Thursday, July 19, 2018

Square Dancing

After another trek earlier this summer, my wife and I are now three-time survivors. (Do it a couple of more times and we'll have traveled as far on a hand cart as the pioneers!)

At every one of the treks we've been on, the organizers have planned a night of square dancing for the kids. This week's gag was inspired from that fact.*

*It is not inspired from this gag from my fellow Mormon cartoonist and friend, Kevin Beckstrom. If only he wasn't so prolific, I might have beat him to the punch!

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Start of the Curse

Early on in the creation of Elder Van Dyke and his mission I decided that he would be a mission curse in that every one of his mission companions would get "dear Johned" while serving with him. At first this seemed like a good idea. I just never anticipated how challenging it would be to come up with a dozen different ways for a missionary to get dumped.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Big Brother is Watching You

Actually, the Big Brother the missionaries are talking about is probably both watching you and watching out for you.

For the longest time, when we worried about "big brother" it was the government that we were anxious about. Today, big tech companies like Facebook and Amazon likely have more information on us than the government ever did and we're fine with it--shoot we freely offer it up. Strange times.

Today's gag comes from faithful reader Ellie W.

Monday, July 9, 2018


Occasionally, my comic strip abandons any illusion of humor and instead embraces the maudlin. Today's strip is one of those times.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

This quote comes from Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. I like it. It's good advice and seeing as how it comes to us from a former US President, it is wholly appropriate on the day after the 4th of July.

It is also short enough that it could fit in a tweet, meaning there's hope yet for our current president to say something profound.*

*Although I wouldn't count on it.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Chicken Heads

That would be the Church of Ozzy Ozbourne.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Worth of Soles

It's very probably that a variation of today's gag has been done by a dozen cartoonists a dozen different ways. (Like this one, for example.)

'Tis the season of missionary farewells. This is also a good time to remind you of my collection of nearly 500 missionary comic strips available on Amazon. If you're looking for a unique gift for that special Elder or Sister in your life, consider purchasing a copy of Mission Daze for him or her. And if you email me right after you make your purchase, I'll be sure to personalize the book to the person you're gifting it to.