Saturday, March 29, 2008

Your Belief System

" If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm. "

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE, 1898 - 1993 American Writer and Minister

Cortlandt Forum Cartoon - 2002

This was a full page in the medical magazine, around 2002. Back in the good old days BEFORE " LE'MANKOFFER'S WAL-MART CARTOON BANQUE SOIVICE " emerged and gobbled up the remaining good cartoon markets across the land by drastically dropping prices and making it easier for editors to buy their cartoons online . . one of the first type people to offer the service . . It was GREAT for the magazine editor and great for The Mankoffer and great for the cartoonists with thousands of New Yorker rejects sitting on a shelf and getting rid of them through the "BANQUE " and bringing them a nice regular monthly check. It's called PROGRESS. INNOVATION. MARKETING. USING YOUR HEAD, FINDING A NEED AND FILLING IT. FREE ENTERPRISE. CAPITALISM. WALMARTISM. A BOX STORE FOR CARTOON SHOPPERS. Hey, get over it. It's here.

Friday, March 28, 2008

On Cannibals

" Cannibals love Domino's Pizza. Not for the pizza, but for the delivery guy. "

" A cannibal is a person who walks into a restaurant and orders a waiter. " MOREY AMSTERDAM

Cartoon of the Day

Back in the 50's you used to see cannibal cartoons in many of the Men's magazines like True, Argosy, For Men Only, Stag and even in family magazines like The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's and of course The New Yorker . . . Those days are probably gone, but just for the hell of it, here's my contribution . . in 2008 no less ! I say BRING 'EM BACK !

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cartoon of the Day

Just returned last night from a three-day trip to Florida. Visited Bob Rafferty, one of America's great long-time successful gagwriters. Bob and his lovely wife Loys have written 10 books. Mostly travel guides in large well known resort areas and cities throught the U.S. They are avid travelers and go on a cruise about once a year. Bob was one of Hank Ketcham's main gagwriters in the early years and is mentioned in " The Merchant of DENNIS the Menace ", Hank Ketcham's story of Dennis and himself.

Am back, rested and nice to notice in the mail was my first "Okay" to Playboy in 2008.. need to pull it out of my computer, color it and send it back !

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cartoon of the Hour

I've redrawn this one a half-dozen times in the last 5 years. ( And I keep sending it out ) I personally like it.
As Sam Gross told Lee Lorenz, then the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, years ago . . as Lee was looking at one of his cartoons in his office, Lee remarked: " Haven't you shown this one to me before ? " Knowing Sam, he quickly replied: " Yeah . . and you're gonna KEEP seeing it till you buy it ! " I love it. This story came out in one of Mort Gerberg's books on Cartooning. Great tale, love it! I talked to both Mort and Sam about the story and they both love it also.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Your Belief System

" They are able who think they are able. "

VIRGIL 70-19 B.C. Roman Poet

" With our thoughts we make the world. "

BUDDHA 563-483 BC Indian Religious Teacher and Founder of Buddhism

Cartoon of the week

I remember the old days when an editor might say: we like cartoons about bums, tramps, hobos, etc.
These people don't exist anymore . . now they're now just poor, homeless, uneducated, worthless, destitute, life-challenged, hopeless, disadvantaged, unfortunate saps.
There's actually nothing funny about their situations, many times it is not their fault, but what the hell . . a funny gag is a funny gag . .

New Cortlandt Forum Cartoon

Most (98%) of the cartoons in this and several other magazines they publish buy their cartoons from le'Mankoff's WallMart Cartoon banque. I was lucky to have been an old-timer regular with them and have been able to continually appear there on a regular basis.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Cartoon of the Day

Cartoon from an upcoming book of cartoons: " CRUISING IS AMUSING " by Bob Rafferty and Roy Delgado. The cartoon above is from a section in the book, The History of Cruising.


" There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. "

ALDOUS HUXLEY 1894 - 1963 English Writer

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cartoon of the Week

New cartoon from an upcoming book: "CRUISING IS AMUSING" by Bob Rafferty and Roy Delgado. A collection of over 100 cartoons on Cruising.

Cartoon of the Day

I've always liked stories about trolls, fairies, gnomes, dwarfs, leprechans, elves, imps, pixies,smurfs, etc.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cartoon of the Day

Brand NewWoman's World Cartoon

This cartoon appears in the March 17 issue, page3. The people here do a pretty good job coloring the cartoons, as this one was accepted as a black and white pen drawing.

Friday, March 14, 2008

New First Magazine Cartoon

This cartoon appears on page 23 of the March 17 issue, 2008.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cartoon of the Day

This actually happened to me, ( In Francisco of all places ) I don't know what to tell you .
Just to get the story straight . . I WAS THE BELLBOY.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Brand New Medical Economics Cartoon

There's a guy in my town I see at the post office with a beard like this . . I try not to stare, but it's not easy . . If I don't pay any attention to him, I'm afraid he might say: " Hey, don't you see this huge beard ? . . Don't tell me you didn't notice it ! " . . . and if you do stare at the extra long, scraggly, strange beard, he might say;\: " Hey, what the hell are YOU staring at ? ! " The way people are so touchy these days you're afraid he might have an AK-47 under that black trench coat . . . What's the best thing . . AVOID EYE CONTACT ?

Question to you out there . . HOW DO YOU HANDLE THIS ? Let's get some opinions !

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Best Cartoon of the Week

Anyone who's been chased or " badgered " by the IRS will appreciate this cartoon.
Those guys will follow and chase you through hell if they have to, that's why all the field agents have a special suit and underwear made of asbestos . .
My brother, Rudy Delgado just retired from the Internal Revenue Service ( San Francisco area ) after 50 some years . . He's got some real good stories . .


" You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. "

HENRY FORD 1863 - 1947 American Car Manufacturer

New American Legion Cartoon

As usual, this one was also rejected by The New Yorker, so I immediately sent it to American Legion Magazine, since that was on my list of who gets my next batch of New Yorker rejects . . and bingo! They bought two from that batch. Since the original drawing was in black and white, and they requested a color version, ( since they only publish color cartoons ) I was able to retrieve a copy from my files and with my Corel PaintShopPro9 Program I colored it on the computer, made a nice print on heavy photo matte paper and mailed it back.
I love The New Yorker Magazine.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Wall Street Journal Cartoon

Just sold to the Journal last week . . Rejected by The New Yorker first, then shot it to the WSJ and they bought it quick.