Monday, December 12, 2011

Catching up

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am ok and have just been away for awhile. Hopeffully it won't take me that long to catch back up. Thanks for all the emails and best wishes to you all.

Tom

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Own Little Fear Factor

Any comments I post will get me hurt!
Yes, I am a man, and I want to keep it that way.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Its Impossible To Write A Title Without Using The Word "Nuts", I Refuse To Stoop That Low!

The other day I heard someone refer to
 crushed peanuts as "squirrel cocaine".
 Need I say more?
Actually, yes I must.
Would that make chunky peanut butter, hashish ?
Thai peanut oil, crack?
The ideas are endless.

Wait a minute!!!!My lovely wife has a title that is perfect!!
"S'nuff Said!"
So disregard the title in the "Title" box.
Thank you.






Sunday, July 24, 2011

Long Lost Friends

My oldest daughter Tracy, sent me these a long time ago.
I forgot I had them until the other day when she asked
that I send them back via email.
I thought it might be fun to share them with you.
 Hope you like them.

They will make an appearance now and then to break up the
 monotony of the regular stuff.
Never want to be boring.
 
They were started in 1987,

they is old!



Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jump'n Jack Flash....er! The color version



I honestly can't say anything more than
this cartoon jumped into my head when we were stopped
in Biloxi, Mississippi and the officer made this comment.

Original b&w posting was March 29th






Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Friendly Warning Regarding Possible Upcoming Weirdness.

As you can see by the previous two (2) postings,
I am trying something a little different.
My lifelong buddy, brother-in-law and possible future president,
Richard David Stancliff, of the Humboldt/Ohio Stancliffs,
has recommended that I try colorization of my black and white cartoons.
(No doubt figuring, "If Ted Turner can colorize his
classic movies, then Tiny* can colorize his crappy little cartoons.",
Not even president yet and I'm already attributing false statements to him!))
My point is that, no longer having color vision, my wife Sheri Lynn Holloway,
of the Frederick, Md Holloways, will be setting out my color pencils.
She will label said pencils with tape and ink.
So, should my cartoons feature such strange creatures as pink ducks and
purple alligators and other really strangely colored critters,
 assume I have done something that has her righteously pissed.

Just so you know.


*A term of endearment used in the mid 60's denoting the status of a large and rotund pal.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Color Rerun

I wanted to add a cartoon that's already
been posted but this time, in color.
Left the first panel off and enlarged the main panel, for clarity.
Hope you like it. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ducking the Issue

Always wondered why dogs are the
only animals used as guides for the visually impaired.
Nuff said!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bureaucratic B.S. Blues

Since I was a kid hooked on Star Trek (the original series),
I wished I could live in an age, time or world
that was more advanced than the time I lived in.
We now have cell phones the size of Star Trek's communicaters,
Hand held computers that rival the size and efficiency of the Tricorder,
and many other tools that make our lives simpler.
To my chagrin I have fought tooth and nail against technology
 that pushed the limits of my adaptability and intelligence. Just the opposite
of what I had, at one time, wished for..
Go figure.
I said all that to say this.
Over 20 years ago I wrote a song (Bureaucratic B.S. Blues) that reflected
my anger toward and frustration with, the government and the imbeciles
 that operated said group.
I have wanted to put my song before the public but couldn't get it out there.
My wife Sheri suggested that we buy a camera and "put it out there". Probably to get
 me to shut the f--- up. We did.
 I have now both  "put it out there" and shut the f--- up.
I hope you enjoy the song.


video

                                      Sorry about the quality. Didn't realize the camera wasn't the best.

                                            Your comments would be greatly appreciated.
Please send this to anyone you know who isn't happy with the current
state of affairs in Washington DC.

   Remember, Vote Stancliff in 2012!




Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dining With the Donners



Sometimes being the guest of honor
at a dinner isn't the honor one would suppose. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

By Special Request

Did this for my oldest daughter, Tracy.
Her boss is the Duckling Queen. Tracy and
 her fellow employees are
the ducklings.
Whatever this is in reference to or suppose to
 convey must be something that is private.
Since she lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada,
I guess the old saying is true.
"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".


Saturday, June 4, 2011

The tragic Trail of Slime

Imagine watching helplessly as
 the rampaging herd approaches the fallen snailboy.
Makes my blood run cold!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Lapse in Taste


Before anyone starts,
I am sure this is in bad taste. But I still thought it was funny.
Where else will you find;
   1. a hanging and
2. an amputee
in the same cartoon?
With any luck, nowhere!!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Irwin Allen's next big hit!!

I think that this would be
 the likely outcome of any
 voyage on which I booked passage.
I do not like water.
That was why I joined the army!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Isn't This Like a Male Chauvanist Pig of a Cartoonist!??.....Yeah, Pretty Much

This cartoon almost got me slapped
across the face by a very offended female.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Having a Ball with Lucy!!

