Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Pageant

Lately, on our little island, "Soltice" has overshadowed "Christmas" when it comes to community gatherings and the like.  This cartoon page revisits the "Christmas Pageant" of yore.  It was created for publishing in our local magazine, "The Galiano Active Page", hence the title, "The Galiano Active PAGEant".  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cartoon of God, drawn with my eyes closed (of course!)

I searched through my cartoon collection for pictures of God and other "sacred" characters, in the interest of showing solidarity with my fellow cartoonists in some other parts of the world, who are getting into hot water these days for giving their opinions about "The Almighty" and His "prophets" through the medium of "cartoon".  Here's one that is part of a "Christmas Alphabet".  God got "G" of course!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Better Late Than Never

A musing, based on some ideas from Ezra Levant's "Ethical Oil", on last year's haute couture offering by the UK Tar Sands Network for Kate Middleton's visit to Canada, that is, "Haute Couture Canadiana Hats Designed for Kate Middleton on Visit to Canada":

Saturday, June 23, 2012

New Olympic Category:
Mental Gymnastics
cartoon: "Mental Gymnast"

Monday, June 18, 2012

Notes From Underground 
the graveyard on our little island "paradise" is about to be expanded with donation of land adjacent

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Let Them Make Reservations

Our local BC Ferry that serves our harbour, Sturdies Bay, is called "The Queen of Nanaimo".  When the BC Ferry Corporation cut back on the number of staff per passenger and raised fares in order to make the public service "profitable", there was a decrease in the number of passengers, including foot passengers, that the vessel could legally carry.  As a result, one weekend when there was a big wedding on our island, there were so many guests who came to visit as foot passengers that when they wanted to return to the mainland at the end of their weekend visit, the ferry staff refused a large number of them to embark.  The refused foot passengers staged a demonstration and "occupied" the ferry landing deck, and demanded to be allowed to board.  The ferry could not leave the dock while there were people on the landing apron.  So the ferry corporation called in the RCMP to "clear the deck", with threats of arrests and so on if the footsies did not comply.  Finally the ferry was able to leave, and those people left behind had to fend for themselves until the next ferry sailing which was not until the next day.  BC Ferry Corporation's reply to the refused passengers, when they complained, was "You should have made reservations!" (Which was news to many because we had always understood that it was not possible to make reservations for foot passengers, only for cars on the boat.)  Therefore, my cartoon on the event is based upon the famous high and mighty misunderstanding of Marie Antoinette.  This cartoon will appear in Issue #90 of "The Islands Independent" (

Friday, April 20, 2012

This cartoon was in Issue #88 of "Islands Independent", the theme was the "Islands Issues Issue" (go to page 6 to see the cartoon:

Earth Day Cartoon

Cartoon for "Islands Independent" for Earth Day issue:
(go to page 3:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cartoon in the First Sense

cartoon: a preparatory design, drawing, or painting (as for a fresco)

"Cartoons" as drawings are not always "funny"!
these drawings (cartoons) are from some work I did for a client, developing a character for illustrations to be placed with the content of his thesis on his website:

First one, ink on illustration board, scanned into Photoshop:

This next one is just a straight "inversion" filter using Photoshop:

for this image I used the filter "diffuse" in Photoshop:
These ones were drawn with Speedball ink and brush, then scanned and filtered with "accented edges" in Photoshop:

Monday, January 2, 2012