“Mom, I have a boo-boo on my feener!” Toddlers and preschoolers have a lot of interesting—if not always decipherable—ways to describe a cut or scrape, or where it hurts. There is plenty of lively discussion about the perks or drawbacks of teaching kids … Continue reading
In August 2012, six cartoonists—Jeff Bacon (Military Times/Broadside/Greenside), Tom Richmond (MAD magazine), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Dave Coverly (Speed Bump), Sam Viviano (MAD magazine) and I (Rick from Baby Blues)—traveled out to the Persian Gulf on a USO tour … Continue reading
I’m pretty sure that’s how the description went in the gag for this strip. I can’t actually prove it, because in those days, Jerry sent gags to me via fax. Hard to believe we spent the years 4 through 15 … Continue reading
Today is the birthdate of the late Bil Keane, creator of The Family Circus. Here’s a repost from the Cartoonist Studio blog I wrote earlier this year. In June of 1976, I met my first cartoonist. I was taking night … Continue reading
On this 44th anniversary, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young appeared at Woodstock on August 18, 1969, only their second public appearance as a group. Here’s a look back at how one of our more popular series in Baby Blues came … Continue reading
On this day in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was formed. To celebrate, Darryl shares his knowledge of the cosmos with Zoe in a strip from August 26, 2001. Click to biggify.
I know what you’re thinking…The MacPherson’s don’t have a puppy.
Hammie and Trent started the Look-out!-Here-it-comes!-Club. Sounds dangerous. And fun. I want to know who the third member was.
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
As the years go by, Veteran’s Day has come to mean more to me. I always knew what Veteran’s Day was about. My dad is a veteran, career Air Force. I grew up on military bases and moved from base … Continue reading