About 20 years ago I was
watching the old Lucille Ball movie,
  "Best Foot Forward"!
For some reason the title
always stuck in my mind as did the feature song,
"Buckle-down Winsockie".
While the song sucked to a certain degree,
the title always struck me as a cool punchline for
a centipede cartoon!
(Actually, that last line is probably a lie
 but it sounded inspiring).
(Damn! another lie! I better shut the hell up or I will never finish this post)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Seperate Points of View

I have lived in both states and found that
this cartoon is closer to the truth than
a lot of people (from Oklahoma) would
care to admit!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Oh what a tangled webbed foot we... oh nevermind!

It is a sad but true fact that most events in history that
 have been overlooked, can be traced to one thing. Simple jealousy!
I refuse to be petty, so I will not mention names
 or specific events or dates but,
really, have you ever seen a pilot with webbed feet, or fins??
No! I think not!
I rest my point!

Oh, great! Now I'm really upset!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Night at the Vatican

Yeah,
I know,
I'm gonna burn.
But wait until you see a few of the future cartoons
that will be posted.
Nothing insulting nor sacrilegious.
I hope 


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bon Appetit Part 2

Doctor Doyle must
be spinning like a
whirling dervish!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bon Appetit

All I can say is;
One person's illness is another
 person's buffett.
Yes, I am well aware that the
subjects of this cartoon are not human.
If I used humans that would be gross!!
As it stands..this is nature.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jump'n Jack Flash....er!



I honestly can't say anything more than
this cartoon jumped into my head when we were stopped
in Biloxi, Mississippi and the officer made this comment.

The rest is history

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Brothers Fonebone Rise Again!!

This is about as close to realism as this strip will ever get!
They get together to play "chicken" on Fridays and, oh look!
It's being posted on a Friday!!
How frigg'n bizarre is that??!!!
Ooh, life imitates art!!
I'm scared!!
I did spellcheck realism Dave! It says I should use realize!
I went back and checked it again.
It showed the proper spelling this time so I changed it.
Please disregard the above comment.
Thank you!
Me

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Sensitive Subject

It's hard to come up with something funny
 when you're dealing with a subject as sensitive as death.
Besides, when your hands are
 greasy it's hard for your fingers not to slip off the keyddxc..*burp*1

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Special Request

Had a special request from the boss over the weekend.
She works for a health care insurance company and has to
keep all her paperwork and information sheets in a binder
that is readily available should she need to access information.
She wanted something different for the cover
so, this is what I came up with.
 She was happy, therefore I had a very nice weekend. 
Forgive the quality. I couldn't scan it due to its size,
so I took a picture with my phone.
You get the idea.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Never Play With Your Cleetus

Not having given it much thought,
I didn't notice that the dialogue of this particular
cartoon sounds kind of dirty.
I thought I had better change it, but decided not to.

Ah yes! Controversy, thy name is Cleetus!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cliff Notes on History

One thing I try to do is base my strips on
 factual, albeit, little known miniscual facts.
I enjoy the fact that a lot of folks are unaware of some
of the things I present in my cartoons.
Then there is the obvious absurdity.
Trust me when I say that somewhere, someone will
come along and tell me that my facts are wrong about this cartoon.
That kind of scares me...a lot.
But, what bothers me most is when I'm not sure
of the correct spelling of a particular word and spell check doesn't recognize it.
Is albeit spelled correctly? 
Thank you.



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Something Fishy for Friday

If this strip were in color the dead guy would be wearing a red shirt
and he would be assigned to the Security Detail. As anyone knows
who watched the original series, if there were to be a death
 before the opening credits the victim was usually a security officer.
Nicknamed "red shirts" they never lasted more 
than a few minutes, if that long, The running joke was if there was a
 red shirted security officer in the opening sequence that
actor must have pissed off Gene Roddenberry.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Turnabout is Fair Play!

As anyone knows, who knows me, I do not like to hunt.
For survival is one thing, for sport is another.
Unfortunately, My wife and I have made it a habit of living in states
 whose inhabitants not only love hunting of any sort
 but, cock fighting, dog fighting, and other forms 
of fighting as well. These activities are looked at as a great family outing!
 I am surrounded by the 'Good Old Boy" mentality, where the
 measure of one's manhood is reflected by
 the lives you take and the trophy heads hanging on the wall.
Want to be a real sportsman? Go into it
with the same weapons that the object of your hunt uses.
Oh wait a minute, they have no weapons!
They're unarmed and helpless! Silly me!
Sometimes my cartoons reflect my beliefs.
Sometimes they are simply for the punchline.
This one kind of goes for both.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tender moments



I have been told that sometimes my cartoons border on the tasteless
 and that some are inappropriate for children.
 They especially do not care for this particular cartoon.

 All I can say is...Picky, picky, picky!

