New Desktop Image for You!

Here’s a little something to remember me by. The thumbnail is NOT the complete image. Please don’t hot link this image from my site. Just download it into your desktop image folder (sample pictures or whatever yours is named) and select it from your personalized options. If you hot link it from here it just eats up my bandwidth which punishes everyone. Thanks!


A word about the new book

Some of you may be have noted the “BUY NOW” appearing on the right side of the site? Yep, Vol.1 of the Delta Bravo Sierra cartoons is now available through Create Space print on demand (associated with For you current fans, the book is only 42 pages and chronicles the early stages of the comic. It’s not up to the standard you’re used to seeing on DBS (standards? what’s that?). The images are pixelated. They don’t appear in the archives on this site as I intentionally retired them for purposes of book sales. I’m going to do that with “every” year of DBS comics until I catch up to the current year. That means Vol.2 will be coming out later this year. Vol.2 is where the comic really begins to evolve into the toon you see today. Vol.3 will really start to rock. That’s the one you want, soldier. But you should get 1, 2, and 3 together in order to get the bigger picture. I’m sure some of you will. Now then, IF you decide to buy Vol.1 AND want to have it autographed then please allow several extra weeks for delivery. It’s got to come to my home first (naturally) before it comes to yours. The higher price reflects the extra postage. But not all the extra postage. Here’s another promise from me to you: If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the Vol.1 book when you get it … just send it back to me and I will mail you a full refund! No questions asked. After all, I’m not doing this to get rich and famous. I’m doing a book because you asked for a book. That means if you’re not happy; I’m not happy. Roger that? Lastly, at least for now, when you do purchase this book you will find a discount code inside for Devil Dog Brew coffee. DDB also sells “Sniper’s Brew” if you can’t bring yourself to drink something Marine Corps. branded. Still, it’s a nice discount for DBS fans. If you buy the coffee? Tell ’em DBS sent you!

A year of wars in review

I just found this little article on the strategy page. I usually don’t go there with these folks as they are not exactly known to be the most informed BUT they are interesting every once in a while. Sure, I’d be better off to link up with Small Wars Journal … but this is a comic site. No comes here expecting seriousness. :-)
January 1, 2011: Worldwide violence continues to decline, but most people are unaware of this because the mass media will feature whatever wars and disorder they can find. This is an old journalistic technique, and it’s good for business. But not so helpful if you are trying to keep track of what’s really happening out there. Oddly enough, the most bloody conflicts (like Congo) get the least media coverage. Reporting tends to be distorted by how accessible wars are, as well as how easily your viewers could identify with the combatants. The media also has a hard time keeping score. For years, Iraq was portrayed as a disaster until, suddenly, the enemy was crushed and the war was won. Even that was not considered exciting enough to warrant much attention, and that story is still poorly covered. Same pattern is playing out in Afghanistan, where the defeats of the Taliban, and triumph of the drug gangs, go unreported or distorted. If you step back and take a look at all the wars going on, a more accurate picture emerges
Read the rest: here Enjoy! And welcome to the new year. (remember… don’t believe everything you read and only have of what you see)
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