Santa was laid off. AGAIN.

Santa was laid off. AGAIN.
This is normally a Christmas cartoon, but should it run before or after Christmas?! It seems logical that Santa would visit the unemployment office AFTER Christmas, of course, but those pesky editors just aren’t in the mood to buy Santa Claus anything after Christmas Day – I guess they think the cartoon should be half ...

The Ghost of White House Christmas Trees Past.

The Ghost of White House Christmas Trees Past.
I watched part of the White House Christmas Special that Oprah put on, with my renewed interest in smoggy, buggy, busy Washington, now that I have to DRAW it. I need more pictures and details, to draw it. I can’t tell you how many school trips and family trips we had to Wash DC. Then ...

The Original Chia Pet Cartoon of Barack Obama.*

The Original Chia Pet Cartoon of Barack Obama.*
Kind of self-explanatory. A satisfying Christmas gift or Election Celebration centerpiece. Available only for a limited time, for only $1000, and is sure to sell out this Christmas [or Inaugural] season. (On TV it’s limited, only while the chia pet ads last. Available longer right here, on this cartoon blog. ) An enterprising Josh Madison ...

Santa is unemployed and may need Prozac.

Santa is unemployed and may need Prozac.
I decorated my blog for Christmas! But does Santa seem depressed to you? Maybe it’s because we can’t see his rosy cheeks and red nose. (There is a cartoonist that we all know, not naming no names, who draws her character only from the back! I can’t remember if any character in the panel has ...

An early Christmas present for you!

An early Christmas present for you!
“The Three Wise Men All Chip In for a Nice Satellite Dish” Assignment for Illustration Friday: Wise. (I wasn’t in Slate yet, but could have used this there, too.) Owl? Too obvious. Wise, as in smartass? Too snarky. So I went with the wisest of the wise, and I’m ready to start Christmas early, too! ...