Zen & the art of USO cartoonist tours—Part 1

I recently read an account of an amazingly talented artist, Victor Juhasz, about his trip to Afghanistan, where he was embedded with a medevac unit for two weeks. The stories are sometimes harrowing, the drawings raw and intimate. You should … Continue reading


A very special Baby Blues Thanksgiving memory

With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought I’d find a Baby Blues strip with a Thanksgiving theme and write about how it all came about and the meaning of it to our family. Something poignant and funny. I started by searching through … Continue reading


Cartooning on a Wish-You-Were-Deadline

Several weeks ago, I arrived back in the States from a USO tour aboard the USS Enterprise. A half dozen of us cartoonists went out to the Persian Gulf to draw for sailors and other troops in the area. But … Continue reading

Zoe & Hammie do the "mail dance"

Might as well face it, I’m addicted to mail…email, that is.

When I first started out in cartooning, it was as a gag cartoonist. A gag cartoonist, for the uninitiated, is someone who draws single cartoons without recurring characters, usually just one picture with a caption. The gag cartoonist creates his … Continue reading


Early Baby Blues gag hand written gag

How we created the strip (the early days)

I’ve cranked up the Way Back Machine and set it for twenty-two years ago to show you how we used to create a strip. Excerpts are from an article in Cartoonists Profiles, edited by Jud Hurd. Back then, Jerry hand … Continue reading