I spent a long time getting up the work ethic to color this comic. It just looked so intimidating at first. But it wasn’t so bad.
Friday, December 28, 2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
I used to not much like my reflection. I think it had a lot to do with shyness, which was apparently pretty intense during my childhood. Fortunately, despite continuing to be an introvert, I mostly grew out of my shyness, and can look myself in the eye now (which really helps when shaving!). I like to think since that's me on the other side of the looking glass, we are equally intelligent. Candace, unfortunately, does not seem to have that luxury!
Monday, December 10, 2018
Here's one featuring the boss' buddy, Carl. I like to make Carl be a rather difficult chap to be around, but even I was mildly surprised at the way he just walked into his friend's office and ratted Candace out. Today we learn that Candace has a bit of a fascination with magic tricks.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Good luck doing what Candace is good at! Most dogs who beg at the table won't sit quietly if you ignore them. Next come the vocal demands! But if you're one of a dog's humans like me, stay at it! I used to make the mistake of telling my little hound to get lost. That typically doesn't work.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
When you're very young, you tend to believe anything you see or hear without question. Like most tykes, I heard Rock-a-Bye Baby plenty of times. But at some point when I got older (okay, much older), I got to wondering, Why was the cradle way up in a tree?? Fido is Candace's baby, so it was important for me to substitute a doghouse for a cradle. But the question remains!
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Teaching your dog tricks requires patience, as I have figured out. It is very easy to simply give in like Candace here, but many dogs love the chance to ham it up (despite what Fido's doing here). This was actually one of the trickier cartoons for me to draw because I had to make the first two scenes as identical as possible, and even the third scene required some consistency.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
It is a pet peeve of mine. While I do not mind hearing an animal chowing down, I just can’t stand hearing the same from a fellow human being. This is one character trait that Candace shares with me, but she’s been known to thoughtlessly make a racket with her own chewing (something I hope I don’t do). It’s my little way of poking fun at myself. I got to thinking about how interconnected the entire world is nowadays, and figured that with a phone, they really can hear you in China!
Friday, November 16, 2018
Normally, Candace has an rather inconsiderate roommate, but even I was somewhat surprised by Megan’s behavior here. Maybe Candace had done something earlier that left ol’ Meg holding a grudge. Or maybe Meg just wanted to hear her roommate scream! Taking a shower instead of a bath can help save water, unless you are Megan!
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Having a warm, furry friend to cuddle up with on cold nights can be a major bonus, but I think a king sized mattress would definitely help out Candace. I've never been pushed to the floor by a pet, but I'm fully aware of how they like to take up as much room in bed as is physically possible!
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Just a little spoof on an old horror movie! I'm not generally one to watch horror films, but I have enjoyed the 1931 movie Frankenstein, which was most likely the main inspiration for this crazy cartoon. This is one of my rare "sideways" cartoons, which was then rotated for easy reading.
Monday, October 29, 2018
I really like messing with Megan’s hair when she finishes up one of her 14 hour snoozes. Moving on to Candace, I felt it was important for her to write her note in cursive, a writing style that is sadly fading. Admittedly, if I have to scrawl a note, I just go with printing, but at least I make sure everything is spelled correctly.
Friday, October 26, 2018
My hat goes off to Candace here. Sometimes I try to do pushups right out of bed, and it is not easy. Pushups are easy enough, but then there’s the little issue of motivating yourself. What puzzles me is how Candace can work out all the time, yet Megan is often depicted as the physically stronger roomie.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
One of my fondest memories is sleeping with my puppy one summer evening. The window was open, and the barely audible bark of some distant dog wafted into the bedroom. My puppy’s reaction was spending several seconds giving about 1% effort to barking back, which grew to 10%…..50%…..and before I could stop him, the little pooch was barking his lungs out! It reminds me of the 1961 Disney film 101 Dalmations!
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Before you ask, the answer is no, I have not actually done this myself. While I am just as guilty as anyone else of procrastination, to me there is only one thing that needs doing during bath time, and that is taking a bath. Candace needs to make sure she doesn’t tip that laptop into the tub.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
Speaking of presidential portraits, I sometimes wonder who was the last president to have his portrait painted, and who was the first to be photographed? Being an artist, I imagine if I were elected to the nation's highest office, I'd ask to be painted. On the other hand, that would require quite a bit more sitting still than a modern day photo.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
This story harkens back many years to a comic I drew where Megan lived alone, and Candace came visiting while she was painting. The idea that tough-as-nails Megan could have an artistic side stuck around in my head, and here's where she brings the ol' palette out of mothballs.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
They talk about something called “church giggles”, which is just a term for laughing out loud in inappropriate circumstances (we’ve all been there—yes, you, too!). I sort of figured I’d literally give Candace “church giggles”, even though now that she’s home it’s no longer inappropriate.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Well, it’s getting towards the winter solstice north of the equator! That is often the time of year when it’s hardest to get up in the morning. I suspect going to bed earlier can do wonders for anyone, but that can be tricky, too. Sometimes I have so much to do that I can’t go to bed early!
Saturday, September 8, 2018
I’ve playfully dubbed this cartoon Yoga Meets The Three Stooges! I first attempted this pose when playing an exercise video game, and it IS as hard as it looks (it wasn’t exactly a picnic to draw, either). I can’t remember where I was or what I was doing when this one came together in my mind. These weird thoughts can appear at any time. Pretty much the worst type of violence you will see in my cartoons is of the slapstick variety.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
I once read about how mathematical calculations, such as linear equations, have made many technological advances possible. One advance in question is high definition television. This is my own opinion, but I like to think that the quality of television itself hasn’t made the sorts of improvements that the quality of television sets have since the first publicly sold models of the 1940s. So that opinion is frequently reflected (sometimes indirectly) in Candace ‘n’ Company.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
Every major league sport has a draft, right? I actually saw my first televised N.F.L. draft party this past spring (after years of casually listening to it on the radio). Who’d have thought spectators would want to watch a draft? But they do. And I suppose I am living proof of that.