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A Message from the Publisher Guy Chris Quimby is a husband, father of two and owner of NachoTree Print & Digital Design in Brooks, Maine. A graphic designer and standup comedian, Chris has over 10 years experience in the print industry and can also say his alphabet backwards. In addition to offering Funnies Extra! to Waldo and Knox Counties with his wife, Heather, he also posts way too often on Facebook, once even being blocked by his best friend. Chris can be reached at chris@chrisQuimby.com or facebook.com/ChrisQuimby

Fun Developments and Delicious Possibilities We are always considering new ways to make Funnies Extra more fun, both for readers and advertisers. One idea I have is to one day have the offices of our publication operate out of a real gingerbread house. Most of the furniture will be made from chocolate. Small babies with wings and only wearing diapers will float carelessly around the room while lightly humming joyful tunes. I’m uncertain of the likelihood of this scenario, however. I’m predicting that I will have difficulty obtaining a mortgage for a house that is made from a dessert. Even if I could, I expect the rates would be high. I’ve experienced that with mobile homes in the past, and, even at their worst, they are much more structurally sound than a home made from a cookie. I did have an impressive idea, though, a few weeks ago while engaged in yard care (mowing the lawn and biking seem to be where I have some of my best thoughts and I’m sure if I could figure out a way to cut my grass on a bicycle, I could probably

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