Wednesday, July 29, 2015

One from the Dr.

What Pet Should I Get was just released yesterday, the first Dr. Seuss book to come out in 25 years. The manuscript and illustrations were found shortly after he passed away in 1991, then rediscovered in 2013. I can't wait to read it!

My favorite little-known fact about Dr. Seuss is that he was a political cartoonist (WWII-era) before making it big in children's literature.

The only thing I don't get about this cartoon is, why is that little girl reading a newspaper? What's up with that?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The yellow tie rides again!

The Tour de France just came to an end. Missionaries get a different type of tour.

For those nit-pickers, Roen is more in the middleish of the France Paris mission, so really it's only about half a tour, but you get the idea...

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sketchbook: Taste test on the trail

OK, this is it! It's probably the last pioneer gag for this year!

Unless, of course, another good gag happens to pop up. Then all bets are off!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

But with joy wend your way

Which is more difficult to endure? A 1,300-mile trip across the plains or three kids under the age of five with a disrupted nap time?

Today's gag comes courtesy of Mary S., who hopes to be able to endure all things!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It's what makes a good meal great!

I found this old cartoon in my files. As I put the finishing touches on it, I realized it was derivative of similar to another of my cartoons that also deals with food during pioneer times.

At least it's of a different ilk than the gag Mormon Cartoonist Arie Van De Graaff did!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pioneer Day with a rim shot, please!

This guy is obviously the ancestor of Henny Youngman. I thought about having it say, "Take my handcart — please!" but that didn't seem to have the right ring to it.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

They sang, but they didn't smile

Seriously, was anybody happy to have family photos taken back in the day? Everyone always looks so cranky!

I know it was a function of how photography worked back then, but surely someone could have grinned a bit, right?