Monday, May 31, 2010

kloups 5/31

I thought we'd end the month with a kloup -- where you make a sentence with the last letter of a word matches the first letter of the next word. Try it yourself, leave me your best one in the comments and I'll try to draw it and post it here.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

tfln 5/30

"Drink Responsibly"
A public service message from the fine folks at Texts From Last Night.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Tucker 5/29

The puppy is still not out of his destructive phase -- God, I hope it's just a phase. His other favorite things to destroy are pens, sofa cushions, blankets and area rugs. And people wonder why I never have company over.

Friday, May 28, 2010

copyright infringement friday

Yes, you can still purchase Fruit Stripe gum! I'd wondered if it still existed in a recent conversation with my buddy T, and she went out and bought me a pack. I loved this gum as a kid -- it had a wondeful artificial fruit flavor and each stick was striped like the zebra mascot that advertised it. It tastes exactly the same as it did forty years ago. Hooray for things that never change!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

unknown cartoon character 2

Another drawing inspired by weird old cartoons from the 50's and 60's.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

captchas 5/26

More of those annoying verification "words" illustrated.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

doodle diary 5/25

Facilitators and speakers shouldn't be incensed or insulted if they see people doodling. They should be flattered.
I figure doodling helps people sift and retain interesting stuff from boring stuff; it may even help us form, refine, and verbalize particular thoughts and opinions. And there is strong evidence that doodling keeps us from sneaking out of meetings, stops us from exploding, and can result in the creation of surreal and, at times, remarkable snippets of art not meant to be viewed by the world.

Amanda Reid-Stevens

Sunday, May 23, 2010

blue andy rooney

"Blue Andy Rooney" is a satirical twitter page featuring rants eerily similar to the crap the real Rooney used to spew on "60 Minutes" (and maybe still does). WARNING: Contains Adult Language

Saturday, May 22, 2010

weird screen names 006


I don't doubt that most if not all of us have at least a few body issues, but it seems a little weird to make it your screen name unless you are in the same situation as the guy in the above illustration. (seen in an online poker room)

Friday, May 21, 2010

copyright infringement friday

I can't be the only one who remembers "Boo Berry" cereal, can I? It was briefly part of the cereal monster family that included Frankenberry and my personal favorite -- Count Chocula. I don't remember what it tasted like, but I remember the commercials where the little blue ghost talked like Bing Crosby. No lie.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

misty watercolor mem...trees

This is some watercolor thing I did many years ago that I just now came upon. It's actually pretty large and in three panels. It's not good at all, but I remember having so much fun making it. The great thing about this type of paint is that it tends to have a life of its own -- you never know what to expect. You can paint with Q-tips, rolled bits of toilet paper, your finger, anything. You can blow droplets around with a straw even. Finally you can just pour a half a glass of water over the whole thing, then blot it with an old t-shirt and see what kind of effect that gets you. Watercolors are cheap and amateur-friendly. You may not have anything worth framing, but you will have had a good time for an hour or so.

Regular toons resume tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

feelin' dumb

This is how I've felt the last few weeks after signing up for poetry classes. I thought it would be fun to try and it kinda was -- except it turns out I really don't have any natural abilities in that area. New tricks, old dog. Yup, I see what they mean now.

P.S. Thank you, blogger buddy Elizabeth for giving me as much help as you could. I'll leave the poetry to you from now on.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


This began as a doodle I started while waiting for someone to show up and I kept adding to it every time I had to wait for something. I decided they were "forprs" which is a captcha word for little machines that run on the power of impatience. I'm an extremely impatient person and could probably power Las Vegas on a daily basis if these actually existed.

Monday, May 17, 2010

doodle diary 5/17

I've been in a whole crapload of workshops and classes lately -- so there is an abundance of doodles sitting around. Doodling really does help me concentrate and listen. Really.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

kloups 5/16

It's been a while since I did one of these. To make your own, just create a sentence where each word ends with the same letter the next word starts with.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tucker 5/15

Anyone who's ever lived with a puppy knows that they are destructive and tireless -- in that order. Luckily, I don't go out and buy new furniture between pets or I'd be really upset right now. Tucker knows he's cute and therefore won't be punished. SIGH...this is going to be a long Summer.

Friday, May 14, 2010

drawing Wonder Woman from memory

For "Copyright Infringement Friday"this week, I just drew what I thought Wonder Woman looked like before checking what she really looked like. I wasn't too far off I guess. I used to draw her all the time as a kid -- probably because I liked the outfit and accessories.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

sleep talkin' man

Some of you may or may not have seen this woman's blog where she records all of her husband's bizarre sleep rants. It's very entertaining and worth checking out. It's also fun to imagine these words are being said by a wide awake crazy person -- which is where I went with today's toon.

Monday, May 10, 2010

life lesson

Every lesson I've learned about wine, I've learned the hard way and repeatedly.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

toonless mother's day

One of the few advantages of being chronically disorganized is that I'm always running across photos and scraps of paper that I forgot I had. It's always a surprise. This is a photo of my late mother taken in 2003. She's holding a bobcat kitten that a mama bobcat had abandoned in a seldom used barn down on the farm. I miss you, Mom.

Hapy Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

unknown cartoon characters

This originally came from a sketchbook where I'd drawn a bunch of weird characters based on what I remember vintage animated cartoons looking like. They just looked so strange to me and they had weird names. Maybe everybody was on drugs in the 50's and early 60's.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Copyright Infringement Friday will resume next week at its regular time. This week it's cute puppy photos! Here you see Tucker at 8 weeks. His motto: Chew anything, pee anywhere!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

tfln 5/5

More good advice from the fine folks at Texts From Last Night.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

weird screen names 005


I saw 'Punchesmomma' in a TV forum somewhere. I realize that this could be the mother of some kid (or pet) named 'Punch', but what I first thought of is what you see above.