Tour De Cure de Butt Hurt

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JohnRamblings

IMG_1444Hey, gang! You wonderful, generous, amazing gang! I’m doing another charity bike ride!

You may remember my as the guy with the Duck on his Head. And last autumn, you all raised a magnificent amount for my 70-mile Bike the Barns ride.

The ride left me utterly inspired. It *also* left me with a very sore butt. I was in shape, but I wasn’t in biking shape. So, what could I do about this?

THAT’S RIGHT! Take on even more charity rides, of course!

And there’s no better place to start the 2015 season than the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure on May 16. It’s so much more than a cycling event: it’s opportunity to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes.

(And also to have my butt hurt less by the time the insane Bike the Barns ride comes around. There’s that, too.)

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY: I’m committed to ride and raise money in this not because 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because I personally know some of them, and I want to do something about it. Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease.

By making a donation on my behalf, you’ll be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

  1. Like all my charity rides, if you donate to this, you’ll get a free PDF download of my very geeky EMBRACE THE SQUEE coloring book! 
  2. Donate $20 or more, and I’ll send you one of the COVETED and HIGHTLY OFFICIAL Munchkin Charity Postcards, letting you begin a game of Munchkin at Level 3!
  3. PLUS, if you donate $200 or more, I’ll send you the original art from a Munchkin card. This is the only way you can get original Munchkin card art. I don’t sell it. But I will give it away…for charity! 
  4. Can’t afford $200? No worries! I’ll even choose five donors at random under the $200 level, for original card art. SO NOW’S YOUR CHANCE!

There’s not much time left to help me reach my goal for this ride, but I believe we can do it, and help make a difference.

Together we can Stick It To Diabetes! And who knows? If we blow past my goal, maybe I’ll wear something else silly on my helmet…

John

PYRKON 2015 is here! And so am I!

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JohnRamblings

HEY, YOU GUYYYYYYYYYS!

I’m at Prykon, in Poznan, Poland, this weekend! If you are too, here’s my schedule:

Friday: 4PM – Autographs
Friday: 6PM – Meeting with fans Q&A with translator

Saturday 10 am: Munchkin Tournament starts
Saturday: ~1:30 PM – end of Munchkin Tournament, photo and drawing for the winner.
Saturday: 5PM – Autographs
Saturday: 7PM – John will draw his favorite Munchkin character and will talk about his technic and people will try drawing the same thing on their own cards (50 minutes, 20 people)

Sunday: 12PM– Autographs
Sunday 2PM – Play Munchkin with John (1 hour, 4 people)

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This makes my first-ever trip to Poland, and I couldn’t be happier about it!

My flights were great, and my hosts here are wonderful. My first meal in Poland was everything my Eastern-European blood (by way of my Dad’s Slovak side of the family) could have hoped for):

 

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Amazing borscht and pierogi, a great Ukranian beer, and I am one happy, happy cartoonists!

— John