Wednesday, December 23, 2009


1821-SANTA CLAUS BORN - This day the poem "A Visit From Saint Nicholas" was printed in the Troy Centinal a New York newspaper. Although it was published anonymously, a few years later a bible school teacher, the Reverand Clement Clarke Moore, claimed authorship.
In 1931, The Coca-Cola Company commissioned Michigan-born illustrator Haddon Sundblom to develop advertising images using Santa Claus -- showing Santa himself, not a man dressed as Santa. For inspiration, Sundblom turned to Clement Clark Moore's 1822 poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" (commonly called "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"). Moore's description of St. Nick led to an image of Santa that was warm, friendly, pleasantly plump and human. For the next 33 years, Sundblom painted portraits of Santa that helped to create the modern image of Santa -- an interpretation that today lives on in the minds of people of all ages, all over the world

Monday, December 21, 2009

Gil Elvgren Pin Up Girl

"Christmas Eve Waiting For Santa" by Gil Elvgren the foremost pinup girl artist of the 20th century. Gil was very succesful from the thirties through the sixties and illustrated countless calenders, magazine articles, books and book covers. You can see why he was so successful. He was a fantastic illustrator.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Al Gore In Hell

I like doing political cartoons. There is always some politician saying or doing something nutty.
I find Al Gore seems to always be putting his foot in it, especially recently when he said the earths core is millions of degrees.
Come on Al, I'm a cartoonist and I know the maximum at the core is about 8,000 degrees, or about the surface of the sun.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Party Of No

This is what happens when all of the branches of government are being run by the same party. Unfortunately the Democrats are in charge of the Congress, Senate and Presidency and are spending borrowed money like there's no tomorrow and the Republicans are made out to be the bad guys for saying, "stop we don't have the money".
You can't run a business this way without going bankrupt and some experts are saying that's just where we're headed.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I Like Chickens

I miss the little chicken pen we had in the woods outside Nevada City so thought I'd pay homage to the old hens and rooster. Nothing like a COCK-A-DOODLE-DOOOO at 4 am. Then the rooster goes back to sleep.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Harry Reid

So Harry Reid says to Mary Landrieu (D. AL) "Hey, I'll give you $100,000,000.00 if you vote yes on my Health Care Bill" and Mary says " Make that $300,000,000.00 and ya' got a deal". So Harry says "Deal!" and Mary says "Deal!"
Wow! They sure can spend money like it was someone elses. Hey, it is someone elses, it's OURS!
I guess that's why they call him Dirty Harry.