Sunday, December 30, 2007

Funny Monday


Peter of Holtie's House is the host for the last Fun Monday of 2007. Peter has set an appropriate task for this holiday eve. He is asking "I want you to tell us your favorite joke and/or show us your favorite cartoon, don’t worry if there is some duplication that just means more than one person found it funny.So come on and regale us with your best joke and/or cartoon, remember its New Years Eve and we feel like a good laugh, before 2008 comes along and does its thing on us."

Well, Peter the problem with jokes is that sometimes (most times) I cannot remember the punchline. Or if I remember the punchline, I cannot remember the setup. Hence, my joke telling is rarely funny. I do, however, have a favorite cartoonist and a favorite cartoon character. Our son, Luke , created a comic strip in college called "Void Where Prohibited." His comic strip was published in the Purdue University newspaper, The Exponent, during Luke's junior year at Purdue. One of the main characters of "Void Where Prohibited" was a duck named Miles. Miles as some of you may know is the first name of our own Daddy D. The duck was named by one of Luke's roommates, who had been a student in Miles's physics and chemistry classes.





This version of Miles did not appear in "Void Where Prohibited". Luke created the chemist duck for a booklet that Miles and I created for a science teacher's inservice.

After college, Luke created another strip called "Caffiene." This comic strip is about a young man, Jonas. Jonas works in a coffee shop but is seeking a professional employment. Luke featured a three week series on his blog, Useless Clutter starting on August 11, 2004.


The original of this comic is actually a traditional four-panel strip. This presentation allows easier reading. I love the cute fierce-looking dog.

For more joy and laughter, visit our other Fun Monday participants. Check out the list of particpants at Peter's place at Holtie's House. Have a wonderful end of the year, and may the year 2008 be your best year yet.

29 comments:

Peter said...

Well thanks for participating mjd (and Luke)

gawilli said...

Hey thanks for the tip about visiting Luke's posts! I hadn't gone that far back and really enjoyed them.

Alison said...

Your son is very talented!! and very funny! Your granddaughter is adorable!! My daughter was 10 pounds at birth, it was like having a 3 month old! She is now 12 and is in need of a new science and math teacher, too bad you don't live in California!! Thanks for visiting my site!

lisa's chaos said...

What a talented son you have! Love them!

meggie said...

Talent with a sense of humour!! Who could ask for more.
I love cartoon humour rarely, but these are very good!

Hootin' Anni said...

:::giggles:::

Oh hey...I see below you had an anniversary...so belated wishes. Hope the celebration was super.

kitten said...

Cute!
Happy New Year!

kitten said...

Cute!
Happy New Year!

ChrisB said...

Wow your son is very talented.

Kaycie said...

Those are wonderful. What a talented son you have!

Retrohipster said...

Wow that is awesome!! Note to self, do not drape pants out of window to dry....ever again!!!LOL

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Your son's work is fabulous. You must be very proud. So well done!

daddy d said...

The science duck is very smart looking fellow, such a wonderful character. Your son is a insightful artist to develop such a character.

Alix said...

Wow Luke is seriously talented! Very cool.
Happy new Year

Sandy said...

How awesome to have your very own cartoonist! Thanks for sharing...and a belated Happy Anniversary!

Faye said...

Hi Neighbor--I'm just across the OH River in KY. Small world, especially if you blog.

Love your son's sense of humor--especially the pant leg dilemma. Why is it that young boys are so taken with cartooning?

All the best in '08.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Repeating what has already been said I know, but you do have a talented son and you must be very proud!

Tiggerlane said...

The dog is tooo funny!
Luke is quite talented.

Oh, and a very Happy Anniversary to you, albeit a bit belated!

Karmyn R said...

Wow, a comic in the family! How fun.

coloursofdawn said...

Those are great. You must be very proud of his work. I to like the fierce little dog, looks a lot like our foster dog when he has a candy wrapper.

alisonwonderland said...

what a talented son you have! happy monday, and happy new year!

Robinella said...

Such talent! Great stuff.

swampy said...

Quite a talented young man with a great sense of humor. Giggle Giggle.
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Margaret said...

I love the cartoon--what a talented artist! I feel your pain on the jokes; I have lousy delivery, and I can never remember the punchline either. However, I do have a good sense of humor!

Michelle said...

Your son is quite talented!! Loved them!!

Pamela said...

It's easy to have a favorite when it's close to the heart!!

HApPy nEW YeAr

TheBirdman33 said...

Happy New Year!!

Jen M. said...

He has a gift! Checking out the link...

Kaytabug said...

Your son is talented, those are great!
Have a Happy New Year!!