Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Well, we're all guilty of not listening, aren't we? Candace tries to pray over dinner every night, but I guess conversing with fellow diner(s) is more of an optional decision on her part. By the way, I really like the you're-lucky-this-table's-holding-me-back look Meg gives her in the last panel!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Screens! They are everywhere now! Television sets, computers, cell phones, the list goes on and on. I'm pretty sure anyone who writes anything is to some extent being influenced by his or her own time. I just wrote what I saw.

Monday, March 19, 2018


To each his (or her) own. In Candace's own opinion, talking your way out of a tight spot at work is an art form. But Megan is the true artist around here (though I suspect she's not particularly good at it!).

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Shakespeare meets pro wrestling meets police dogs! According to this strip, there are at least three TV sets in the home, so everyone gets to watch his or her own TV show. Unfortunately, the two humans are too mad to enjoy themselves!

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Well, this is just weird. Candace describes the theorem of a Greek historical figure as "French". In another cartoon, Candace describes swearing as being "for people who are too impatient to come up with the right word". She should've given it a bit more thought before unleashing her own verbal volley.

Friday, March 16, 2018


This one was inspired by two different childhood homes of mine when it was possible to hear a blaring radio next door, and in both cases, the neighbors lived quite a distance away. Some folks are content to simply use headphones or earbuds, but not Megan!

Thursday, March 15, 2018


In many ways Candace and Megan are polar opposites. Here we have civic minded Candace frustrated by apolitical Megan. I sometimes see polls displayed on T.V. news, but I sure don't recall anyone ever asking for my input.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Some days nothing goes your way. Here's one of my cartoons indicating Candace's left-handedness.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Let me just state that, although I do not have a cat, I really think they’re wonderful pets, and mean no disrespect to our feline friends with this cartoon. But one day at the grocery store I was charged with finding cat food, and I just had fun pretending to be scared of being observed by my fellow “dog people”! So a cartoon idea was born…Candace’s boss is neither a “cat” or “dog” person, however, so he might be just as embarrassed about shopping for rawhide bones!

Monday, March 12, 2018


Here’s one of my “philosophical” cartoons where Candace unsuccessfully tries to have some sort of meaningful discussion with her boss, only to find out just how callous the man is! Typically, I try to be as original as possible with my jokes, but I must confess I got this one from watching The Red Green Show. Candace’s boss is usually pretty strict about the rules around his office, but he does let her get away with using his desk as a chair during break time.

Sunday, March 11, 2018


Well, I’ve recently gone back to a basic cell phone (as opposed to a smartphone). So I’m in the same boat as Candace’s boss (again). I don’t know how far artificial intelligence will go (hopefully Skynet will remain fictional), but the version in my cartoon seems to know how to imitate its owner.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


They say most accidents around the house occur in the kitchen. Next time the roomies will follow home safety guidelines to the letter (sorry)!

Friday, March 9, 2018


I just had to draw the roomies as kids. Looks like Meg might have been somewhat of a playground bully. Or maybe everyone else is, and she’s a pint sized vigilante. Your choice, as usual.

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Aside from looking somewhat uncouth, one might wonder what is so wrong about nail biting, as long as they’re fingernails and not toenails. Well, I used to chew on my fingernails all the time, and have enough experience with hangnails to be quite content about having kicked the old habit.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


I’d recommend not using a vise grip to open stubborn jars…unless you’re a cartoon character!

Monday, March 5, 2018


I’m guessing there is little (if anything) the F.C.C. can do about what goes on in cyberspace (at least in America), so there’s a lot that can be seen online. Personally, I just scroll on and forget about anything I see that I don’t particularly like, but Candace isn’t quite so easygoing about it.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


I was slightly apprehensive when I originally showed this comic online. I thought the notion that sweet Candace was actually intent on swatting her unruly dog might offend some folks. But, as was pointed out to me, it was perfectly innocent, and I really like the way Fido plays dead!

Saturday, March 3, 2018


I don't see what the problem is? I'd probably buy the same thing (wink, nudge)! It turns out Candace is slightly to blame for her boss' complete lack of foresight when choosing what should have been a romantic gift.

Friday, March 2, 2018


I have the same tendency Candace does. I like to whistle along with music, and I don't much care if I'm butchering the tune. The bowling game these gals are playing was inspired by Monkey Bowling from the Nintendo GameCube game Super Monkey Ball (and its sequel).

Thursday, March 1, 2018


They say love hurts, so I figured I'd present a little theory of just why it hurts! What's that, you say? It's more of an "emotional hurt"? Drat! Back to the drawing board! P.S. I really kind of like those red shoes!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


There’s a point in which a person (or any living thing that sleeps) is between consciousness and unconsciousness. I find this to be very peaceful, but you only remember it when you are jolted back to reality. Everyone has been suddenly awakened by loud noises, so why not draw something about it? “Rude humor”, as they call it in the movie rating business, is not something I often like to utilize in Candace ‘n’ Company, because I think it’s a rather lazy form of comedic writing, but now and then I slip up!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


As kids, my brother and I used to enjoy reenacting televised wrestling matches (much to the dismay of the living room furniture!). I'm pretty sure those fond memories had a hand in today's cartoon.

Monday, February 26, 2018


There are health nuts and there are sugar-holics! Guess who's who in today's cartoon?

Sunday, February 25, 2018


In one of my older comics, Candace experiences something many, if not all of us, occasionally can relate to: Suddenly becoming aware that what you thought was reality is in fact a dream. For me, as it is for Candace, this sudden realization immediately precedes waking up, so I usually cannot do much on my own initiative. But Candace sure knows how to make hay while the sun shines, doesn’t she?

