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. "


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. "

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


" 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.


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

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.