Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Picnic!

On this Memorial Day as I remember all those who have passed, and who I miss my first born son, my dad, my grandparents, my mother-in-law and many, many others...I thought they'd appreciate a little cartoon humor about how some
experience impatience waiting in line during the Memorial Day picnic.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Missing all my National Cartoonists Society Friends!

The National Cartoonists Society 65th Annual Reuben Awards are taking place in Boston from May 27-29, 2011...and I cannot tell you how much I hate missing this event. Some of my very dearest friends are folks I have met through this organization. I can honestly say, spending a weekend with a hotel full of cartoonists is good medicine! From top to bottom they are some of the most genuine, nice, talented and funniest people I have ever encountered! I miss being with all my friends but am happy they are together sharing in the laughs and the beer! I cannot wait until I can join them again...hopefully next year! Have a great weekend all my NCS friends. Oh, and a special shout out to those special NCS Scatpackers!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Manners at the breakfast table.

I enjoy the occasional breakfast at my local grocery store cafe. I've noticed that some folks eat like they were raised in the wild.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Local TV Celeb Seen Working Out

I was at the gym earlier today and I saw a local TV celebrity there working out at the same time.
I respected his privacy and left him alone.__But that doesn't mean he didn't deserve to be in his own cartoon.
I am just poking fun...I'm sure he's very nice.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Graduation Parties=Expanding Waistline

I had a great time going to numerous High School Graduation parties this weekend. The food and goodies at these parties is
just awesome! Even my best attempts at self-control and self-discipline are completely the time I leave the last Graduation party of the day I am totally and utterly bloated.__Fortunately I have the week to get things back under control...until it all starts over again next weekend :-)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Is it raining or are Bird Dogs Flying Overhead?

The idea of actual Bird Dogs is cool to think about...until you think about the possible consequences.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ester B. Saggin & Blaze feeling squirrelly!!!

Maybe it's this beautiful, cool Spring weather...but something has Ester B. and Blaze feeling kinda,...squirrelly!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I Have Great Big Brothers!

I am really blessed to have two such wonderful big brothers...and, look...they're so damn good looking, too!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sweating Like A Dog!!!!

Yesterday in our area it was a record 95 degrees! You talk about 'Sweating like a dog.'
Ugh!___Fortunately our Spring-like 60's are in the forecast for tomorrow and the next few days
after that. A very welcome cool-down.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Yuck! It's too early to be this hot!

Just a couple of days ago I still had my heater on. Now, today, it's supposed to get above 90 degrees....YUCK! I can't believe I already turned the air conditioner on.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ester B. Saggin & Blaze play softball!

Ester B. and Blaze play softball and once again have major malfunctions.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ester B. Saggin & Blaze get part-time jobs at HOOTERS!

Another old Ester B. Saggin & Blaze image...this time working at Hooters. Matching outfits...matching misfits.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ester B. Saggin & Blaze Enjoy Giant Bounce Ball

I don't know if they still make these giant bounce balls like we had back in the 70's, but that didn't stop Blaze and Ester from
enjoying a bounce around the neighborhood!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ester B. Saggin & Blaze Go Cliff Diving

As promised, another old Ester & Blaze toon of them cliff-diving. Again,
you have to look close to see the similarity between the two characters.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ester B. Saggin & Blaze

I always enjoyed these two characters, ESTER B. SAGGIN & BLAZE, that I created years ago and sold on a number of greeting card designs. Ester's breast and Blaze's ears were always getting them into trouble...of sorts__(What's wrong with me?). I'll see if I can't did up a few of these designs to share.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Retirement Gift Cartoons

I've been doing more and more 'Retirement-Related' commissioned pieces. They're typically given as
as a gift from either an individual or collectively from office co-workers. They're very personalized to
those receiving them (which is why they don't always make sense to anyone else looking at them),
and I have to say they're a lot of fun to create, and the feedback is always rewarding.__The attached
is a recent example of such a piece.