Tuesday, October 23, 2018

To wrap it up

My favorite mummy movie is actually from France: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (or Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec). It deals with dinosaurs, mad scientists, journalists, mummies, and the Pharaoh's physicist. It's mostly set in and around Paris, circa 1910 — the mummies especially like the pyramid at the Louvre!

It's available on Amazon Prime with English subtitles (83% on Rotten Tomatoes). Check it out!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Sketchbook: The last picture show

This one didn't quite make the cut in the Halloween Movies series. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Here's Johnny!

Those drop in visits can get your heart racing!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Movies for Missionaries, the sequel

Our local missionaries assure us that their refrigerator is only stocked with the healthiest foods. Mostly.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sketchbook: Identity crisis

I thought about saying "...Mormon Home Teacher..." but that seemed a little too much.

Saturday, October 13, 2018


I think we're about ready for a few zombie-themed cartoons, don't you?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Good times I remember

...and the hymn books were either brown or blue.

At least, that's what I hear. I've only ever known the green hymn book and the three-hour block! (2 Nephi 9:34)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Planning ahead

The time needed to fulfill my calling will be diminished significantly with the switch to the two-hour block. That change will create some interesting administrative challenges  beginning at the first of the year.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fast times

I keep seeing posts that say, "I'm on a social media fast." And I wonder how could they be posting when they're fasting? Isn't that kind of like saying, "I'm going to start fasting as soon as I finish this bowl of cereal!"? It's probably just me...

Did you also notice that Pres. Nelson challenged the youth to a seven-day fast. He challenged the sisters to a ten-day fast. What's it going to be up to when he finally challenges the elders?

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A willing heart

You had to have known that this one was coming.

What I wonder is, how in the world are we going to work in the Sunday post-game recap after sacrament meeting if we only have two hours? I'll have to bring that up in ward council.

Monday, October 8, 2018

A wild ride!

Another amazing conference! Two-hour block, 12 new temples, and lots of admonitions to be more Christlike in all that we do — including ministering. What stood out for you?

Pres. Nelson left us with the admonition to review the conference talks "starting tomorrow." To help with that, I have my notes combined in a PDF, suitable for use at home, seminary or Sunday school (while you can!).

Friday, October 5, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

If ye are prepared

It's interesting to review the talks from last general conference. There were so many announcements and surprises that it could be easy to forget some of the gems that were in there. You can take a look at the talks online, or review a PDF of my notes — and get ready for this weekend!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

No reservations

There is such a thing as being too prepared!

The New Era has a great packet to help youth (and older folks) get more out of conference. You can download a copy from the conference website.

Save your seats early!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Sketchbook: Just keep moving

Reviewing talks from the last general conference can help you get ready for the upcoming meetings. They help keep you going!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hash it out

There has been quite the little tempest about the announcement that the hashtag #LDSConf is going away and being replaced by #GeneralConference. I'm sure it's not a sign of the pending Apocalypse, but it is a good thing that Twitter recently doubled the amount of characters that can be used in a tweet!

And speaking of #GeneralConference, it's time again to download the Mormon Cartoonist's General Conference Activity Packet! It's great for families, classes, and even yourself to help you get more out of General Conference. And there are multiple languages to choose from! Download your copy today!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Seek ye first

Someone once said that our ancestors on the other side help us more than we know. This is probably one of those circumstances where they'd be happy to help!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cleanliness is next

Our missionary told us that they spent their Preparation Day doing chores and cleaning the house.  That's a lot of time to spend cleaning a small apartment!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sketchbook: Trying to avoid this

Maybe it's just me, but I often get this image of a head full of helium when someone warns against "light-mindedness." 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Training day

Sometimes it takes a little while to get the hang of being a missionary.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pieces of tithing

Yes, once again it's Talk Like A Pirate Day! Annoy your friends! Annoy your family! Annoy your bishop!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sketchbook: Following the prophet (if it's not too hard)

This was from my sketchbook as I thought about Pres. Nelson's schedule over the past six months. He was up here in the Pacific Northwest just this last weekend. It's about three more weeks until General Conference — that gives him plenty of time to visit a number of other places in the meantime!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Playing catch up with a 94-year-old

I usually try not to run more than one of my strips on this site during a week, unless I'm running through a storyline. But I thought this one was something that a lot of us could relate to!

Today Pres. Nelson is holding a conference in Seattle in the stadium the Mariners play in. They're expecting a crowd of more than 40,000. Average attendance for a Mariners game is less than 33,000 this season.

Where does he find time to get ready for General Conference? And, like we collectively said at the end of each session in April, what's next?

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Count your many footsteps, name them one by one

Our missionaries go by foot. No bikes, no cars. Just the occasional ride from members. I often wonder how long it would take for them to blow past the Fitbit standard of 10,000 steps a day.