Wednesday, December 31, 2014

He is so irritating

I like it when my little critters address me as MASTER.
Please note that we are on the road and I forgot to bring my lettering program.



The many faces of Bing!



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Gauntlet has been dropped















Don't you hate it when you step on something
 you think is soft and squishy only
 to find there is a tree stump under 
the soft and squishy thing?

Monday, December 29, 2014

But his name is not George.

To quote an old Warner Bros. Cartoon.

 "and I will hug him and love him and 
squeeze him
 and call him George"

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Adorable Bunny














  Further character development of Milo the Raccoon and Bing! the bunny.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bing! Is Back.

BING!
















Awhile back I came up with this little rabbit I call Bing!  And thought why not bring him back.  Just a happy little fun bunny who likes to bounce a lot.  So happy all the time is he that he becomes a little irritating to his friends...especially on Monday mornings.

I have been down with some sort of bad cold or as we in America call it, the Crud.  It is hard to think up gags and draw silly pictures when one has the "Crud".  But I am feeling much better and will be posting daily cartoons unless we are on the road.  since I do this whole thing by my self sometimes it is hard to be in a place that has WIFI.    

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 1914


 Something happened in 1914 between German and English troops that had never happened before and never will happen again.  The fighting stopped for a short time and the men from both countries found that the guys they were told to kill were not much different than they were.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The little old fat guy the red suit

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From the old Testament
Isaiah 7:14:
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: 
The virgin will be with child
 and will give birth to a son, 
and will call him Immanuel.

Micah 5:1-2:
1 Marshal your troops, O city of troops, 
for a siege is laid against us.
 They will strike Israel's ruler on the cheek with a rod.

2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

 though you are small among the clans of Judah, 
 out of you will come for me one who
 will be ruler over Israel, 
whose origins are from of old, 
 from ancient times."


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A New Adventure

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Matthew 2:1-12)

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, “Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”
3When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5”In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written"

My wife could not understand what is with the three wise men and Indiana Jones..I had to explain first off it was a cartoon and second the first Indy movie involved the Ten Commandments and then there was the Temple Of Doom and then the Last Crusade.  It only figure he would want to go back in time to see the actual birth of the Christ Child.  Now that would be a great movie.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Semantics

Memories.  I was working for a large financial firm back in 1999.  Everyone thought the world would end because the computers could not tell the difference between 25',1925 and 2025.  Oh the fun it was going through every document and record adding in the full year so that all sorts of bad things would not happen on January of 00 or 2000.
Now it probably seems quaint that we used a two digit year instead of a full four digit year.  But way back in the last century that was how we referred to years.  I was born in 46', my oldest son was born in 72' and so forth. And then we were confused what do we call the new years, two thousand and one or twenty-oh-one or twenty-zero-one?  Maybe by 2099 we will finally figure it out.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

smile!

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Christians are well aware Jesus Christ
 was not born on December 25th, 
that it originally was a pagan holiday.  
We also know that the Christmas tree
 was also a part of another pagan holiday
 but since no one really knows for sure when Christ 
was born we figure we should celebrate his birth
 at some point during the year.
Irony of irony, Schools in America 
are now forced to call Christmas Break, 
the Winter break, store clerks can no longer
 say Merry Christmas for fear of offending
 some non Christian. 
But at the same time we still have 
Halloween and Saint Valentine's day
 with originally were Christian holidays
 as well as Tax Day.  

Why do American celebrate Tax Day, 
April 15th, because this is the actual birth date
 of Jesus.  Keeping in mind the original reason
 Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem to begin with
 was to pay their fair share of tax to Rome. 
 Just thought I would throw in a little known 
historical fact to keep you on your toes

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Say, "Fuzzy Pickle."

Luke 2: 11&12
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, 
which is Christ the Lord.
  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe
 wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Are We There Yet?


















So many Cartoonists do Cartoons of 
Christmas or The Holidays.
 They do their cartoons about all the stuff we normally
 celebrate this time of year like Santa Claus, 
Frosty the Snowman, funny elf's, kids, presents 
and shopping for Holiday Gifts. 

 For me, this week before the big day I am doing nothing but cartoons pertaining to Mary & Joseph on the road to Bethlehem.
If my religious themed cartoons offend you..
you can always go view someone else's cartoons.  
What exactly do people mean when the say, 
"the Magic of Christmas". 
 So many people do not want to admit that 
the real reason for Christmas is the Birth of Christ. 
 A birthday where the person who's birth 
we are celebrating gets no presents, 
where all the presents are given to other people.

