Wordless Wednesday: Not ready for primetime Slate cartoon.

Wordless Wednesday: Not ready for primetime Slate cartoon.
Ahhh, I tried. But Wordless Wednesday isn’t for me. I’m a cartoonist, and we believe a picture is worth a 1,000 words, so long as we write some of those words. I wrote this as a New Yorker style cartoon. Okay, it’s sex play, role play. Do you have a problem with that? I suppose ...

I only use Paul Newman’s legendary salad dressing.

I only use Paul Newman's legendary salad dressing.
I heart Paul Newman! Not so much for his movies, although he was great – but for entering my own life by doing movies on location, where I found him in person. I was dating the special effects guy on one film, and I remember he had to build a special sweat hut so Paul ...

The witches of Macbeth take their elections seriously.

The witches of Macbeth take their elections seriously.
“Add hair of Sarah, eyerolls of McCain, wool of Obama, and Biden’s slip of the tongue…and we get a pretty tasty election!” © D. Barstow, 2008 I hope you don’t have to know Macbeth to understand this cartoon; just a rudimentary knowledge of witches is helpful, however. They do like to cook, they have unusual ...

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 ...

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 ...

My first Sarah Palin cartoon, gun included.

My first Sarah Palin cartoon, gun included.
I am all kinds of thrilled that I’ve been invited to submit political cartoons about the election to a major publication!! I’ve never done any editorial cartoons before. (My father used to suggest that if I did them, I would be a “real” cartoonist,  but fortunately – I think it wasn’t until he held my ...