Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: We Always Pay

The Press & Guide - March 28
It's as simple as that, isn't it really? Taxpayers are always the defendant, no matter what public entity is named in a lawsuit. Who loses? Follow the money.
That's the Point!

Monday, March 26, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: A Million Here, A Million There; Pretty Soon It's Real Money

Crain's Detroit Business - March 26
I've never been good with math ... that's why I went into Fine Art at Wayne State University - no math requirement. (... not that I ended up being any good at fine art, either!) So, forgive me if headlines with numbers confuse me; but when I see the deficit that Detroit is struggling with and the values of some high profile Detroit athletes' contracts, my reaction is "Huh?!" Hey, I'm happy at the end of the month if I'm running only a $20 "deficit" after I've paid the mortgage, tuition, an' utilities.
That's the Point!

Off the Drawing Board: A couple of alternative Crain's Detroit Business editorial cartoon ideas that I discussed with the editors there for this week. I still like the Department of Energy loans concept - you may see that one "recycled" sometime soon - in the spirit of environmental responsibility, of course!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Marshmallow Eggs, Scrambled?!

The News-Herald - March 25
Sometimes, you just have to have fun and celebrate a "feel good" event in the community. Today was one of those days ... seasonal, and a little bit silly.
That's the Point!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cartoon of the Day: You Can't Get There From Here ... Or Can You?

Crain's Detroit Business - March 19
Nobody likes to take directions - from an annoying GPS - or from anybody. I have every confidence that Mayor Bing and cooler heads among Detroit's elected officials will manage to steer the city through its current financial perils, but - in the end - they may have to take a few directions.
That's the Point!

Monday, March 19, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Real 'March Madness!'

The News-Herald - March 18
March always "heats up" around here with the MHSAA Basketball State Championships and the NCAA Basketball Tournament, but add to that temperatures in the 60s and 70s (maybe even higher on the last day of winter!) and you have real "March Madness!"
That's the Point!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

CARTOON o'the DAY: Chasing a Pot O' ... GAS?!

The Press & Guide - March 14
I paid $4 a gallon for gas today at my corner station ... I'm convinced the rumors of $5 a gallon gas by spring will prove true. So, when you're partying this St. Patrick's Day, keep watch for any leprechauns who've let their guard down ... you can nab 'em and collect their pot o' gold; and buy yourself a tank of gas.
That's the Point!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Do You Have the Time?!

The News-Herald - March 11
Twice a year, with the start and end of Daylight Saving Time, we all act like we've just circumnavigated the globe via an Airbus A380 and struggle with jet lag-like symptoms for days. My advice: Shake it off, enjoy the extra hour of sunlight ... and remember to change those smoke alarm batteries!
That's the Point!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

CARtoon of the DAY: Economic Tune Up!

The News-Herald - March 7
Downriver has been through some tough times. Let's face it, no matter what business you're in around here, you're in the automotive business. It's not just auto workers who've felt the pain of the economic downturn, it's the owners and workers at the dry cleaners, grocery stores, restaurants and other local businesses that auto workers patronize as well. But now, as things seem to be turning around at little, it's time to take a few moments to feel good about ourselves - about what we've lived through, and about the future we're helped build. There's a ways to go, no doubt, and there will probably still be more than a few bumps in the road, but I think we can all look with hope and pride to the "good new days" ahead.
That's the Point!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

CARTOONS of the DAY: Leap Day 2012

The News-Herald - February 29

The Press & Guide - February 29
Leap Day 2012 in metro Detroit may not have been picture perfect, weather-wise; but at least we didn't have to shovel the rain. An extra winter day of 40 degree temperatures wasn't so bad, was it?
That's the Point!