Monday, October 9, 2017

Cartoon of the Day: If It Ain't Broke, It's Still Responsible to Fix It

The News-Herald - October 8
Responsible pet ownership, of course, means making sure that every pet is wanted and that the community doesn't face the problem of countless unwanted - and often homeless - dogs and cats. Downriver's PAWS Clinic does wonderful work, and thanks to a recent grant from the Petco Foundation, is able to do even more. That said, I couldn't resist a tongue-in-cheek comment from a feline patient. Here's a new twist to the old saying, "if it ain't broke, it's still responsible to fix it!"
That's the Point!

Cartoon of the Day: Insurance "Policy" in Detroit

Crain's Detroit Business - October 2
Auto insurance "policy" within Detroit seems to be pricing coverage beyond the means of most people to pay. With Detroit rebounding, led by the growth of good jobs and affordable housing, the cost of auto insurance is becoming a prohibitive expense.
That's the Point!

Off the Drawing Board: In addition to the idea that was refined and finished, I considered a direction that was based on a parody of a popular and long-running series of auto insurance TV commercials.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cartoon of the Week: Every Day Should be Earth Day

The News-Herald - April 23
And that's the problem! Most of us don't take the theme of Earth Day seriously, and of those who do, many make it only a once-a-year observance. We should be celebrating our stewardship of the planet Earth every day - every day is Earth Day!
That's the Point!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cartoon of the Week: Weather or Not

The News-Herald - January 18
I drew this for my Downriver readers, but it's true throughout the metro Detroit area. From day-to-day, we're not sure "weather" it's winter, spring or fall. Sometimes, it's all three!
That's the Point!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cartoon(s) of the Year: Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's Detroit Business - Dec. 19
It's a privilege and a blessing to be a part of the Crain Communications editorial family. I'm fortunate to have been writing and drawing editorial cartoons for Crain's Detroit Business for more than 25 years, and each deadline is as exciting and energizing as it was when I first started.

I have many editors to thank for their guidance, collaboration - and editing - over the decades; and without the inspiration of the outstanding CDB reporting staff, there would be no cartoon material. I also am thankful for my readers throughout metro Detroit who take a look at my work and laugh, or grimace, or take the time to contact me and tell me how far I've missed the mark!

Crain's Detroit Business published the annual collection of my cartoons for the year this week, and I'm grateful that this has become a year-end feature. I hope when you take a look, that you will realize not only how much I love this work, but how much I love my hometown.

Here's 2016 in review - laugh, grimace, or let me know I missed the mark: Crain's editorial cartoons year in review

Happy New Year, Detroit!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cartoon of the Week: Thankful for ... Everything!

The News-Herald, November 23
This is my annual Thanksgiving Day editorial cartoon for The News-Herald - I'm thankful for the topics, the News-Herald staff members, and especially my Downriver readers - all of whom have sustained me for another year (my 30th penning cartoons for The News-Herald)!

My thankfulness this season extends to my family, my friends, my colleagues, my neighbors in my hometown of Royal Oak, and my fellow parishioners at Guardian Angels Catholic Community. I'm thankful for every blessing, for the joy each brings to my life; and I try to be thankful for every challenge, and for what I learn from persevering.

I wish you all happiness, good health and much to be thankful for this year!
That's the Point!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Cartoon of the Day: 9-11

The News-Herald - September 11

"Where were you when the first plane hit?" "What did you think happened when you first heard?" "What did you tell your kids?" These and other questions have be asked today, the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. While the answers to these questions are personal, the memory is collective. Let's remember those who lost their lives and their families, let's remember the survivors who still struggle with their memories, and let's remember the sense of unity that our nation shared in the aftermath of this tragedy.
That's the Point.