Friday, February 2, 2018

Cartoon of the Week: 'Weather' or Not You Want It, Winter is Here for a Few More Weeks

The News-Herald - January 31
Groundhog Day - our annual opportunity to blame a large rodent for our lingering cold, miserable weather. Even if spring is six weeks away, there's one sign of the season that we can count on to lift our spirits - pitchers and catchers report in less than two weeks, folks!
That's the Point!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Cartoon of the Week: You Can't Get There From Here

Crain's Detroit Business - January 29
Following the brief region-wide team effort to compose the Amazon HQ2 bid, the metro area's top elected officials are back to sniping and confrontation about key issues including regional transit. Without viable, effective regional transit, Detroit's come-back and sustainable growth in the metro area will be impossible. Certainly, bridge and road infrastructure repairs and updates are needed, but that's only part of the equation. Personal mobility is changing and our thinking about mobility must also change. If not, we're going nowhere.

The future? You can't get there from here.
That's the Point!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cartoon of the Week: Autonomous Cars - 'Open the Car Door Alexa'

Crain's Detroit Business - January 15
 
The 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opened in Detroit this week, with its Media and Industry Preview Days. There was a time, not long ago, when the most important choice we made in considering a car was the color. Today, the most important choice is the car's onboard technology and its compatibility with the operating system of our mobile device and our connected home. To paraphrase a classic movie line, "Open the car door Alexa ..."
That's the Point!

Off the Drawing Board: I sketched three takes on autonomous driving and our relationship with home and vehicle technology for consideration by my editors at Crain's Detroit Business this week. I agreed with their thoughts that idea #2 best presented the scope of the relationship that's growing between us and Alexa, or Siri.
(... or HAL?) 
 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Cartoon of the Week: New Year, New Start

The News-Herald - December 31
Another New Year, another new start. This is the greeting I shared with my readers Downriver as we said goodbye to 2017 and welcomed 2018. The sentiment applies to all my friends and family as well. Look ahead, make some personal headlines. Like the newspapers in which my cartoons appear, not all headlines are happy, but the stories are ours to write. I hope all my readers, and all my family and friends are the authors of wonderful personal stories in 2018! Happy New Year!
That's the Point!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cartoon of the Week: Unhappy Ending

The News-Herald, December 13
I'm saddened to see the legislative career of John Conyers end as it has. I won't address the allegations of sexual harassment that led to his abrupt retirement; others will sort all that out. My reflection in today's cartoon comment focuses on the 53 years he served in Congress and the important voice he gave to those who elected him, and the contributions he made to our republic over more than five decades. Goodbye, Mr. Conyers. I'm sorry you had to take this exit.
That's the Point!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Cartoon of the Week: Santa's Filling His ... Truck?!

The News-Herald, December 6
Christmas cheer isn't delivered only by sleigh. Sometimes the answers to Christmas wishes are delivered by truck - like the one The News-Herald is filling for the Downriver Salvation Army. A truckload of toys and food will mean a happy holiday for many people Downriver who otherwise would be forgotten. News-Herald readers and staff members are joining to "Fill the Truck" all week at News-Herald headquarters (One Heritage Place, Southgate) and on Saturday morning, December 9, we'll all be there collecting last minute donations and filling the truck, so it's ready to spread Christmas joy. Join us if you can - 'tis the season!
That's the Point!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cartoon of the Week: It's Cyber Monday - Wish Big!

Crain's Detroit Business - November 27
It's Cyber Monday and many people are seeking to fulfill holiday wish lists online - including metro Detroit. This Cyber Monday, why not wish big?!
That's the Point!