Cartoons – The Perfect Holiday Gift

I was at the mall the other day and all of the stores had their holiday stuff out.

At first I was indignant. “What the…?! Already? We’re just barely into October!” Then I began to think about putting together gifts for my clients, and almost instantly I went from “too soon” to “OMG! THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!”

After some deep breathing and brainstorming I’m feeling better about the gifts I’ll be sending out, but in case you’re in the same boat I was, might I suggest a novel idea for your holiday giving? Cartoons! is now selling both framed hand drawn original art, and premium matted prints of all of my cartoons. They’re the perfect unique gift for that hard to buy for client, co-worker, boss, friend, or family member. And there are thousands to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that’s just right.

Think about it, it’s a piece of art, it’s a conversation piece, and it’s a good laugh to boot. And I can pretty much guarantee you’ll be the only one getting them a cartoon this year.

I’m offering any cartoon in my inventory as both framed hand drawn art and as matted prints. Here’s what they look like and some info on each:

Framed Original Cartoonsframed cartoon

Cartoons are lovingly hand drawn, shaded, captioned and signed in waterproof ink on Borden & Riley 108# archival paper.

Frame: 15-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ Matte Black 1″ Wood Frame

Mat: 9-3/4″ x 7-3/4″ Snowflake White w/ Black Core 4Ply Archival Mat

3/16″ foamboard backing and high quality acrylic

Matted Cartoon Prints

matted cartoon

Cartoons are carefully printed and hand signed on premium 32# paper

Mat: 10″ x 8″ Snowflake White w/ Black Core 4Ply Archival Mat

1/8″ foamboard backing & a crystal clear poly bag

Pricing & Shipping

Pricing is as follows:

  • Matted prints w/ shipping – $25 ea.
  • Framed original art w/ shipping – $100 ea

(Outside the US additional shipping fees will be calculated.)

I’ll be taking orders only until December 1st. All cartoons will arrive the week of December 12.

To order your cartoons, please contact me with what you’d like and anything special you’d like written on the cartoon.

Don’t miss out on this chance to surprise and delight someone on your holiday gift list! Drop me a line and order now.

Halloween Cartoons – Witches

Every year I get the standard Halloween costumes at my door. You’ve got your ninjas, your superheroes, your princesses, but my favorite is always the witch. Put a sweet little girl in a black robe and pointy hat and I’m shoveling out candy like there’s no tomorrow.

So, with trick or treating right around the corner, I thought I’d share a cauldron full of my favorite Halloween cartoons involving witches. Enjoy:

I tend to do a lot of tech humor, so when I made a list of Halloween topics to write about, a witch’s “spell” immediately suggested “spellcheck” to me. That being said, I have not idea how that would work. Does it involve the cauldron somehow? The stirrer? Some other device?

See, this is why its better not to think too long about cartoons.

Another cauldron comic. But this time our witch apparently has her own cooking show. Which kind of makes sense. Spells are always full of ingredients, instructions about cooking times and methods (bubbles and toil), they sound very much like recipes.

But for me the last sentence, “Tune in next week when I’ll be fattening and baking children I find in the forest,” makes this cartoon for me. I labored over those 16 words for a good long time. And I’m glad I did because they still make me laugh.

Again with the Halloween tech! Apparently my witches are quite modern.

The tricky part on this one is drawing something small and generic enough to not bring any particular device to mind, but recognizable enough to read visually quickly.

Its also a little punny, but just barely.

This cartoon is a good example of one of my favorite writing tricks. Take an oddball character and insert them into a very normal setting and see what happens.

The name “Helga” was the sticking point on this one. What’s a good witch name that’s not too jokey? Hazel? Too Warner Brothers. Esmerelda? Too long. Elphaba? Too showy.

I’m still not convinced that Helga is the absolute best choice, but, as the saying goes, sometimes you just have to name your witch and move on. Wait, that’s not a saying at all.

Well, that’s it. Be sure to check out all of my funny Halloween cartoons!