Sunday, December 8, 2019


'Tis the season for my first new cartoon in a few months! It's good to be back (if even for just one week) after my brief hiatus. I'll try to get back to weekly postings again in 2020. For now, though, here's a little holiday treat.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

All my iconography defaults to the 1970s.

This week's quick-sketch cartoon was most emphatically not drawn in front of the television. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The planet is on fire and I (don't) feel fine

Obviously this was inspired by the recent swath of fires in the Amazon, but this isn't just a Brazil problem (there are also massive waves of human-set fires in the Congo, Indonesia and other parts of the world), nor is it just a fire problem (we're destroying so much else, in so many other ways). But it all adds up, and it's all...not very smart.

Here's hoping my next environmentally themed cartoon touches on something a wee bit less despairing!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

"I am consumer, destroyer of worlds"

A super-quick sketch I'll draw in more detail one of these days, but for now -- hot on the heels of Earth Overshoot Day -- this will do.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019


I'm getting into my brushes lately (even though I'm still figuring out what to do with them).

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The only national debate we should be having this week

Found this in an old sketchbook. Where does your candidate stand (or sit) on this issue?

Sunday, June 16, 2019

My worst pun EVAH

An old ball-point-pen sketch found in a long-forgotten notebook -- perhaps one that should have remained forgotten?

(Nah, this still cracks me up -- but not enough to redraw it!)

Sunday, June 9, 2019


An experimental little oddity that really just materialized because I felt like drawing a big question mark with a brush.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Hobbies are important

A rare pencil sketch found in an ages-old sketchbook. I thought it was too charming to ink.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Survival skills

Adapt or die, amirite?

(A quick two-minute sketch. I'll probably redraw this at some point, but it's good enough for now.)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Amphibian Fight Song

No gag this week -- instead, here's a silly, quickly drawn illustration inspired by this essay I edited for The Revelator about sports teams using endangered species as their mascots (but not sharing appropriate conservation messages about those same species).

What other sports teams and mascots could be rebranded for conservation purposes? I've got a few ideas.

The Green Bay Packers could become the Green Bay Pachyderms.

The Chicago Cubs would change their name to the Chicago Grizzlies, while the Bulls would become the Chicago Tamaraws.

The members of the New York Yankees would soon play for the New York Yellowhammers or the Clubshells (a type of mussel).

The Boston Red Sox would have a lot of choices: the Boston Red Wolves, Redwings, Sockeyes...the possibilities are endless.

The New Orleans Saints could be the New Orleans Gopher Tortoises (a local species).

I could go on...but I think this is a good start!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

True story

Okay, this one isn't so much a gag as a nice piece of art/introspection, but I'm glad to finally get it posted.

True story: this was one of the first ideas that I sketched out when I started drawing cartoon ideas en masse back in 2012. At the time, I was stupidly using a ballpoint pen and filling up a notebook that had ivory-colored pages. Some of those ideas were both good and fairly well-drawn; I could have scanned and posted them right away except the ballpoint didn't create very good lines and I didn't know how to whiten the scans of those off-white pages.

Well, I finally figured out how to resolve that second problem, and this piece is about a ball-point pen, so up it goes -- just a few years after I drew/wrote it.

And there I wrote ten times more words than the drawing contains in order to explain the drawing. Remind me not to do that again!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019


(A super-quick sketch, but I like it. Oh, other than the whole emotional content, you know.)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

I really should work out more

(Fun story -- I filled an entire sketchbook with drawings before I realized the pages were so off-white they scan funny. This came out pretty well, all things considered.)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Blast it!

True story. Yes, I did sketch this out after a particularly ill-advised walk the other day.

Sunday, February 17, 2019


(Who doesn't?)

This week's sketchy cartoon. Probably drawn some time after my puggle started howling.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Another brick in the wall...

I'm sure I'm not the first cartoonist to think of this "Kilroy was here" riff about Trump's border wall, but I had to sketch this out once it popped into my head. (I probably should have made the handwriting bigger and more florid.)

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Stop him before he sips again

(Another quick sketch on the back of a business card. I was going to revisit this full size, but this dude's expression just cracks me up.)

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019