Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" Press on, Nothing in the world can
take the place of persistence. "


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Medical Economics Cartoon

Here's a drawing that appeared on page 81 of the 2006 issue of MEDICAL ECONOMICS in a department in the back of the magazine called LAST LAUGH. Dave Carpenter, Harley Schwadron and another cartoonist whose signature you can't read . . something like ALDRIDGL were also featured. ( You wonder, why would someone sign a piece of art with a signature you can't read ? The ONLY way that makes any sense IS: If you get VERY,VERY famous, it doesn't matter what your signature looks like or whether you can read it or not . . in fact it becomes a conversation point and perhaps an allurement. (?) Actually, there are no rules for this . In fact, if I was so smart and so knowledgeable I'd be higher up and probably more successful in this business . . it's just my humble opinion.

Friday, October 24, 2008

New American Legion Cartoon

This drawing appears on page 64 of the September issue. I like lawyers, judges, defendants, courtrooms, juries, sheister lawyers, and funniest of all is when a congressman says ( after getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar ) . . . " I've done nothing illegal or against the law . . " . . Usually means he did something unethical as hell and you'd like to wring his neck !

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Easyriders Cartoon

Here's a drawing that appears on page 30 of the November issue on the newsstand now. They featured it prominently taking up about a half page. With the amount of detail in the drawing, the size is just right !
It's funny that humor sometimes comes from being frank . . . and it's always funny when someone ELSE is getting the royal shaft and it's not YOU !

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New First for Women cartoon

Here's a drawing that appears in The November issue on page 122 on the newsstand now.

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" The wisest man is the man that knows that he knows nothing. "

- Socrates

Sometimes it bears repeating.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Booksigning Event in Tucson

Taking a little time to attend my 55th high-school class reunion in Tucson, Arizona . . then I'm heading to Southern Maryland to go to a big Shrimp Festival and a family reunion, then back here to hit the drawing board . . . I'll be a little quiet here for a few days . . Hope I have an interesting tale or two to tell you when I return. I'll visit with Bob Weber Jr. ( Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids, King Features ) while in Tucson.

Cartoon of the Day

Can't get enough of GURU cartoons or dungeons, or desert islands . . What happened to the cannibal catoons . . that was another day, another time . .

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" The wisest man is the man that
knows that he knows nothing. "

- Socrates

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" It's not who you are that holds you back,
it's who you think you're not. "


( I wonder, does Bob Mankoff
read this blog ? )


I've always loved movie comedians and the stand up comics of all persuasions . . I don't care what their political beliefs are when it comes to a good funny performance, if it's funny, it's funny. I especially liked when versions were done like The Black version of The Odd Couple. I forgot who were the two guys but they we're great, Then you had the reverse . . The Amos and Andy radio show were two white guys acting and doin' the exaggerated black dialect thing and then the television version was two black guys imitating and exaggerating the two white guys who were exaggerating, etc. etc. And then you had HEE-HAW, poking fun at REDNECKS BY REDNECKS ! It's now on reruns on RFD TV !
What I've alway wanted to see is a BLACK THREE STOOGES. I still think it would be funny !

Cartoon of the month

If you saw this cartoon in the New Yorker tomorrow, you'd say, Damn, that's a good timely 'toon ( Sometimes it's hard to be humble )
or maybe it would come close to a gossamer. I asked 10 people on the streets of New York the other day and asked them what a gossamer was . . . . ALL 10 got the answer wrong: 4 did not know, 1 thought it had something to do with a goose, 1 said it was a convention of 4 or less geese,
1 thought I meant "Goosemer" . . I said no, and I didn't want to go any further on that one . .
1 said it was a word used by people trying to explain that something was supposed, or expected to funny and went on to blather and explain the thing that even though it was not funny, in a way, it was commenting on something that could in a way be interesting and maybe humorous in one way or another . . ( This guy came close, if you can understand what he meant )
Since The New Yorker comes out with anthologies of cartoons like New Yorker Baseball cartoons and one on Lawyers and one on Teachers, etc. I'd like to see one called

Sunday, October 5, 2008


" Challenges are what make life interesting;
overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. "


Friday, October 3, 2008


" To do is to be. "

- Socrates

New Reader's Digest Cartoon

This drawing appears on page138 in the October, 2008 issue . There's a double-page spread titled: Elec-Toons '08. The next ( November ) issue, I understand will also
display a gaggle of political cartoons.


" No one can defeat us unless
we first defeat ourselves. "

- Dwight Eisenhower

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cartoon of the Month

This cartoon belongs in the New Yorker NOW. You know it and I know it,
problem is , The New Yorker has some say . . If they reject it, it will be my 19,000 plus rejection there in my life . . ( I quit counting )


" Live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in each moment. "

Henry David Thoreau

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" Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. "

Babe Ruth