I have doubts that I should have submitted this one, and frankly, I'm amazed they published it. Salem is going to set up a hundred of the cabinets pictured below, and frankly, they come off as little more than politically correct ashtrays to me. Most likely people will still prefer to pop them down the gutter or with the other generic trash. I went thru a number of concepts in my head, (including a "recycling butts' gag that would have NEVER fit inside a family newspaper) but I'm still wondering if I should have sent nothing at all rather than this heavyhanded preaching you see here. A good cartoon should be subtle and clever, not outright moralizing. (Maybe I should recycle this cartoon.) From the 10/23/2014 SALEM NEWS.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
It's Halloween time. I live in Salem. The Northeaster outside has brought down my mood. What do I do for therapy? Draw a picture of some obscure old animated cartoon! Anyone (dare) remember DINGBAT AND THE CREEPS?)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Classic Muppet performer- the first female one after Jane Henson- FRAN BRILL is retiring after over forty years on Sesame Street. Miss Brill was the performer behind the Muppet characters Prairie Dawn and Zoe and has also done several live action film and TV roles as well as voice over work in animation. Good luck, Miss Brill.
Halloween festivities have officially opened here in Salem, yet it isn't the decorations and the costumes that are scaring people! My cartoon as published in the 10/03/2014 SALEM NEWS.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
It's that time of year in Salem again…It may be Halloween, but to Salem, that's Xmas…And I hope PEANUTS fans will forgive me, but I never could do a decent rendering of Schulz's art style. My cartoon as published in the 10/01/2014 SALEM NEWS.