Monday, December 10, 2018

12/10/2018


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

12/7/2018


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

12/4/2018


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

12/1/2018


Fairy tale meets cold, hard reality (at least in Megan's mind!). I really love making both roomies play foil to each other. The only time I have them agree on anything is when they're both wrong!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

11/28/2018


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

11/22/2018


Just another example of polar opposites living under the same roof. Candace uses the term “wolf” when describing the creepy fellow she encountered on the way home, but I suspect that’s a rather outdated noun these days.

Monday, November 19, 2018

11/19/2018


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

11/16/2018


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

11/13/2018


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

11/10/2018


Dogs need much more sleep than humans do, so it was so very easy to draw this. I've seen more than one pooch stay awake just long enough to find another spot to snooze away in.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11/7/2018


And once again Candace comes up with a solution to her dilemma! One of these days I’m going to have to see how she handles a trilemma.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

11/04/2018


I’ve yet to ever successfully train a dog to dance. That’s okay, because no one’s yet to ever train me to dance!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

11/01/2018


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

10/29/2018


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

10/26/2018


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

10/23/2018


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

10/20/2018


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

10/17/2018


Candace doesn’t take well to having masculine generalizations directed at her, and sometimes she fights back!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

10/14/2018


I don’t have enough money to comfortably invest large amounts anywhere, but I’d maybe wind up like the boss if I did!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Modeling for Megan - Part 6/6


After reviewing both paintings, I don't know where Megan comes off belittling Candace's efforts in the third panel. Candace did pretty good for herself.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Modeling for Megan - Part 5/6


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

Modeling for Megan - Part 4/6


Yes, indeed. Body image is practically a default target when one person decides to get under another person's skin. The roomies are pretty consistent about dealing out not-so-subtle insults to each other.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Modeling for Megan - Part 3/6


You probably don't even have to ask what my favorite part about drawing this one was. The "art" was even fun to color! Candace loves her own hair, so it was easy to have her notice that first and foremost.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Modeling for Megan - Part 2/6


These two are pretty ruthless about teasing each other. This round goes to The Meganator.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Modeling for Megan - Part 1/6

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

9/23/2018


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

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.