Thursday, December 31, 2009

CARTOONS of the WEEK: Out with the Old, in with the New - Three Takes

Crain's Detroit Business - January 4, 2010
My editors at Crain's agreed with me that the first cartoon of 2010 gave us the opportunity to acknowledge some of the challenges we'd overcome in 2009 and at the same time, offer a measure of optimism for what lies ahead for us in 2010. While the new year may not be exactly a "cakewalk" for us, I anticipate that it will begin a decade of growth for metro Detroit, and - through hard work by all of us - a return to an era of economic strength for the region. Happy New Year, everyone!

OFF the DRAWING BOARD: We considered a different direction for the Crain's Detroit Business January 4 cartoon, with this pencil rough - a look back at the just-finished holiday retail shopping season. We agreed that the New Years cartoon, with its focus on high-profile Detroit events of the past years, had the most impact and provided the statement we wanted to make, entering 2010.

The News-Herald - December 30

The Press & Guide - December 30
Two different spins on the arrival of 2010 - for Downriver, I took a tongue-in-cheek jab at the challenges facing us in the New Year; in Dearborn, I took a straightforward optimistic tone. Combined, these takes reflect my perspective of our whole region for the coming year - lots of challenges, sure; but lots to be optimistic about, too!
That's the Point!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

CARTOONS of the WEEK: Christmas Greetings with a fun Twist

The News-Herald - December 23
The economy may be playing The Grinch this season Downriver (and I don't think there's any chance his heart is going to grow three sizes ...!); but Christmas will come, just the same. Merry Christmas to all my readers and friends Downriver!
The Press & Guide - December 23
Technology changes everything, including how kids connect with Santa. To his credit, the Jolly Ol' Elf has kept up with the latest technology, too - as evident in this Press & Guide Christmas greeting! Sometimes, editorial cartoons are just fun.
That's the Point!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

CARTOON of the WEEK: A Local Fish Story

The News-Herald - December 16
As if the economy and the threat of H1N1 weren't bad enough, now we have to worry about Asian Carp invading our waters! Do I hear the theme from "Jaws"? ...
That's the Point!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

CARTOONS of the WEEK: A New Grinch, Shopping Tradition and a Real Estate Steal

The Press & Guide - December 9
There's a new Grinch or two, or three, or more, in town this Christmas season. The Governor and the State Legislature are playing the role with school systems throughout the state - including Dearborn Public Schools. Hang your stockings, kids ... and say your prayers!
The News-Herald - December 9
Call me old-fashioned, but I avoid "Early Bird Doorbuster" sales that begin at 5 a.m., and you'll never catch me picking through "Night Owl Specials" after midnight. No, I prefer to do my Christmas shopping on the traditional day for it - Christmas Eve!
Crain's Detroit Business - December 7
The residential real estate market may be down in the metro Detroit area, but compared to the recent sale of the Pontiac Silverdome for just over $500,000, maybe breaking even on a home sale isn't so bad!
That's the Point!