Bo's Cafe Life

About Wayne E. Pollard

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For about two decades, I’ve been a writer, entrepreneur and consultant by choice – just not mine. I got fired from my last job as the director of marketing for a software firm. Believing that I should live each day as if it was my last, I gave the president of the company a piece of my mind. This made it rather awkward for me when, apparently, I didn’t die that night. In adddition to Bo’s Cafe Life, I’m the creator of the Writer’s Digest cartoon, Furst Drafts. I am also the author of Minds Before Market Share and my work has been published in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, Chief Marketer, PR Week, on the Huffington Post, and in way too many other publications to list. Contact me directly at

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  1. chris eldin said, on December 9, 2009 at 6:44 AM

    I’m over from Janet Reid’s blog.

    These are brilliant!! Reading this will be part of my morning routine, along with the Can Haz Cheezburger cats. Love your cartoons!!

  2. Kenrose said, on December 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    There is something completely hilarious about being told you’re so good that you qualify for a spot next to pictures of grammatically challenged cats making ridiculous faces. Wayne, this is your sign: you’ve finally made it.

    • Wayne E. said, on December 16, 2009 at 12:35 PM

      You’re right… it is hilarious! Thanks for your comment — I appreciate it.

    • Rowland Jones said, on January 8, 2011 at 4:33 PM

      Ken … you beat me to it… I was thinking the very same thing.

      I live in a small Italian village 800 inhabitants. I was once introduced to someone: as the ‘best jazz guitarist in the village’ I would have preferred if he’d said the ‘only’ 🙂

      Anyway I love the cartoons, Wayne. Excellent stuff!!

      • Wayne E. said, on January 8, 2011 at 6:15 PM

        hahahaha! Thanks again, Rowland – I appreciate your comments!

  3. Coco said, on November 27, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Love the cartoons Wayne. Keep ‘espressing’ yourself.

  4. Guy said, on March 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    I want you to appreciate me and my comment

    • Wayne E. said, on March 18, 2011 at 1:15 PM

      I absolutely DO appreciate you AND your comment, Guy!! Given how demanding life is (spouses, kids, elderly parents, pets, work etc.) I appreciate everyone who takes time out of their day to read Bo’s Cafe Life.

  5. nylse said, on July 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    i remember you from tech…the last name should give you a clue as its spelt backward…i’m following.

  6. […] contest was hosted by Bo’s Cafe Life, which is one of my favorite web comics. Wayne Pollard‘s humor really hits home, even if you aren’t a writer. The main character, Bo and his […]

  7. collecthemomentsonebyone said, on February 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    I just nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger and Versatile Blogger awards, since your comics always put a smile on my face 🙂 The details are here:

  8. collecthemomentsonebyone said, on April 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Hi, I just nominated you for the Sunshine Awards! I understand if you can’t do the whole “answer these following questions” post, but I wanted you to know that I find your blog amazing and that I’m always excited when I see that you’ve put up a new cartoon.

  9. Aaron the Ogre said, on April 22, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Wayne, thanks for posting such a great blog. I love reading all you posts. I connect with you blog’s characters very often. I just nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. You can see my original post here:

    Keep it up.

    • Aaron the Ogre said, on August 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM

      Wayne, I know getting the Liebster Award was a heady experience and that the after party was a drunken-pass-out-wake-up-in-the-police-station-affair, but I decided you need a repeat: The Thought Provoking Blog Award ( You of course deserve it and need more of this kind of thing. So: salud!

      • Wayne E. said, on August 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM

        First, Aaron–no you DID NOT make corn pone! hahaha!! Second, you’re description of Bo’s Cafe Life is great! LOL!
        Thanks a lot for the award-I appreciate it.

      • Aaron the Ogre said, on August 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM

        Yeah. I actually like the stuff. Terrible to say.

        And: you deserve the award. Your blog is consistently smart and funny. Two very hard things to do.

  10. Leon Enriquez said, on July 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM


    Stumbled on your comic strip some months ago. Very good for writer’s blues, and the manic depression that only a writer understands.

    This is for you. Enjoy!

    Simple yet profound
    So much in so little;
    Sanguine irony

    All the best,

  11. Arphaxad said, on February 28, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    I really like your blog and find your comic very funny. Today I will be spotlighting your blog and I hope to send some new visitors your way. Keep up the good work.

  12. sjvernon said, on July 31, 2014 at 3:44 AM

    I’m glad to have found your blog. You’re doing something similar to the concept I am evolving on my own blog. Hopefully while our styles seem similar, our ideas will not overlap. So far it looks like your characters are on a different wavelength than mine, which is good because it means I can enjoy reading your blog without worrying about corrupting my own idea pool!

  13. claresg said, on August 13, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Hi Wayne, I love your drawings and I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award on my blog (

    • Wayne E. said, on August 18, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      Thank you! And thanks for reading, Bo’s Cafe Life. I appreciate it!

  14. wayne e. pollard said, on October 16, 2015 at 2:41 AM

    I like it and it gives me motivation to continue to pursue my greatness. When seeing someone with the same name push foward. I enjoyed it Sir!

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