Monday, February 23, 2009

National Law Journal cartoon

This drawing appears on page 23 in the February 16, 2009 issue.

The National Law Journal cartoon

This drawing appears on page 23 in the February 2, 2009 issue.


" The men who try to do something and fail are infinately better than those who try nothing and succeed. "


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cartoon of the month

Harvey Bosch original

This is from my little collection of originals. The story behind this one . . back around the early 90's, Michelle Urry, the then Playboy Cartoon Editor was also contracted as a cartoon editor for Good Housekeeping and The AARP Magazine . . . Michelle had never bought any of my stuff for Playboy but began buying my work for Good Housekeeping . .

After the second cartoon came out, I got a phone call from Harvey Bosch ( I believe he lived in Oregon or Washington state then ) I heard on the intercom: " Roy, pick up line one. " . . I said Hello, and I heard a male voice say, Hello, This is Harvey Bosch . . Do you KNOW somebody at GOODHOUSEKEEPING ?" . . I said No, why do you ask ? He then went on to tell me how he used to sell there a lot, but doesn't know what happened.

I simply explained that stuff like this happens all the time . . different editors like different cartoonists . . no big deal . . I guess I thought it was funny, because I was a new guy on the block, and he was wondering that I MUST know somebody to sell my cartoons, in other words, I MUST know somebody because my work was beginning to be seen in various magazines. ( Obviously making the inference that the only way I could sell my work is by knowing someone, Gee, nobody ever told me ).

Anyway, after a little small talk he asked to trade originals, which I did.

I always thought Harvey was a true pro with his own style and his work was all over the place in the 80's and 90's. I heard he passed away a few years back. He was a nice guy.

Cartoon of the month

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" Walking on water wasn't
built in a day. "


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cartoon of the day

You wonder, does a doctor ever get a call like this ? I'd love to see the expression on his face !

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cartoon of the week

Recent American Legion purchase - - due out this graduating season. This was an oldie cartoon which was rendered with pencil, some charcoal pencil and pastels - - - and then when an okay and color request came in, it was scanned and finished the coloring with some editing . . so you end with a combination of pastel AND computer-aided coloring with my Corel PaintShopPro 11 Program. It was then printed on Epson heavy matte photo paper and mailed to the client.

Cartoon of the week

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. "


Friday, February 13, 2009


" Even the highest towers begin from the ground. "


" You can't hold a man down without staying down with him. "


" If the only tool you have is a
hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. "


" Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. "


Pearl of Wisdom. ( Worth writing down )

" Doubt is a very pleasant status, but certainty is a ridiculous one. "


Delgado cartoon of the month

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Three Pearls of Wisdom

" Take away memory and your love will no longer exist. "


" The more you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. "


" Weakness is a greater enemy to virtue than vice. "

( 17th century )

Harvard Business Review cartoon

This drawing appears on page 58 in the February 2009 issue. Line drawing scanned and rendered on my Corel PaintShopPro 11 program. Then it was printed on Hewlett-Packard heavy photo paper, and mailed to client.

Harvard Business Review cartoon

This drawing appears on page 18 ( January 2009 issue ), a section called Strategic Humor. All 3 cartoons this month were done in color. The other two cartoons were a couple of nifties by Dave Carpenter and John Caldwell, two of my favorite artists, whose work you see EVERYWHERE !

Harvard Business Review cartoon

This drawing appears on page 12 in the January 2009 issue. It's always nice when your drawings are used as a half page - - you're able to see the details more closely and inspect the technique for studying, if you're inclined to do so.


" The best throw of the dice is to throw them away. "


Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead life to soverign power. "


" Thinking is more interseting than knowing, but not than looking. "


Cartoon of the month

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


" No one is as poor as who
is ignorant. "


Good Housekeeping cartoon

Looking over some old clips I ran across this one that appeared in Good Housekeeping Magazine awhile back. This was colored with pastel chalks and pencils. Became pretty popular and was reprinted a couple times, I also sold the original. Perfect women's gag! I love it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The National Law Journal cartoon

Here's a drawing that appears on page 23 in the latest January 19, 2009 issue of The National Law Journal. I like to use names of old friends or acquaintences from the past in many of my cartoons.