Monday, December 15, 2014

We Are On The Road To Bethlehem

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For the next week or so I will be doing cartoons
 about the upcoming event of the birth 
of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Joe Ice Skater

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Milo's hero is Snoopy and today he is trying out 
what Snoopy loved to do, ice skating.
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"Time magazine has named 'Ebola Fighters' 
the 2014 Person of the Year. 
The Ebola fighters said they were honored to be chosen
 and look forward to the ceremony. 
Then Time said, 'Oh no, we'll just mail them to you.'"
 –Jimmy Fallon

"Facebook revealed that Ebola was the most

 popular Facebook topic
 in the U.S. this year, with the World Cup coming in sixth. 
So welcome to America, where even 
Ebola is more popular than soccer." 
–Jimmy Fallon

"President Obama was talking about the new report on 

CIA interrogation techniques and praised 
our country’s ability to quote,
 'face our imperfections, make changes, and do better.' 
Which sounds less like a speech on torture and more
 like the comments on a kindergartner's report card."
 –Jimmy Fallon

"Jeb Bush’s brother Neil said that their mother

 has 'come around' 
to the idea of Jeb running for
 president in 2016.
Because if there's anything that says
 you're qualified to be president, 
it's your own mom saying, 'I guess you could do it.'"
 –Jimmy Fallon

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sugar Plum Ferry



















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Milo is about to learn that the Sugar Plum Ferry
 likes to talk and talk and talk...
he also has some primo Pixie dust...
What do you expect? 
 He does comes from Colorado.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gotcha!

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My original concept was Milo talking to a squirrel about the lazer pointer but after several hours, I gave up and went this rout.  Kind of fun having the raccoon tormenting the cat, maybe will play with this for a while.  Actually I got the idea from a video Brian Crane posted yesterday on Facebook.

By the way or BTW, the cat's name is Tinker, he was a cat who put up with me for all his life.  Good old cat really miss him at times.  He was really quite the character, with one fang and a bent tail.

Well back to the old drawing board..see you tomorrow.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Snow's Coming





















   
Some days it is a real bear to come up with any funny ideas.  Most days I suppose you can tell it was more of a struggle than others.   Some times I get ideas from my wife and other times I will pick a subject and figure something funny about that subject.

To little dogs like Chihuahuas snow is not something they would like as they do not do well in the cold.  Faced with the thought of a little dog dealing with deep snow, snow shoes came to mind.  If I were to ever get another dog, it would have to be a Chihuahua and we would have to name him Cujo.

About 20 years ago I went looking for a book on how to write gags and was only able to find two books that actually taught a person how to write gags.  "Comedy Writing Secrets", by Melvin Helitzer was one and
the other is "How To Be Funny" by Steve Allen.  The one by Melvin Helitzer should be the comic writer's Bible.  Any time I am feeling depressed and unable to come up with a smile let alone a funny joke all I have to do is open that book to any page and the gags just start oozing out like green slime.

Time to get back to the old drawing board and stare out the window until another gem smacks me in the mug.  Later.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thinking outside the box

























Felix and Oscar are a couple of fish tank buddies, one a gold fish and the other a glass cleaning snail, the odd couple one might say.  I came up with that concept awhile back and after a couple of months kind of put the idea into a mental drawer.  Over the years I have developed several cartoon concepts and for the next week or so will revisit some of them just for the fun of it.

Monday, December 8, 2014

More Greetings From The Feds

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 A couple of people mentioned to me yesterday, 
that I do not need to sign my name as Bill
 to not be confused by my association
 with Elizabeth Warren a distant relative
 from Massachusetts who has a slightly different
 look at life than I do.  So I guess I will just stay
 with the name most people know me by.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

EPA Red Tape

























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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Taking The Scenic Route




















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So this is the tale of the castaways,
They're here for a long, long time,
They'll have to make the best of things,
It's an uphill climb.

The first mate and the Skipper too,
Will do their very best,
To make the others comfortable,
In the tropic island nest.

No phone, no lights no motor cars,
Not a single luxury,
Like Robinson Crusoe,
As primitive as can be.

So join us here each week my friends,
You're sure to get a smile,
From seven stranded castaways,
Here on "Gilligan's Isle."

 






Friday, December 5, 2014

Manger Scene























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"A political action committee 
trying to raise money for a 2016 Hillary Clinton 
campaign is selling “Ready for Hillary” 
champagne glasses and Christmas ornaments. 
Because if one thing improves the holidays, 
it's drinking mixed with politics." 
–Jimmy Fallon

"There are reports that President Obama 
has finally found a nominee to replace 
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
 His nominee is named Ashton Carter. 
Which sounds less like a defense secretary
 and more like the member of a boy band." 
–Jimmy Fallon
"Iran may have attacked ISIS. 
Do you know how long it's been since 
I have been able to wear my
 "Go Iran" T-shirt?" –Conan O'Brien

"The rain is giving much needed relief
 to California's crops. 
By that I mean 'marijuana.'" 
-Craig Ferguson

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Busy As A Beaver.

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What kind of gifts did the Three Wise Men give to Jesus?
  Gold, Frankincense, Smurr & Silver...
I think he probably would have liked some Legos 
or maybe some kind of Action figure or even a bicycle.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Frankie the Snowman Comes to Town
















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Frankie the Snowman
Frankie the Snowman, was a mean and sadful soul they say,
With  bolts in his neck and what the heck,
He had a button nose and two black eyes made of coal.
Frankie the Snowman, was a nightmare they say,
He was made of snow, but the kiddies know he came back to life one day.
There must have been some magic in those bolts in his neck,
For when the electric wires were attached, he began to stomp around like heck.
Oh, Frankie, the Snowman, was as alive as he could be,
“He’s Alive!” Shouted the doctor who brought him to life that day
 “He’s Alive!” Shouted the villagers when Frankie came into frey.
Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump,
look at Frankie go.
Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump,
over the hills of snow.

