I have the controls
So I made it back from AERO last week. It was awesome! I really had a blast! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi or to buy a book! There were times where I could barely keep up with signing and chatting. There were lulls too, of course. But as soon as I left my table to get a coffee, go to the toilet or whatever, I could see people approaching my stand from across the room. As soon as I hurried back, they often were gone. So I ended up being pretty much glued to my table and not seeing much of the rest of the show, which was enormous this year.
I hope I can convince my brother to accompany me next year. That way one of us would be able to roam the other exhibition halls a bit.
But I’m not complaining! It was great to be such a popular target and to meet so many old and new fans! As a cartoonist, I spend most of my days behind my drawing table or computer, so it’s a really nice change to get out and about and meet some actual readers and too get told how much people love your artwork all day long. I really appreciate that!
So, if nothing unforeseen happens, I’ll surely be there again next year!
Oh, and last but not least: Is today’s comic strip a metaphor on politics? On the business world? On marriage? Or is it just a couple of goofy chickens in an airplane? You decide!
If it’s a political metaphor, a 7th panel would have Chuck sitting in front of a flight standards official and blaming the pilot on the PREVIOUS flight for his clearance violation.
Just sounds like good ol’ sibling rivalry! (I know Chuck and Nobu aren’t brothers)
Almost sounds like a student pilot trying to get the CFI to fix their bad landing attempt instead of going around.
Magnoire, yes, siblings was exactly what I was thinking of. My kids do this every day.
Of course, in reality if there is any semblance of CRM, the PIC will always formally initiate the handover. F/O: “Let me fly for a bit.” – PIC: “Sure. You have control” – F/O: “I have control” (takes controls) – PIC: (relinquishes controls).
Or, in this case: F/O: “Let me fly for a bit.” – PIC: “Negative.” – F/O: “Aw, man!” (pouts).
“Of course, in reality if there is any semblance of CRM, the PIC will always formally initiate the handover.”
Any semblance of CRM? In Chuck’s cockpit? Ha!
What’s the over / under of Chuckles dying of fractured skull AND spine, about 5 seconds after stepping out of the aircraft when back on the ground?? Nope nope nope. No way he lives….