Monday, December 23, 2013

Some Jones Family Christmas Cards

Blaze the Basset Hound joined our family in 1999 and quickly began dominating the unique family Christmas cards that my creative wife designs for us each year. Here are the card covers from '99, '00, '01 &'02! That poor dog :-)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cheers to all those BEHIND on their Christmas shopping!

This image was originally created for a wine label, but now I share it to honor those, who may be a little BEHIND on their Christmas shopping! Enjoy the season! CHEERS!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My little girl is turning 21 today! Put on the brakes!!!!

I cannot express the love I feel for my daughter. She knows, and that's all that matters. Happy birthday, my Smiley Riley! Your loving father....forever.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Greeting Card: Expose Your Holiday Spirit!

Some folks (elves) just can't help but show off their holiday spirit...whether the rest of us want to see it or not :-)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Greeting Card: I hope you get an ABOMINABLE amount of CRAP this Christmas!

I never said all my work was tasteful. But I hope the humor is not lost on you :-)
This is a greeting card design I sold several years ago. Royalties for CRAP...not a bad thing.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Whiskey & Chardonnay bring couple together!

I recently attended the wedding of two dear friends. They are both in their 70's and probably would never have met had it not been for their dogs, Whiskey & Chardonnay. But when you think about it, and with pet names like seemed destined to be :-) Congratulations, Jim & Jan...and Whiskey and Chardonnay :-)

Monday, November 18, 2013


I'm getting so excited for Thanksgiving! Family coming home, friends all around, fires in the fireplace, crisp fall air walks...and TURKEY DRESSING! Lots and lots of TURKEY DRESSING!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pluck Yourself! Thanksgiving's coming!

Getting so excited for all things related to Thanksgiving! I hope your Thanksgiving season is as exciting!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Trick or Treating!

Locally it is BEGGARS NIGHT this evening, which means, our Trick or Treaters come around tonight as opposed to tomorrow night. So, to all those Trick or Treating tonight, have a wonderful time and I hope you get lots of......stuff :-)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Birthday to my long-suffering wife :-)

I always thought it was so awesome that my best friend was also gorgeous. And, no, Myron, I'm not talking about you. I'm talking about my beautiful wife, who still turns my head, still makes me laugh more than any other and who puts up with and tolerates a goof like me. You're my everything, Kim,
and I wish you all the happiness in the world on this, your birthday, today and everyday!
Your adoring goof, Bucky :-)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cute kitty cat cuddles up to HALLOWEEN MONSTER!

I was playing in my sketchbook, thinking of Halloween, and this cute little image created itself.
I was just having fun and drew the monster first, and, then had to figure out what he was looking at
and why he had that expression on his face.__The snuggling cat made perfect sense to me...both
funny and true to a cat's nature. They don't see a monster, just another warm body to cuddle up to :-)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My world changed 24 years ago today...for the better!

My son, SATCHEL BUCK JONES, was born 24 years ago today! I suppose that's the day I started to grow some ways, at least. Being a father has been one of the most rewarding things in my life and I'm deeply proud of the relationship I have with my children and am proud of the people they have become. __Happy 24th birthday, Satchman! - Dad

Monday, October 14, 2013

Have an 'UPLIFTING' Halloween....Cartoon!

A silly little greeting card cartoon from a couple of years ago.  I still enjoy the poor little bat :-)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Rainy Halloween Bat

October means, HALLOWEEN, and it also means RAIN, which we are getting pummeled with today.
So, if you're a Halloween bat, you might want to consider putting on the old rain gear or swimming trunks!

Monday, September 30, 2013

MOSES takes a dip bath?

A gag cartoon of mine that found it's way to print in CAT FANCY MAGAZINE!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's tough being a MOM.

It's no secret that it's tough being a Mom. But some of the physical issues that go along with being a Mom are hard to hide...and therefore, not so secret.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Creating purely for the fun of it!

I love those nights when I can just sit at the drawing table in our master bedroom, my wife sleeping a few feet away, and I can just DRAW (example above from this past Friday night). No deadline, no topic, no editor, no art director...just a plain piece of white paper and my imagination. Doesn't get old at any age :-)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Group Workouts included clean dickies, black socks and britches hiked up high!

Friday workouts include good friends and the proper attire! Have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It's good to be KING!

This spot illustration of a persian kitty reminds me of my father, who passed 19 years ago. My dad ruled the roost and was quite proud of his family, home and yard. He would often, jokingly, put hands on hips, thrust chest out and resound with, "AHHHH,...IT'S GOOD TO BE KING!" True dat, dad :-)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cartoon about canine communication creates itself.

