Friday, June 26, 2009

Latest edition

The tribute to Shirley and Jenny keeps rolling along with a new cartoon adorning a variety of products in my online store.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shirley and Jenny

The story of Shirley and Jenny is a heartwarming tale of the reunion of two elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Unknown to anyone there initially, Shirley and Jenny had bonded 20 years earlier at a circus winter camp in Florida. Once reunited they became inseparable. When Jenny fell ill and lay dying many of the other elephants gathered around her. Shirley walked away. It was just too painful. When I heard the news I did the following cartoon for the Sanctuary. An elephant lover recently contacted me and requested I create some products featuring the I did. You can find them by clicking MY ONLINE STORE to the right, then clicking on ALL THINGS ELEPHANT.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cartoon Safari Highlights

There were many special moments in this year's Cartoon Safari at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. One of them was a visit by Diana Arsenian and her daughter Micaela. Diana is a world-class Graphic Recorder. The kids got to experience their thoughts and feelings expressed collectively on a huge sheet of paper. A real treat. And that was just the beginning of the week.

Thanks to the ongoing Apollo X exhibit in the museum I wound up with a bunch of astronuts on my hands. No, I didn't misspell that. If you recall, the spacecrafts on the Apollo X mission were named Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

Later in the week we watched an episode of Buster & Me, starring my wife Robin Goodrow and her monkey persona, Vanilla. After the screening in the museum's theater we marched back to our classroom to find Vanilla the monkey waiting to greet us.