Frankie the Snowman, knew the sun was hot that day,
so he said, "Let's run, and we'll have some fun now, before I melt away."
The villagers did not want to run and have some fun with Frankie that day,

 Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump,

The Villagers did not like Frankie, they did not want Frankie nearby no way.

Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump,

Down to the village, went Frankie
Running here and there, all around the square,
sayin', "Catch me if you can."

He led them down the streets of town, right to the traffic cop; and only paused a moment, when he heard him holler, "Stop!"
When the cop, the big bad cop pulled out the hair drier that day,
Frankie knew the jig was up.

For Frankie, the Snowman, had to hurry on his way,

But he waved goodbye, sayin' "Don't cry, I'll be back again some day."

Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump,


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Frankie The Snowman

The other caption might read like, 
" I see that Calvin kid has been visiting me over night."
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 From Calvin & Hobbs
Amazing a little kid could build all those snow men is such a short time.



Monday, December 1, 2014

Cat Bath


























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Have you ever watched a cat wash it's self?
  At the same time keep in mind where that tongue has been 
when  you let that cat lick you in the face.
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Q. How do you know when your cat’s done cleaning herself? 
A. She’s smoking a cigarette.
 
 Q: What is it called when a cat wins a dog show?
 A: A CAT-HAS-TROPHY!
 
 Q: What do you get if you cross a leopard with a watchdog?
 A: A terrified postman! 
 
 Q: What do you call a pile of kittens 
A: a meowntain 
 
Q: When is a lion not a lion?
 A: When he turns into his cage!

 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cats Claws


































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This is a follow up cartoon from 
the one I posted yesterday. 
 Word of caution, cats do not like
 to play dress up
 and if you do you may want to 
make sure the
 local blood bank has your type blood.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lookig Mahvelous Dahling.



















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This cartoon is serves two purposes: As a homage to one of my all time
 favorite comic actors, Billy Crystal and to re-introduce little Hector.  
Hector Gomez is kind of a mixture of all the funny little boys
 my wife has taught over the years. 
  NO MORE GRUMPY KITTY.
I was informed by my oldest son that using Grumpy Kitty 
for some of my gags  may get me in trouble with the people
 who own Grumpy Cat.  
 As such, I have changed the grumpy minded cat I use,
to the cat we had as a pet for about 20 years
 by the name of "Tinker."  
Other people named the little guy Tinker short for Tinker Bell 
and may account for his personality.  Tinker will show up tomorrow
 and he is basically an alley cat or grey, black and white tiger striped cat 
and he was missing one of his fangs.  I loved that cat and sort of reveled
 in his independence.  In this comic strip Tinker is Hector's pet cat...
See you tomorrow.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Survivor























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Tips on how to survive Black Friday
  • 1. Designate a leader.

    Democracy
    Black Friday is not up for debate.
     
  • 2. Leave the kids at home.

    D3bwvu7
    They are too young and innocent for Black Friday -- they will only drag you down.
     
  • 3. Psych yourself up beforehand.

    Drive
    Only the most alert shoppers will survive.
     
  • 4. Make sure your vehicle can handle the challenge.

    Lzcsjqy
    If you think holiday shopping is all about being on your feet, think again. You will need to make a smooth getaway if you're going to multiple shopping spots.
     
  • 5. Do whatever it takes to score that prime parking spot.

    Iroubka
    It's park or be parked on out there.
    Image: Reddit Bangaleng
  • 6. Do not give away your location.

    Imfmf
    Never check in on social media. Potential enemies are all around you. Besides, who has time for that when you're fighting off swarms of moms for the last Elsa doll?
     
  • 7. Be wary of the mindless hoards...

    Hoard
    Shoppers out there are still full from Thanksgiving.
     
  • 8. Never take your eyes off your target.

    Target
    You've got a plan -- now stick to it.
     
    9. Always act fast.
  • Phqx0ga
    Get in, get your stuff and get out. Don't be a hero.
     
  • 10. Respect other shoppers.

    Vtd6ozi
    You never know when you'll need an ally.
     
  • 11. Have a buddy.

    2s1duap
    You need to know someone's got your back.
    Image: AMC
  • 12. Don't let the shopping frenzy get out of hand.

    Breakitup
    You're all here to get a good deal.
     
  • 13. Ask other shoppers for tips.

    Watch
    You'd be surprised at how helpful other people can be when confronted with Black Friday peril.
     
  • 14. Take pleasure in all your victories.

    Booyeah
    It's the best part.
     
  • 15. And if you're unsuccessful, don't beat yourself up.

    Shithappens