Thursday, August 5, 2021

S'mores for everyone!

Teancum gets his fair share of gags, doesn't he? It would be interesting to do a survey to see which Book of Mormon characters show up in comics the most. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Hidden treasures

There's nothing better than a bad pun!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Far, far away

For some reason, Pioneer Day reminded me of this old cartoon. 

Monday, August 2, 2021

Sketchbook: I think it’s going to be a long, long time

I noticed yesterday how long it took to clear out the church after meetings were over. Yeah, we may still have three hour church. 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Christmas in July: The spirit of sharing

I've probably said this more than once, but one of my favorite lines from the classic Andy Capp is Andy explaining himself to the vicar: "I have self control — I just refuse to be a slave to it!"

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Christmas in July: The wrong stockings

There are few things worse than finding yourself rummaging around in the dirty laundry looking for candy. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Christmas in July: A gentle reminder

I was recently on one of the Church's web pages, and there was a link to a "Christmas in July" playlist (if you use the Living app, they have playlists — and cartoons! — all the time).

I was inspired. 

Since I've been have some issues with posting and a few other technical challenges, I thought I would follow their lead and celebrate Christmas in July with a few of my favorites for this week.

Please enjoy, and think cool thoughts!

Monday, July 26, 2021

Sketchbook: Growth of the Church

Reminds me of the LDS churches in Provo, one next to another, each one larger than the first.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

As we go charging up the hill

Would it have been easier to push a handcart if there were cheerleaders encouraging you?

Friday, July 23, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Monday, July 19, 2021

Sketchbook: Mashup

Sometimes I get brilliant ideas in the middle of the night. I dash them out and hope I can remember them in the morning. 

The other night I had this idea that Harry Potter on the Mormon Trail might be a hilarious idea for a series of gags. As I fleshed out the idea a little more in the morning light, I realized how mistaken I was. 

Snoopy once said, “If you think about something at two o’clock in the morning and at ten o’clock the next day, you’ll get two completely different answers.”

This is a testament that his statement is true. 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

A five year mission?

If I were in charge, I'd like to try this just once to see if we could get away with it!

Friday, July 16, 2021

Answer in the sky

Have you ever noticed that when you travel somewhere different, you spend a lot of times noticing things that remind you of home?

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Keeping pace

The upside of using handcarts was they they were less expensive than wagons and could travel more quickly across the plains ("quickly" being a relative term). The downside was that they were limited in how much they could carry and didn't provide much shelter from the elements— plus there was a lot more walking involved.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Sketchbook: Lost and found

We left pass along cards on the bus, put event information amongst stacks of information at the post office. Why not something like this?

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Face it

I had a great aunt who could grow a pretty good beard. Thankfully, she chose not to.


Friday, July 9, 2021

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

How much time do I have?

It's never too early to start thinking about things like that, you know.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

One step at a time

I find it interesting how many general authorities tell stories about harrowing activities they had as young men. Yet on the other hand, how many high adventure activities get shot down because someone thinks they're too dangerous? How do we expect these young men to become great leaders?

Saturday, July 3, 2021

You light up my life

Another rerun while we get things sorted out. Thanks to heightened fire danger "reality" is what a lot of us are going to see rather than the bombs bursting in air!

Happy Independence Day, and let's be careful out there!


Friday, July 2, 2021

Stand back, stand back

Having some technical difficulties with the site, so here's a favorite from last year. 


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Take off, eh?

I think that I had more Canadian companions than anyone else in my mission. But somehow it was always me who shared the Macintosh bars!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

In the name of transparency

Some folks are more effective at letting you know if they aren't interested.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

For your short- and long-term needs

We just set the record for the highest temperature ever here in our little town — 117 F! We've had 100+ temperatures for three days in a row. 

The missionaries could have filled the chapel with the promise of air conditioning and free WiFi!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Sketchbook: Catastrophe

As more and more people go back to the office, fewer and fewer cats are going to know what to do with themselves during the day!

Not just that, but video chats will be a lot less fun. One of the best things about Teams/Zoom/Skype is the chance to peek in to your co-workers' homes and pick up on clues that show what they're really like!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Nor anything else!

Our governor announced that restrictions will be lifted at the end of the month if we can just get a few more people vaccinated.

Oddly enough, my doctor told me this morning that practically everyone who is hospitalized now because of COVID are people who haven't been vaccinated. Interesting how that works!

Stay healthy, and may the Force be with you!


Friday, June 25, 2021

Worlds without end

Raise your hand if you've ever seen leftover pizza from a function missionaries were involved in. Anyone? Didn't think so!

This reminds me of something we did during the pandemic shutdown. We did our best to support local businesses, particularly our favorite restaurants.

One night, we decided to have pizza for dinner. We like to spread our business around, so rather than order everything from one pizza place, we ordered wings from one, bread, salad and dessert from another, and the actual pizzas from a third.

All the delivery people showed up at about the same time, passing each other in the cul-de-sac or in the driveway. There were some confused looks — and we had a great dinner with our favorites from each restaurant!


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Beat the heat

Sometimes the simple solutions are the most difficult to see!

We're supposed to have a record-breaking heat wave this weekend. Look for me in the freezer section! 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

One step at a time

We had quite a discussion on forgiveness in our Sunday school class last week. Forgiveness is an easy concept to understand, but it's much more difficult to put into practice. Sometimes you do have to take it in layers.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Here's to you, dad!

I read somewhere recently that Brigham Young had 56 children with 16 of his wives. He would have gotten a few well-wishes for Father's Day!


Friday, June 18, 2021

Reach out and touch someone

As a missionary, I don't think I ever had a fridge that was big enough to be capable of supporting life.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Q and A session

I distinctly remember one interview with my stake president where I went in feeling great, but I came out feeling worried about my eternal salvation — and I hadn't done anything wrong!

He was a little intense.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Both sides now

Every time I think that I’ve drawn my last pandemic cartoon, another one comes along!

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year, and from what I’ve seen there are a lot of kids who feel this way!


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

One day at the doctor’s office

We had a family discussion the other night about Brigham Young having a  bad case of arthritis. One of my sons came up with this gag right on the spot. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Sketchbook: In other words

This was leftover from a series I did a few weeks ago. There are a lot of things missionaries wish they could say, but they can’t. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Moving on to an upgrade

It’s graduation season, thanks in part to millions of home computing devices everywhere!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

A lost branch

With drug sniffing dogs, bomb sniffing dogs and so forth, why not a genealogy sniffing dog?

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Motion to table

It's a slippery slope when you start voting on what's for dinner!

SUPPLEMENTAL: Perhaps: "All those who can release this broccoli from the dinner table with a vote of thanks, please signify by the uplifted hand." would have been a better caption.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Proper authorization

One change I hope they keep when the pandemic has passed: the people at the sacrament table washing their hands right before they pass. 

I was a deacon. I know what can happen between washing your hand at home and showing up at church!