Plains Sweeping

As a kid, I spent a lot of time dressed up as a cowboy and much of that time I had a broom between my legs as a makeshift horse. Do they still make these things? I had a red one and put thousands of miles on it, into the sunset and otherwise.

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Mongrel Money

If you’re a person who enjoys knowing the behind-the-scenes workings of the syndicated cartoon world, you’ve found the right blog because I’m way more honest about that stuff than I probably should be. Whatever.

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Garage Duo

Even most hardcore fans of Batman have no idea that his first secret hideout was not in a cave and his first Batmobile was brought to court by Ralph Nader. Get the straight poop and more, below.

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Dials in the Sun

A recent study found that, thanks to The Flintstones, approximately one third of Americans believe that the early versions of household appliances were powered by small animals.

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Embedded

I won’t say that the Mueller Report inspired this cartoon but it could have. With a Manchurian Candidate in the White House, anything can happen as the entire world is now so painfully aware. Who knows how many Russians he has hiding in his nest? I’m anxious to find out and am betting the phrase “money laundering” will be included—perhaps often enough for a drinking game.

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Home Again

With income disparity in the U.S. being what it is these days, adult children are returning home in record numbers. One of my own daughters recently spent a few months with us down here in Mexico. Even though Olive Oyl and I enjoyed her stay immensely and found her to be a perfect house guest, it was her visit that inspired this cartoon.

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Cephalosistance

It is my understanding that octopuses are extremely intelligent. So much so that even though they could learn to do a lot of things that could support humans, they would not do so because they’re smart enough to recognize we do not have their best interests at heart. If only Trump supporters were as intelligent as octopuses. 

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Detachable Snout

When choosing a plastic surgeon, it can be helpful to ask what the “plastic” refers to. Furthermore, if you see the name “Dr. P. Head” on an office door, you may want to know what the “P” stands for. If it’s “Paul” or “Patrick” or “Pablo,” it would be unfortunate but not alarming. If it stands for “Potato” or “Peter,” it may be wise to get the giggling out of your system before entering.

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Triggers

You Jazz Pickles in countries with reasonable gun ownership laws have likely not seen many roadsigns shot to pieces. But in the United States, where it is every person’s constitutional right to own killing machines—often even if they are mentally ill and/or have a history of violence—and no one’s right to be safe at schools, churches, concerts, parades, movie theaters and the like, one sees this fairly routinely in more rural areas.

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Double-Wide

My beloved Olive Oyl and I, as well as my eldest daughter, Krapuzar, spent the past week in Oaxaca, Mexico and had a terrific time. Mexico is teeming with artists and artisans of all kinds and as Mexican cities go, Oaxaca is one of the most saturated with creativity.

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Truth Alternatives

One way in which the Internet has been particularly effective is in showing us humans how vulnerable we are to believing bullshit. In fact, it would seem these days that the more pungent and steaming the poop pile, the more avidly people will sign up as a crusader for it. 

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Big Turf Puffs

This is the time of year when media outlets of all kinds are releasing their lists for 2018; most important news stories, best TV shows, movies, music, books, etc. For me, recapping 2018 would be like remembering the year one spent being held hostage by toddlers who regularly kick you between the legs and hit you in the face with a Supersoaker between episodes of running around the neighborhood stealing babies and setting fire to buildings.

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Taking the Bait

In years past, I've created Xmas-themed cartoons for this time of year but that didn't happen this year. I'm required by my publishers to submit cartoons four weeks before publication so I needed to write the cartoon for this date back in November and I just wasn't feeling Xmasy—even in a sarcastic way.

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Career Versatility

In today's economy, it pays to have a wide assortment of skills at the ready. As for me, I've been a store clerk, delivery driver, busboy, graphic designer, store display artist, commercial illustrator, sign painter, muralist, cartoonist, fine artist, stand-up comic, TV show host, and painter.

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Kitty Dog Klub

I really enjoy drawing dogs as I hope you can tell from this cartoon. They come in so many different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. Ever wondered why various breeds of cats are not as varied as dogs are?

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Home Groan

I'm all for urban gardening and if you live in an apartment building, your only option may be your roof. If you've ever tried to grow a garden on your rooftop you know that one of the biggest problems is flying deer eating your plants on Christmas Eve. Another is drone cameras spotting your plants and reporting you to the DEA. 

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