It’s good to admit when you are wrong

Cartoon of a couple adrift in a lifeboat

Cartoon of a couple on a lifeboat. The husband says, “Okay! So you were right! The discount cruises aren’t as fun as they make them out to be.”

Floating Bethel

Cartoon of two men. One says, “If it rains any more we’ll have to rename our church the ‘Floating Bethel.'”

The cartoon I did for this month’s Church of God newsletter was an inside joke. I had written this idea when Hurricane Irene drenched the east coast. I had hear of many churches that had been caught in the floods.

This was about the time the cartoon was due. Part of the history of the Church of God always stuck out in my mind. Part of the evangelistic efforts was to outfit a barge for missions. They called it the Floating Bethel.

There was something about a floating church that has always intrigued me. Is it the Noah’s Ark story? Is it the idea that it could be a challenge reading a hymnal while the waves rocked the sanctuary around? Who knows!

I was definitely playing to my audience on this one. Not many people would get it without the lesson in Church of God history. But I thought the imagery would lend itself to some humor nonetheless. I like the language of that time too and how disjointed it feels with today’s vernacular.

I hope the recovery is going along well after the deluge and that no churches had to resort to becoming floating chapels.

Ripple in the Gulf

Cartoon of birds on a soiled beachCartoon of birds at a beach. They are all the same color. One bird says, “Remember before the oil spill when we were different colors?”

I did this for Illustration Friday. This week is a special focus on the Gulf of Mexico. This week’s word is “ripple.”

This will also be for the ripple blog at http://ripplesketches.blogspot.com/

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has held my attention from the beginning. My family loves Florida beaches and it breaks my heart to see any beach soiled with crude oil. What a mess!

Cartoon: Earthquakes and Playing Again

Cartoon: Earthquakes and Playing Again

Cartoon of a boy at a donation booth. He holds a soccer ball and says, “Take this. I just want the kids to be able to play again.” Continue reading “Cartoon: Earthquakes and Playing Again”

Comic: Snowman Disaster

Cartoon of  girl and snowman. Girl says, “So maybe the hot tub was a bad idea.”

There’s lots of snow here this week. Snow people have been sprouting everywhere. There are certain things these new citizens should not enjoy. Hot tubs are one of many potential hazards for the common snow individual. Be sure to warn them.

I drew this in Adobe Illustrator CS2