Friday, May 31, 2024

Think a sacred song

I've seen a lot of people on social media express their excitement about the new additions to our collection of hymns. But I'm sure there are a lot of pianists and organists who realize that there are a bunch of new songs to learn!

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Process of elimination

I'm sure this is something every bishop has thought of from time to time.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The dawning of a brighter day

Is it wrong to confess how happy I was to finally be done with the early morning seminary car pool?

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

You need to calm down

Some of those fandoms can get pretty worked up!

*This is not meant to imply that Sis. Swift or any of her followers would argue with the sister missionaries, much less  quote Tay-Tay's songs to try to refute scripture. Mother is a very nice girl.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Sketchbook: The songs we were singing

Even the hymn book has songs about fighting and battles. Why don't we get any of that stuff in Primary?

Friday, May 24, 2024

Leader of the pack

Yes, it’s a variation of a very old joke. One that I’m sure has been around since the days of Joseph Smith. 

What this really is is an excuse to draw a bunch of dogs. 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Lessons learned

The closest I ever came to this was doing my laundry in the dishwasher. Don’t tell my mom!

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The wave

You've heard of distracted driving, people using their phones while behind the wheel. Could this, then, be called distracted parking?

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Friday, May 17, 2024

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Not so fast!

Kids eating glue sticks is the modern equivalent of the kids who ate paste back in the day. Besides, they look so much like chapstick!

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Starting early

Yes, I know there's the I Spy A Nephite series, but a publication like this would be great to prepare up and coming missionaries. Some of the scenes could include a busy train station, an open air market, an apartment complex or even the house next door!

Of course with the updated missionary terminology, a better title might be Find A Friend. Hmm. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024


There are two sides to every story. Unless it’s a double album on vinyl. Then there are four sides. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

A gift from the heart

I don't know how well macaroni necklaces hold up, but I've still got several of the construction paper neckties that my kids made for Father's Day when they were little.

And, honestly, I think my mom would have loved it had I made her a kimchi necklace!


Monday, May 6, 2024

Sketchbook: A swift ensign

I liked the idea behind this sketch, but it occurs to me that one has to be of a certain age to truly appreciate it. And that age is not in the same demographic as the Swifties.

Way back in the 20th century, some of you might recall the Church magazine for youth: The New Era. That's where I got my start as a cartoonist. But before The New Era, there was The Improvement Era. I'm pretty sure that it was later shortened to just The Era, but I haven't found any documentation to back that up.

There's a cool Church History website that talks about different periodicals we've had over time. Interesting reading! 

Friday, May 3, 2024

Be a lot cooler if it was

It’s when they start to use their mind tricks when things really go off the rails. 

Thursday, May 2, 2024

They preserved the Minerva Teichert murals

I wish that I had saved some examples of the artwork created by our Primary kids over the years. My favorite was after the lesson on Nephi building the ship, one of the little girls drew Nephi's boat — as a pirate ship. 

There should be one of the bulletin boards in the hallway that's dedicated to Primary art. I should take that up with the ward council!

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Worlds without end

Different people have different coping mechanisms when one has to deal with public speaking.