Sunday, December 10, 2006

Repo Man covers

Here are were two proposed versions of a cover about Alaskan Repo Men. I'll post all new version soon.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Lil' Murkowski

I rarely do political cartoons, but this situation was so ridiculous, it begged for a cartoon.

For those not in Alaska, Our Governor Frank Murkowski has days left in office and his term in office has been less than successful, due in large part to his bullying and antagonistic attitude towards the general public and his peers and rampant ethical problems and cronyism (so a lot like the problems at the Federal level).

Last week I received a pretty thick booklet in the mail that I initially though was a late election brochure. When I leafed through, I was impressed at the ridiculousness of what I had in my hand. (If you didn’t receive a copy, apparently they were only sent to “super-voters”.) The governor who had less than two weeks left in office decided to print up a 48 page booklet and mail at state expense, containing several pictures of himself and a laundry list of reasons why he was really a much, much better governor than anyone realized. He apparently had been keeping it all to himself. For example, on his official state web page, one of his listed news items is ‘Governor Supports Letting Alaskan’s Vote”. Yeah! I like him better already. He’s not going to take away my right to vote. Yeah Frank! You can’t make this stuff up.

To read more about his accomplishments go to

For the news story “Murkowski angles for the last word: $40,000: He calls administration one of state's best; critic says it's the worst”:

So here's the strip:

Friday, November 17, 2006

Found Magazine

I got this in the last Found magazine emailer. The last sentience seemed to describe YSL as I can only imagine you see it every week.

"In many cities, the local liquor code forbids alcohol to be served at strip clubs. This letter to the mayor of Carbondale, Illinois was FOUND a few weeks ago by Jason C.

To Mayor Cole,
I would like to apply for a alcohol - nude dancing adult entertainment license. This business would offer the people of Carbondale an erotic and sensual experience that I feel is lacking in the community. I would like to own and manage a business in Carbondale, Illinois that sells alcohol beverages and has nude exotic dancers. I am preparing to present a safe and honest environment for the patrons. I know in my heart that when you see these beautiful and lovely ladies dancing, their bare and shapely bodies swaying to the beat of the music on the dark stage with the lights flashing, it will look like movements in the stars, and should take everyone to a magical place where they will find a special joy for their souls.
Rock on,
Bill W---------"

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The 2006 Haiku Issue!

Well, its finally coming out the 2006 Haiku issue of the Anchorage Press and its got "Your Square Life" written all over it, with fifteen illustrations in addition to the cover. All the work just about killed me, I was doing about three illustrations a day when my wife was out out town in addition to another huge project I'm working on, but its done now and I'm actually kind of proud of it, especially the cover.

The cover was originally going to be penguins and a flying polar bear (from the polar bear lovin' catagory), but it was pointed out that polar bears and penguins don't mix, so puffins were the next best choice and it added a little color.

Best Haiku about Legalizing Pot

Best Haiku about Wasilla
Best Haiku about Susan Butcher

Best Haiku about Polar Bear lovin'

Best Haiku about the Pipeline Shutdown

Best Haiku about the PFD

Best Haiku about "It's not you, It's me."

Best Haiku about Frank Murkowski

Best Haiku about the last Fur Rondy

Best Haiku about the Corrupt Bastards Club

Best Haiku about Anchorage Gangs (one of my favorites)
Best Haiku about Stupid Tourist QuestionsBest Haiku about Alaska Crime

Best Haiku about Alaska Women

Sunday, October 22, 2006

This is soon to be a Woodrow t-shirt. Buy it. Think of me.  Posted by Picasa

Best of YSL #41 - Cool.  Posted by Picasa

The Anchorage Press cover for Halloween 2006, appearing October 26th. It was a rush job, but I'm actually pretty proud of it.  Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Independent Cartooning: A Career in Self-Absorption

Here's Bob Fingerman's expose on cartooning. He's the author of many great works, such as "Beg the Question." It's more true than you'll ever know.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Best of YSL #36 - This is one of my favorites. It reminds me of the time I could shoot laser beams from my eyeballs. Yesterday.  Posted by Picasa

Whale cowboys! Whoo Hoo! Posted by Picasa

Its Bigfoot and his boy! Posted by Picasa