Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Alternative Holiday

Wal Mart was already putting up their Valentine's junk on Christmas Eve, so I figure; if we're ever going to get this "alternative holiday" off the ground, we have to start early! Spread the word!

Learn how you can help by re-reading some of my annual Arizona Statehood Day columns:

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"Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant -- there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing." ~Georgia O'Keeffe

I tried swimming out when my ship hadn't come in. I think that was pretty much just a midlife crisis. Not long ago I said on my mal•toons Facebook group that I'd decided to cartoon for "you" (whoever that is, readers of this blog, members of that Facebook group, a vague, general "you?").

Who do writers write for? Who do dancers dance for? Who do actors act or singers sing for? Who do poets po fo? Who do butchers butch for? (okay, maybe that analogy doesn't work as well). The point is, screw ever "making it," If I'm going to bother to cartoon, I should just cartoon for cartooning sake.

May your 2009 be a billion times better for you than my 2008 was for me. Screw "success," just keep making the unknown known!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I was about to write something lame like "Eliot likes to write songs about cheese," but then I figured, what the heck, make it into a New Year's cartoon.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ever feel this way?

Lord, let me make a difference for you that is utterly disproportionate to who I am.
--John Piper

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy (or at least healthy) Holidays!

I hadn't made any collages for a while, nor had I made any real social/political commentary for a while. This seemed to fit the spirit of the season this year. Hope Santa brings you everything you need (get it?).

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Journalism is dead, killed by corporate media

From Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonist Index's BLOG-
"I was sorry to read that Brian Duffy was laid off today. Brian was famous for being one of only two cartoonists in the nation who's cartoon appeared on the front page of the newspaper every day (the other is Corky Trinidad). Our condolences go out to Brian, who is an excellent cartoonist and we apprciate his contributions to our site. See Brian's cartoon archive here."
What is wrong with Gannett? What is wrong with newspapers all across this country? Think I should mail samples of my work to the Register? Just kidding. Seriously, Duffy is one of the greats. Why would they treat him like that? What a shame.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A thousand words oughta be worth at least a picture or two.

I may not be writing a weekly column for the Mapleton PRESS anymore, but I have tried to clean-up and organize six years of columns and made them easier to find on my main blog. Why not peruse through the humor, history and humus. It's full of "Sex, Politics, and Religion- not necessarily in that order." Or at least, liberal politics, the my misadventures parenting three little girls, and the joys of living in small town Iowa and good old fashioned Midwestern, down to earth common sense Lutheranism.

At least take a look at a couple of columns and give it a chance. Visit or click one of the categories below-