Created this sketch during a break today...with nothing clearly in mind, other than just drawing dogs sniffing the same ground. Made it up on the fly and when done, it hit me that this was about communication....using the nose/scent to communicate. When it was time to shut the sketchbook and get back to work, the 'You've Got Mail' phrase hit me...but the 'You've Got Smell' made perfect 'scents' :-)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bucky Jones: New Dog TV Channel Announced!

Bucky Jones: New Dog TV Channel Announced!

New Dog TV Channel Announced!

Reently it was announced that there will be a cable TV channel dedicated specifically to DOGS! So, I can only assume they will have (dog) food programs, also.

Friday, August 23, 2013

A shout out to all those old(er) softballers!

A shout out to all those old(er) Softballers out there who are still involved with the game, because of their love for the game :-)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Petcartoongifts celebrates COLLEGE LOYALTY! is an ideal way to celebrate your loyalty to your college team. For example, Tonya received her graduate degree from the University of Kentucky and is a huge UK Wildcat fan! She shares that loyalty and enthusiasm with her large dog, Thomas, who still wants to be a lap dog, and her cat, Maddie, a real princess who is always found on Tonya’s lap and Elsie, the brat cat who can always be found under the chair batting toys around! __Celebrate your favorite college with a visit to!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Playful Thank You Notes to Clients

I thoroughly enjoy creating fun-silly cartoons for clients as a way of saying, THANK YOU.
This silly little one was done for the creative director at Stephan & Brady in Wisconsin! While it won't
make sense to you__he got it :-)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Playing in the surf!!!

All I can say is, "BRING IT ON!!! LETS DO THIS THING!!!"

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vacation= Recharging those batteries and regaining your sanity!

This cartoon says it all :-) Looking forward to a much needed escape.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Good Day to show off my new underwear!

You ever get something and you just wanna show them off? That's why I'm wearing my new
underwear on the outside of my pants today!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Really miss hanging with my CARTOONIST friends!

The fraternity of cartoonists is a very close one. Many of those I consider my dearest friends are fellow cartoonists. I admire and respect the talent of each of these folks more than they could know.  And I don't think I've ever hung with a GROUP of folks whose company I have enjoyed so much! __Sadly, I haven't had the opportunity to hang with these guys & gals for some time, which makes me miss them all the more...but I do so look forward to that next 'get together' and sharing more LAUGHS and good times!!! __You guys are the best!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I love creating ENVELOPE ARTWORK!

During the 28 years I've been freelancing, one of my favorite things has always been adding a cartoon doodle/sketch to the envelopes of my client correspondence. I do it with the hopes it will be enjoyed by the receipent and bring them a smile. __I'm always tickled on the occasion I visit a client's office and find they've cut out the cartoons and have them on their office walls! An example of these envelope cartoons is attached. I did this one for pet expert, Arden Moore, who lives in California and is known to take her pets surfing :-)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Married...and keeping that love alive!

It's amazing that after being married for many years, we can see each other at...not our best...and, yet, we can KEEP THAT LOVE ALIVE! Ruff! Rowrrr!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A toast to this upcoming 4th of July!

Looking forward to celebrating all that the 4th of July stands for and represents :-) __After that it's all about 'moderation' my friends. Be safe, be careful and have fun!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I love a FULL MOON!

Did this little sketch last night at about 12:30am. I figure the 'full moon' must have influenced me :-)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Modern Day Horror!

In the old days, when I was a kid (can't believe I just wrote that...ugh) you could see what scared you right in front of your own eyes. But nowadays what so often scares us is online and unknown. Hate to say I miss that about the old days (can't believe I said that again...ugh), but I do.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday mornings are like a long line at the litter box.

Monday mornings can be rough...especially depending where you are in line to use the litter box. That's a metaphor........for something :-)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

One Eyed Cat likes yarn balls!

A recent piece I was commissioned to do of someone's one-eyed cat. I initially wanted to draw the cat
with a pirate-like eye patch...but got overrulled and ended up playing it safe with the squinty eye. Still, it turned out kinda cute...and the client is happy :-)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bucky Jones: "Do CATS judge each other?"

Bucky Jones: "Do CATS judge each other?"

"Do CATS judge each other?"

One of the things I admire about our four-legged friends is, that unlike us, they don't judge each other. But the other day I observed a couple of cats interacting...if I didn't know better, I'd swear there were little judging glances being thrown around between them. __How catty :-)