I’m just finished writing a story about Dave Blazek, creator, author and illustrator of Loose Parts. He’s an Erie native and a Penn State Behrend alum. His cartoons cracked me up loooong before I ever knew he was a hometown boy and, hand-to-God, his (and the other one-panel comic) are the only two I read in the Erie Times-News because, well, they’re the only ones that ever make me actually LOL.