I have some good news to share.
Yesterday I got message from John Glynn, editor of Universal Press Syndicate/Universal Uclick, offering me an online syndication deal. (This was on the heels of a disappointing rejection I received the day before from another syndicate.) I really appreciated the offer and said yes.
Later this summer or in early fall, my single panel cartoons will be on Universal Uclick’s site GoComics!
I plan to post many of my old single panels and of course will be creating a bunch of new material. I’ll post an announcement when the launch date is confirmed.
This cartoon has been making the rounds online, thanks to Cartoon Stock, The Cat House On The Kings and a couple other cat-themed Facebook pages.
If you'd like this cartoon on a mug, T-shirt, or greeting card, click here.
Useless inside information: the cat who drank "Extreme Energy" is Clyde, and he's based on my 22-pound cat, Simon.
The above cartoon has been making the rounds on the internet so I thought I'd shamelessly promote that it’s now available as a greeting card!
Now you can say “Happy Birthday” with man boobs!
Have you bought your Valentine’s Day cards yet? Of course you haven’t. It’s a month away. You have plenty of time.
But the days go by fast and the next thing you know, you’re rushing into a Walgreen’s at 5:37p.m. on February 13 and finding out that the only Valentine’s Day cards left have either sappy-sentimental greetings or really dumb jokes (like group of cartoon bananas and inside it says, “I love you a BUNCH!”)
You don’t want those cards. Your significant other, friends and family don’t want those cards either. (Well, your 87-year-old grandmother might like the bananas card.)
I happen to have two Valentine’s Day cards for sale right now. Buy your cards today and rest easy knowing you’re covered. Click on the image to purchase. For the second one, you can personalize it with your very own greeting.
Happy Valentine’s Day a month early!
This cartoon of Santa reading Rudolph’s Facebook page has been making the rounds on the internet.
Did you know it’s a Christmas card? You can spread holiday cheer to your family and friends! It’s available for sale here!
(‘Tis the season for shameless plugs.)
Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays, and Feliz Navidad!
I was recently interviewed by David Paccia for his Cartoonist Survey on his blog, David Wasting Paper. Over the past several months, David has interviewed more than 100 cartoonists, asking each one the same set of questions (about the favorite drawing tools, work environment, art background, etc.). You can read my answers to his questions here. Thanks David. I’m flattered to be a part of the survey.
If you’re into the nuts and bolts of cartooning, check out the archives on David’s site. Fun read.
This week Tom Racine of Tall Tale Radio interviews Scott Hilburn of The Argyle Sweater, one of my favorite single panel features. Mike Witmer (cartoonist of the hilarious Pinkerton) and I are also on this show. Scott talks about his journey to syndication and answers all the questions he gets about his comic’s similarity to “The Far Side.”
This past Tuesday, Sarah mentioned Metzger Cartoons Christmas cards on the Sarah and Vinnie Morning Show (Alice 97.3 FM). Kudos to Sarah for having such excellent taste. Thanks for the plug.
You can listen to it here – she starts talking about it at the 2-minute mark.
The cartoonist collective I belong to, Tall Tale Features, is growing! We recently added two members to our group: Irma Eriksson (creator of “Imy”) and Norm Feuti (creator of “Gill.”) If the name Norm Feuti sounds familiar, you might know his syndicated strip, “Retail.”) We are very happy to have these two talented people in our group. Check out their strips!