A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bee Spit Candy

I was away from my com- puter for a few days, helping out at a child- ren's camp. While there I reacquainted myself with the owner of a candy shop in De Poe Bay, Oregon—Teri Ann. She told me about a time when a customer was agitate about a bee that was hanging around the caramel corn in her shop. The customer seemed disturbed that she was not as concerned as he was about the bee's presence in her shop. She told him that it was no big deal, after all, she said, we eat their spit. (aka: Honey)

I said she should call her candy shop, Bee Spit Candy, and of course, I got an idea for a doodle and had to put it on paper.

Teri Ann was very excited when I showed her what I was drawing. When I was done she said that she was going to use it to start a whole line of candy made from honey. I told her that I was going to be going through De Poe Bay next Wednesday and asked her if the drawing was worth some free candy to her. She said, "Of course." So, next week I'm going on my annual three day motorcycle ride, and I'm going to make 10 guys on their bikes stop while I settle up with her for some free candy. I asked her if she had anything with chocolate and nuts. She recited off a long list of items I could choose from. I hope she REALLY appreciates the drawing.

She didn't see the color version of this drawing. I colored in my computer after I got home.


noexcuses said...

Awesome drawing, Rick! And a very catchy name for the shop! I'm sure she's going to love it!

Have fun on your ride!

Alice said...


oh yeah, i like those little chocolate covered gummie bears :)

BlueRose said...

Like always it is awesome and what a perfect name. I'm really loving the colored sample...I'm sure she will love it

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love it and what a wonderful price!!! i think you are making one heck of a deal :)

MaBunny said...

CUTE! I'd love me some bee spit candy too!

Reddirt Woman said...

That's just too funny and what a great idea for a line of candy. Your friend has a great sense of humor.

Enjoy your candy. You've earned it.

Red faced, red hot dirt woman.


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Anonymous said...

Don't know if I ever mentioned it, but I was pretty good with a pencil in my hand back in the day. I tell you what, for some chocolate and nuts I could be persuaded to pick up a pencil again!!!!

Nancy said...

What a cute drawing for candy shop. I hope she will keep her word on the free candy for you and your buddies.