Thursday, December 21, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Going all out here for the Christmas Holiday -- Christmas Smaller...if only we could -- it seems Christmas gets bigger and bigger every year in the Buying & Having department & smaller and smaller in the Spirit of Giving. But a hearty "Ho Ho Ho" to all of you, as a certain Fat Man says! And if all of this makes you grumpy, have an eggnog with extra brandy, on me.* CM Evans Cartoons
* My daughter. 7, asked me what is in Eggnog? I said, simple - Eggs and Nogs. What are Nogs? She asked. That is the question, I responded.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Ha ha! You Can Never Start Too Early -- one of my favorite Christmas theme cartoons. I was getting ready to post it, but I see it is already in the archives. So here it is -- watch out for galloping psycho Christmas Trees...and their owners! CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Blah blah blah blah, yack yack yack, comment comment (peeps) comment comment, talk talk talk, comment xmas comment, yack yack, blah, yack -- blah blah, something something, yadda yada yadda, type type type type (pinner dude) type, two cents two cents, hork hork hork hork hork, blah blah blah. Comment comment comment, talk yack; comment yuck yuck yuck, whoo whoo, comment. Blah blah blah blah, yack yack yack, oink, comment, keep it real, comment comment comment, talk (hooptie) talk talk, comment comment...blah blah blah, yack yack yuckkity yack, comment comment comment comment, talk talk talk, comment comment....I luv coffee, but not Xmas Coffee. CM Evans Cartoons
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Thursday's cartoon update -- Rob's Other Eye -- is it Thursday already? This week shot by pretty fast for some reason. I gotta get going on my Christmas shopping. If you have all your shopping done by now, I hate you. CM Evans Cartoons
Monday, December 04, 2006
I'm sifting through the 800 plus cartoons I've posted to CM Evans Cartoons, and from time to time I'll throw an oldie-but-goody for you to see. Posted back in 2003, number 348, this cartoon has entertained me mightily. Cement Angel
Friday, December 01, 2006
Look At This, a pointer blog that I visit every day, has an entry showing a bottle house, looks like in Russia. I've seen two bottle houses in my travels -- one is located in the ghost town of Rhyolite, in Nevada. The other one is in, of all places, Knott's Berry Farm Amusement Park, in Buena Park, CA. See the picture above -- I got it from a funny Swedish website that has information and pictures of the park. As for the house in Rhyolite (still standing, with a new roof), it was built by Tom Kelly in about 1906. Here is a website with info, history and pictures of the "Tom Kelly Bottle House". I hear that it was well used, several generations of kids were raised there. It also has an interesting rock garden/ cement sculpture garden of miniature houses & buildings. While we are at it, here is a website that has links to a whole bunch of bottle houses all over the United States, including what it claims to be the first bottle house, built in Tonopah, Nevada in 1902.
More info on the ghost town of Rhyolite, here. A place worth visiting, if you get out there --plus Death Valley is about an hour away, a must see, too.
Lastly, on a side note: Knott's Berry Farm also has a smallish barrel house, next to Boot Hill. But amazingly, I can't find any good pics of this.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Watch out for those disaffected drama students -- I was one once...they will stop at nothing & indeed will laugh gleefully when their plan works to shake up the savage discord and massive cacophony of a downtown dance riot! CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I drew these sorta shaky & trippy BMs a few weeks ago when I was high on vicodin due in part to my newly busted wrist. Wrist is now healing just fine, with about 5 screws, a plate, some wire, and a big pin inserted. I get the cast off just before xmas. Wish my wrist luck on being back 100%. CM Evans Cartoons
Friday, November 24, 2006
Wooo wooo whoooo! Hope ya'll had a fine iThanksgiving as opposed to having a Thanksgiving.com. Now get ye to a Mall and shop yer damn brains out. Here's my Christmas list:
- Several Pounds of Ribs
- 1 Gallon, each, of White, Black, Tan, Buff, Silver, Grey, Blue, Slate & Tope Interior Latex Paint, Semi Gloss*
- Any Marx Brothers Movie
- Geiger Counter
- Classical Music^
- A Big Cowboy Hat
- Lighter Fluid^^
- Wooden Matches ~
So there it is. Good luck with parking! CM Evans Cartoons
* None of that cheap shit paint, either -- I want Ralph Lauren. For a series of Jackson Pollock style of action-paintings I am doing.
