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Because Some of the Best Things in Life are NOT Free…

However, my cartoons are very reasonably priced.  Not only can you purchase greeting card and print versions here, but you can also license my work for your presentation, newsletter or other project.  For more information on licensing my work, please click here.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

 

I coveted her curls,

(Since mine are tangled swirls.)

They framed a face,

That exhibited quite some grace.

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A Saturday Funny

Proof that sometimes size DOES matter…(This cartoon is now available as a greeting card in my shop at Etsy.)

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles (From Afar)

I just visited Milwaukee,

Where the men were stocky.

Running around Manhattan,

Most people rarely fatten.

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My Favorite Things – Cafe Dates with My Cartoon Friends

I do have real friends, actually, but sometimes it’s just as fun to take myself out to a cafe with my sketchbook for some people watching and cartoon friend creation.

Case in point, this past weekend I walked to the Upper West Side Maison Kayser

And ordered a cafe latte and a slice of flour-less chocolate cake.

It was a hopping time to be at Maison Kayser, so I had fun picking subjects to sketch.  A party of four arrived at the table across from mine a short time after I sat down.  I captured one of the gentlemen in the group perusing the menu…as you can see, people tend to look happy when they’re reading the menu at Maison Kayser

And I could imagine him thinking…

 

Oh dear, oh my, what to choose?

Everything’s good, so there’s nothing to lose.

My belly has room for dessert, of course,

Too bad the sugar will cause remorse.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

Tuning out,

Is without a doubt,

The best course of action,

If you want a distraction.

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Friday’s Thought – Show the Love

…and please consider voting for me/my business in Etsy’s #DifferenceMakesUs Contest! Voting closes at midnight EST April 6th.

Why?

  1. Because I’ve been cooped up inside since Sunday rehearsing and performing and your vote will cheer me up.
  2. A cartoonist needs an audience and your votes (and comments and shares) are just the encouragement I need to keep brainstorming and producing more work.
  3. I need a lot more votes to even have a chance at being competitive.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

P.S.  If you voted, then a million thanks from the bottom of my heart.  You’ve been officially placed on my gratitude list and you don’t need to do anything else (but you could share this post with your friends…)

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