Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wisdom

" I fear that one day I'll meet God, he'll sneeze,
and I won't know what to say. "

RONNIE SHAKES

What does Jesus drive?

What I REALLY want to know is . . What does Jeremiah Wright drive ?, Hmm-mm ?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wisdom

" He that rides his hobby gently must
always give way to him that rides
his hobby hard. "

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

It's passages like this that are great motivators to me.
I hope these bits of wisdom I post are of some help to other
cartoonists and writers visiting this blog. I use them as reminders
to keep me focused on where I'm supposed to be goin'.

I found that without constant repetitious positive affirmations
beat in to me on a regular basis my mind wanders like a small
piece of wood in the ocean . . drifting aimlessly, not knowing
where it's going to end up . . me, I'd rather have some rudders
on my ship with a good map or GPS and a good steering wheel . .
this way I'M steering the ship knowing exactly where I'm going,
and a plan of where I'll be at a certain point in my life . .


Monday, April 28, 2008

Wisdom

" With each sunrise, we start anew.

_ ANNONYMOUS

Rap Cartoon

With Jeremiah Wright constantly on TV ( All channels ) I had to dig up my Rap cartoon.

You gotta admit . . He's a GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING . . Yes, ' He got game ! '

Saturday, April 26, 2008

ZEIS Original Cartoon Circa 1954


This cartoon was the result of a letter to Mr. Zeis where I begged him for an original of his . . this was when I was neophyte attending Billy Hon's Cartoon School in Los Angeles, CA.
In my opinion, he was one of the top 5 cartoonists of the day . . This one I believe came out in the old 'Post.
His neat contemporary draughtsmanship showed he knew the art of cartooning. Mr. Zeis influenced many cartoonists I'm sure. He SURE had an effect on me.

Cartoon of 1999- Cortlandt Forum

This drawing came out on page74 as a full page in the August issue of
medical magazine. . . before " The Mankoffer " did a hostile take-over of the
magazine cartooning business . . What a marketing genius.

Friday, April 25, 2008

New Yorker Reject

I liked both of Diffee's books, The Rejection Collection ( 1&2 ) Great idea . . What I think would be just as good of a book, but perhaps more interesting, would be to have a book of cartoons, ALL REJECTED DY THE NEW YORKER BUT BY CARTOONISTS WHO NEVER SOLD THE NEW YORKER. In fact, it's such a good idea, I might do it myself ( There's already a DIFFEE,
a DUFFY, a SCHWADRON, a SCHOCHET, a SCHWALB, Why not SPIFFEE ! YES, SPIFFEE will do the book, unless I can talk Professor PETER PLUM to do it ! )

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cartoon of the Month

Another New Yorker reject . . I try everything . . a wide variety of gags, humorous observations . . . all rejects . . but look at all the fun I'm having ! I dreamed that after 19,000 rejects, they finally said YES to one . . and then it was MY turn . . I said NO !

Wisdom

" As every thread of gold is valuable,
so is every moment of time. "

JOHN MASON

Monday, April 21, 2008

Cartoon of the Day


Typical Political Season

If you're in to this kind of entertainment . . this is one of the best years ever. Good for laughs. I've got a feeling there's a lot of " SWIFT-BOATING ADS " up ahead! What would we do without a candidate Hart with a boat named " Monkey Business " . . " I was FOR the war, before I was AGAINST the war. " Eloquent, brilliant, no.

Revrend Jeramiah Wright . . would've been a great healer in the O.J. trial . . God, we needed him then . . He should be on Sunday Morning Television and nightly on prime time ( Forever ) . His Sunday sermons on CDs should be mandatory viewing along with Bill Mahr, The Three Stooges, Bill O'Reilley, The Little Rascals . . all of these should be mandatory before some can be eligible for receiving a Psychology Doctorate . . They should watch them all endlessly for one week non-stop, 24 hours a day, then give a report in 100 words.

I'll do the judging.

Stay sane.

Wisdom

" Pray devoutly, but hammer stoutly. "

SIR WILLIAM GURNEY BENHAM

Slapstick Film Festival - 2008

Just returned from Manchester, NH last night after a 3-day visit to this year's " MIRTHQUAKE" . . New England's largest vintage film festival ( Apr 17 - Apr 20 )

This is my 3rd year in a row attending with my friend, Bob Weber Sr. ( Moose & Molly and Slylock Fox comics with King Features ).

On Friday, we had a pleasant lunch with Mike Lynch and Stephanie Piro ( One of the Six Chix, distr. by King Features. ) at Shaskeen's, a neat, old Irish bar and grill in the center of town . Mike and Stephanie live an hour away so it was neat seeing them, first time I'd met Stephanie . . I like her cats . . and we traded books.. . and everybody knows Mike with has fantastic and popular interesting blog.

This year's films were great as usual: Harold Lloyd, Larry Semon, Charlie Chase, Buster Keaton and a silent film with Mickey Rooney at age 8 ! ( Is he THAT old ? )

My sides are still hurting from laughing.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cartoon of the Day

Guns don't kill people . . People kill people . . . that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cartoon of the Week


Your Belief System

" A stand can be made against an army;
no stand can be made against the
invasion of an idea. "

VICTOR HUGO 1802 - 1885 French Poet and Writer

Your Belief System

" Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined. "

HENRY DAVID THOREAU 1817 - 1862 American Writer

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cartoon of the Day

I always loved the way many of the 'girlie' cartoonists ( can I say that ? ) of the 50's and 60's plied their craft . . Bill Wenzel, Stanley Rayon, Bill Ward to name just a few . . I think they were the standards to be measured up against . . I'm sure they influenced anybody and everybody who even thought about drawing a pretty girl . . I know I think of them when I try to draw pretty women !
Phil Interlandi was another and of course, in my opinion, Jack Cole . . the greatest of them all.
I'd met Phil Interlandi in Los Angeles in 1954 when he was appearing in Playboy with Jack Cole at the time.

Thanks, Stephen Worth . . This is all I know on the guys you mentioned: Jack O'Brien was a retired Air Force Artist/Cartoonist worked in NY with the Armed Forces Press Service in the 50's . . did a lot, alot of girlie gags ( and trade journals ) in th 50's, 60's . .
Milo Kinn was a signpainter ( like myself ) . . he had a sign shop in Washington state, trade journal cartoonist . . Joe E. Buresch was a very successful trade journal cartoonist in the 50's and 60's . . as was Lowell Hoppes who also appeared in larger , more major magazines . . many thanks for your input, Stephen . . nice website you have, I'v bookmarked it.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Your Belief System

" A problem well stated is a problem half solved. "

Charles Franklin Kettering 1876 - 1958
American Engineer and Inventor

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Your Belief System

" The greatest revolution of our generation
is the discovery that human beings,
by changing their attitudes of their minds,
can change the outer aspects of their lives. "

WILLIAM JAMES, 1842 - 1910
American Psychologist and Philosopher

Cartoon of the Day


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Your Belief System

" The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. "

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, 1884 - 1962
First Lady of the United States of America

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cartoon of the Day


Your Belief System

" Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

HENRY FORD, 1863 - 1947 American Car Manufacturer

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New Reader's Digest Cartoon


This cartoon is in the May issue, page 54, just out. I always use the Marine Corps uniform when drawing a military gag since I know I can get the uniform right . . it's ingrained in my
head forever.

Your belief system

" When goals go, meaning goes.
When meaning goes, purpose goes.
When purpose goes, life goes dead on your hands. "

CARL JUNG 1875 - 1961 Swiss Psychiatrist