It’s been over 20 years now that I’ve been expecting the baggy pants fad (or “rodeo clown look”) to fade but I remain unsatisfied. In thinking about this amusing fashion, I wondered if other generations have had similar problems. Voila! A cartoon. (more…)
A good buddy of mine and a talented stand-up comic, actor, and cartoonist, Michael Capozzola, and I collaborated on this gag. Funny thing is that over the years a number of readers have suggested a cowboy walking into a salon thinking it was a saloon but I never felt it was enough all by itself to support the gag. Michael came up with the pun independently, but his idea to have the hombre identify himself as “half blind” and “illiterate” put it over the edge for me, so I drew it. Here’s multi-talented Michael’s multi-talented web site. Have a visit.(more…)
I moved to Los Angeles two years ago partly to be closer to the entertainment industry, but mostly for the weather. When I draw a cartoon like this, I always pause to look at the wide-open french doors of my studio and the sunny, 75 degrees F temperature outside and thank myself rigorously for moving here. It was a tough time in my life, on the heels of a nasty divorce and a problematic exit from New York City, but MAN, was it worth it! (more…)
This is a simple gag but it still makes me smile. I’ve been obsessed all my life with cowboys and the Old West. I don’t collect rifles or spurs or anything, I just love drawing cowboys, watching old cowboy movies (or new ones if they’re done well), and reading a bit about the history of it. I’d kill to be in a western movie or TV series where I get to dress up like a cowboy, ride a horse, say cowboy stuff like, “I reckon.” Man, that would be heaven. I’d be good at it, too. Having been raised in Oklahoma, I can do several completely believable cowboy accents. (more…)
This post is not about religion, but I wish it were. I got so many great comments on yesterday’s cartoon. Thanks to all.
Back to this cartoon: can you imagine killing people for a living? Or, for that matter, can you imagine working in a slaughterhouse where you kill things all day, every day? It can’t be fun or healthy to live that way. (more…)
I had a good week in my personal life in that after over a year of living in LA, I finally screwed up the courage to go to the DMV and get my motorcycle and car driver’s licenses, and register my motorcycle in California. She now has a California plate and she couldn’t be more proud. Even more importantly, I don’t have to look over my shoulder constantly for the fuzz. Anyone want to start a bidding war over my old New York State motorcycle plate? I can sign it and draw a self portrait on it! (more…)
Just yesterday I lucked into a pretty great place to live in LA, so I’m feeling much better. I can’t move in until the 13th, however, so my life is still locked up in a moving van until then. Can’t wait for my art supplies, cartoon files, and favorite pajamas to arrive. (more…)
Damn, my life sucks right now. But that’s not your problem. Instead, let’s talk about this cartoon.
There are two cowboys and they look like they’re in the Old West, but wait. They’re talking about a modern keyboard function. That’s the funny part. Hahaha.
What’s the deal with this next cartoon? Well, it’s an idea from my “known associate,” Wayno. If you are young and uneducated about the history of department stores, Penney’s used to be called J.C.Penney. if you are old and uneducated about the history of hip hop, Jay Z is a performer in that genre. Ah, now the joke comes to life. Hahaha. (more…)
A Bizarro reader wrote to me recently suggesting something about a BBQ that pointed out the difference between Old West Indians and “real” Indians from India. That sparked this idea, which I like a lot. It has the element of the unexpected right in the last word of the dialogue, which is the best place for it. I know this because I am a cartoonist. (more…)