Thursday, September 20, 2018

9/20/2018


I originally had another idea in mind of what Megan would yell in the last panel, but I try to keep Candace 'n' Company on the shallow end of P.G.-rated at its worst! And no, I've never done this!

Monday, September 17, 2018

9/17/2018


Once in a while, Candace will use a good deed as a front for ribbing her roomie!

Friday, September 14, 2018

9/14/2018


Candace is usually pretty positive and optimistic, but this time I let her have a total breakdown by having her completely misjudge someone.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

9/11/2018


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

9/8/2018


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

9/5/2018


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

9/2/2018


It’s just the age we live in: Online shopping and porch pirates! There are ways of minimizing your likelihood of being robbed. I suppose you could just not buy anything and live like a cave person, but that might be a little extreme.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 14/14


You might be able to guess I’m not an only child. Although the so-called wet willie isn’t something I was subjected to, I got a few noogies!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 12/14


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.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 10/14

Don’t ask me how he got a hand buzzer to stick to a doorknob. Apparently, it's magnetized.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 9/14


Don’t try this at home, boys and girls! A popcorn confetti stunt will leave kernels hidden in your couch indefinitely!

Monday, August 6, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 7/14


Matt’s line at the end of the strip caused a little confusion, so I’ll just explain: His question about shampoo is meant to suggest his kid sister has hairy legs. Okay, it’s weird, I know.

Friday, August 3, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 6/14


My reasoning for Megan to attach the garden hose to a sink faucet rather than an outdoor spigot was that with the latter, all you get is cold water. At least this way she can stay warm.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 5/14


Ain’t that human nature? You try and try to get your mind into the right way of thinking, and all it takes is a second for everything to completely fall apart!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 4/14


It’s just another one of those T.V. sitcom themes, I guess. Someone barges in on the home and thoroughly dominates mealtime!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 2/14


Say hello to Candace’s older brother Matt! I don’t know whether they make phony hands that pop off when someone grabs it, but it’s an easy fit for any cartoon.

Monday, July 16, 2018

"Hey, Bro!" - Part 1/14


If my memory serves (no guarantees), my mom once suggested I turn up the weirdness factor a notch in my cartoons. Fortunately, Candace has a brother who I hope helped me out in that department.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Text Message - Part 2/2


And Candace’s roomie puts her foot in her mouth again! Like any good human, she gracefully weasels out!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Text Message - Part 1/2


Things sometimes get lost in translation when you rely on the written word rather than the spoken word to communicate with someone. Being a stickler for proper spelling, capitalization and punctuation, I sometimes need to take a moment to decipher that which deviates from the rules. I suppose many of my contemporary humans have the opposite problem.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

7/7/2018


I know how easy it is for people to mix up the names and/or identities of two people who either look alike or have similar sounding names. Candace’s kid sister is often mistaken for Candace!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

7/4/2018


Just be ready when you plan to tell a joke! Timing and delivery are very important.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

7/1/2018


I do my best to stay out of the countless soap operas that boil up between people online, but I’ve seen more than I’d ever care to from a second-hand perspective. I remember hearing in pottery class some time ago that, among many other things, art predicts the future. I now see some eerie similarities between the Palantìri of Middle Earth and the smartphones of Planet Earth.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Cinematic Singing - Part 3/4


I admit to having used online searches to get the exact lyrics to these songs Candace is belting out.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Cinematic Singing - Part 2/4


Here we have Candace singing the Tin Man’s version of the song on the movie. I imagine that Candace is the only one who enjoys hearing herself sing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cinematic Singing - Part 1/4


It’s been a while since I’ve seen The Wizard of Oz, but I’ve seen it often enough to feel confident enough to write up this little story (but I did resort to online searches to see that I got the musical lyrics verbatim). When I was very young, we recorded the movie onto a V.H.S. tape (you remember V.H.S., right?), and my brother and I watched the movie frequently.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

6/16/2018


I’m not a jewelry wearer, but I think that if I was, I’d take it all off before going swimming (I know of one wedding ring sitting at the bottom of a lake). I decided that Candace is the same way, and came up with a possible idea of why.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

6/13/2018


I keep telling myself that, in the interest of maintaining human interactions, I will swear off any and all self checkouts (no luck as of this writing). I got to wondering how cashiers, like Candace’s roommate, feel about automated versions of themselves. Once upon a time, Henry Ford utilized the assembly line in which many human workers combined to create automobiles. Today robots have ousted almost every human being on the line.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

6/10/2018


The “I’ve drawn your bath” joke in this cartoon was borrowed from an episode of the 1990s animated series Batman, which was set on April Fools’ Day. The joke fell flat in both cartoons, but, unfortunately for Candace, hers led to some roughing up.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

6/7/2018


Either Candace would have made a good drill sergeant or she would have made a good private…or maybe bodybuilder. I don’t know.