** Twine, really. No spun nylon, please.
^ Mozart, Handel
^^ To soak the Cowboy Hat in
~ To ignite Cowboy Hat
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Whenever I feel blue, and I don't know what to do, I go down to the Gun Store and buy me up a big gun with lots of attachments on it for scopes, muzzle-breaks, bayonets, tazers, lasers, extra large clips, special combat grips, and stuff like that. Then I go home and watch a war movie and drink. Works every time! CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
If anyone else wants to vote for me, I'll be happy to send you a signed orginal cartoon as well. If you want one.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Todd said that he was talking to a book agent, and when he asked her what she thought of Opium Magazine, she said it was a big literary circle jerk. Actually, to be fair, she said, "Your literary magazine world is one big circle jerk." Well said, you jaded, worldly, agent of books! Just like Politics, Mass-Marketing, Prime-Time Television, and long sections of Western Civilization. Cartoons auf CM Evans
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
I always kinda liked Citroëns -- at the same time I know very little about them, other than the Citroën DS19 had this powerful hydraulic suspension allowing the user to raise and lower the whole vehicle depending on road conditions and the kind of ride they wanted. When I worked in SJ, in the parking garage at my work, someone had a DS19 -- but it didn't look like it was in running condition. I think an executive was storing it there. CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
I try to add cartoon links to stay on topic, but here is a blog I have been enjoying reading, Liquor Log -- all about booze (duh!) -- I have been posting boozy cartoons lately, so I guess I'm not too far off the beaten path. Have a great weekend. I'm sorry, no, have a lousy weekend. Get drunk, fall asleep in a cemetery, and wake up covered in dew. CM Evans Links Section
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
My friend, Erik, ran a newsletter called "Buffalo Chips" for his group of drinking buddies who were loosely affiliated with the name "Buffalos". The Buffalos, in turn, participated in the local bar baseball league. For the newsletter I'd supply Erik with cartoons. I'd show up, he'd hand me a pen and papers, and I would do 10 - 20 cartoons, usually drawing while lying on the floor. This cartoon was one that ran in the "Chips" after a notorious win or loss on the ball field, between gimlets at the top of the eighth and a few chasers before the ninth.CM Evans Cartoons
Thursday, September 28, 2006
A few years back in S.F., when the moon came up, we decided to have a few drinks on the roof of the second story flat. A girl had a few drinks too many, so she stepped off the roof, thinking she was stepping down onto a wooden kitchen awning. But she was confused and she stepped into an air-shaft that was about 10 feet deep -- she fell without a sound. Next thing she knows, she's standing straight up at the bottom the pitch-back shaft with both her legs jammed through the ceiling of the flat below, with a wooden beam 2 inches between her legs. Instead of screaming, we heard her laughing down there in the dark, while we pulled her out before the cops came. That's what I call the "lure of gravity". CM Evans Kartoons
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Hello to anyone out there who bothers to read this lousy blog with any reasonable regularity. I hate you all. As I increase with age, literally!, I like it when the olde timey folks tell younguns what is exactly on their mind, and how they feel about whippersnappers in general. Ah, to be young, and to be yelling! Also, may we all be boiled alive in the soup of our own sauce. CM Evans Cartoons
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Switching things around a bit here today for the Thursday cartoon update -- this here double panel update is from using the cartoon characters and backgounds from Witty Comics!, where you can make and post cartoons, some of which are extremely funny. I encourage you to go forth and check it out -- I even added it to my links section. I can't believe I didn't have it there before, I think I played with the site about 2 years ago. CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Theoretically this cannot happen, ever. But watch out. Watch out. Do I have any nutty dinner party stories? Dinner party stories of dinner parties gone horribly and terribly wrong? Scenes involving the eating of dinners that should not have been consumed in the venue of a party with certain people? Indeed I do. But go watch "The Party" with Peter Sellers instead. CM Evans' Dangerous and Disastrous Dinner Party Cartoon Website
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Back to respectability with the latest installment to the CM Evans cartoon website. In college, one job I had was that of a doorman for a swank building on Gough Street in S.F. I got along with everyone quite fine, and part of my job at the end of the day was to take out any recycling or trash that the tenants would put for me to take out in the back stairwell. One thing I discovered was the crème de la crème of society gets FABULOUS catalogs. I mean, these 4 color catalogs were gorgeous, selling all sorts of rare and precious things -- like real Louis the 14th end tables, scrimshaw from the 1820s, rare Arabian firearms, Ming Dynasty pottery, famous paintings, and other stuff that usually is in museums. And everything cost at least $5,000.00 -- and that was cheap. So I'd take these catalogs and read them in my $250.00 a month room in the Mission District, and try to figure where I'd put the end tables if I could afford them, and if they would complement warped wooden floors and chipping paint. I suppose they'd have to do, if I got them to show off my Ming Vase and assorted potpourri of Ancient Scrimshaw. CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I found this to be interesting -- a bit of political cartoon plagiarism over at Wikipedia -- now don't get me wrong...I love Wikipedia. But I hate plagiarizers. I was looking for the defintion of "Satire" and this is what I found as an example. The color version of the cartoon purports to be the original, according to Wikipdeia, "Published 1984 as a poster by Finnreklama Oy, a printer/publisher of Finland." Here is this Finnish publishing website "Finnreklama Oy - Book Maker", located in Sulkava, Finland.
