Archive for June, 2009


A Cartoon Stand gag…



Strange Urges

This one was a lot of fun. Thanks to Mark L. for the suggestion (the very first idea submission we received, in fact). I could only fit in some of his ideas — for a peek into Mark’s brain, take a look at his full request.



A Cartoon Stand gag…


While we’re waiting for more cartoon ideas to roll in, here is a recent cartoon of ours (drawn by me, co-written with my brother). The story behind the drawing follows below, but read the cartoon first so the punchline isn’t spoiled.


When I was a kid, I needed a synonym for “delicious” to describe toast. I don’t remember the context. School essay? Rock lyrics? Love letter? No idea. The punchline of the cartoon somehow ended up being my choice. At the time it seemed like a good idea.  Now it seems like a good idea for a cartoon.

The Partially Examined Life (Commissioned)

Mark Linsenmayer commissioned a cartoon for his philosophy podcast/blog “The Partially Examined Life”.


Says Mark: “That would be!”

This is The Cartoon Stand.
Stay a while.

I'm a hired pen.

I draw all kinds of cartoons here, and entirely at your request. I'm talking gags, illustrations, caricatures, logos, gifts, political cartoons... just about anything.

You can suggest an idea for free. If I like it, I'll draw it. Fun for me, free art for you.

Or, if you want to skip to the front of the line and get exactly what you want, you can commission a cartoon. Rates are reasonable and negotiable.

So drop an idea in the suggestion box or place an order. You still just sitting there?

— Ken