E.J. Pettinger, creator of BW's weekly cartoon, Mild Abandon, is branching out to be published in the San Francisco Weekly and Des Moines, Iowa's City View. After publishing cartoons in BW over the past year and a half, Pettinger collected most of the cartoons into a book which he submitted to 90 papers in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. "I was really excited especially about the San Francisco Weekly. They have a partnership with maybe 12 other papers across the country, so it would have potential down the line to be picked up more," says Pettinger. BW is proud of Pettinger; this is a great achievement by a local artist.