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.

Thursday, February 1, 2018


In today’s digital age, it seems to me that more and more people prefer brining their mobile devices with them into the bathroom (which surely makes them that much dirtier), but there’s still a case to be made for people keeping magazines on top of the ol’ toilet tank. People just love to read!