"You wouldn't smile either if you had to fork the load over."
A two-phase cartoon done in the
1960's for KVFD-TV, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Par t I depicted the spray can of
conformity, aimed at the Amish. In Part II, done as an overlay,
the finger of some Iowans sprays them. The words "sect repellent or
killer?" were drawn to fall
upon the circle of the can. In looking at it now, I wonder if
this wording was somewhat open to misunderstanding, but this is what was
written. The overlay, as drawn, was adapted for use here.
Published October 1965
( Iowa's known as "the land where the tall corn grows.")
Long Shadow of Cuba's Defensive Buildup
Published with an editorial in Febr. 1965
issue of Midland
Schools, the official publication of the Iowa State Education
The cartoonist taught in Iowa from 1961 to 1967.
At the time this was drawn there was concern about the disappearance
of the bald eagle. Here the decline in young is shown, with the eagle flying
in the area of eastern Iowa and the Mississippi. The detail of another
cartoon on extinction is shown to
the right, with the fuller cartoon below.
Wafting Downward...the Feather of Extinction?
(Note the outline
of Iowa at the Mississippi River)
Withdrawal from the Soil Bank
The Future Wintering Place?
With reference to the gravestone, the passenger pigeon
once flew the skies of North America. John James Audubon saw a flock
in 1813 fly by in a continuous stream for three days, so thick that the
flock darkened the sun. The bird had pinkish, dark gray plumage, and
its nesting grounds covered thousands of acres. During nesting
season many carloads were sent to market, and sold in New York and Chicago
for a penny or two apiece. The last known passenger pigeon in the U.S. died
in the Zoological Gardens at Cincinnati in 1914.
A reaction in Iowa to a tragedy in the space program in 1967
With the newspaper headline A chilling cry: fire!,
this cartoon captioned "Moonset at Cape Kennedy," was published by the Fort
Dodge Messenger and Chronicle (Ft. Dodge, Iowa), the day after the tragic
fire. More of the front page shown below.
Another picture of the cartoon with information on the
tragedy is shown in the space category. The cartoon there shows a wavy
pattern in its reproduction that's not part of the original. But then
neither is the "screen effect" on the water as it appears in the
reproductions here. The original itself is damaged, perhaps from a
basement flooding years ago.