Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday sketchbook: Midichlorians galore!

This is a result of a carpool collaboration. As I took the boys to school, the discussion turned to Justin Bieber to Michael Jackson and from there to Star Wars. I think it works rather nicely, don't you?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The envelope, please

One time we had a mission conference, and as part of the conference they gave all the missionaries special awards. In recognition of the Academy Awards, I dug out this cartoon. I like the elder on the left who really hopes he'll win!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Turn the other cheek

I was never dumb enough to try that line from the scriptures, because I was pretty certain that something like this would happen to me!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sparky sparks incinerate cakes

It's even worse when he has a cold.

Editor's note: My apprentice came up with the post title.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mystery from the sky

The forecast calls for snow, a "major snow event" in fact. It probably won't materialize. But it got me thinking, what would happen if aliens showed up when we were all distracted by something else?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Grab a shovel

I kind of feel sorry for Noah. He had an immensely difficult task and he was mocked by the people in his day while he fulfilled his duty. Even today he's the subject of jokes, gags and cartoons. I really hope he has a sense of humor!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

(Almost) March Madness

I always feel like this when I play against my brothers-in-law. Doesn't work for me, either.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday sketchbook: Being followed

I think this is kind of a cute gag, but if you look at it from a certain perspective, it could be a little uncomfortable. Missionaries aren't in the habit of following kids home, see... Anyway, I may overcome my phobias and make it a full-fledged cartoon. We'll see, we'll see.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

What has he got in his pocketses?

Does it ever happen to you that you come home from church and realize you forgot to turn in your tithing envelope? I hate when that happens!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Many gifts are given

I think every Mormon cartoonist has done a variation on this theme, some more successful than others. Personally, I like the "guess who won?" line.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Supporting the Scouts

Our local Girl Scout troop has me on speed dial, but I have a limited annual budget of what I can spend on Samoas. And Tagalongs. And Thin Mints. And Do Si Dos...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rockin' it

Whenever you feel on top of the world, there's always someone who wants to bring you down.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Economic recovery

Nowadays you can accomplish the same thing in the comfort of your own home!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cubs rock!

February is the anniversary of Scouting, and (at least around here) it's the traditional month of the Pinewood Derby. Put those two together and we have today's cartoon.

Editor's note
: It's black and white because color hadn't been invented yet.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday sketchbook: Misfire!

There are many theories about why Cookie Monster became a fan of veggies and cut back on cookies. My young padawan espouses this theory -- it's all Cupid's fault!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Turning the hearts

This was a middle of the night thought that I still liked in the morning.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

And why are they not chosen?

In one of our missionary apartments we had a big poster collage of the wedding announcements that the elders in the district received. We didn't throw darts at it, but whoever added to it had to buy ice cream for the district that day.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Eyes on the prize

From time to time, well meaning girlfriends show support to their missionary boyfriends in less effective ways.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I only have eyes for you

I thought this would be better for Valentine's Day rather than Halloween.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Called to serve

I may have thought this, but there's no way I would ever dare do it!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hangin' on

There are all kinds of hints out there for even the most clueless of guys to let them know that Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Even ESPN has a countdown to Valentine's each morning.

Word to the wise: if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday sketchbook: The dark side

In my opinion, the Darth Vader/Passat commercial was the clear winner of the Super Bowl ads.

On a completely different note, if you are a fan of sudoku, check out Magic Word Square, Dave's variation of the classic game.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Sunday doubleheader!


I had a class that tried this...or maybe I was a member of the class that tried this, I don't remember. Either way, it's not a good idea kids. Don't try it -- until you get into Elder's Quorum!


Special Edition Sketchbook: It's Sunday, dontchya know?
And I'm sure they're doing something with their towels in Pittsburgh as well.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Primary colors

My favorite piece of Primary art was done by Mary, a sweet little nine-year-old girl in one of our classes. After a lesson on Nephi building the boat, we had the kids draw their own boats. Mary drew a magnificent ship with full sails, cannon and a pirate flag! I figured she must've captured that time when Laman and Lemuel mutinied. It was an awesome lesson!

Friday, February 4, 2011

There is joy in every sound

Singing a hymn when you're upset can be beneficial. It can help change your mood and it can sound as a warning to others!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Whisker lickin' good


I took the car in to get washed a while back. While I waited for my turn, I wondered what would happen if they changed just one letter...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No shadow here!

They'll probably be cursed with another six weeks of winter!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

'Twas the night before Groundhog

When you only work once a year, you've gotta be careful!