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Published in 1992 by I.B. Nelson in two small editions.
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Eight sample "Committed" cartoons (98 total)

Curb Your Dog
You can tell how far the lightning is...
Abominable Snow Woman
Spiritual Aerobics
Giant Clear Ants
Fits of Passion
Not my Type
Late for the babysitter again...
Any time - I'm flexible...
Chasing Carrots

I had hoped for some time, from 1989 to 1993, that King Features would do a little marketing of my cartoons in order to earn some extra income. That didn't happen, so I put together and self-published "Committed to Excellence", which I sold while drawing at the counter of my favorite brew pub, Buffalo Bill's. Suddenly I was "an Author" even though those who bought the book had seen me draw the drawings and publish them singly in various newspapers and magazines. But NOW my cartoons were between the covers of a book.

I printed two editions of fifty each, sold 97 of them, kept two for myself and gave one to my mother, and considered the whole affair a rousing success!

Cover of book 'Committed To Excellence
©I.B. Nelson

Dedication Page:

"This book is dedicated to the memory of Randall Sadler, Professor of Art at San Jose State University, who helped me (and many others) learn how to see."