Sunday, March 28, 2010

National Lampoon cartoons

These three cartoons plus the cover from the book: National Lampoon Favorite Cartoons of The 21stCentury.

6x9, laminated color cover, 175 pages of funny black and white cartoons with a neat front cartoon by one of my favorite artists around, the well-known talented and funny cartoonist, Dan Reynolds.

Edited by Jay Naughton, Published by National Lampoon Press, 2006. ISBN# 0-9778718-1-9.  Lotsa funny stuff, some side-splitting, some a little rough, not for the little Grandma in Dubuque, Iowa.



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Artist magazine


Here is a recent cartoon I sold to ARTIST MAGAZINE, a nifty monthly magazine for anybody who draws or paints.

I've been a long-time subscriber and would recommend it as a resource for the professional and neophyte alike.

  There are always articles by successful artists giving you insight on how they approach their particular art.

I think I've grown as an artist from this magazine.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wall Street Journal cartoon - Roy Delgado

Here is a very recent WSJ clip I just received, from a collegue.

  Since I live so far out in the boondocks, it is not a good idea to subscribe to this great newspaper.  Reason: By the time it gets here, the news is several days old.  The nearest newsstand is Winchester, Virginia . . . about 2 hours away.

cartoon of the week

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

On HUMOR ( A reminder )

According to Webster's Unabridged:  HUMOR is defined as:

  " The mental factulty of discovering, expressing or appreciating ludicrous or absurdly incongrous elements, in ideas, situations, happenings or acts . . . "  A changing or uncertain of mind . . "

This pretty much really sums it up . . .

When comes the task of writing gags for cartoons . . . which is a never-ending, on going, consistent, mind exercise, week after week, month after month, year after year . . . I think most cartoonists actually use the same methods . . . I have never heard anything new.

  I would suggest to write the definition down on a piece of paper and have it close by so you see it every day. ( And remind yourself of this factual definition ) 

cartoon of the week

Cartoon of the day

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cartoon of the day

Wisdom ( Write this one down )

" I want to know God's thoughts - - -   The rest are details. "

- ALBERT EINSTEIN 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cartoon of the day


And we thought WE invented this one . . . Nothing is new . . . everything's been done . . . and even the new ideas are already out there just waiting for us to pluck them out ot the air . . this goes for ANYTHING . . . it's out there . . . You have a choice to go to the storehouse of abundance with a steam shovel or with a teaspoon . . or a sieve . . . life doesn't care whether you succeed or not . . . it is indifferent . . . whether for you it is something to have or something to be . . . all the resources are in front of you . . . everything . . . you must seek and you will find.  I guess I shoulda been a preacher . . .  Success comes from getting what you want, Happiness is wanting what you get. 

Friday, March 12, 2010

cartoon of week



You know, actually, we are ALL "Temps" . . . Just some people are MORE TEMPS than others . . . right ?

A little Deepak Chopra

" In the beginning
There was neither existence nor non-existence,
All this world was unmanifest energy . . .

The one breathed, without breath, by its own power
Nothing else was there . . .

 - Hymn of Creation, The Rig Vida

The above passage is in the opening to his new best-selling book: " The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success "  ( Great helpful book, recommended reading for everyone and anyone . . . especially for anyone involved in creating something. )

Cartoon of the day

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cartoon of the day

Cartoon of the month



Seriously . . is it 72 or 73 ? I've heard both numbers . . . this could be true . . . you can't prove it IS true and you can't prove it is NOT true . . . like a lot of stuff in this life . . . I like the way scientists talk . . . they would say something like . . " There is a very high probability factor that it is NOT true ( The 72-73 virgins ) . . . . They would NEVER say " No it is NOT true, this story of the virgin reward . . " 

I mean, seriously . . . who in the HELL would WANT 72 or 73 of them . . . Man, let's not get GREEDY.  And what about the WOMEN suicide bombers . . . you never hear anything about what THEY get . . . ?  What's fair is fair, now . . .   Are they getting short changed in this deal . . . Hm-m-n-n ?  How come you have never heard of a reporter ask this question, Hm-m-m-n ?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gene Perret on golf

" I don't rent a golf cart.  I don't need one.  Where I hit the ball, I can use public transportation. "

GENE PERRET
from the softback: COMEDY THESARUS by Judy Brown

This is from a great book I recommend to any cartoonist or humor writer, subtitled : 3,242 Quips, Quotes and Smartass remarks.  ( $16.95 ) 

It's a truly great resource for humor writers, should be in every cartoonist's library.

cartoon of the week



This cartoon belongs as the best cartoon of the month - - -  actually . . . what the hell do I know - - - ?  If I'm so smart, why am I not rich ?  ( Or does one have to do with the other ? )  I draw for myself - - - if someone likes what I draw, it makes me a little more joyful - - - and when someone pays me for it, I'm more joyous-er ( ? ).   And when they pay big bucks, I'm the joyous-est of all ( ? )  I love the word " JOY ". 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cartoon of the day

Wisdom

" The mind is everything; what you think, you become. "

GAUTAMA BUDDHA  ( c. 563 - c. 483 BC )

This philosopher, teacher and religious leader is one of my all time favorite wise men whoever lived.
" Buddha" meaning " awakened one "  or  "enlightened one " is a title, not a name; the Shakyamuni Buddha . . .

It's all right there, so true.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cartoon of the day



I remember years ago in the old Saturday Evening Post magazine, you could easily see a cartoon like this, poking fun at what a bad driver women were - - - it was always a woman who was a bad driver.

Men were good drivers, women were bad drivers.  As long as it was the woman who was driving stupidly, it was funny - - - but put a man as the bad driver and some would say, it just isn't funny when the lousy driver is a man - - - h-m-m-n ?

What are you , nuts ? 

About that time Dylan's song, ' Times they are a changin, ' was telling us of a peek of what was a happening - - - and talkin about a whole lot of other changing values of a group, or mores  - - - The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind - - -  

As more and more editorships of magazines were posts being held by women, all of a sudden, hey, whats so funny about it's always a woman who is the bad driver, stop it !  Men are stupid drivers, too.

Wisdom

" The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. "

WILLIAM JAMES
Often called The Father of American Psychology

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Leatherneck cartoon 2010


This drawing appears on page 24 in the March issue.

 It's good to be back on a pretty regular basis inside LEATHERNECK, Magazine of the Marines.
I sold my first cartoon to them while in the Marines, stationed on Okinawa in 1956, later on I ended up at Marine Barracks ( The showplace of the Corps ) in Washington D.C. and in July, 1958 I sold a double-page spread all about cartoons with the Fourth of July as a theme.  Back then, they would feature one cartoonist for this regular feature and they would assign a double-truck to you.  I distinctly remember, they paid $125.00 for the double-page, it wasn't bad money back then.

By the time I got to Washington, D.C., Staff-Sergeant Gordon Bess was no longer the cartoon editor and the duties had gone to a fine artist-illusrator by the name of Bill Machin, who also did some cartoons for the magazine.  I remember visiting the magazine on a Saturday in person, while a Sergeant at Marine Barracks.  Got to meet everybody at the magazine . . . off and on I've been a contributor and now I'm back in kinda steady or as the juices flow in that vein.