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Without going too much into detail, I have heard stories about material from building sites mysteriously turning up in the homes of those who work at the site. I thought it’d be funny enough to draw, but I worry that I came off as being too subtle today. If so, I’ll just state it plainly: Meg’s uncle, who works in construction, was on the job of building a new school. Shortly thereafter, some of the tile that was laid down in the school somehow found its way into his home!

Friday, February 23, 2018


One time I got together with friends and played Battle of the Sexes, in which each side has to figure out stuff that only the other side would (normally) know instinctively. So I kind of carried that over here…kind of.

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Working out can be mental as well as physical. Sometimes I find myself making mathematical calculations in my head as I go (e.g. 20 out of 80 jumping jacks = ¼ done). Candace’s workout buddy is just an extension of me today.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Snowmen (and women) were a theme in an art group on Facebook one January week. So I got busy and inked out this weird little ‘toon. Anyone else ever try to draw a skinny snowman? It’s harder than you might think. For starters, you need more than the traditional three large snowballs. I only know this from drawing it, not from actual hands-on experience.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


The joke has always depicted a guy seated on the easy chair, endlessly clicking through TV channels. With a little tweaking, I turned it into two roomies staring at a laptop screen as one clicks and scrolls. Same result.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018


Ultimately, the punchline of this joke was inspired by an old movie I saw with Elizabeth Taylor playing one of the characters. I regret that I can’t recall the title of the movie, but I think it was a fairly light-hearted film. Anyway, one of the characters hit the gym and wound up “feeling like a hundred” the next day!

Saturday, February 17, 2018


I supposed with photographs you can have a subject pose indefinitely while you draw him or her. But where would the joke be if Candace’s artist roommate took that route? So don’t ask questions. Just be content that there were no cameras handy!

Friday, February 16, 2018


What can I say? The boss has got some rough-around-the-edges buddies! You can probably tell Candace rather enjoys this role.

Thursday, February 15, 2018


The side-scrolling “beat-‘em-up” genre of fighting video games probably peaked sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s, but was nudged out of the spotlight by one-on-one titles like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. I doubt anyone is skilled enough to take on an entire gang of thugs single handedly, but boy were some of those games fun! Megan seems to agree.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


I am going to plead the Fifth if you ask me what inspired this idea. So sorry!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


I used to have some sort of an idea that Candace was a cheerleader in college for the football team. But I never really followed up on that, so she could just as easily been a high school cheerleader. At any rate, she, like most of us, has slightly outgrown an outfit from the past.

Monday, February 12, 2018


I don’t know. I just got to thinking about the pronunciation of one’s parent’s sister (I usually go with “ant”). So surely there must be some confusion in rare instances between the relative and the working insect……or not.

Sunday, February 11, 2018


One of my favorite "Britcom" skits is Mister Bean trying to stay awake in church. Most likely, that gave me this idea. This also marks the first time I’ve actually drawn Candace at church, so now you know she’s not off running rampant all over town every Sunday morning.

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Some hotels have been known to allow non-guests to use the swimming pool if they pay for a sort of “membership privilege”. Either this hotel doesn’t offer that, or the two roomies are a couple of swimsuit-clad cheapskates…or both.

Friday, February 9, 2018


Eight panels in one daily comic…Gotta be close to a record. I can’t even remember why I didn’t use this joke for a larger Sunday comic strip.

Thursday, February 8, 2018


I’ll call this one of my “old fashioned” comics, in that Candace comes off as looking rather inept around the office. When I first drew Candace, she was a real goofball, virtually incapable of getting anything done without a major slipup or two. While I like to think she’s “wised up” since then, once in a while the old Candace resurfaces.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


In my opinion, everyone is a victim of his or her own time. I’m not saying that I get in on nonsensical text messaging. My point is that I and many fellow cartoonists put today’s tech influenced society in our crosshairs for ridicule.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Once I had never heard such a concept as bringing one’s phone into the bathroom to stay entertained while doing one’s business, but once I’d learned that some people do it, it was inevitable that Candace would live with one such person.

Monday, February 5, 2018


It’s wintertime, so watch those streets! Black Ice can be very dangerous, but even ice that’s visible is a hazard on the road. I doubt a residential street like the one Candace lives on would ever get so bad you could go figure skating on it, but hey, it’s a cartoon.

Sunday, February 4, 2018


I’m sure not helping with pro ice hockey’s negative image of fisticuffs here, am I? The truth is, while still potentially violent, pro hockey seems to be a bit less vicious than it was in the late 1970s and ‘80s. For consistent brawling on the rink, however, one of my favorite video games was Blades of Steel.

Saturday, February 3, 2018


I got to thinking about the message in the famous song by Kiss, and asked myself, Is it really possible to rock and roll all night and party every day? I doubt there’s a living human who could keep it up for very long. Megan couldn’t do it for 24 hours.

Friday, February 2, 2018


I supposed with photographs you can have a subject pose indefinitely while you draw him or her. But where would the joke be if Candace’s artist roommate took that route? So don’t ask questions. Just be content that there were no cameras handy!


I supposed with photographs you can have a subject pose indefinitely while you draw him or her. But where would the joke be if Candace’s artist roommate took that route? So don’t ask questions. Just be content that there were no cameras handy!


Talking to a punching bag. Nope, I couldn’t tell you what I was thinking when this idea came along. Sorry.