ESL doesn’t work. So stop it.

ESL doesn't work. So stop it.
Last week someone emailed me complaining that I “explained” my cartoons. Let’s call him “Chris.” Well, my main issue is that not only do I often not understand them, it’s that you often admit in the commentary below your cartoons that you have grave doubts that your audience will understand them. I think there was ...

Ink spill cartoons for the LA Times for May, 2010.

Ink spill cartoons for the LA Times for May, 2010.
I had a rough week, so sorry about that. Could this be why I couldn’t find any funny cartoons for the third week of May?! Maybe! I did find some clever ones, however, and clever is a close cousin to funny. Of course, the PB oil spill continues to be the biggest story around. In ...

Editorial cartoons for LA Times, April 2010.

Editorial cartoons for LA Times, April 2010.
Last week Joel Pett included a cartoon from Pulitzer Prize 2010 winner Mark Fiore in his selection of cartoons for the LA Times. He had to go back 10 years to find a cartoon by Fiore. This is because Fiore is an animator now, not a cartoonist, and hasn’t done cartoons for years. Is the ...

Graduation chuckles for the undereducated crowd.

Graduation chuckles for the undereducated crowd.
What to do with your new diploma? Ewww, I hate daytime television! Never ever watch it. Even though I do like talk shows. And I’ll never get unemployment, now that I’m self-employed. :( :( :( :( I do like fonts, however. I got this idea after I read someone on MySpace who wrote, seriously, that ...