Monday, June 4, 2018

6/4/2018


For me it seems to be blues and greens I have a little trouble telling apart. Either that, or several others have that problem, and I’m always correctly identifying colors. There’s just that one area in the spectrum between blue and green where it gets tricky to say what’s what.

Friday, June 1, 2018

6/1/2018

I think a lot of comic strips feature summertime battles with two (or more) combatants trying to soak each other in as creative ways as possible. This round goes to Candace (sorry, Meg).

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

5/27/2018

I based this one on Rudy, a dachshund hound I once knew. And, yes, after gulping down a slice of cheese with a pill hidden within, he dropped the pill on the kitchen floor! Other dogs, however, need no tricks. They will gladly wolf down the pill (and anything else edible!).

Friday, May 25, 2018

5/25/2018

Some folks can go right on about their business despite a thousand little distractions roaring around them, while others have to have total isolation. I think I fall somewhere in the middle. As long as a distraction isn’t specifically aimed at me, I usually can ignore it (unless it’s particularly noticeable). One exception is bedtime, when I’d really rather not have the world going crazy around my ears!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

5/23/2018

I think I was watching too many 1950s era sitcoms when I drew this one. It just seems to me a semi-recurring theme back then was a guy wanting to go out every night with his buddies, despite being married (at least in the shows I like to watch). Anyway, this cartoon doesn’t have the happiest of endings, but neither do a lot of sitcom episodes!

Monday, May 21, 2018

5/21/2018

There’s no disputing a cat’s love for a good sunbeam, but we mustn’t overlook our canine friends’ love for the same! I have watched enough dogs stretching themselves out in a ray of sunshine to know what I’m talking about with this cartoon. During cold months, when the sun is lower in the sky, I tend to get sunbeams around my drawing board, and, yep, there is often a furry friend stretched out on the floor nearby!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

5/19/2018

This is one of my “feel good” comic strips. Usually, I’m content just to leave one character mad at the other by the last panel, but this time around, I wanted everything to turn out A-Okay.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

5/17/2018

Whether in cartooning or otherwise, I always think it’s a great idea to try to get inside your characters’ heads in an effort to depict human psychology. Some of the best known comic strip characters to go on fantasizing rampages are Snoopy, with his World War I Flying Ace and Calvin, with his Spaceman Spiff (no, I won’t admit Hobbes is a mere fantasy!). Anyway, I don’t know how influenced I was when I drew this cartoon, but I thought it’d be funny to get a look inside my single girl’s head!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

5/15/2018

Daily puzzles are something that I have a strange relationship with. Instead of either going for every puzzle wholeheartedly (like Candace) or recoiling entirely, I approach some puzzles with enthusiasm, and others with, “I can’t do this, so why attempt it?” I’m pretty fond of stretching my brain with a good Sudoku puzzle, but I might be one of the worst crossword puzzle solvers of all time!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

5/13/2018

Here’s another example of a cartoonist’s attempt at the old joke: “Same Planet, Different Worlds”. I’ve never been particularly good at drawing cars, so I made sure we only see a small portion of Candace’s wheels. I also tried to position the two thought balloons in the last panel in such a way that it looks like they’re simultaneously having their own thoughts.

Friday, May 11, 2018

5/11/2018

We’re all human, and we’ve all needed time away from other humans now and then. I am not nearly as skilled at getting rid of people without them finding out what I’m up to as Candace is. This is just another one of my cartoons where she comes up with an uncommon solution to a common issue! I wonder what movies Megan went to see?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

5/9/2018

I really think this is one of the best cartoons I’ve ever managed to pen. I got to combine Candace’s regard of national leaders’ work ethic with her boss’ newfound terror of a President Candace! I suspect that every 4 years lots of Americans all over are kept awake by the prospect of their least favorite presidential candidate getting the job. So I took that idea, and I ran with it! And now we know what keeps the boss up at night.

Monday, May 7, 2018

5/7/2018

I’m almost convinced dogs wait’ll their humans least expect it before unleashing the full wrath of their little voices!