Monday, 15 September 2014

No way I'm tall enough to ride THAT emotional roller coaster!
I heard a teenager say these words recently and thought they were brilliant! She says she thinks she might have heard someone else say them. Seems like a very healthy viewpoint to set one's boundaries and keep clear of other people's drama.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Flag day

Marv's retired military
Someone once asked me if my cartoon ideas begin with the words and concept or with a visual. My experience has been a bit of each. This toon started with the little uniformed guy. I decided to draw him saluting...a flag. Then the idea to make the flag a golf flag just popped into my head. The bystanders were a late addition so there would be someone to supply the commentary. Presto.

Bonus points if you spot the "oops" (which when I saw it decided the error was quite funny).

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Throwback Thursday-1994

Christ the King Lutheran Church, Tigard, Oregon September 11, 1994
Twenty years ago, I, a newly married, recently graduated person was ordained into the Lutheran Church (ELCA). There, now you know something about my day job.
    Actually, I can't compartmentalize too much as my notes, phone message pads, and even sermon manuscripts are populated with all sorts of little cartoons. It's also true that there's quite a bit of fodder for drawing and commentary doing what I do.
   Oh the picture...I'm the tall guy in the back wearing the red poncho thingee (a chasuble, for you liturgical purists).

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

School's in

Welcome to the first day of school, kiddies
Maybe I didn't have the most positive of attitudes about school starting back in the day. Not being in school or having school age children, I harbor some schaudenfreude this time of year.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Leave it to mugsy

So I'm experimenting with putting little animals onto the handles of mugs. The idea is to get the figure to integrate with the handle, sort of. If nothing else, I get a big laugh out of making these, and perhaps that's worth something.