Texting Teenager, Conjoined At The Phone Cartoon, Appearing In Brain Child Magazine

The wonderful and supportive editor at the award winning Brain, Child Magazine, once mentioned that she thought it was pretty cool how I never had children, yet I could come up with lots of children related cartoons for her magazine. I thought about and considered that maybe it was because, through my wife, I had inherited quite a few grandchildren. Or maybe it is because of my 50 plus year addiction to Peanuts cartoons. Who knows? My suspicion is that, for almost all of my life, I've had the pleasure of doing young-people-type things as my source of income. Teaching drums, playing in bands and drawing cartoons. If you never saw me and saw my list of jobs, you could easily surmise that I was a 17 year old kid. Mentally, that's not far from the truth. Financially too!


Here's my latest teenager, phone and chores cartoon that appeared on Brain Child's Facebook page today! 

Teacher! That Cartoonist Is Copying That Cartoon Idea Off Me! (Not Really)

Time to feed the baby text

Every now and then, I like to post a cartoon that has been published by another cartoonist that has a striking resemblance to a cartoon I've done in the past. I do this, not to indict the other cartoonist, but to illustrate how some funny ideas are just, sort of universal. Sometimes, the cartoons are almost exactly the same. Sometimes, they're just similar.

This morning I was reading the comics page in the local newspaper and ran across a cartoon by one of my favorite cartoonists, Dana Summers. Here's the link.


As you can see from my cartoon, shown here, I had a very similar idea a few years ago. I remember not being sold 100 percent on my idea because it seemed a bit "clunky". I just thought the idea of a baby texting was funny, but I had to explain that the message was from a baby so I needed to add the caption. Dana Summers got around this problem by showing the maternity ward and the baby who was doing the texting. Great job Dana!