Saturday, May 31, 2008

Medical advice

" I tell you I don't get no respect.
Why, the Surgeon General, he offered me a cigarette. "


Cartoon of the Day

I always love cartoons with a medical setting, it has so much that everyone can relate to in having visited doctors and quacks in our lifetimes. Quacks, sheister lawyers, shady businessmen, I've had my share of experiences with these dregs while I was in business for 25 years . . I think it helps to have a good sense of humor when you've gotten the short end of the stick . . of course it's funnier when bad things happen to someone else, right?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Barron's Cartoon - 2003

This drawing appeared on page T3, November 10
( Marine Corps Birthday ). The drawing was colored with pastels except for the two suits which were done with Prismacolor markers because of the way you can do a large area without leaving ' brushmarks '.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


" Whatever with the past has gone,
the best is always yet to come. "


Cartoon of the Day

Monday, May 26, 2008

Blind men and porno movies

" I saw a blind man rent a porno video.
He must really like bad music. "


Cartoon of the Week

Remember, you guys . . never pick up hitchhikers . . unless it's part of your community service.

Bad Luck

" I don't get no respect. The time I got hurt,
on the way to the hospital the ambulance
stopped for gas. "


Cartoon of the Day

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Barron's color cartoon ( 2003 )

This drawing appeared o page 45 in the October 20 issue, as you can see it was finished in color upon their request . . at this time they started using color to break up the columns of monotnous 'grey' type page after page of small boring type. This cartoon was colored using pastel chalks and soft pastel pencils and a smudge technique. All three uniforms were colored
using prisma color felt tip markers. By using these markers you're able to get a solid color in a large area without any overlapping ' brush ' marks.

Friday, May 23, 2008


" Sieze the hour. "


Cartoon of the Day

Imagine getting mugged and the S.O.B. tells you something like this. You almost feel sorry for him. He needs a good doctor like the one I've got for the same thing.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Funny Times Cartoon

Here's another recent cartoon from the current June Issue. Reminds me of the lines in a song of the 60's by SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE . . where he implied that a lot of the current problems were because we had
so many ' educated fools from uneducated schools . . '

Funny Times Cartoon

This drawing is in the June issue. Things never change. S.O.S.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Enlightened moment

" I work for a good cause . . 'cause I need the money ! "

Cartoon of the Day

I like animal and bird cartoons, they're a riot.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Solution for yellow teeth

" I don't get no respect. I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown necktie. "


Cartoon of the Day

It's a wonder this guy isn't charged more often . . or he hasn't been shot . .

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wisdom of the Day

" The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them
would never wear the same outfit in public. "


Inside The Big House

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Never bring a knife to a gunfight -

Wisdom ( Worth writing down )

" One just has to be oneself. That's my basic message.
The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens,
all mountainous burdens, simply disappear.
Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights.

BHAGWAN SHREE RAJNEESH Indian Spiritual Advisor

New Yorker Cover ( Satire )

At least it LOOKS like a NYer cover . . I can see it now . . Mankoff says: " Wait a minute . . how the hell did THAT get by me ? Pretty soon, ANYBODY will be let in . . Where's the door man ?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


" I have learned more from my mistakes
than from my successes.

SIR HUMPHRY DAVY 1778 - 1829
English Chemist and Inventor

New Yorker Rejection Slip - 2008

This is the Rejection slip The New Yorker SHOULD be using . . It would be crystal clear why you were turned down . . . no wondering . . your idea was funny, yes . . BUT . . well . . uh-h . . . your stuff just wasn't QUITE right for us . . uh-h . . . yeah . . Go look up the word GOSSAMER

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" Don't be afraid to take a big step
if one is indicated.
You can't cross a chasm
in two small jumps. "

British Prime Minister and Statesman

Cartoon of the Week - The big fish

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The person on the grassy knoll ?

" The man was a bigot and a bedwetter.
He used to go to Ku Klux Klan meetings
wearing a rubber sheet. "


JFK death - Grassy knoll accomplice revealed

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mitch Hedberg knows a lot about cars . .

" I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's
headlights and tell exactly which way
it's coming. "


What is a Foreign Car ?

I heard a report that in another 15 years there will not be an American car which is manufactured in the U.S. All will have names unfamiliar like the old cars . . names might even be like the one in this cartoon.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Wisdom ( on Sports )

You know the basketball game is decided when
the white guys come in. "


Friday, May 2, 2008

" It's easy to draw like you can't draw if you can't draw . . it comes naturally. "

After studying and studying the content of cartoons in The New Yorker I came to the conclusion, as I'm sure others did . . I know too much ! As someone once said about democracy ( I think he was the ambassador from Turkey, " It's like putting toothpaste back in the tube again . . once it's out, you can't get it back in again! ) Richter tried it at the end and couldn't do it, The great Bob Weber has tried it and is a little more successful, but it looks contrived, over-acting . . He knows too much ! He has difficulty when he attemps it, but he's so great he can keep doing it for awhile.

Hell, it's easy to draw like you can't draw if you can't draw . . it comes naturally.

The gags are no problem . . on this particular drawing I tried something different ( to compete with some of the sorry pseudo-cartoonists who now appear . . . . I did this drawing ( after a pencilling in, ) 20% with my left eye closed, 20% with my right eye closed, 10% with both eyes closed, 30% with my left hand and the rest of it with my eyes blinking !

That's how desperate you get . . amazingly I'm getting close . . unbelieveable . . I kinda like it, but maybe I could even come closer to what The Mankoffer likes if I had 3 double-shots of Johnnie Walker Blue 15 minutes BEFORE I start drawing.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Yorker Cartoon Reject

One of over 19000 cartoons rejected from the magazine. Someone asked me WHY do you keep sending when they keep rejecting ? I'd like someone to ask them why do you keep rejecting these cartoons over and over, WHY ?

Wisdom ( Write this down, right now )

" When you get into a tight place and
everything goes against you, till it seems
as though you could not hang on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just the place
and time that the tide will turn. "

American Author and Social reformer