NOSEY BIO: Loud, brass, and tastelessly attired, I.B. Nosey is famed for his exuberant “Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter!” He seeks answers to the kind of probing questions no accredited journalist would deem intelligent, let alone newsworthy enough, to ask. Fleet of foot, wide of mouth, and fluent of tongue-in-cheek, I.B. Nosey’s unique interviewing style is comparable to none.

Winner of the Pukelitzer Award. Spokesman for Gum Drop Island’s confectionary plantation. Featured in InD’Tale magazine and The Woven Tale Press.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pat McCuen Draws a Fine Line with I.B. Nosey

NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter! I’m officially unofficially on my way to an interview with… yuck! *sounds of struggle* Hey, what’s this goop on the sidewalk? I - can’t - *strains* get -loose…

VOICE: Nosey, that’s an official unofficial ink puddle. My ink puddle, as a matter-of-fact.

NOSEY: Huh? Who are you? Wait… you look kinda familiar with that bearded jaw and— what’s that crazy gizmo you’re clutching so tight there, pal?

PM: Name’s Patrick McCuen. And this is my pencil. It never leaves my side.

NOSEY: A pencil? Who uses pencils these days, fella? Everything’s gone wild and ‘net techy, just in case you’re not rolling with the latest news.

PM: But you are?

NOSEY: I are what?

PM: Yeah, I’ve often wondered what you are too.

NOSEY: Sure, I’m— huh?

PM: *chuckles* I’m techy, Nosey. But I happen to need pencils.

NOSEY: For what? Adding two and two? Let me help ya out there, dude. Two and two comes to the grand ol’ sum of…uh…er…um…

PM:  Uh huh. Like I said, I need pencils, Nosey, for drawing things. Like my comic strip, “The Devil & Gandhi”, mushrooms, greeting cards. And you.

NOSEY: Whoaaa! *blinks* Me? Did you say me?

PM: Yep. As a matter-of-fact, you’re right now in the middle of my newest ink puddle sketch.

NOSEY: *frowns in thought* Ya know, there's something about you... Yeah! *snaps fingers* Your beard, that’s what it is. Did ya know that curly strand number 1,356 does NOT match strand 1,357?

PM: *whistles in wonder* You can count?

NOSEY: You bet your inky pinkie fingers that I— heyyy!

PM: But there’s a problem, Nosey.

NOSEY: There sure is. You’re smearing smudges all over my atomic Nosey microphone!

PM: Not that. It’s your dark sunglasses. Maybe I need to lighten ‘em up a bit…

NOSEY: *sounds of hand slapping* Don’t touch me, fella. Haven’t you already done enough?

PM: Like what?

NOSEY: Hellooo! Like the smudges, Mr. Artiste. Yeah, and besides that, you’re the one who gave me this long, pointed nose.

PM: But, Nosey. It fits you.

NOSEY: Yeah, well, this blazer doesn’t fit. Does NOT fit.

PM: What’s wrong with it? I thought you were hip-hop cool about your...shall we say, unique... coloring.

NOSEY: Nothing wrong with the tweedy-weedy style, man. The problem is that you left off my muscles!

PM: *coughs* Um. Did you say muscles?

NOSEY: Yeah, give me huge Rambo muscles. After all, if you’re gonna sketch a macho guy like me, ya need to get it right, heh heh.

PM: Ah. I do see one muscle that needs a touch-up.

NOSEY: Which one?

PM: Your mouth.

NOSEY: *gasps* No dice, fella! *pulls leg out of sticky-wicky ink puddle* I’m outta here!

PM: Nosey! *races behind the fleeing Nosey* Get back to my drawing board!

GANDHI: *awakes from meditation and watches the bizarre scene*…Friends, remember this wise Gandhi proverb: ‘Where there is no Nosey, there is peace and sanity.’

NOSEY: Hey, you. Mind your own business! *streaks past Gandhi* Don’t be giving this mad cartoonist any bright ideas!

PM: Too late, Nosey! *waves pencil in air* I have an eraser and I know how to use it!

