Sunday, November 30, 2008


No offense to anyone living or dead, any resemblance to real persons is unintentional but probable. Names are usually changed to protect the innocent. (Of course, at least a third of the girls in my class were named Jennifer, another third were Julie, and the last third was made up of various Brittanys, Megans, and Christys, Kristys, etc.)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hannibal rode an elephant

Guess I'm feeling tired of having fellow Christians doubt the veracity of my faith because of my politics. Plus I think that this collage thing is a lot of fun and every bit as powerful as drawing, so I've added a label to several of my past cartoons that employ it- "Guerilla Collage." Expect a lot more of it since I'm not trying to impress Daryl Cagle into syndicating me anymore.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

'nother one

I don't know why this one sounds so congenial to me, when she says herself that it's a form letter in the very first line. Alas, whatchyagonnado? Guess I'm meant to wallow in obscurity and merely do this as a hobby. Kinda tough to stay motivated, but I've been trying.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Prophet, Priest, and PIRATE

I don't mean to undermine anyone's faith or to promote heresy, but when I read Jesus' Words, especially in Matthew 5 and Luke 6, I see something radically different than what televangelists, radio prophets and Republican politicians espousing. Scurvy, bilge-sucking, sons of biscuit-eaters!

Jesus is our prophet, our priest and our king- and calls us to be the same , representing God to the world, interceding for others to Him, and leading by example. But when you're a bit of a rouge, you've got little choice but to weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen without the benefit of letters of Marque as a corsair, don't ya?!

If you've never visited my other blog that focuses on issues of faith and prayer- take a look at "Prophet, Priest, and PIRATE" over at

Oh, but beware, if you lean far to starboard, you may not like it there. Just like this blog, I lean more to port on the Pirate blog too. And if you'd rather not mix your politics and religion, better to stick to the ale and avoid the grog, land lubbers!

Here are some of the least political topics-

Bible Studies and Hot Topics

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Millicent reminds me of what I imagine child librarian, Anne Carroll Moore may have looked like when she tried to prevent E.B. White from getting 'Stuart Little' published. Mean 'ol bitty!

Okay, okay, I'll let you in on the big secret, Millicent was loosely based on an 1861 portrait of Civil War General John Cabell Breckinridge. Hope I didn't spoil it for you by taking away the magic. To my knowledge, he didn't dye his hair like Millicent, but he actually had much bulgier eyes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008


Having been rejected by all the major syndicates and suspending my run in the Mapleton PRESS, I don't know if I have the discipline to continue cartooning very regularly "just for the love of it," but what the hell- if it's just for the love of it, who says I have to be disciplined?

I tried to appeal to their 'better angels,' but they wouldn't have it

No kidding, I reached out to right-winger friends on my main blog and on Facebook, and was met with a great deal of venom and bitterness. Obviously, if we're going to heal as a nation or cooperate across party lines, those of us on the left are going to have to give those on the right a while to cool off and get over their defeat.

On the editorial cartoon aficionado front, I've already noticed many more conservative cartoons on the American Association of Editorial Cartoonist (AAEC) website. Perhaps it's just as well that I didn't get anywhere as a political cartoonist, because Ed. Cartoonists are by definition members of the oposition and I'm just gullible enough to actually want to give hope a chance.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

This one has been festering in me for months

So what if no one ever reads it. At least I got it out so it won't fester like a bad blister or a hangnail anymore.

Now, I really should go cold turkey on both the cartooning and the blogging. I seem to have ticked a lot of people off today over on my main blog , even though I though I was trying to be as humble and open and honest as I could.

Here's a tip; never talk about sex, politics, or religion if you don't want to offend people. Here's an example of talking about all 3 simultaneously- while I think abortion is bad, I don't think that it's the only moral issue voters should consider when they choose a candidate. Now, I was just being candid and was not deliberately trying to be inflammatory, but you'd be amazed at how provocative that one sentence can be, especially here on Iowa's "left coast."

Want to place any bets on how long I can stay away from blogging? God help me.