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Tired of the election?

Jump on over to TheCartoonistStudio.com for some relief! Two dozen popular cartoonists appear on the site, where you can get a glimpse into their studio lives. It just so happens that this month Rick Kirkman has the featured Drawing Board … Continue reading




Halloween: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Glue Guns

I don’t really know how it started. It could’ve been when we made our younger daughter into the comic strip character Nancy as a nod to my friend and partner Jerry Scott. At the time, Jerry was drawing and writing … 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


Hmmm. 7 Weird Things Babies Do and Why—Parenting.com

Jerry and I are always on the lookout for subject matter for the strip. No offense, but generally, stories about something funny your kids said or did don’t cut it. They’re usually only funny to the family. That goes for … 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


Insider Tip!

There’s an occurrence that happens so rarely that it’s no longer considered predictable, and science has relegated it to the Random Stuff That Happens shelf (Subsection: And We Don’t Know When Or Why). That occurrence is a Baby Blues book … 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

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