Is Doonesbury hipper than me?

I’ve recently been accused of not being a hipster, so I’m a little sensitive these days. But Garry Trudeau might be a tad bit out of touch with the times… I don’t usually read Doonesbury, by Garry Trudeau. I do like it, think it’s extremely clever, but I regularly read only a handful of comics.¬† ...

Sarah Palin cartoon is a five-letter word.

Sarah Palin cartoon is a five-letter word.
I don’t know, tell me. I don’t do crossword puzzles, I do Soduku. (Actually, my favorites are logic problems.) But you know who they’re talking about here, right? Did I get the animals right? And the word they might be thinking of? Only a few more days left to love this cartoon! Not to say ...

How to use pop culture to influence your editor.

One might consider this an example of poor boundaries on my end, or simply showing my hand, but I’m going to divulge a little trick that cartoonists or writers might want to use when working with an editor. Act as if paying that month’s rent isn’t all that. Have fun in spite of the tanking ...

Jones plans, and cancels, Disneyland party.

Another bulletin from Jones, the mysterious MySpace writer, who I think secretly writes for Phil Hendrie: Oct 7, 2008 12:49 PM Subject: may not be renting out Disneyland for birthday bash Body: I know I promised many of you that I planned to reserve Disneyland for a 54th birthday bash in late March, but I ...

Banks timed failures to hide behind the election. Right?

Banks timed failures to hide behind the election. Right?
If you are expecting analysis of the bailout package(s) and bill, explanations of why these banks failed, why the markets have plunged to unimaginable depths, and where you should invest any money¬† you have left now…well, you’ve come to the wrong blog. I’m just a cartoonist. However, I think I caught the presidential race fever! ...

Debating candidates for Dancing with the Stars cartoon.

Debating candidates for Dancing with the Stars cartoon.
I love ’em both: Dancing with the Stars, and the debates. They’re both exciting, in their carefully preplanned, not really spontaneous way. This is a rough, in case you wondered. Love the slashing energy. I wonder who she’s talking with. Next up: foxtrot, with Obama and Palin, and Argentine tango with McCain and Biden. Watch ...