Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gossip Girl

They're closing the postal annex in the western part of Baker County.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December's obligatory Santa cartoon

This was one of those "flash"cartoon ideas, that just pops into your head when you least expect it. I thought it was a little sappy, but my wife liked it alot, so I ran with it. Always trust your first editor.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Forgot to post this one on Friday. Well, it looks like the "great experiment" in Europe has done nothing except bring down the world economy. Countries (and esp. their banks) are so interconnected now that it seems when a politician sneezes in Italy, the entire planet catches a cold. I found it interesting that the moment the EU determined that they were actually going to get together and hammer out a plan, that our markets stabilized. We'll see how long it lasts.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sneak peek - tomorrow's syndicate cartoon

I just hope Cain hangs on another week. Actually, I hope he doesn't drop out at all. Newt turned infidelity into an art form, so why is he surging in the polls? Bill Clinton did exactly what everyone thought he did in the oval office, and was elected to a second term. I have a theory about the whole thing, but my wife says I need to keep that one to myself.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday Sketch - Nov. 20

Sorry it's taken me so long to get these posted. It's been a busy couple of weeks with home repairs and some renovation. I'll post the 3 minute gestures first and then a longer pose from my Moleskine. I was pretty happy with the gestures. It's always a little dicey when doing them in pen & ink, but I think these are OK.

Hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving. Look for more frequent posts now that our house is put back together again.



Pre-Thanksgiving post posted post-Thanksgiving

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday's syndicate cartoon

It's a rarity for me to wake up on Monday morning with an idea for a cartoon. But this morning, there it was, somehow mysteriously imprinted on my brain.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A couple of cartoons & some P&C news!

Here's most of what I did this week. The "Lowering the Bar" cartoon ran in my local paper as well as on the syndicate.

In other news, it looks like "Pedro & the Clown have found a new home! That means I'll be posting monthly installments of my comic strip starting next week. Keep an eye out for it. I feel so fortunate to be able to continue to develop these characters. In the meantime I'll post the cover art for the first edition of the new paper.



Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday Sketch

The model yesterday is a former ballet dancer. She took some very challenging and interesting poses. Here's my Moleskine montage.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Show me the money!

I enjoyed this article by Tony Barnhart on the Penn State fiasco: It sparked one more end of the week cartoon for the syndicate.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quick sketch from yesterday's SketchUp

Graphite and Derwent Inktense Pencils in the Moleskine.

Last syndicate cartoon of the week

I'll let this one speak for itself. I had been looking for a way to use the "Porch of The Maidens" on the Acropolis in a cartoon, and this week finally gave me that opportunity.

If I don't see you tomorrow, have a great weekend!


Today's local fare

I have a feeling this cartoon might get letters. My cartoons referencing religion in any way shape or form are notorious for getting people riled up. My favorite part of the cartoon is the first "woot" in recorded history.

Monday, November 7, 2011

For all my New Englander friends

This story made me appreciate the JEA, and how quickly they get power back up after hurricanes. Here's a synopsis from my good buddy Elena Steier, editing her blog from a dimly lit ipad in her darkened living room:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This week's syndicate cartoons

I got a kick out of this week's vote in the House which passed a resolution reaffirming that our country's motto remain “In God We Trust.” Really? That's the best they could do? Meanwhile the Country is going straight down the tubes because they can't agree on much else. The second cartoon deals with the new smoke trails leading out of Herman Cain's campaign kitchen.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A few recent cartoons

Back from vacation, and I've finally got some time to post these. The local one (with the propane tanks) is probably my favorite. I really enjoyed inking that one, and I like the way the drawing came out. More later this week, so stay tooned! -E

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Little Frankie Castle

Here's a Baby Punisher I sketched up last night and inked this morning. I may do some of these at my Wizard Con booth in December.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday Sketch

I've been busy with separate projects the past two weeks, so I've let my blog posts go a bit. Sorry. Here's a page I sketched up in the Moleskine Sunday. Now that my square for the Up and Cummers Show is finished, and that 3500 square foot monster is designed out at the beach, I can get back to cartooning more as well. I've got a couple of opportunities for new publication coming up too, so stay tooned!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Today's syndicate cartoon

I'd been looking for a way to marry the Occupy Wall Street crowd with the upcoming election, and I finally found it this morning.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Breaking in a new Moleskine

Ran out of room in the old sketchbook yesterday, so I had to break out a new one. It was fun getting back to drawing the figure again. Hope to start back on a regular basis now that a couple of projects are finishing up.



Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday's syndicate cartoon

It's Friday morning. The last day of September, and it's being reported that his position has changed overnight from "definitely no" to "definitely maybe."

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SketchUp Sketch

We had a small crowd last night at SketchUp, so I decided to work in my Moleskine from a gesture drawing I did last Sunday. Still not sure why I am interested in combining figurative and landscape elements, but I'll keep doing it until I get bored. Wanted to take a second to welcome the latest follower to the blog. Hello Mac Attack from Ireland!



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday's cartoon

Wanted to get this one in today. Friday's gonna be a busy one, so here it is. I'm still working on my Rick Perry caricature, but I'm starting to enjoy drawing him. He's the perfect politician for caricature: big hair, big suit, and big eyebrows. Evidently he also has a big appetite for campaign contributions. I heard an interesting quote from a Texas newspaper man this morning. He said that if you want to report on Rick Perry, just follow the money.

On a separate note, I found out from my good buddy and fellow cartoonist Jeff Parker that my Pony Express cartoon was in The Tallahassee Democrat on Monday. Check back a few posts to see it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Today's syndicate cartoon

I was pleasantly surprised that this made it through the Syndicate screen. Would love it if it got picked up by a major publication, but alas, editors are scared to death of the dreaded butt crack.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sunday Sketch Sept. 18

Oops! Forgot to post this one yesterday. I attended the weekly figure drawing session at our local community college on Sunday. It was fun getting back to figure drawing again. This model can really hold a pose too, so I got several pretty decent studies completed. I'm pressed for time today, so I'll only post one. I actually finished out a Moleskine yesterday. Time to reorder!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Today's syndicate toon

It's been a busy morning, and I can already tell it's gonna be a sprint to the finish today. Here's the first of two cartoons.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

2x2x5 Show up through September 23rd

One of my paintings from the 2x2x5 show. If we missed you at the opening on the 9th, don't fret. The show will be up through Sept. 23rd. Hope you get a chance to see it.


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Jacksonville, Florida 32210

Another local cartoon

I was sitting in my studio on Monday, trying to come up with something on the smoke from the forest fires here in Northeast Florida. It has been bad. You can't even go outside in the morning without smelling that horrible, ashy smell. Not to mention the effect on allergy sufferers (like myself). Well, as I was sketching out thumbnails, I noticed that the smell was coming in through the air conditioning ducts. Great! Now we all have to live like the bubble boy.

Dumbing down our kids

My take on the whole "Sponge Bob is too much for young minds" controversy. Once again we over-protect, and dumb down the creative and critical thinking of our kids. Poor 'ol Sponge Bob.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Giddy Up!

My take on the demise of the Postal Service. I've done others, but I think this one might be my favorite. Anytime I can work a talking animal into one of my cartoons, I'm stoked.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another syndicate cartoon

I was thinking about how the group of GOP presidential candidates is trashing the ideals that Republicans have always stood for. My Dad liked to call himself a Goldwater Republican, and there's probably a little bit of that in me. I doubt most people today would even know who Barry Goldwater was, much less his convictions. Sad. It was also really weird seeing them debate each other at the Ronald Reagan library. I love how they hold Reagan up as an ideal, and then preach from platforms so far removed from the Gipper. Anyway, this led to this image of the poor, tired elephant waiting to be seen by all of those who would want to "doctor" the party.

Here's a pretty good editorial on the subject:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lessons learned, not.

I wanted to get this one in before the 9/11 anniversary and Obama's Thursday speech. It's a damn shame that lawmakers only seem to focus on what's good for themselves politically instead of what might actually be good for the Country.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A local cartoon

Most people don't know this, but Baker County is a hot spot for pot growers in the southeast. Which means helicopter fly-overs are quite common. Lately there has been a rash of detections and arrests, and upon seizure the perps always say stuff like: "I knew when I heard you guys buzzin' around up there I was busted."

I thought that this was a cool way to pay homage to one of my favorite cartoonists, and illuminate the situation.

Thanks Sparky!