However, the second black and white cartoon is the original, or a copy of the original, drawn by American Pulitzer-Prize winning political cartoonist David Horsey for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1984. I have my copy from the cartoon compilation ReaganComics, published in 1984 by Carew Papritz and Russ Tremayne, Khyber Press. This illustration is on the back cover.
As often happens with plagiarizers and second-handers, the copied version isn't nearly as good at the original artwork, and the plagiarizer feels free to make a series of inferior changes to some of the text and humorous details. Two notable omissions are the knife-shaped island of Cuba "(The Dagger at our Loins)" and the Reagan Portrait -- the copier also seems to be a rotten artist, see the crude looking bird in the compass that replaced Mom with Apple Pie. Amongst various retitling on the map, the plagiarizer wrote "Lake of Our Tribes" subtitle for the Indian Ocean. Is that the best you can do?
Monday, September 04, 2006
I was stumbling around the old rotten Refreshingly Obscure Online Mercado the other day and discovered the Cosmic Swiss Cheese T-Shirt. One of my favorite products. It comes out looking good, too, as a clock. I think I'll be making some new products this week.
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
A Sunday special update, featuring a drawing, "Late", from the vastly talented writer and illustrator, Phoebe Evans, age 7. Recently Phoebe has gained great appreciation for the speech bubble, and all the useful effects this visual mechanism is capable of creating. She has some products (Phoebe Cat, Best Friend) over at my rarely visited store, The Refreshingly Obscure Online Mercado. More of Phoebe's work to come. CM Evans Cartoons
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Oh I don't know. I was going to write, "Then one day, the mousse I was using set my hair on fire." But many of us out there have no idea what mousse is. I barely do. This cartoon obviously is for the Ladies. I hope some of the Ladies get a chuckle from this. CM Evans Cartoons
Thursday, August 17, 2006
This is, in fact, my lucky hat. I have never had bad luck wearing the lucky hat. Whenever I need good luck, I resort to the wearing of the lucky hat. No, you cannot have my lucky hat. Sorry, there is only one lucky hat. Someday, without doubt, my lucky hat will be on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Or some other August Institution of Science, Arts, Culture,and Learning. CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I heard a story one time, from an ex-lover of mine -- in college, she was invited over to a date's house for dinner. The date surprised her when he asked her what she wanted for dinner, because he was going to cook her a meal. Imagining something gourmet, she said she liked chicken. When she got to his house, she saw he lived in a dump of an apartment. It also looked like he had just woken up, though it was 5 o'clock in the afternoon. When she asked him how the dinner was going, he pointed to the oven. She opened the oven door, and saw a small whole roasting chicken, raw, sitting on a plate. The oven was not on. As I understand it, that was the extent of that relationship. CM Evans Cartoons
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Pang - Noun
* S: (n) pang, stab, twinge (a sudden sharp feeling) "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
* S: (n) pang, sting (a mental pain or distress) "a pang of conscience"
* S: (n) pang (a sharp spasm of pain)
CM Evans Cartoons
Thursday, August 03, 2006
When I was growing up, we had neighbors that had a Rhodesian Ridgeback named "Moose", and he had a huge doghouse. Four kids could fit in it. We didn't stay in it long, cause the thing smelled like dog. Plus Moose decided to come in the doghouse while we were in there, temporarily both trapping us and covering everyone from head-to-foot with slobber. We piled out full of dog fur. CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Monday, July 31, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
With this, the power of speech, nay words, fail me almost utterly. But still I go on. Can you imagine anything else so simple, so sublime, so confident in it's own economy of expression, or form? ((((((Besides possibly a bar of soap, or a hoagie.) Or an old piece of twine.) Or a small rock.) Or a bug.) Or a 1 dollar bill.) Or a wheel off a matchbox car.) CM Evans Cartoons
Friday, July 14, 2006
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Today is my XX birthday. How old am I? Well, let's see. I know what a rotary-dial phone is. In Junior High my first computer was an Apple II+ (eventally we upgraded it to 512K, with dual floppy drives, which was SMOKING in those days). Speaking of computers, my first video game was Pong. Also, on the Apple, I played Adventure and Zork. Wizardry rocked. Anyone out there know what I'm talking about? CM Evans Cartoons