I never claimed to be the Mormon Cartoonist just a Mormon Cartoonist. There are plenty of talented cartoonist who could lay better claim to the title, but none of them laid claim to the domain name before me.
Can I reprint one of your gags or comic strips for my ward newsletter, letter to a missionary, etc?
Nothing would please me more. As long as you’re not using my work to turn a profit (something I haven’t been able to figure out how to do), please feel free to use it.
Do you accept readers’ submissions for gag ideas?
You bet. Just drop me an email with your idea. There are some ground rules you’ll need to understand: 1) there’s no guarantee I’ll use your joke, 2) I might rewrite it or otherwise twist it, 3) it may take months before it shows up on the blog, and 4) you’ll get no compensation for the joke other than the honor (?) of seeing it published on the website.
What’s the deal with the pinewood derby?
A long time ago, I submitted a pinewood derby gag to the New Era and was disappointed when they opted not to publish it. Fortunately, I had another pinewood derby gag ready to send the New Era with my next batch of submissions. Only, once again they opted not to publish it. From that day on, I made it my goal to see the New Era publish a pinewood derby gag. On the blog I made several references to this piece of unfinished business until, finally, the New Era took pity on me (or was tired of all the submissions) and finally published a pinewood derby gag in the March 2011 issue. Since then the blog has been running joke free (some would say any joke free, but that's another issue).
|The winning pinewood derby submission.|
What’s the story with your missionary comic strip?
That’s a topic that deserves its own page.