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Paul Combs's Blog – March 2011 Archive (9)

FDIC Wrap-Up - What a week!

What an exciting FDIC! This year's event was an incredible experience of meeting new friends, laughing loudly with old ones, autographing prints, and book signings. The popularity of Drawn By Fire continues to skyrocket and it's humbling to see it fly off the shelves - I never would have imagined this success!

However, they real joy of the week was getting to meet new…


Added by Paul Combs on March 27, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment


Ran the Courage and Valor 5k this evening and had a blast doing it! Hit a PR with a time of 32:05 - hey, I never said I was fast! But knowing you are wearing a chip-timer tends to get your butt moving a little faster. We had over 300 registered competitive runners with over 850 overall participants. It looked very impressive! With me in this photo are my Fire Engineering…


Added by Paul Combs on March 24, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment


Posting from my phone because internet connection from my hotel room has been out since last night. Hopefully will get to post more shortly. Sorry.

Added by Paul Combs on March 24, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Dressed For The Occasion

Of course this didn't happened, but it would have been funny!! Ah, the things that run through a cartoonist's head...


Seriously though, today's Opening Ceremony was exciting, honorable, respectful, somber, and passionate. Capt Mike Dugan's keynote was an absolute home run and my boss Chief Bobby Halton always delivers a power opening message. I…


Added by Paul Combs on March 23, 2011 at 1:40pm — 2 Comments

FDIC - No Control

Why is it that every year here in Indy a group of guys have to show the world what an a** they can be? Please! Is it too much to ask that you at least pretend you've been to a city before? I'm not saying you can't go out after hours and have a good time, but grow up and act like a responsible adult. A little self control, please!

That rant being said, there were…


Added by Paul Combs on March 22, 2011 at 1:14pm — 4 Comments

FDIC - Must Love Dogs

This is not exactly how I wanted to start my blog posts this week, but I just have to share.

I went for a jog last night along Indianapolis' beautiful channel walkway in an attempt to work off the 50 lbs of meatloaf I ate at the Weber Grill. The weather was amazing, there were very few people out and I had the entire path to myself - that is until I met digger (I…


Added by Paul Combs on March 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

2011 FDIC

Well, it's that time of year again and I can't wait - packing up today and heading to Indianapolis for FDIC! This will be my tenth trip and it just keeps getting bigger and better. Though my roll has changed from firefighter attendee to Fire Engineering staff, I still take in as many classes as possible and soak up as much knowledge as I can in one short week. It truly…


Added by Paul Combs on March 19, 2011 at 7:16am — 2 Comments


I will be at FDIC beginning this Sunday through Friday, drawing, meeting, greeting, signing, and most important, learning!

I will also be test driving a new comic while attending called..... well, you'll just have to check back and see:)

This will be much different from the heavy commentary that you're accustomed to - this new…


Added by Paul Combs on March 17, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments



I'm not sure what else I can say about the current political climate and keep this blog PG rated. I think I'll just let my cartoon say it all.



To see more of my work, visit:…


Added by Paul Combs on March 2, 2011 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

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