Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wishing you a happy slappy dappy Halloween. We're gonna have about 6,000 kids show up at the door wanting candy and I'll give them pennies and apples and there will be a old fashioned riot and my house will get burned to the ground, most likely. Quick costume tips -- old sheet with holes for eyes at the last minute is a ghost costume, but the sheet must be white, no floral patterns. Not allowed to cut up the sheets? Burnt cork smeared under the eyes and floppy clothes with a silly hat makes you a "Bum". Absolutely stuck? Get out the Santa suit and confuse everyone why Santa is early this year. Put burnt cork under your eyes wearing the Santa suit, roll around in the twigs and leaves, throw some mud on the beard, and be a zombie dead Santa. Beware, some mothers of small kiddies will curse you. Have a happy time, even if you are finally 1,000 years too old to trick-or-treat. CM Evans Cartoons
Sunday, October 28, 2007
This straw hat is known as a Skimmer. Or a Boater. Popular summer wear in the later 19th and early 20th centuries. So old Abe couldn't be wearing it. But wait -- it could be a Low Derby. But Abe was more of a Reggie Top Hat type of guy. No -- Abe wore a beaver felt stove-pipe hat. And you can buy one of his personal beaver felt hats for about 5 million dollars. I wonder if he had a little card with his name on it, stuck inside the sweatband (or whatever you call it), so if the hat was lost or misplaced, someone could return it to him. If he did, it must a read: --- A LINCOLN, ESQ. 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. WASH D.C. -- CM Evans Cartoons
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Won't be updating 'til next week -- California wildfires have got me down & worried. We relocated to Chicago from San Diego two months ago, and many places I know and love are now turned to ashes. Our old neighborhood is okay, but many friends and co-workers have been displaced -- amazingly only one person I know has lost their house. Cross your fingers & don't hope to die. There were too many close calls to even think about. Imagine having a wildfire a few miles from the edge of town burn an area larger than the city of New York, all around you. That would get your attention!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
What is up with Blogger? I've tried updating this blog twice, for updates on Tuesday and today, Thursday, but there is some strange problem getting this site to update/post images. I'm tired of trying and failing. Click here to go to the latest cartoon, "Home Plate", at CM Evans Cartoons. I love you all.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Ordering for your entire lifetime. Hey, 620,000 cups of coffee comes out to about 24 cups a day if you live until you're 85 -- counting that you start drinking coffee at the age of 15. But I plan on living 'till I'm 130 -- so the daily coffee drinking goes down to 14 cups a day. CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
One benefit of moving -- I go through all my files while unpacking, and I find stuff. I drew this cartoon when my daughter was about 3 months old. I can hear the people with little kids say, "Uh, huh. Tell me about it." Tell Mom, and hurry. CM Evans Cartoons