the show notes, I thought there wouldn’t be much to say about The Blue Lotus. Hergé actually changed the book very little during its updating to colour in 1946. It had a special place it had in his life, but it is also a watershed moment in his […]

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Show Notes – Cigars of the Pharaoh

April 21, 2015

On this week’s show notes, we’re going to take a look at Cigars of the Pharaoh, strangely, the last black and white Tintin book converted to colour. For whatever reason, Hergé didn’t get around to updating the book until 1955 – almost ten years after the other books had been transferred to the now familiar 62-page colour […]

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Totally Tintin Show Notes

April 14, 2015
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Hi everyone, Ian and I hope you are enjoying the show! In case you’re wondering what the heck we’re talking about though, I thought it might be good to post some of the alternate images here so you will have an idea what we’re talking about during these episodes. Tintin in the Congo First, Tintin […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 172

March 22, 2015
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Bonjour, Sneakers! Ian and Dave have a big announcement this week, that they don’t make, but apparently they have a new podcast in the works called Totally Tintin! (Details will follow, I suppose.) They want you to help friend of the show, Branwyn Bigglestone (three time guest!), with her campaign to raise money to help […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 161

January 3, 2015
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Hello, Sneakerinos! This week on the show we welcome in the New Year…or do we? Ian and Dave are all ready to put 2014 behind them and get a head start on 2015. Discussed on the show this week: the porn rainbow; recording in an igloo; and mom troubles. The guys spend a lot of […]

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