Monday, February 27, 2012

Fish Fun

Another recent late-night piece. Just experimenting with fish and a little positive-negative.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Enjoying the company of fellow NATIONAL CARTOONISTS SOCIETY members (friends)!

This weekend members of the North Central Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to take part in a NCS activity. The night before that activity my wife and I had the great pleasure of having these folks (Paul and Arlene Fell, Mike Edholm, James Hungaski, Kelly McNutt, Tom Richmond, John Hambrock and Chris Sinclair) to our home, where we delighted in an evening of laughter and great camaradie! What a super talented group of really nice folks!

Monday, February 20, 2012

What Startled The Frogs?

Late in the evening of this past Saturday night, after my wife had fallen asleep, I just had this
weird urge to draw some frogs. Please, do ask me why because I have no idea. I just know that for some reason drawing frogs sounded fun....and as it turns out...IT WAS! You can see, or judge, for yourself from the drawing that came out of that :-)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Remembering My Wonderful Mother-In-Law

In a world of jokes about awful Mother-In-Laws, I count myself considerably lucky to have been blessed with one of the truly great ones! Clarice Wright would have been 89 today. She passed just over 3 years ago, from Alzheimers. She was an amazing woman. Funny (hilarious, actually), intelligent, opinionated, caring, kind, tough, stubborn, supportive, helpful, unselfish, a great grandmother to our kids and very loving in her way. She blessed me with her daughter, my wonderful wife...for which I am eternally grateful.___We, I, miss you, Clarice. Happy Birthday!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

CPR Training

Attended CPR training this morning. Spent the rest of the day giving everyone I saw, chest compressions. Made lots of new friends!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Cartoon Sketch

I drew the attached cartoon, on pink construction paper, during 'Nap Time' at my part-time job, today. Hated to think of just tossing it, so brought it home and gave it to my wife as part of her Valentine present. Fortunately, and thankfully, she didn't interpret it as the little dog was supposed to be 'ME' and the big dog was supposed to be 'HER'.__I shall live to see another Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Evening Drawing Cartoons for kids of 4H

This evening I had the great pleasure of doing some cartooning with, and for, 14 kids of 4H and some of their parents! It was a real treat! I showed up a half an hour before I was to present...but the presenter before me was finishing up, so they let me jump right in. I was only to present for 30 minutes, but it's a good thing I started when I did because it went about 45 or 50 minutes long...and that wasn't a bad thing because I was having so much fun! The kids showed some really good and fun talent, and the parents asked some awesome questions! I think they enjoyed my presentation and I can tell you they did my spirit a lot of good too!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Drake University Presentation

My better half, Kim, and I are presenting our personal story today to a class on CREATIVITY, at Drake University! This should be interesting...I can hardly wait to hear what we make up...I mean, what we have to say :-)