About T- McCracken
The Cartoonist


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T- McCracken Drawing in the Boondocks of OregonT- (Theresa) McCracken is a cartoonist, writer, historian and naturalist. She lives with a few stray animals outside of Waldport, Oregon where, alas, a single woman has a better chance of being abducted by space aliens than of finding a compatible single man who speaks in something other than monosyllables AND has his own teeth. Dentures are OK. He just has to own them. They can't be on lay away at Wal*mart.

As a cartoonist she struggles to meet the humor needs of the nation, creating cartoons and drawing illustrations for hundreds of magazines and newspapers. Of course, she's drawn for the New Yorker . . . although they've yet to have the good sense to buy any of her work. Hundreds of others, though, ranging from the Saturday Evening Post to the Oregonian to small trade journals, have. She targets her work to publications' specific audiences, be it anemic agriculturalists or zany zoologists.

Most of her writings are humorous articles, but sometimes she does something on a serious topic. Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult (Caxton Press, 2002) has everything a good read should have: sex, mass insanity, the downfall of prominent families, murder, and sensational court trials. And it's all true. Many of descendants of the people in the story are her friends and neighbors.

She first wrote about Edmund Creffield and his flock of Holy Rollers while working for the U. S. Forest Service and was compiling anecdotes about Northwest history. That research was part of the reason she was named "Pacific Northwest Region Forest Interpreter of the Year" in 1994.

These days every now and then she leads Elderhostels groups on nature hikes and sea-life cruises on the Discovery, a boat out of Newport, OR.

The second most extraordinary accomplishment in her life was hitchhiking from Cape Town, South Africa to Kisangani, Zaire, and from there taking a barge 1,500 miles down the Zaire (the Congo) River to Kinshasa.

The most extraordinary accomplishment in her life was living for years in a leaky twenty-foot trailer--much of the time with no electricity or running water--while building her house.

A couple of New Yorker covers
that never appeared anywhere but McCracken's bathroom wall.

An Illustrated Resume

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Cartoons from a Warped Mind

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.


A slide show of some of my favorite cartoons.


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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.

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.

Personalized Cartoons
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.

T-shirts, mugs, cards, posters, prints & more.

Watercolor Paintings
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.

Holy Rollers is now available as an eBook with lots of extras for a measly $3.99!

Holy Rollers


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

How One Cartoonist's Mind Works
How to create cartoon ideas.

The Komic, a Graphic Novel in the Making

Why there are two styles of web pages on mchumor.com

About the cartoonist
T- (Theresa) McCracken
890 North Bayview Loop
Waldport, Oregon 97394
(541) 563-3112

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