Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Humans have been sighting strange flying objects in the sky for thousands of years. Are we being visited by extraterrestrials? If so, I figure they have not formerly introduced themselves because we humans have not learned how to play nice with each other yet. Because of our behaviour, Earth is probably considered to be a cosmic loony bin.... but with great scenery. I'm posting this toon in it's original, glorious, b&w format.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This is the very first "BuckShot" cartoon I created. It was also one of my first to be published. Looking at it again after many years, I can see how I would do some things differently. However, it still makes me laugh. This is why I create cartoons in the first place. I make them to amuse myself. There is no attempt to cater to anyone else's sensibilities. What I have found over the years is that if I create something that tickles me, then most likely other folks will enjoy it too.
The gag in this cartoon is based on a sign. As a former sign maker myself, I believe that: A world without signs would be...chaos. Something to think about. Or not.
Friday, October 1, 2010
For ten years I had a part-time job working with a professional magician. And no--I was not the lovely assistant, but more of a glorified stagehand. My job was to make sure that the show ran smoothly so that the talent could do his thing. It was great fun, and we functioned like a well-oiled machine. I have some good stories about those days.