NOSEY: Aaaiiiiii!


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Hywela Lyn said...

What a great,fun interview, and a great way to find out about Patrick's work. (Brilliant illustrations too!)

Diane Craver said...

Haha! What a clever interview! Love the illustrations. Patrick, you are very talented. I love Gandhi's proverb too.

P.L. Parker said...

Very cute interview!

Christopher Hudson said...

Just when you thought it was safe to troll the Internet ... I.B. shows up! But he always manages to find interesting folk to ... well, 'interview'. Keep drawing, Patrick.

Julie Elizabeth Powell (pen) said...

Love to laugh, thanks, Nosey and Patrick - you survived!

PMcC said...

Thank you for your kind words! It is a pleasure and an honor bringing the characters of Miss Mae to life, Nosey especially! And for more "mature" audiences (but really immature, just not for kiddies) check out my webcomic The Devil & Mr. Gandhi at

Gail Pallotta said...

What a fun interview. Love Nosey's muscles! LOL.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Another cute interview!

Larry Hammersley said...

Great interview as always, Nosey. Be careful. Pat can rub you right out. Pat, I admire cartoonists and artists. You have a wonderful skill, one I try now and then but with very little success. I like trying my hand at astronomical drawings. Have you done those?

Laurean Brooks said...

I laughed all the way through this interview. Great job, Nosey and Patrick. Patrick, you have a knack for keeping Nosey in line.

I anticipated, that at the end of the interview, Nosey would have a slightly altered persona. LOL. I thought, "Wow! I'm finally going to see those gorgeous eyes!" :)

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings, @HywelaLyn!

Of course this official unofficial cyberspace reporter has the nosey Nose needed to conduct a "brilliant" interview. I never do any other kind, heh heh.

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings, @DianeCraver!

Thanks for stopping by and after just taking one look at me Patrick's skill is obvious, eh? What's that you say? Odious? No. No. Obvious. Obvious, lady!

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings, @P.L.Parker!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I quite agree, heh heh.

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings @ChristopherHudson,

Is it still safe to troll? Because I kinda like need to show up where I'm not expected, heh heh.

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings @JulieElizabethPowell,

Yes, this Nosey nose survived, but...

What's that? You meant PATRICK survived????

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings @GailPallotta,

Heh heh, you noticed, eh? *swats at bee* Bug off, insect! I am NOT stuffing mounds of Gum Drop Island cotton candy in my shoulder pads!

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings @ElaineCantrell,

Thanks, and my interviews are so cute because they're about...well...ME!

And, oh, the guest interviewee. Right.

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings, @LarryHammersley,

What's an asturf-- um, an asghan-- er, an astroll-whatever?

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings @LaureanBrooks!

Heh heh, my gorgeous eyes are a danger to the ladies, ya know, so yeah, sorry. No can see. You're welcome.

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings @PMcC:

What's a "manure" audience????

PMcC said...

In response to Larry's question: if you mean the animals/avatars that represent astronomical signs like the Scorpion of Scorpio or the Ram of Aries, then no I haven't but I think it would make a great "Set" of illustrations. I have thought about doing a set of "Tarot" card drawings, but I haven't gotten to it yet!

D Rhudy said...

Another amazing and phun interview Nosey!
But I fear your reputation proceeded you this time.
I picked up on the quote instantly, hi hi...
‘Where there is no Nosey, there is peace and sanity.’
Talk about hitting the nail square on the head.
Have no idea where the square part comes in though?
Maybe The InkPuddle knows...


Lynn Lovegreen said...

Fun post, and thanks for bearing with Nosey, Pat. Your Gandhi quote was a good one.

J Q Rose said...

Oh, IB, the power of the drawing pencil. You better be good. Instead of that tweedy weedy blazer, you may get nothing at all. How em=bare-ass-ing would that be? Loved this clever pairing of Nosey and his creator. Gotta share it. Watch out world, you're gonna learn about I B Nosey. PS--MM, I love the intro of IB. You have a way with words.