Archive for May, 2011

Scenic Views in West Michigan…

Originally published in the Grand Rapids Press, May 21, 2011


Fundraiser for the American Heart Association…

This is a cartoon I originally did for the Grand Rapids Family magazine back in 1999 when the Da Vinci horse was brought to Meijer Gardens. A print of this color version is going to be auctioned tonight at a fundraiser event for the American Heart Association. If you happen to be there, remember that money is no object — you must have this piece!

Speaking of bidding, there’s still time to bid on eBay on the NF Doodles. Go to:

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Politicians That Keep Campaign Promises???…

Originally published in the Grand Rapids Press, May 14, 2011


USA National Doodle Day, Thursday, May 12th…


It’s National Doodle Day! Doodle Day is a fundraising event to benefit NF, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF). Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,500 births. NF is more common than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease combined. Funds raised from the Doodle Day auction will go to support education, advocacy, coalitions, and research for treatments and a cure. For more specifics and links, check out:

I did two drawings this year — a regular cartoon and an editorial one. Auctioning begins on eBay starting today and goes through May 23. Check out the gallery and make a bid!

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The Rapid Millage and Grouchy People…

Originally published in the Grand Rapids Press, May 7, 2011

The Rapid is the Grand Rapids area public transportation system. On Tuesday, voters approved of a small millage increase to improve and expand the system. There was a group vehemently apposed to the millage (curiously led by a man living who could not actually vote because he resides outside the service area). And I say God bless them. Every worthy public project — be it transportation, school, library, what have you — needs to be tested by the fires of the extremely grouchy tax money watchers. Those fiscal curmudgeons provide quite a valuable service — they definitely keep organizations on their toes. But now that the vote is over, I’m guessing some just won’t be able to let it go….