Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pioneer Children. Just. Won't. Stop. Singing.

Quite by coincidence, Kevin Beckstrom and I have both published gags about the old "Pioneer Children Sang as they Walked" primary song today. Happy Pioneer Day, everyone!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Alarm Clock Woes

It seems to me that there are two schools of thought concerning alarm clocks. The first climbs out of bed when the alarm goes off. The second sets the alarm many minutes before having to wake up then hits snooze a half dozen times before rising. In a companionship where one missionary prescribes to the first school of thought and the other prescribes to the second, there are bound to be problems.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Priesthood Opening Exercises

I just spent the majority of this week with a dozen and a half deacons on a boy scout camp. I'm now more confident than I was drawing this that selecting this song is the kind of thing a 12-year-old boy would find hilarious.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Waking Up

There is nothing in this world quite as awful as waking up to the sound of an alarm clock.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

UPDATED: Today's gag comes from an idea by Hunter S.

This morning I got up early to retrieve my copy of the Deseret News. And now I'm looking in slacked-jawed awe as the first of my Mission Daze strips is available in beautiful color right there on page two of the Mormon Times section. Additionally, the paper has a nice, big article introducing me to its readership.

Nearly 20 years ago when I first began drawing the Mission Daze strips, I dreamed of seeing them in print. After submitting them a couple of times to newspapers and book publishers and being rejected at every turn, I resigned myself to the fact that the only place they'd get published would be on this website. But now, there they are: right where I first intended them to be. Now as soon as someone cuts one of those strips out and tapes it to a fridge, all my cartooning dreams will be fulfilled.*

*Well, almost. I want to now sell out with plush dolls, t-shirts, window decals, and a Dreamworks animated film.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Bible Bashing

As a missionary, I never participated in much Bible bashing. For one thing, I never saw it doing anything except create hard feelings. And for another thing, I wasn't any good at it.

(Starting this week at, they'll be running my single panel gags. That being the case, there was no way they weren't going to begin with my all-time favorite.)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Man in Commandments

This little girl might be on to something.