Cliches, hot tub parties and puberty: a post in pictures

Posted on March 22, 2015


time for puberty

Well hi there!

I was rummaging around my stack of drawings the other day and found a few cartoons that, for whatever reason, haven’t been posted. So I thought it would be nice to do an all-cartoon post today.

The cartoon above was originally a crappy little drawing I did before I got more serious about making crappy little drawings. I redrew it a few days ago and here it is. The idea came to me when my son posted a “keep out” sign on his door and I realized it was one of the first signs (literally and figuratively) of an impending puberty. I thought about all those movies where the soon-to-be werewolf shuts himself in the room just as the moon begins to rise, insisting that the door remain closed for everyone’s safety.


Every once in a while I end up with a drawing but no punch line. The cartoon below was one of those. I thought it would be fun to let others take a shot at generating a punch line for me. I took it to a group of dad bloggers to see what they could come up with. The winning quote for the guy holding the lifejacket came from Idaho Dad who writes a great blog that you’ll find right here. He’s a 17-year stay-at-home-dad veteran and writes about various aspects of being a parent. Go check it out.

So here’s my cartoon with Idaho Dad’s punchline:

lawyers hot tub party

Just how hard is it to find a needle in a haystack? It turns out we’ve been using this cliché all this time and nobody knew how hard it actually was.  Well it’s about time somebody did something about that.

needle in a haystack cliche

This next cartoon really is just a depiction of what would happen if my son had entered an obedience competition when he was a toddler. At least he made it to the podium…

Obedience dog show

The last cartoon came to me as I watched my son close up his shoes using Velcro and realized that he was nearing 10-years -old and still had no idea how to tie his shoes. Thanks, Velcro.

Velcro's evil plan

Well, that’s it for now. Back to our regularly scheduled programming next time. See you then!