Thursday, March 31, 2022

Likening Moses unto us

Given the right context, scriptures can often take on a more personal meaning!

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Back (in your) home again

Our local missionaries have had restrictions on dinner appointments for the past several month. They've just been lifted a bit, and the elders are super excited about being able to eat with members — and not have to cook for themselves!

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

One day at a time

Just a reminder that General Conference is coming this weekend! 

I've been a little remiss (actually, I've been out of town) — if you haven't yet, be sure to download your copy of the Ward Cartoonist's Activity Packet for General Conference! It's chock full of things to help kids (and adults) stay focused on the messages and have fun! And it goes great with General Conference Cinnamon Rolls if you're so lucky!

Monday, March 28, 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

What’s on your menu?

This may be a little early for our Come, Follow Me. 

One of my dad's favorite scriptures is from Numbers, when the children of Israel were complaining about having nothing but manna to eat. The Lord promises to send quail, so they can eat "until it come out at your nostrils."

Lesson learned: Never complain about manna


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

One day at a time

We often hear those stories of people who give up addictive substances without a problem once they learn about the Word of Wisdom. Yet there are so many people who struggle to overcome those things, even when they have a strong testimony. 

Hats off to all of you, those who struggle and those who don't! The important thing is to keep moving forward in faith!


Monday, March 21, 2022

Sketchbook: Out of the area

OK, this barely qualifies as a sketchbook. After I sketched it and scanned it, I thought it would look cool with a little color. That led to a little more color, and then a little more color, and now here we are. I may as well just go ahead and make this a real cartoon.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Sister Green

Missionaries have been going green long before the rest of the world. Who needs combustion engines? They have bikes!

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Monday, March 14, 2022

Sketchbook: True colors

It's so difficult as a cartoonist to decide what to draw when. This week we have Pi Day and Saint Patrick's Day, and we're studying about Joseph in the Old Testament. I'm sure I could have worked a pie (or pi) in here somehow, but I stuck with Joseph and Saint Patrick.

Friday, March 11, 2022

It was not in the wind

This was never a problem when we had church at home. Anyway, I always use the paper towels. It's safer that way.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

With special guest stars from A to Z

That's one thing about the scriptures: there aren't very many instances where we hear the stories of some of the lesser-known characters. For example, we get a lot about Jacob, but not so much about his brother Esau. It'd be cool to have more of some of those family history stories!

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

What happened here?

This started from my Come, Follow Me notes about selling Joseph to be a slave in Egypt. The line, "What happens in Dothan stays in Dothan" seemed a little obscure, so I changed it to Primary. It still works.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022


One of my first cartoons to run in the church magazines was one of a kid painting at an easel saying, "Mom, you remember Joseph's coat of many colors? Well, we've got a carpet of many colors!"

Monday, March 7, 2022

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Special Edition: The Title

I’m often inspired by my co-workers. Today’s inspiration comes from my good friend Arie Van De Graaff. I even borrowed his format. 

Dinners with my comp

Dinner rules are a little bit different in the mission field than they are at home.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

One size doesn't fit all

As I played around with this idea, I imagined what it would be like if sacred sites had gift shops you had to pass through on the way out. Maybe that was part of what was going on when Christ cleared the temple. 

I understand that later on he got a second T-shirt that said, "I worked for 20 years and all I got was this shirt, some wives, a bunch of kids and some cattle." That's more apocryphal that scriptural, however. Take it for what it's worth.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Sleep tight

I read somewhere that most guys are content with only having one or two pillows. Females, on the other hand, prefer more.