Here's another old cartoon of mine from my high school paper, The Lance.
Today's is from May 14, 1986. Here's a bit of the page it was on:
And here's the cartoon close up:
I remember how this one came about. I'd asked the teacher/adivsor person what I should do that week's cartoon on, and he suggested that I do something on report cards coming out soon, and also that he loved that Jon Lovitz' pathological liar character from SNL. I remember it going something like "why don't you put those two together and have a kid lying about how good his grades are or something."
So that's pretty much what I did.
It's a bad gag (for which I take only partial credit), but the art's not bad.
Anyhow, I think that's when I got really serious about writing my own gags.