Sunday, August 31, 2008

...maybe a little later, then?

This is an old one (not only does the phone have a cord, it also has a rotary dial!), yet somehow it still holds true. Especially since today is the last Sunday of the month...and we're doing our home teaching today.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Training ground

A lot of folks were worried about how the construction would impact BYU football games, since University Avenue is one of the main thoroughfares leading to the stadium. We came up with announcements for the stadium, ads for the radio and newspapers, and we really didn't mess things up that much. It also gave some good material for a few cartoon strips.

Friday, August 29, 2008

"You came and you gave without taking..."

Barry Manilow affects everyone differently... My sister-in-law loves him!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Many mansions

You can't always pick your neighbors in this realm. What's it like there?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday sketchbook: irritable vowels

As I've said before, it's obvious why some ideas never make it past the sketchbook.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

And now a word from their sponsor

As we bid a fond farewell to the Beijing Games, we certainly must acknowledge at least one of the folks who made it all possible.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Watch your step

One time when we visited an ancient temple in Korea, the monks took us on a "behind the scenes" tour. It was pretty cool to see some of the stuff the normal tourists didn't the really sweet motorcycle that was hidden behind a couple of the buildings on the compound.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday sketchbook: more Olympics

This happened to me during my junior year in high school - I'd toss my cookies after every race. My coach suggested that i eat a peanut butter sandwich right before I ran, so I gave that idea a try. It didn't work, but at least it tasted better!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Piece of cake

In something totally unrelated (unless you really stretch it with the "nothingness" concept), ODOT just launched an innovative project called the Solar Highway. There's a video on You Tube that explains the idea, which uses highway right of way to house solar panels to provide electricity. It's pretty cool.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Part Vulcan, maybe?

Since these Not Quite Zen cartoons are running in honor of the Olympics, we need to include a little physical confrontation, right?

Friday, August 15, 2008


Zen paintings are about catching the essence of the subject. These cartoons, therefore, are not just sketches. They are meant to catch the essence of the moment... but remember, they are Not Quite Zen.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

You've tried scrubbing it out...

I got in trouble for this one from a mental health specialist who wasn't a fan of alternative therapy.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday sketchbook: Twilight revisited

This could have happened in our ward...and probably would have if Bro. Moore would have thought about it!

Saturday, August 9, 2008


OK, so this might be more appropriate for the Winter Olympics, where "downhill" is actually an event...

Friday, August 8, 2008


In honor of the Beijing Olympics, I'm introducing a series of panels that I did for my friends at U.S. West/Dex, Not Quite Zen.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Meanwhile, back in Provo...

Actually, they found some pretty cool stuff during the excavation, like some old trolley tracks in the middle of the Center Street intersection that weren't on any of the maps. That drew a lot of crowds downtown. Some of the merchants suggested we bury more stuff to be uncovered every block or so to keep people coming.

We also accidentally discovered a gas line near 800 North. That was kind of exciting too, but in a different way.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

By special request

Gary suggested I do a cartoon about the Packers vs. Favre controversy...starring his Packers jersey.

You owe me, dude!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Breaking twilight

When my wife finished reading Breaking Dawn around two o'clock Sunday morning, she told me that I had to run this particular cartoon that I did about ten years ago. I had been saving it to run in October. Apparently it's one of those Twilight things: if you get it, you get it.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Monday sketchbook: an inconvenient truth

Some people are less receptive to missionaries than others. It's unfortunate, because they're usually nice guys.

I never had anything quite this bad, but there was one incident that included a batch of nasty, old rice...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Just one more piece of ID, then

I love it when my worlds collide!

DMV in Oregon (which is part of the Department of Transportation) is now requiring proof of citizenship and Social Security number for everyone. It's caused problems for a few people. So I thought, why stop at requiring a birth certificate? Bring in those family group sheets!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Parks 5: The maze

There's a story behind this one. When I was putting this book together, Zach was really in to mazes. I had him help me with this one. I believe that it's his first published work.

I think that the tent is the solution. I think...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Parks 4: Gather 'round the campfire

There are lots of differences in these two pictures. Some are subtle, some are not. And I have to say, this kind of drawing is a lot easier to do using a computer!

Personally, I like the bat/bird switch. We're doing a campfire with the Webelos Cub Scouts tonight. We'll probably see few bats!