Saturday, January 31, 2015

Finding the right incentive

I don't know why, but the kid doing the shoveling reminds me of Peter Fox from Fox Trot.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Back to the ol' millstone!

We just started a new semester here. Some of the kids are struggling!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Coming on line

Actually, there are some places where this might be a good idea!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Three stages

I could add an additional box on the left side for deacons and show them running away...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Warmest wishes

We're in the part of the country that's having the warm temperatures. It's really rough!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Sketchbook: Inside the box

I kind of liked this idea, but it seemed a little cynical to me. Besides, our Sunday school class likes to get outside the box as often as possible. Way outside the box!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

He's got the title

Personally, I think he's more like Batman.

For your further edification, Arie VanDeGraaff is the master of Mormon-themed superheroes...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I like it toasty warm

I'm sure any mission president can tell you stories of smart missionaries doing stupid things. I know I did!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy are we, happy are we!

Someone explained their time in Primary by quoting Charles Dickens: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

Personally, I think Primary is awesome — games, snacks, songs, treats. You don't get that in Gospel Doctrine!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cloud control

Good things and bad things are only a click or two away. It might help to have a reminder which click to choose!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Sketchbook: All in on service

This year's Mutual Theme is from Doctrine and Covenants 4:2, "O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day."

There are lots of ways to do that...even for the youngest deacons!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mix it up

It seems that some of the sister missionaries have almost as many scarves as the elders have ties!

Friday, January 16, 2015

In the air tonight

I drove the carpool to the stake dance last week. Let's just say that I had to drive with the windows down all the way home!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Je Suis Charlie

The incident with the attack on the offices of Charlie Habdo, although it was a half a world away, hit a little close to home for me.

First off, it happened in Paris. Every two years we take a group of kids there; it's not just some far off place — I've walked the streets of that city. Secondly, I work with newspapers and reporters all the time, including working a stint in the newsroom myself. And, finally, I can't wrap my head around cartoonists being killed for something they drew. I've had a few critics, and some cartoons that have generated complaints (such as this one), but nothing even approaching that magnitude.

As so many have said, we stand by the people of France. We stand for a free press and freedom of expression.

Je suis Charlie.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Evolution of an illustration

I had to illustrate an article about computer security. Here's my first attempt.

There were some people who thought this was a little too political, so I did a second, safer version.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Sketchbook: It's the end!

It's my least favorite part of winter — the day the lights go down. Personally, I like what Kerry Jo said a long time ago: we should keep them lit until Groundhog Day. It would make January a lot less blah!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

One I can keep!

It's a good idea to make at least one resolution that's easy to keep!

Boring technical note: In case you're wondering, I'm trying out a new pen I got for Christmas. I like it so far!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 in Review: The Top Ten, Part 2

And now, for the rest of the 2014 Top Ten!

5. Mail time can get a little emotional.

4. Sometimes even the bishop has a hard day.

3. Life is full of surprises!

2. There's a preponderance of General Conference-related crafts and cute things on sites like Pinterest. There's nothing wrong with that — as long as folks remember the part about watching conference!

1. And here's the top cartoon for this year... it's all about the missionaries!