By bats | August 31, 2008 - 5:53 pm
Posted in Category: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, Uncategorized

So I’m dinking around my blog, looking at statistics and such, and checking out where folks find me (most of them come my link at the Comics Curmudgeon). However, there is the occasionally very odd association, and this one is particularly unusual and very, very cool.

The link is a boating website in Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay, with all sorts of interesting news items for the boating set. All right, I’m doing the snark thing with Rex Morgan and his yet-to-be explored adventures on the High Seas with a Caribbean cruise and a sailing regatta to benefit a hospice. Where’s the connection? Get a gander at this:

Lenore Foster, long time organizing board member for the TURKEY SHOOT HOSPICE REGATTA (October 10-12, 2008), is the “model” for a new character in the REX MORGAN M.D, comic strip by Woody Wilson and Graham Nolan. The daily strip already has introduced the story line, where Lenore, one of Rex’s patients, hounds him to “come sailing” with her in a special regatta in October. The regatta is the Turkey Shoot Hospice and the story line will lead up to and through the actual regatta. The details of the story are fictional (they say…). Wilson is doing this as a birthday gift to the real Lenore; they are long time friends. Wilson and Nolan are donating the artwork to the Hospice regatta to be auctioned for a donation to the Hospice cause. There are especially good unintended consequences – HOSPICE REGATTAS across the country will receive recognition – there are an estimated 30 million regular readers of the syndicated strip.

Isn’t this fabulously great?! Evidently hospice regattas are popular ways of fund-raising, but even more fabulously great, Lenore Foster is a real woman! Kudos to Woody Wilson for feting his friend, and for getting the word about this! (Yes, I feel kind of ashamed for making fun of her and the regatta thing. It probably won’t stop me, only I’ll just make more fun of Rex during it all (wasn’t I doing that anyway?)).

And how terrific would it be to own the original art of that EXTREME REX MORGAN CLOSE-UP??? Pretty terrific.

Anyway, read more about Hospice Regattas at

Nope. Not a mashup in this thread. Not yet, at least.

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