One of my favorite days of the year! Old Punxsutawney Phil pops up to see just whose shadow he sees. These days it could totally be anybodies. I narrowed it to Bud Selig, Tiger Woods, and Josh McDaniels. I finally settled on Selig. He’s so much fun to draw.
Cheating and its consequences.
People through the years have asked where I learned to draw. My answer has always been honest, yet embarrassingly so. I learned to draw in algebra class. I’m proud to say, however, while I actually scored single figures on several tests (or pretty darned close to it), I never once cheated.
I love doing these cartoons about how sports effect us in our everyday lives. One of the things I enjoy most about sports are the important lessons we can learn from them. Teamwork. Hard work. Hustle. Persistence. Patience. Honor. Integrity. Rising above Adversity and defeat.
Yet these days, it bothers me a great deal the lessons that are being passed on to our children from people like Mark McGwire, Tiger Woods, Terrell Owens, Michael Vick and Brandon Marshall. And, yes, us. Fans who root for people like this regardless of their conduct and what it means. I feel as though we are not only losing some moral ground here, but skiing right off of it into a perilous abyss.
My one word that sums up Mark McGwire and the entire era of steroids in baseball. I felt like this needed a stark strong statement kind of cartoon. But, frankly, I really tired of drawing them. Can’t baseball just have a come-out-of-the-closet day and get it over with already. Hmmm. Sounds like a cartoon idea. I’m really interested to hear your feedback on this topic. So jump right in.
Oh but before you do…Thanks to everyone who took time to answer my recent poll. I know it was long but it helps me to see ways to improve the site.