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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.
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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.
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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.
890 North Bayview Loop
Waldport, Oregon 97394
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Want a few laughs and learn about the local flora, fauna and history on your next visit to the central Oregon coast? Rent an award winning naturalist and humorist for $120 per day.
My life as a naturalist began when I was five years old, and what a dubious beginning it was. My grandfather and I were strolling in the woods when I tripped over a slug that was, I'm sure, roughly the size of a Buick. "A snail with a housing problem," Grandpa said as we bent down to check it out. Then for some reason he added: "Don't lick it."
You can probably guess what I did. Like any budding naturalist, I licked it . . . or maybe I was just acting like any five-year old who's been told not to do something. Whatever. As I grimaced, Grandpa raised his eyebrows and said: "Bet it numbed your tongue." It numbed my whole mouth.
Learn from my mistakes! If you and your group are hiking anywhere between Lincoln City and Florence, let me accompany you into the woods. Let me tell you why licking a slug numbs your tongue. If you still choose to lick one, that's your problem.
After I've revealed the secret lives of slugs to you, I can show you why old growth forests are more than big old trees. I'll identify plants Native Americans and pioneers used for everything from preventing baldness to improving dismal love lives . . . not that you suffer from these problems, but perhaps you have "a friend" who does. I'll point out local landmarks while telling you stuff that was left out of most history classes: tales about the Native Americans, the homesteaders, the loggers, the lumber barons, the scoundrels and even the madams.
And then there are the mysteries of ocean that need exploring. Ever wonder who in his right mind would live in a tide pool? If you're a normal person, probably not. That's OK. They probably haven't thought much about you either. Truth is, most things that live in tide pools have no brains and are little more than stomachs and sex organs . . . they have their priorities. Maybe we'll be lucky enough to see a whale spout. Even if we don't, I can still tell you all about whales--including why it takes a minimum of three to mate.
Since 1997 I have taught natural history for Elderhostels and on the boat The Discovery. Before that, from 1987 to 1997, I worked for Siuslaw National Forest as a forest fire fighter and a naturalist running interpretive programs at Heceta Head Lighthouse and at Cape Perpetua's Interpretive Center. In 1994 I was named Northwest Forest Interpreter of the Year by the U.S. Forest Service. I'm still not sure why. Maybe it's something else we can blame on El Nino. Or maybe I'm pretty good at my job. Find out for yourself on your next visit to the central Oregon coast.
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.