Thursday, July 30, 2009

Brett Favre to Stay Retired

It turns out that Favre won't be taking a nice fat crap on all us Packer fans after all. He's decided not to play for the Vikings this year, for now...

Swine Flu and Health Care

I'm starting to realize that without universal health coverage, attacking the impending swine flu could be quite difficult this fall.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I've decided that I would start posting the cartoons I draw for the Wisconsin State Journal cartoon caption contest called YouToon. Post your captions and we'll see if you can win publication of your cartoon caption and a signed print of the winning cartoon.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Weekend toons

Here are two editorial cartoons from the weekend that ran in the Wisconsin State Journal. The first is sort of a cheap gag, poking fun at the recent news that the government covered up data suggesting that distracted driving was a bad a drunken driving.

The second cartoon is a pretty good one, attacking the social conservatives in Wisconsin who are opposed to domestic partner benefits.

Granted I think the conservatives have a point that the Wisconsin Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and "substantially similar" unions would make domestic partnerships unconstitutional. But if they win that argument, the conservatives will likely have the entire amendment gutted because of a legal challenge arguing that the current amendment is invalid.

According to our constitution, amendment to the constitution are only supposed to address one particular issue. If a court agrees that this constitutional amendment in fact bans gay marriages and domestic partnerships, than it also must agree that amendment addressing two distinct issues and is itself unconstitutional.

To make a long story short(too late), folks opposed to domestic partner benefits are small-minded bigots whose intolerance is unamerican, and whose children and grandchildren will be forever ashamed of their actions.

Golden Eggs

I get so frustrated when folks in Madison stand in the way of developments that will provide jobs and an improved tax base to the city.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Union to taxpayers: "Brother can you spare a dime?"

Here is a cartoon from today's Tampa Tribune.
I love doing cartoons about this topic, but I really wish I didn't have to. I'm not anti-union, but I do believe that when facing a huge budget deficit unions for public employees need to be reasonable. Public employee salaries come from the tax dollars of citizens who work for private companies increasingly don't have unions to protect their salaries and jobs.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Weekend cartoons

Here are the cartoons that ran in the Wisconsin State Journal over the weekend. My folks were in town so I didn't really get a chance to update things.

The first cartoon, about the wind turbines, is one of my new favorite topics. I really cannot believe that some people are so adamantly opposed to wind turbines. I see them as a serious way to get us unaddicted to foreign oil. And I'd much rather live next to wind farm than a coal fired power plant.

The other cartoon, about obesity in Wisconsin, was a no-brainer. Still I think I had a funnier alternative gag, but my editor preferred the finished cartoon. You be the judge.

Tampa Toon

Here is a cartoon I drew for the Tampa Tribune last week.
It's funny how quickly insurance companies want to pull out of a area where people might actually have to use the property insurance.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Health Care

I haven't done many Healthcare cartoons. It's a complicated issue, that I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it. This cartoon doesn't "say" a whole lot but I really like the image. I also had a ton of fun drawing the snakes and the vulture. Let me know your thoughts.
I also found out that the staff with snakes wrapped around it, is called a caduceus, and actually doesn't have anything to do with medicine. The staff with two snakes and the wings is the a symbol for Hermes, and somewhere along the way it got confused with the rod of Asclepius which has only one snake and is associated with Hippocrates and medicine.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekend Toonage

Here are the two cartoons that I drew for this Weekend's Wisconsin State Journal.

The gag is a bit lame, but it works because the Roadshow was in Madison this weekend.

This turned out ok. I really like the drawing, but I thought my original gag was much better, before it got edited for our "family newspaper"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Another Wolf cartoon

Here is another cartoon about the plight of wolves. I was thought it was cool to add some national content to the cartoon by adding everyone's favorite Governor Sarah Palin. Looking at it now, I probably should have made some sort of gag comparing the wolves getting taken off of the endangered species list, with Brett Favre's propensity to retire and then unretire. But I couldn't resell that cartoon to my syndicate.