Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sir Roger Moore, actor, dies aged 89.

Sir Roger George Moore KBE (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor. He played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985. He was also known for playing Simon Templar in the television series The Saint between 1962 and 1969. He was the star of other TV series, like Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, Maverick and The Persuaders. His filmography includes several notable titles: The Man Who Haunted Himself, Gold, Shout At The Devil, Sherlock Holmes In New York, The Wild Geese, Escape To Athena, ffolkes : North Sea Hijack, The Sea Wolves, Cannonball Run, The Naked Face, Bed & Breakfast and The Quest.
In 1999, Moore was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on 14 June 2003.  The citation on the knighthood was for Moore's charity work, which dominated his public life for more than a decade.

"Live and Let Die" was the first Roger Moore-James Bond film I saw. I was 22 years old and a hard-core Connery fan (still am) so naturally I wanted to see how Moore would handle the task. I knew he was going to incorporate his Simon Templar characterization into it as they were quite similar in so many ways and I was absolutely right. He was The Saint with a larger budget. I enjoyed the Moore- Bond films very much, though! To me, he's the second best Bond ever! Just my opinion.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Harold Clayton Lloyd was born April 20, 1893 in Burchard, Nebraska. He was an actor, comedian, film producer, director, screenwriter and stunt performer who became famous for his "thrill" comedies in the silent film era.  Harold Lloyd died aged 77 on March 8, 1971 in Beverly Hills, California. His best known films  are SAFETY LAST (1923), WHY WORRY? (1923), THE FRESHMAN (1924), FEET FIRST (1930) and MOVIE CRAZY (1932).

Hooray for Harold Lloyd : "A pair of glasses and a smile!"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The LLERA Cartoons Collectible Merchandise!

Some of my favorite original drawings are now available as collectible merchandise. You can find tote bags, scarves, accent pillows and more at



Thursday, March 23, 2017


My little grandson Antonio is now five years old! He's growing up so fast but I bet all grandparents feel exactly the same about their grandkids! And the very same question keeps popping up: where did all that time go? Well, that's really unimportant. What matters is the time you spend with your grandkids. That's a real and unique blessing and one has to make the most of it! Grandkids give you a totally different perspective about life. Antonio's journey is just beginning and one can only hope one is able to guide him and help him be on his way through life. Happy journey, Antonio! Happy Birthday to you!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rainy Day in Mexico City...

Okay, so it wasn't raining that much this morning but I didn't let that spoil my cartoon idea, which incidentally, was entirely done using my new Wacom Intuos Tablet!!!

Friday, March 3, 2017


Early this year in January I bought a Wacom Intuos Tablet to try and start drawing my cartoons digitally and, after three months of practice, I won't say it's been an exercise in frustration...but it has. I just can't seem to get the hang of it. No matter how hard I try, my lines are squiggly, crooked or shaky and I just can't get the same control and feel I get from drawing directly on paper.  But it's been a nice experience and I'm sure I'll keep getting much joy and satisfaction from my new Wacom Intuos Tablet the next time I use it which will be early in January of 2051 I think!