The Michigan State University Spartans will be kicking off against the Stanford Cardinal in the Rose Bowl on January 1. My Sunday, December 29 News-Herald editorial cartoon celebrated the trip to Pasadena, where I anticipate that the nation's number-one defense, and an inspired offense will prove that roses are green in 2014. Go Green! Go White! That's the Point!
It was 116 years ago that Francis Pharcellus Church, editor of The New York Sun newspaper assured eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon that there is, indeed, a Santa Claus. This year, I borrowed an excerpt from his 1897 column for my Christmas editorial cartoon in The News-Herald, to wish my Downriver readers a Merry Christmas.
Off the Drawing Board: I also drew a version of this cartoon for The Press & Guide, wishing my readers in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights a Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all my readers throughout metro Detroit, and those who read over the Internet outside metro Detroit, may you enjoy and share peace, love and kindness. I hold you all in my heart! That's the Point!
While some are getting heartburn and headaches over the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," others - like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan - are finding it a healthful alternative to what came before. That's the Point!
Off the Drawing Board: This week's final cartoon was very much like the initial thumbnail idea-starter rough (number 1) with only a few dialogue edits and art refinements. Rough number 2 offered a different take on how the ACA affects Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, with a focus on its clients.
Each Thanksgiving, I celebrate the things for which I'm thankful Downriver and in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights in The News-Herald and The Press & Guide, respectively. Here are my reflections this year ... and I want to add a special "thank you!" to all the writers and editors at both papers - their work is the inspiration for my weekly editorial cartoons. That's the Point!
Friends who went ventured out shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend reported to me that throughout area malls, the holiday spirit was so thick, you could cut it with a knife. Do you know the difference between a mob and a mass of holiday shoppers? Me neither. That's the Point!