Toons drawn From Patricia Bartlett's Gags
Toons drawn From Jean Bassett's Gags
Toons drawn from Richard Bridgeforth's Gags
Toons drawn from Joanne Brown's Gags
Toons drawn from Charles Cain's Gags
Toons drawn from John Caldwell's Gags
Toons drawn from Julie Callahan's Gags
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Toons drawn from Howard M. Montgomery
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Toons drawn from Joe Ryan's Gags
Toons drawn from Kenneth Schulze's Gags
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Toons drawn from Ralph Sharaga's Gags
Toons drawn from Rex Stein's Gags
Toons drawn from Melissa Stockstill's Gags
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Magazines I've drawn for. The New Yorker, of course ... although they've yet to have the good sense to buy any of my work. Hundreds of others have, from the Saturday Evening Post to The Oregonian to large publishing houses to small trade journals. Let me draw a few cartoons for you. No matter what, I hope you get a few laughs as you go through my site.
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Using my computer data base of over 100,000 cross-indexed ideas, I'll send you some targeted whimsy, you pick out what makes you smirk, and I email the drawings with no obligation on your part to buy anything unless you like them.
Index of Cartoons
Use Cartoons in Presentations.
Public Speakers, even when speaking on serious topics, break the ice with a joke. Cartoons do the same thing--and you can't "tell a cartoon wrong.
Use Cartoons in Textbooks, Advertisements, Brochures, Web Sites & Blogs.
Cartoons & humorous illustrations grab people's attention and therefore increase your chances to convey your message.
Use Cartoons on T-shirts.
Events can't be called true events unless they have official T-shirts, and t-shirts with personalized cartoons on them are the T-shirts preferred by 9 out of 10 people stranded on a desert island.
Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult, published by Caxton Press, is my first book of literary nonfiction. It's a story that has everything a good read should have: sex, religious fervor, mass insanity, the downfall of prominent families, murder & sensational court trials. AND it's all true. To learn more about cults and the book, go to Holy Rollers
One Cartoonist's Mind Works
How to create cartoon ideas.
An illustration of anyone can be Photoshopped into any cartoon on the mchumor.com web site. This is a great CHEAP gift.
The perfect "gift from the gang" at retirement or going away parties is an original cartoon of the guest of honor.
Finally, what tens of people have been waiting for: collections of some of my most popular cartoons on various topics. The books only cost $8.50, and that even includes postage & handling if you're in the U.S.
Do you run a business & want something special to send prospective clients, give as gifts or hand out at meetings? People can only fit so many souvenir coffee mugs into a cupboard, whereas books of cartoons are something everyone will really appreciate AND keep. I have cartoon collections of various trades that only cost $8.50 per book. At no extra charge you can have your business's name and logo printed on them.
mugs, cards, posters, prints & more.
In addition to cartooning I paint watercolors and draw scientific illustrations. My series titled UnNatural History is a combination of all three. Someday they will be part of a book that's a whimsical look at my life as a naturalist.
I'm an award winning naturalist. Want a few laughs & learn about the local flora, fauna & history on your next visit to the central Oregon coast. Rent me.
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The ONLY unsolicited gags I look at are caption changes to cartoons on my web site. If I like your gag, post it and someone ever buys it, I’ll send you the usual cartoonist/gag-writer split (75%/25%).
I encourage all gag writers to draw up their gags and submit them on their own to magazines.
In this humble cartoonist's opinion, if you have really good ideas, it really doesn't matter how well you draw.
In college I took a two credit art course and flunked it. My professor said all of my proportions were off--you might notice that my character's noses are drawn in proportion to my character's feet. "Picasso's proportions were off," I said to my professor "You're not Picasso," he replied. Yeah, but I bet more of my work currently appears on refrigerator doors, than his.
One of the most successful cartoonists in Oregon, my home state, is John Callahan, a quadriplegic. His art work is awful and looks like it's drawn by a . . . . well, by a quadriplegic. However, his ideas are good and his work has appeared in most major magazines. His autobiography, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, is a must read for anyone interested in cartooning.
I rarely use gag writers.
For one thing, I don't draw anything on spec. Everything I draw is commissioned. For another, the hardest part of cartooning for me is not coming up with ideas, but finding new markets.
My bread and butter are trade journals where I tailor my work to their specific audiences. I send them gag ideas, they pick which ones they like and draw those, and only those. That's because a cartoon tailored for a magazine whose readers are all anemic agriculturalists or zany zoologists isn't likely to be marketable to any other publication.
If you'd prefer to send cartoons, instead of gags to editors, well, like I said, I don't draw anything on spec. For $25 (my usual minimum fee is $50 for a black and white 'toon) I'd be willing to draw up any gags you want to try and market. When and if you sell the cartoon, you can deduct the $25 from my share.
No matter what, best of luck with your writing!
It is a collection of 100 of my most popular cartoons, including Lemming Suicide Hotline, Dorothy selling the Tin Man to a recycling center, and Druids changing to Daylight Saving Time.