Saturday, 31 May 2014

Just Ducky

This drawing was part of a series done for a presentation on Power point. We met with Anglicans and Lutherans from across Canada to explore the idea of healthy and vital communities. It was flattering to hear people talk about how much they liked the cartoons. And to think I used to get in trouble for cartooning during class...I'm glad the world has become more tolerant in that respect.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Some Taken

"No Offense"
Someone tells me "I mean no offense" and I can almost guarantee I will find what follows to be offensive. Does "no offense" mean we want to say or do what we want without correction or reprisal? Does "no offense" function as a get out of jail free card?
Now I've done it. I've offended you!

**thanks for your patience during the blog's 'absence'. The laptop is working like a champ and my flu and sinus infection are abating. Technology is a boon in both instances. Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Pardon the Inconvenience....

The computer is in the shop, mailed to the manufacturer last week. This absence means no scanning and hence no new material for the blog. I am drawing each day and have some doodles to post, so once the computer is sent back to us and is working, we'll be up and running once again.

How strange to write and not have a picture to go along with the blogging!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Went right by me

What we have here is a failure to communicate
Here is another illustration from the "Vital Congregations" meeting at which a team of us is presenting. This drawing is likely more context driven given the captioning. This was a fun toon to draw and to try to get a sense of motion into it.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Eye of the Beholder

This drawing might have some life beyond it's original context. We are making a presentation to a group interested in "Healthy and Vital Congregations" and this toon is part of the powerpoint one of our team is assembling. Tune in for another one tomorrow....

Thursday, 8 May 2014

TbT back to the sixties, about 1962

Here's my submission for Throwback Thursday....looks like a nice spring or summer day. We're far from the season of 'short pants' this year!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

On the same page

Inspired by Robin Hall's Cartoonist Workbook
The pencil has been busy despite the paucity of posts on the blog. Recently, I've had a request to help with some presentations by adding some doodles (which I was doing during the meeting preparing for said presentations). It's great to "get away" with doodling in meetings and even to have people appreciate the lines and smudges!

You might have seen Sunni Brown's work on "higher purpose of doodling" or references to it (like on CBS Sunday Morning). It's great that anybody can pick up a pencil and do something.

Monday, 5 May 2014

I reckon there's a first time for everything

"Walter! There's a fly in our primordial soup!"
Invertebrates with teeth is quite a concept! The cartoon idea just sort of 'showed up' when I was thinking about something else (that's the way things go most of the time).

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Ya think?

Looks like rain
For all the gloom, rain and snow we've had we could be living in Vancouver (BC)...I suspect there are more coffee shops, restaurants, people, and stuff in Vancouver, though.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Evidently there was more cutlery in the road than just a fork

Saul Gets  "Extreme Roadside Career Counselling"
I was preparing some remarks for tomorrow and the text was about the "call" of Saul of Tarsus. I did all the studious stuff( I think) and was sitting down to write when the phrase in today's caption just 'showed up' and the image followed right on its heels.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Maybe May Day

May Day, you say?
The snow is all but gone from the yard. In the hollows there are small banks of snow and there are still mounds created by the snow moving machines...I'm still waiting for 'three in a row' for sunny days. Our pattern since November seems to be one sunny day and five or six cloudy ones. May Day? Maybe.