From the fecund folds of my sketchbooks, this forlorn figure who seems to summarize at once the aftermath of 2010 and the prospects for 2011. To wit:
What? What did I do?! and
I need a hug.
Peaceful new year.
|Gov.-elect Jerry Brown of California. Been there, done that, ready to lay upon us the wisdom of the ages.|
Just give him a moment … almost there …
|This was for the Reno News & Review, because Nevadans at the time needed something to laugh about. Not like now. (Supporting cast: Gray Davis, Arianna Huffington and Cruz Bustamante, long-ago gubernatorial candidates; and presidents set in stone.)|
|One in a series for the California Association of School Business Officials' quarterly magazine. |
The governor was always doing something to education …
|… as this cartoon reiterates. Fun fact: Room 16 was the number of my first full-time, full-year classroom |
as an elementary school teacher. Also my last.
|Education wasn't alone among the victims, saith CASBO and me.|
|The client escapes me, but the message was literal: |
Schwarzenegger's star power would leverage Sacramento's treasures.
|A nonpolitical piece, no doubt. Note the kinder caricature. I can be bought.|
|Before people forget the Sox actually won the Series :)|
|The first strip. Who, indeed, are you gonna call?|
|We were not above the scatalogical joke.|
|"Marky D. Sod's Hick'ry Switch." I kill me!|