I do not draw for children! I draw for me!
Besides, how can this be inappropriate?
Because it deals with eating children?
Ask yourself that same question when you are munching
 that tasty piece of tender veal! 
Point of view my friends!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

An Eye Opener

Today I had an experience that surprised me
 and I would like to share it with all of you.
I was searching for a bit of information regarding
 cartoon characters from the Golden Age.
I Googled and waited for the avalanche of information about old time cartoon characters
 most of which I had not read or even heard of.
Imagine my shock when up popped such characters
as Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Archie, and the list of information goes on!
Are they crazy???
Daffy?? Bugs? The Roadrunner and Coyote, Betty and Veronica, Archie! Golden Age???
As I said before, the list goes on, and so would I if it were not so depressing!!
One thing is obvious! Google has a lot of incorrect information!
How do I know? Because these are cartoon characters
 that  I  grew up with and love!
Before you youngsters start sending me emails
or comments that I am not a kid anymore and that Google is right, you
 might want to check for yourself because,
 included in this list of characters were; The Smurfs, Captain Caveman,  He-Man, 
also, C3PO and R2D2,
SEE?? SEE?? 
I hereby demand that Google be known from this point on as,
"The Cyberspace Source of Misinformation"!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Some People Just Have No Shame!

 It seems that everyone wants to keep up with the Joneses.
Even if it is at a snail's pace!
I know it was a lousy punch line!
Someone oughtta slug me!

Friday, February 18, 2011

An Historical Retrospect


Once again, a little known historical
 fact is brought to light!



Monday, February 14, 2011

Another Rerun

Again I/we, am/are experiencing computer poopie!
For the moment I am using my wife's computer to post this.
I will be back as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Humor is nothing to laugh at!

                                                        
                              
                           Planet Psych
                                                     Humor

                                                         Bulletin: New cure for depression?

Laughter seems to have a curative effect on all forms of illness and disturbance. It is being used to help patients with problems as diverse as depression, high blood pressure and cancer. It is hypothesized that laughter stimulates the immune system. Psychotherapists have begun incorporating humor in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

Cognitive Effects of Humor

When we are open to humor, we seem to change our mind set from a serious, rational and objective view of reality to a more playful and creative one. Instead of seeing one view of things we are willing to turn things around and upside-down to see other perspectives. We are able to see that no matter how serious things seem, there is always another view. This more flexible way of thinking gives us relief from our cognitive "ruts" and stereotyped negative thinking.

Emotional Effects of Humor

Humor is associated with pleasurable emotions such as joy, lightheartedness and playfulness. We feel like children again when we laugh. We become more spontaneous, open and less defensive. The unpleasant emotions of anger, sadness and anxiety are incompatible with this spirit of playfulness and we are released from their grip when we enter our fun zone.

Biological Effects of Humor

Humor seems to interrupt the stress response and the arousal pattern of the autonomic nervous system. Laughter opens up breathing, stimulates the immune system and increases tolerance to pain. The result is a decrease in stress hormones and an increase in healthy antibodies. Laughter is indeed the best medicine.

Get Funny

Open yourself to humor. Adopt the funny life style and share it with others. Read and tell jokes. Watch humorous movies and television. Stimulate your amuse system. Get serious about humor.



To learn how to use humor to reduce stress, read Loretta Laroche's book, Relax-You May Have Only a Few Minutes Left : Using the Power of Humor to Overcome Stress in Your Life and Work.



I found this and wanted to share it with you. I hope by posting this on my blog I have not broken a blog law or some such thing. If I have please let me know.
Thanks
Me





Thursday, January 20, 2011

Waxing Philosophical

 I have realized something and wanted to share it with you.
It has been said that music can soothe a savage breast...or beast,
Actually, I prefer a breast to a beast but then who doesn't?  I don't know but, that's not the point.
My family has recently had something happen that shook  us to the core and has changed
 our view (okay, my view) of life and people in general!
 I actually thought of dropping my cartoons and shutting down my blog.
I did not see how I could laugh or help others to laugh
 or find humor in anything, when such terrible things can happen.
I'm glad I didn't because humor can help in so many ways I never thought of!
I found that it is impossible (at least for me) to be angry when I am laughing.
Sadness disappears as does depression and anxiety!
All without drugs!!
Laughter is, for me, the "cure all" for whatever ails me!
And it doesn't have to be a laugh!
 Even a smile can help!
 Endorphins!
God's gift to Man!
The neatest thing for me is the fact that it takes less muscles to smile than to frown!
It seems a person has to work harder to frown than smile.
No wonder I was always tired when I spent the day whining about some
 imagined slight I thought had happened.
It does work!
 Humor kept Abraham Lincoln sane
 during a period of time that would have destroyed other men!
Winston Churchill spent the bombing of England by the Nazis
watching Disney cartoons and Marx Brothers movies!
Comedies are shown in hospitals to patients with cancer and other
 deadly or crippling diseases,
 Veterans Hospitals as well are utilizing comedy as an aid to healing all sorts of illnesses.
So, boys and girls, the next time life gets you down
and you feel you can"t take anymore..
laugh!
Trust me! It can't hurt.

Now that I am done waxing philosophical,
I will go and wax our car!

Later!




Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cartoon Reveals Unknown Fact!




The funny thing about the original version of this cartoon was
that my Dad wrote the punchline!
Up until that time, no one knew he had a sense of humor!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Dangers of Invention!


Somewhere inside my inner-vegetarian is weeping!

Salivating, but weeping!








Just noticed the poor quality of the reproduction.

Wanted to post something as it's been

awhile.

Will rework it and repost asap.
Done!!!