For ten years, my WolfieToons were a weekly feature of the now-defunct subscription story site "Discipline & Desire." There were a lot of fine and funny writers there, and it was owned, operated, and edited by one of the hardest-working entrepreneurs in the world, a lovely and creative woman who signed herself Reesa Roberts. She was actually the second owner, and did a remarkable amount of work promoting it, and all the work of her writers. She also penned some pretty hot tales herself!
Editor Reesa gave me a lot of leeway, but also kept me on track and out of most trouble. And she made some invaluable contributions to several cartoons! For instance, I did one in which the Spanker was lamenting the fact that the Spankee seemed to be enjoying herself a little too much. Reesa said, "So, put someone in the background yelling, "Use the paddle, Dumbass!" And thus was born Paddle-Cat!
Paddle-Cat made a few return visits, like this one:
So-- I came up with a 'toon in which a Baker decided her Gingerbread Men should be Anatomically Correct, and Well and Truly So. I mean, you wouldn't want the things breaking off in the bag on the way home, would you?
It was a pretty explicit cartoon for Wolfie, and Mama Reesa wrote to me,
"Do we really need to show the little cockapoos?"
But, okay, Boss, we'll do it your way. I slapped a sign over the offending bits, and guess what! The cartoon actually got funnier!
But because I'm a natural-born wiseguy, I had to send this to Reesa the next week, declaring, "I'm putting Cockapoos in THIS cartoon!"
Reesa's reply was,
"Those aren't Cockapoos. Those are dogs."
I love this lady!!
Thank you very much, Reesa, for one of the best experiences of my life, for all your encouragement, for your terrifically ferocious efforts for all of us, and most especially, for being the woman you are.