Pumpkins as far as the eye can see… [Updated]

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


The Comic Strip Supergoup That Never Was: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Fogelberg

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



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


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


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