Not Just for Kids

 Vol. 10, No. 38

September 19-25, 2002

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The How-To Cowboy™
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How to Droodle

This column is a tribute to the comic genius of the late Roger Price, the inventor of Droodles: those simple drawings that anyone can do—straight and wiggly lines, squares, circles, triangles, bubbles, but with a funny twist. A Droodle is a Doodle with a Riddle.

Here are some of the Cowboy’s Droodles, inspired by the classics, of course, but also by this thought: What would Roger Price have droodled today? Would he have factored in the happenings, fads and trends of the last several decades? Or would he have continued to create visual puns on the timeless, universal verities? Probably both, as the Cowboy has done.

Try to figure out what these are on your own, then look at the Answer Key to see what the How-to Cowboy says they are. You can even try one of your own.





The classic “doodles with a riddle” have been gathered in:

  • Droodles, The Classic Collection
  • Roger Price with R.A. Lovka
  • Tallfellow Press, Inc (2000)
  • 1180 South Something Drive
  • Los Angeles, California 90055

And by all means, visit, and droodle.

The How-To RanchHand Challenge: Send a unique How-To trick to IM Press, Box 5346, Takoma Park, MD 20913 with step-by-step instructions and, If accepted, you will see your trick published in this space, and receive a LITTLE NED STORIES book and a $10 check.

Visit The How-To Cowboy, aka Edward Allan Faine at his website:

Kids Calander

Ongoing for Fall
Art for the Ages
This is your chance to take an art class or two. Whether you want to draw, sculpt or act, there is a class for you. For middle & high schoolers. Prices and times vary. Rsvp: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis: 410/263-5544.

Saturday, September 21
Enjoy this classic children’s tale in a relaxed theater environment, catering to its younger audience. Before the show, lunch is served. Noon lunch, 12:30pm show time @ Chesapeake Music Hall, Annapolis. $10; Rsvp: 800/406-0306.

Crofton Library Opens
The new branch will open
following a dedication and remarks. Throughout the day sing along, enjoy a high-
energy comedy show and a visit from the Chick-fil-A cow. 10:30am @ Riedel Rd., Crofton. Free: 410/222-7915 or 301/261-3909.

Sunday, September 22
It’s a parade!
The Calvert County Fair Parade will make its way through town today, featuring floats, local school bands, marching groups, fire equipment and more. Begins at 2pm @ Fox Run Shopping Center, Prince Frederick. Free: 410/535-0026.

Family Fall Fest
Learn how to make cider or partake in other harvest
activities for this kid-friendly celebration of this time of year, as people did in the 18th
century. Free with admission to Paca House. Noon @ William Paca House, Annapolis:
410-267-7619 x 8146.

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