In this case, Kinerk, is Burt Kinerk , Tucson attorney, and one of my classmates of Tucson High class of '53 - - saw him on TV a while back, I think he owned a horse in The Kentucky Derby, and he was being interviewed.

Flood, is Pat Flood, also a Tucson high school classmate - - who HAPPENED to be our student body president, same high-school year - - went on to graduate from Annapolis as a navy officer, played quarterback for Navy, later an attorney with his younger brother, Mike Flood in Phoenix - - All throughout the years he was also an NFL referee and umpire - - stints at a Superbowl and many games on television - - just recently retired from his NFL job.

And Hirsch, is Bob Hirsch, also a high-school classmate, prominent criminal defense attorney, in fact, I saw him years ago on 60 minutes when they were covering a high-profile criminal case in Tucson. I used to run into Bob on the basketball courts in Tucson when I was active on various city basketball leagues. I remember Bob was a lefty and great around the post.

It's a small world - - It seems all my friends became attorneys.

Friday, February 6, 2009

3 things you might want to remember

1. People change and forget to tell each other.

2. Much unhappiness results from our inability to
remember the nice things that happens to us.

3. Always be a little kinder than necessary.

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Cartoon of the month

Does this cartoon belong in the NYer - - of course, it does. But it's one in another of over 19,000 rejects over a long time . . I don't know what to tell you - - -

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cartoon of the day

Cartoon of the week

Recent Woman's World cartoon

Recent American Legion Magazine cartoon

This drawing appeared on page 60 ( Dec. 2008 issue ). It was done with a Micron pen as a black and white line drawing. After the okay, a color rendering was requested. Coloring was executed with a Corel PaintShopPro 11 program and printed on HP heavy matte photographic paper. After trying several brands, I found HP to be a superior quality photo printing paper.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cartoon of the month

WHO has money problems - - ? WHAT bad economy !? - - I'm one of the guys who made out with Bernie Madoff - - He made-OFF with a lot of people's money - - I MADE OUT with MADE-OFF - - -

Wall Street Journal cartoon

This cartoon was published about a year ago, someone just sent it to me . . They almost never use color . . but I think they were experimenting with the idea., and they requested color on this one. This particular gag I think was a good reason to try it on as with the heraldic crests on the shields and all . .

Another New Yorker reject that should NOT have been rejected . . Ask anyone who knows anything about New Yorker cartoons ( Except the New Yorker Editors, of course . . I KNOW Bob Mankoff has to go home some days thinking, while stuck in traffic or something - - Man, WHEN am I going to buy this poor bastard's work ? WHEN, WHEN, WHEN ?! I don't even know myself, why I don't buy Delgado's stuff - - Maybe I'll ask my shrink - - After all - - It's REALLY not MY problem, is it ? It's DELGADO's problem, not mine . . . GOD I LOVE MY JOB !
I can't wait to get some sleep at home and come back early tomorrow to stuff rejection slips in Delgado's envelopes . . . I never dreamed this job could be so much fun . . I TOLD him on the phone don't send so much, but the son-of-a-bitch IS sending MORE and MORE and it never ends ! I gotta stop talking to myself . . .

Recent American Legion cartoon

One of my favorite recent cartoons, if you would've seen it in the NYer, you would've said ' Hey, what the hell's going on here ! This guy doesn't fit in this magazine ! "

This one was sent to me in the mail by someone.
Appreciate it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Satire NYer's Eustice Tilley 2009

This is a make-believe cover ( i.e. dream ) of the 2009 winner of the annual New Yorker Eustice Tilley cover contest. Of course The New Yorker Magazine has nothing to do with this post . . in other words, relax, take a deep breath - - it's all just for satire's sake - - Nobody is trying to fool anybody - - There is no money or personal gain involved, there is no harm or injury in any way intended - - actually it's free advertising for the greatest magazine there ever was !