Cartoons, cartoons, cartoons.... John Crowther's Cartoon Odyssey

I think of it as The Fool's Journey. I've been asked who the "fool" is. It's me, but in the classical sense of the court jester. Only the fool was allowed to tell the king of his follies. All cartoons are available as prints or originals, framed or unframed, through my website or e-mail. For mugs, t-shirts, and other products visit my gift shop at* (be sure to include the *).

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Never Give a Sucker an Even What?

Monday, August 30, 2010

What Goes Up

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Smart Is As Smart Does

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Old cartoon, new caption.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Way To a Dog's Heart

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Weather or Not

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Avert Thine Eyes

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

But the Nuptials Will Have To Wait Until December

Monday, August 23, 2010

Be Careful What You Wish For

There's a chain of stores that sells women's undergarments. It's called The Wizard of Bras. I swear I'm not making it up.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weather Cat

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Comin' Round the Bend

Friday, August 20, 2010

Just For the Halibut

Available as a high-quality giclee print.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Bobby Thompson died the other day. My mind flashed back to that October day in 1951 when I raced home from school and turned on the radio to catch the last moments of the Dodger-Giants pennant playoff game. Just in time to hear the play-by-play announcer excitedly describe Thompson hitting the home run off pitcher Ralph Branca that won the game and the National League pennant for the Giants. I collapsed on the kitchen floor in tears, grieving for my beloved Brooklyn Dodgers. It was one of those tumultuous, earth-shattering events when you always remember where you were.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Strtaight Shooter

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Half Fast

Apropos of absolutely noting, I took this yesterday as the President flew over my house:

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Way To a Man's Heart

Update: Fear not, we will get back to Harley and Bear in early September to discover what happened to them when they ventured into a dark alley in search of "easy $$$." Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the stroll down Memory Lane as I sift through 1500 cartoons in search of gems.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vive la Difference

Saturday, August 14, 2010

For Butter or Wurst

Friday, August 13, 2010

Get Out Of Your Shell

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Royal Flush

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What a Cut Up!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

While Rome Burned

Monday, August 09, 2010

Rest In Debt

Sunday, August 08, 2010

(Very) Oldie

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Talk Is Cheap

Friday, August 06, 2010

What a Deal!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Win, Lose, or Draw

An obituary in today's LA Times reports the death of Dan Resin, the actor who portrayed the Ty-D-Bowl man in TV ads, sailing off in a motorboat across the blue waters of a toilet dressed as a sea captain. A lifetime of credits in film and Broadway, and this is how he's remembered.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Marching to a Different Drummer

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Oldies But Goodies