Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring clearance sale - the last day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What! More cards?

Yet another card design that was hidden in the garage.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday sketchbook: Be prepared

I like the idea behind this one -- what parent hasn't packed up the entire house to go someplace? Any my wife, bless her heart, has always been notorious for having everything in her purse, even when she was single. After all, somebody has to keep the Primary kids entertained.

In the end, though, this idea just had too many words. And now with iPods and smart phones, almost all that stuff can be loaded into a single pocket. Except for the diapers and the Cheerios. I don't think there's an app for that. Yet.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I looked out the window...

There's a song that's a favorite in Mormondon, "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree." It's all about the blossoms, as you can probably figure, looking like popcorn. Don't try it.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wait! There's more!

I thought this one was kind of cute, but I couldn't quite figure out who the target market would be...?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring clearance sale!

Another greeting card design that's been messing up my whole garage!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring clearance sale!

I found a stack of card designs I made some years back. I had a friend who owned a store and wanted to sell greeting cards, so I drew up a few ideas for him. The store folded, and these drawings stayed in a box until I discovered them while cleaning out the garage.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday sketchbook: It's delivery!

It was garbage day in our neighborhood when I took my young apprentice to school the other day. We saw a crow sitting on the lip of a garbage can, doing his best to lift the lid. My padawan said, "Dad, we should be able to make a cartoon out of that!" So here it is.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I heart it!

We made a few of these shirts, but marketing was a bit of a problem. Oregon just ain't the same as Utah!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

More signs of spring

Because the project on US 189 in Provo (University Avenue) blocked access to the main entrances to businesses, we built a bunch of these signs to direct traffic to back doors and alleyways. It was kind of fun to see my character on all those signs scattered throughout downtown!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yet another sign of spring

There's a whole breed of folks for whom this is true -- the surest sign of spring is orange cones and concrete. I work with many of them!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pi day!

A word of explanation: I live with a few math geeks, and they're all excited that today is 3/14, or 3.14, an approximation of pi. That explains the pi part, and why I had to have a pie cartoon today.

Now, about the artwork. OK, so this doesn't look like my normal cartoons. I started to draw the pie, and I thought to myself, "that looks like the kind of pie Arie Van De Graaff might draw (he's one of my electronic cartooning buddies). Well, one thing led to another, and before I knew it...well, here it is. Sorry, Arie!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

She said with a smile

The French have something I think is called "mots d'escalier," or the words you think of on the stairs -- those "I wish I woulda said..." moments. This came from one of those incidents

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


There are folks who swear that the backward messages are true, and there are those who swear otherwise. Personally, I could never get my turntable to go in reverse! Yeah, I know, what's a turntable?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday sketchbook: Just desserts

I've gone back and forth on this one, whether to make it a full cartoon. I think it would be a good one, but I like the simplicity of the sketch. Plus the moose could be kinda gross!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Many parts are inedible

One of my first days in the mission field I was assigned to make pancakes for breakfast. Unfortunately, my language skills were limited. I couldn't tell which was the powdered vanilla and which was the corn starch.

I chose poorly!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Truth in advertising

I heard a news item a few days ago that MTV was dropping the "music" part of its name, since it really isn't all about the music any more. Well, that bit of news reminded me of a series of cartoons that I did back in the day when they played -- get this -- music videos on MTV! There was, of course, some outrage about the videos at the time. And isn't that what rock 'n' roll is all about?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sweat it out

The chemistry teacher came into my wife's classroom and said he saw some emo kids in the hallway trying to decide whether they should go to their gym class. He said, "I can just see the emos in an aerobics class -- that's it! Emorobics!"

This one's for you, John!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The missing link

I'm not expressing any editorial opinions here, I just thought the idea was funny.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday sketchbook: One day on the bridge...

I know Klingon jokes have been done to death (which is one reason this stayed in the sketchbook), but I thought this was a cute variation.