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Merriam-Webster Word of the Day

Cartoon of the Word vol. 1

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Ambrosavage's Cartoon of the Word (of the Day)
"Word of the Day" is a popular feature at Merriam-Webster Online. John has challenged himself to draw a cartoon each day based on that day's word.

Cartoons appear here daily, shortly after the Merriam-Webster Word of the Day is posted.

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  John Ambrosavage's cartoons have been nationally syndicated and distributed.
He was one of's first electronic card artists. His feature "Where's My Slice?" was an early digital feature in The long-running "Ambrotoons" was one of the first web based comic offerings in the Seattle Weekly.

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