Thursday, September 29, 2011

CARTOONS of the DAY: 'PENCIL' Points

Sometimes cartoon ideas never get beyond that stage - the ideas (well, and pencil roughs). After discussion with my editors, we sometimes go in a different direction. Sometimes that suggestion is preceded by a statement like, "What made you think that would ever see print?!" (But not often.) More commonly, something topical comes up on deadline and we shift focus to keep up with the next edition. That said, I LIKE a lot of the cartoon ideas that I never get to ink, so I thought I'd share a couple here today.
That's the Point!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: Down this Road Before

The News-Herald - September 18
Telegraph Road? Under construction? That's hardly news - we've been down this road before!
That's the Point!

Monday, September 26, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: Over the (Sports) Rainbow!

The News-Herald - September 25
The Lions are 3-0 and some national sports commentators are actually referencing "Lions" and "Super Bowl" in the same breath. The Tigers have secured the AL Central Division title and are playing for home field advantage in the first round of the AL playoffs. We're not in Kansas anymore, kids - we're in Detroit and we're thinking "championships" again. Let's hope we're following this Yellow Brick Road late into October, and again late into January!
That's the Point!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: Old Fashioned Education

The Press & Guide - September 14
All school systems are facing tighter budgets because of shrinking financial support, as taxpayers struggle with shrinking incomes and home foreclosures that are at an all-time high. Dearborn Public Schools administrators are considering smaller, down-sized schools for the future. Maybe there's a model from the past that can be helpful.
That's the Point!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering, Reflecting and Looking Ahead

The News-Herald, The Press & Guide - September 11
Mayor Giuliani's words in the hours after September 11, 2001 resonate today. While we stop to remember the tragedy and the sacrifices of so many heroes; we must look ahead to the world we are building together, that will leave no room for another 9-11.
That's the Point!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

CARTOONS of the DAY: Back to School Blues

The Press & Guide - September 7

The News-Herald - September 7
Back to school brings on the blues for everyone involved, I think. Kids, of course, miss the freedom of summer vacation and the clock-free lives they lead for nearly three months. But the old cliche of parents being happy to see kids return to school so that their lives return to "normal" is a relic of the 1950s and 60s. "Normal" life for parents now not only involves getting kids to and from school, but to and from sports practices, dance lessons, Scout meetings and play dates as well!
That's the Point!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: Beautiful! I 'Like' It!

Crain's Detroit Business - September 5
I've visited Sleeping Bear Dunes many times and they are, indeed, a beautiful natural wonder; but I've seen other breath-taking views in Utah, Wyoming, Virginia, and many other states - and it would be impossible for me to name one "most beautiful" (home state pride aside). Sleeping Bear Dunes' status as "Most Beautiful Place in America," according to the recent Good Morning America viewers' poll, is more a testament to the power of social media - I think - than a testament to nature's handiwork.
That's the Point!

Off the Drawing Board: One of my alternative ideas for this week was about GE hiring locally, in the metro Detroit area, to keep our best and brightest (and young and talented) from migrating to other parts of the country to build their careers.