Thursday, May 28, 2009


" Each player must accept the cards life deals him. But once they are in hand, he alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. "

VOLTAIRE, 1694 - 1778
French Philosopher and Author


" If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. "

ANTHONY ROBBINS, Motivation Guru

When you first read the above, you wan't to say D-U-H ? But sometimes the most profound utterings are so simple they many times go right over one's head. It is really right there. It is almost all you really need to know, for starters, at least. One of my favorite utterings on this thinking, is : " If you jump out of a ten-story building, you'll ALWAYS go DOWN. "

It doesn't matter how much positive thinking you apply, you'll always go DOWN, period !

You must do something different, if you want different results . . strap on a helium balloon, or a small rocket, or wear wings or something - - -

You must examine what you are doing to get different results. If we are talking about drawing cartoons, you have to change it, tweak it, evolve from it, do a make-over in your style, start all over, study what the editors are buying, look in the mirror, look inside, and draw and draw and draw. Socrates said " YOU LEARN TO PLAY THE FLUTE BY PLAYING THE FLUTE. "

SOUNDS SIMPLE. It's hard, but it's not TOO hard.

Several years ago, feeling a little down and frustrated with the barrage of rejection slips from the magazines, I asked my collegue SAM GROSS for some advice - - - I'll paraphrase what he said - - " What are you , NUTS ? - - Just keep doin' what you're doin ! "

I was actually doing better than I realized and when he reminded me of what I WAS doin out there . . . it really pepped me up and that is exactly what I HAVE been doin' ! Thank you SAM GROSS - - ( AND ANTHONY ROBBINS ).

Maybe that is what Robert Crumb meant by his " KEEP ON TRUCKIN'. " famous phrase that he coined in the sixties! What a genius, a little sick, but a genius none the less.

Nuf sed.

Cartoon of the day

Sunday, May 24, 2009


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

HENRY FORD, 1863 - 1947
American Car Manufacturer

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dis and Dat -

As I've commented in the past, you meet the nicest people in this business just like in any business, BUT, just like in EVERY business, as in life, there are always those few, those opiniated arrogant few people who assume they are an authority and actually BELIEVE their opinion counts ( MORE ). - - -

These are the bitter mean-spirited small percentage of misguided , smirking, flippant, derisive irrational morons, who, I think, actually BELIEVE they are being helpful and never have a nice thing to say about another person and who disguise their inferiority complex with a superiority complex and actually, honestly, BELIEVE their few press clippings ( That COULD be the problem ).

Someone, ( Besides SEINFELD ) once said " Living well is the best revenge. "

And I love what George Carlin used to say: " You ugly people know who you are. "

Enough negativity - - if the shoe fits, wear it. ( But try to stay under your rock )

THEN, today I get the an email from one of the good guys, The well-known cartoonist, JONNY HAWKINS. I've seen this guy's drawings around for a long time myself.

He says " Hi Roy, I've enjoyed your great cartoons over the years in an avalanche of publications ( I hope nobody was hurt ).

Just wanted to stop in and say , " Keep thinking and inking - your work has left a mark. " . . . have been cartooning for 23 years ( The last 19 years full-time ).

It's a crazy, unpredictable, rebellious living. I love it . . . except when it absolutely refuses to be loved.

Cheers - Jonny Hawkins
Sherwood MI

I wish Jonny continued success.

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" You are either green and growing or ripe and rotting ( Which is it ? ). "

Roy Delgado, 1935 -
American Cartoonist

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. "

ANATOLE FRANCE, 1844-1924 French Writer

New Yorker satire cartoon

O-w-w-chh ! If a man would have come up to me when I had my company, and I was hiring . . . Hell, YES I would have hired him. This is my kind of guy !

I just LOVE a person who could say this with a straight face! ( Even though, I know he was lying . . . )

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Recent Funny Times Cartoons

These two cartoons appear in the June 2009 issue.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cartoon of the week

I just got back from Chicago - - went to see an old friend from the Marines - - we ended up going downtown to a jazz joint and a place I understand where some politicians hang out . . . I actually overheard a guy on the next barstool say something real close to the gagline below . . I quickly jotted it down on a napkin and drew it up when I got home !

This incident COULD HAVE happened anywhere, yes - - - but remember it HAPPENED in Chicago.

Cartoon of the month

I've always loved cartoons and humor about people who live and function and operate among us with a brick shy of a load . . . I'm not talking about making fun of the " mentally-challenged " - - I'm talking about people you meet everyday and you see on television . . ( many hosting their own talk shows ) . . I became fond of this segment of society during the 26 years I had my business in Washington, D.C. . . . you learn when you begin to act as a personnel manager for your company the vast array of people out there . . . disguised as normal people . . . they don't carry signs saying " I'm a brick shy of a load " . . . they all look like the guy next door . . . it's scary.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cartoon of the week

Cartoon of the day

I always picture situations like this ACTUALLY happening . . or, say . . it COULD HAVE HAPPENED LIKE THIS . . IN FACT, MAYBE IT DID HAPPEN LIKE THIS . . WE REALLY DON'T KNOW . . DO WE ? . . Just picture the situation . . YOU ARE IN THE CROWD . . it gets real quiet, then the guy belts out:

George Orwell Gold

" In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. "


Monday, May 4, 2009

Woman's World cartoon

Here is a drawing that appeared on page 20 in the November 20, 2008 issue of Woman's World magazine. It was submitted as a black and white wash drawing and was published that way. Sometimes, their people insert color and sometimes they leave it alone as they did here.

This company The Bauer Group, is a large German Publishing Empire that has 22 magazines they produce every month. The other one in the United States is FIRST FOR WOMEN.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wisdom ( Write these one down )

" I HATE quotations - - tell me what you know. "

RALPH ( Where's WALDO ? ) Emerson