Wednesday, August 31, 2011


In honor of the official start of the Idaho wildfire season, and, possibly, our last camping trip of the year, I present some of my own art, meant to entertain the kids yet again while at church.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Math Genius

I remember days like this. Getting bored doing math homework. So the pencil comes out and the doodling begins. Here are three of them:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back to School

Given that it's back to school time for our kids, I thought I'd offer an unhinged diptych of our oldest's impressions of school. Fortunately positive ones. For now.

This is actually my favorite. I like the idea of kids parachuting into school.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's All in the Details

So okay, a pretty normal drawing of a rocket ship here. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Well, until you look more closely at the upper right hand corner and see this:

NASA never had a harlequin court jester plinking away at a guitar to send off one of its shuttles, did it?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Transylvania 6-5000

 Now we have a little art here inspired by some true artists. Them being the Warner Brothers cartoonists, thank heaven:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"I Am Zarahemna"

Here's an artful triptych that's going to take some explanation.

Many moons ago, when our youngest was just a kid, maybe five or six years old, we encouraged him to read along in his Book of Mormon scripture reader when we read our scriptures as a couple. Sometimes, to maintain his interest, I'd read along with him. That, of course, led to some running commentary that was, on occasion, not very helpful in helping our son understand the scriptures.

For example, when we got to the story of Jacob and Sherem, I commented in nearly every photo that Sharem had a basket on his head. Well, because, he has a basket on his head:

Later on in the book, we encounter Zarahemna, one of the bad guys who gets scalped when the good guys get fed up dealing with him. Our son really, really liked that story. I had to read it to him over and over again. Once he asked what Zarahemna did when he got scalped. I said, "Well, he does like everyone else in the Book of Mormon: He put a basket on his head," harking back to Sherem.

Soon after, our son found a wicker flower basket and, when he thought no one was looking, put it on his head while saying "I am Zarahemna." He was, of course, observed, and has been dogged with that bit of humor ever since. So today, I drew this picture for him.

He did a counterpoint drawing, showing, perhaps, he'd like to move on from Zarahemna. No way am I going to let that happen.

More Grades . . .

School will be back in session next week, so I expect the variety of artwork to increase on this blog. In the meantime, our daughter was kind enough to grade this drawing our youngest did of a scarecrow. A plus, as Ralphie's teacher might say.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just What I Thought

Another Scooter comic here, featuring a comic cat. Yes, our oldest is also inspired by Garfield -- inspired enough that he's literally worn out at least a half dozen Garfield books from reading them. Of course, leaving them on the floor to be stomped on also probably aided in their general deterioration.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Vader and Luke

Not sure if this pair is raising their hands because they're sure or if they just want to show off their light sabers, but here we have Vader and Luke -- no Anakin, or at least not much of him in our house; we're Star Wars snobs.

Monday, August 1, 2011

'This Church is A Pigsty'

Those of you in the Sugar City 2nd Ward will understand this one. I drew it a few Sundays ago trying to entertain the troops.