Monday, June 18, 2012

Blog back up with all new cartoons!


I got called on the carpet this weekend for not keeping my blog up. I know, I know, you want to see more cartoons. Well, here's three week's worth. Enjoy! BTW, one of the reasons I hadn't been posting is because Blogger is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer 8. Now that I have upgraded to IE 9 updates should be more frequent. I also took the opportunity to update my blog's template. Hope you like the slick new look. You can now Tweet these or share with your friends on Facebook right at the bottom of each post. Thanks in advance for sharing!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Figure studies from Sunday Sketch at FSCJ




Last Week's cartoons


Here are several cartoons from last week.  I've been very busy painting in the studio, so I haven't really had a chance to keep up with the blog.  Look for some figure sketches in the next post.  Cheers, Ed

Another finished Pencil Sketch Commission!

This was a mother's day gift for a business associate of mine.  The dog's name is Murphy, and he's a Wheaten Terrier. Very hairy.  Don't forget, you can order your own sketch from me. Just shoot me an email (halltoons@aol.com) with a couple of photo's of your dog, and we can discuss pricing.  Cheers, Ed

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

LA Times toon

The Los Angeles Times used my tax refund cartoon on Tuesday.  It's always a big thrill to be included on their oped page.  I love how they run them large & center page, and so much for the theory that the major newpapers never publish vertical cartoons.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Last two cartoons for the week







In a hurry today, so I'll let them speak for themselves. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Some recent stuff

If you woke up in Northeast Florida over the past few days, you know that there are numerous forest fires currently burning across our region. The dry conditions are no doubt the result of fewer hurricanes over the past few years. I'm not sure if that's a good trade off or not, but it sure is wrecking havoc on my allergies. A high pollen count, coupled with thick dense smoke does not a happy Ed make.



The second cartoon deals with the looming debt crisis in the student loan industry. With the housing bust and the problems in Europe, this one seems to have been largely over-looked by the media. But it's coming, and it ain't gonna be pretty. Oh, and guess who will end up picking up the bill on all of those defaulted school loans?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Today's syndicate cartoon



With the Supreme Court's ruling Monday that strip searches are constitutional for infractions as menial as traffic violations, this seemed appropriate. Watch your back(sides).

Murry



A recent pencil sketch commission for a friend. The dog's name is Murry, and his owner really liked the finished product!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Location, location, location




A medical waste incinerator has been proposed for Baker County, and it looks like local residents are going to fight it. A meeting has been scheduled for tonight, and it is expected to be a packed house. I couldn't help but think about the location of potentially toxic waste sites, and how planners come up with these locations. That led me to think about other examples of bad site planning, and that led to this cartoon. My editor loved it.




I discovered something else while researching for this cartoon: when I Googled , Integrated Waste Management Systems (the company that has won the bid to build), nothing came up online. To me that was a red flag, so I called the newspaper and sure enough, this company is only 2 years old. I want someone to tell me how a company that is going to build a major facility for the disposal of potentially toxic and harmful substances has only been around for 2 years. And why is there no record of any of their other projects on the internet? Worried? Residents should be terrified, and pissed.