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Drew Altenburg
New York, NY
Interests: Space, Time, Same Sex Wedding, Gay Wedding Planner, Gay Officiant, Officiant, Marriage Equality, Freedom to Marry, General Hospital, LGBT, New York, Gay New York, Manhattan, Gay Nightlife, Bethesda Fountain, Jumping for Joy, The Joan Project, Mosinee, Wisconsin, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Superman, Marriage, Gay Marriage, Wedding Planner, Creative, Wedding, Space Cadets, Space Cowboys, Pip Productions, Grand Prefix, Gator, AA Comics, The Lone Apple, Little Orphan Angie,
Recent Activity
Hi all and welcome to those of you coming from the link from THIS SHOW IS SO GAY! It's always a huge treat to be on Ken's show and get to yak for a bit about life, the universe, everything. Below you'll find the strips I referred to in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning all - nice to get a couple notes from friends/fans of the strip wondering what happened to Angie this past weekend. Well, I'm still getting used to this new schedule so I'm a little late this week, but happy day, there'll be another coming along soon in Part... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
When I was a kid growing up in rural Wisconsin, one of my "what I'll be when I grow up" wishes was to be a cartoonist like Charles Schulz. or the genius trifecta of the 80s: Berkeley Breathed, Gary Larson, and Bill Watterson. I would doodle in the margins of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Starting today and for the next few Saturdays, I'll be posting a little 'pet' project of mine - a weekly strip called MEMO featuring Angie. Back in high school, my best friend Brian and I co-created and wrote a weekly strip for the paper in our hometown local paper, The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning, all - I am just dropping a little note this morning to wish you a great Wednesday - pardon some dust here on the J4J site but I'm in the midst of a huge life/ blog reno. There are some additional changes coming including the debut of a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning, welcome to Tuesday. The second day of summer. Someone on Facebook yesterday said something about it being the first day of summer and from here on out, 'winter is coming". I'm pretty sure he was joking, making a"Game of Thrones" reference, but let's not jump ahead too quickly!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
This Sunday, June 19 is Father's Day and many of my friends are now starting to lose their parents. But I lost my father, Jack, to cancer in 1981 when I was 17. As we were close when I was young, his death has, so far, haunted me all my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
After a harrowing week, I spent part of today simply sitting. Sure, I have a million things to do - but what I really needed, even if just for a minute, was to just sit. And feel the Earth breathe. There will be more things to get mad about. More... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
As an out gay man, I know that the world has never been a truly safe place. I grew up knowing that you could kill an out elected official and claim that it was spongey snack treats that made you do it rather than your own irrational homophobia. I grew... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
When Life gives you lemons, you have three options: ONE: MAKE LEMONADE - make the best of it, do what you can, stay the course, dig your heels in, turn that frown upside down, etc. TWO: THROW THE LEMONS AT THOSE THAT GAVE THEM TO YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
I thought I'd catch up with you all on what's going on over here at West 102nd St. Well, truth to tell, not too much. I've had some great interviews over the past few weeks but nothing's caught fire yet but I'm keeping the faith. (Really, what else can I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Hello all - it's been awhile since I wrote in this space and, so, thought I'd just post a note to say hello. Really. That's it. Just "hello". Not "hope you're having a great summer" (because, geez, how lame) or "friends forever" (because this is not your high school annual)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning all - it's wet here in NYC and it seems like the perfect time to share this animated music video with you - it's the official music video for Jane Bordeaux's "Ma'agalim". It feels like the kind of thing perfect for a rainy day in mid April -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
We found a watch as we cleaned up Joe's room. It had been shoved in a drawer, forgotten; he hadn't worn it in a long time ..What was striking is that the watch hands stopped at 12:34, How could that be, then, that his watch fortold the time he left... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Happy Friday all - we managed to make it to the end of another week. Today I had a group interview for some "temp" event work - the company looks like fun and it was kind of cool to be interviewed with other people. One hot model guy wearing torn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
A few years ago I was underemployed like the rest of the country - working several jobs and scrambling.... oh, did I scramble. And, in the midst of it all, my mom died after a long illness. I kept waiting for the "best of times" to come to counter all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning, New York (and beyond)! Today I will be going on an important journey for a loved one because when they ask, you go. Right? In the meantime, I wanted to share this video from Effie Pappa about what happens when a loved one gives back in unexpected ways.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Hello everyone and hope you're having a great Monday. Since it's Monday and you probably need to take a minute to breathe in the middle of "all that", check out this little video of a cakemaker who has married together the passions of many a pop culture enthusiast and created... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning, friends - it's a kind of grey and dreary day here in NYC and today, I thought I'd share this animated short with you. It's a short one but pretty amazing. Meanwhile, for those of you out there that are, like me, in transition from "whatever that was"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!