Archive for November, 2009

Retro Cartoon: Black Friday

Posted in Retro Beartoons with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Repost of a cartoon I did last year about Black Friday.  Seems this year didn’t live up to even last years dismal results.

Black Friday is so called b/c for many retailers it is what brings them out of the red (losses) and into the black (profits)

 

11 26 08 Black Friday Bearman Cartoon

Drew Carey Donating to LiveStrong

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on November 27, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Tis the season as they say.  Already this week I posted about Tom Wilson raising money for LiveStrong (Lance Armstrong’s Foundation to fight cancer).  Well now there is another celebrity raising money. And before Lynn jumps to the conclusion that Drew is from Cincinnati (as she thought the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was), he too is from Cleveland (Parma actually).  Drew I don’t hold that against you.

For my out of country friends who may not know Drew he is a stand up comedian who went on to have a series success with the Drew Carey Show (with a kick ass theme song from The Presidents of the United States), Whose Line is it Anyway, and now is the host of the Price is Right.

You can help Drew raise money for LiveStrong and it won’t cost you a dime.  Anyone with a Twitter account just needs to follow him.   His Twitter name is @DrewfromTV  (click the name and you’ll go right there).  He is trying to raise awareness and up to $1 Million dollars. For every follower he gets by the end of the year he will donate $1 to LiveStrong. Check out his blog post for his hilarious self deprecating guilt.

Right now he is just under 250,000 followers so head over there and force a celebrity to spread his wealth.

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Bearman Cartoon: Free Mammograms

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Continuing the theme this week of fighting cancer. In the United States a government panel has determined that mammograms to screen for breast cancer in women statistically won’t do much good when the patient is under 50. Historically, it has been recommended that women 40 and above get yearly mammograms. Thus began the controversy as to whether or not insurance companies would continue to pay for the procedure.

11 25 09 Bearman Cartoon Free Mammograms

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Ziggy – Million Dollar Challenge for LiveStrong

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Believe it or not the author of the world famous Ziggy cartoon (Tom Wilson) also lives in Cincinnati.  My we are a talented bunch.  And a generous one. 

I mentioned before that Tom had written a book called Zig Zagging: Loving Madly….Losing Badly…How Ziggy Saved My Life.  I bought the book several months ago and read it in one sitting.  It delves into Tom’s personal battles with survival both after taking over Ziggy from his father when he became ill to dealing with his wife’s battle with cancer and her ultimate death from it. 

Not an emotional person but twice this year something I read or saw has made me cry unexpectedly.  The first was watching UP and the second was reading this book.    It is a great book and what makes it even better is that to celebrate his wife’s life, Tom is giving all the proceeds from his book between November 18, 2009 (the anniversary of her death) until January 19, 2009 (her birthday) to LiveStrong (The Lance Armstrong Foundation).

Go here to read more from Tom himself and click here to order the book.  

I created a fan art toon to promote this great cause.  So if anyone needs a gift for a cartoony loving friend/family member, get this book.

Ziggy Million Dollar LiveStrong Challenge Fan Art by Bearman

 

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Skin It

Posted in Cool Stuff with tags , , , , on November 22, 2009 by bearmancartoons

No this has nothing to do with cats.  I got an email from photobucket that was promoting a website called “Skin It” 

It seems that with everyone but me owning an iphone there can be some confusion as to which one an individual owns during any iphone melee.  Skin it provides many different adhesive designs that you can use to customize your iphone, bender guitar, computer etc etc.   The problem I guess is when every sixteen year old girl has the Twilight skin on their phone so we are back to the original problem of identification.

However they let you customize your skins as well.  I played around with the customization for a while and found it to be a little lacking in its ease of use when trying to adjust an image or add multiple images to a design.  But I am sure George Ford will have fun putting Hanks face  on a ultrasound device (yes they have those too.)

She has my Vote!!

Posted in Cool Stuff with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Over the last year, I have found many webcomic comrades via twitter and others blog rolls.  It is rare though that I find someone else who does editorial cartoons and blogs as well.  Alex Raffi is a Nevada illustrator and editorial cartoonist.   Check out his site for some great stuff. 

The post that really caught my attention as of late was this video he posted of his daughter Elli describing the things she would do to fix the world if she were President.

Only 29 more years Elli and you’ll get my vote.

Bearman Cartoon: Obama bows to Emperor

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2009 by bearmancartoons

It seems the masses are all in an uproar about President Barack Obama bowing a greeting to Japanese Emperor Akihito.  So I have gathered the top 5 reasons Obama did this so you people can get over it.   The last reason is todays editorial cartoon.

  1. He is so tall and Akihito so short, that he HAD to bend down to reach Akihito’s hand.
  2. He got confused by the famous international etiquette book Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands that he tried to do all three at once.
  3. He made the Emperor feel superior on purpose.  How many of you wouldn’t grovel to someone you want to lend money to you or invest in your business(es)?
  4. Friday’s basketball game with the White House motor pool caused his back to go out.

AND NUMBER 5….
11 17 09 Bearman Cartoon Obama Akihito

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