Thursday, November 21, 2019

Light it up

I love Light the World. It's such an easy way to introduce people to the gospel and to help bring them unto Christ. Few people can object to dedicating a month to doing acts of service.

Of course, first you have to make it past Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Brothers in arms. And legs. And wings. And wishbones.

"Which do you like better," my wife asked, "turkey cartoons or zombie cartoons?"

I was stumped. I couldn't give her an answer.

Don't worry. One more week and we'll be moving on to Christmas!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

All in

I've been in some wards where they open up the church on Thanksgiving and have a potluck Thanksgiving dinner. Someone provides a turkey, and everyone else brings a side. It's great for those who don't have a place to go or just want to be with other people on the holiday.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sketchbook: At the (Hallmark) movies

The more I think about this, the more I think that they should absolutely make a Hallmark movie that somehow features the missionaries. Wouldn't that be amazing?

Saturday, November 16, 2019

WWI flying...turkey?

Whenever cartoonists include something from Peanuts in their work, they usually offer apologies to Charles Schulz or say that they are paying homage to him. He's my favorite cartoonist and one of my heroes.

Schulz had a huge influence on the world of cartooning. Even today, Peanuts is carried in more than 2,000 newspapers worldwide (who knew that there were still that many newspapers?!).

Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott, creators of Zits, say that they often put the zigzag pattern of Charlie Brown's shirt onto things in their strip: cereal bowls, lampshades, etc., to pay tribute to him. You may notice how often that motif appears in the work of other cartoonists as well. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Their loss is our gain

Even though Lehi's family left their gold and their silver and their precious things back in Jerusalem, I imagine there was some disappointment — especially on the parts of Laman and Lemuel — that Laban stole all their stuff. Including the silverware.

This cartoon is based on an idea by Elder Lindstrom, our local district leader and frequent guest in our home. Thanks, Elder!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Changing thoughts

I haven't added to the Not Quite Zen series recently, and this one seemed to flow naturally from the one yesterday.