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 *).

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

On the Prayground

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dog Day

Monday, June 28, 2010

Just Folks

Jean's comment yesterday (bless you, Jean) that all this may be metaphorical reminds me of the time director Milos Foreman was discussing his brilliant satirical film The Fireman's Ball, made while he was still living and working in then Czechoslovakia. Milos talked about how the entire firemen's union of the country threatened to strike because they felt he had been making fun of them. He was forced to appear at a union meeting to explain that he wasn't making fun of them at all, he was making fun of the government system. The firemen were all puffed up to learn that they were a metaphor representing the leadership of the country, and so went back to work. "But you know something," Milos added. "the movie is really about firemen."

Check out Jean's always interesting blog at I only wish she'd post more frequently, but hey, she's a busy artist and writer.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just Hangin'

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Three's a Crowd, More's a Movement

Friday, June 25, 2010

Street Smartz

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Seating Arrangements #3

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Seating Arrangements #2

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Seating Arrangements #1

Monday, June 21, 2010

Smear Campaigns

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Saturday, June 19, 2010


Friday, June 18, 2010

A Pale Reflection of Myself

Thursday, June 17, 2010


My apologies. The gremlins are at it again today, somehow preventing me from uploading images. I'll try again a bit later, but in the meantime enjoy the story of the wise man who said, "time is the great healer." "But," the student asked, "what if you're feeling fine in the first place?"

Okay, it's working now.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

When All Else Fails Pun(t)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hair of the Dawg

Monday, June 14, 2010

Arise Is Arise is Arise

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Trippingly On the Tongue

Saturday, June 12, 2010


The blogosphere gremlins got busy, and although my post appeared yesterday it was inexplicably without the cartoon this morning. In my attempt to rectify the situation the whole blog got deleted, so I'm re-posting yesterday's along with today's.

Today's cartoon:


Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Fertile Area For Research

Thanks to my friend Dr. Richard Brown for actually paying attention here. The good doctor was the only person to notice and then report to me that last Sunday was the first day in three and a half years that I didn't post a cartoon. I have to admit, I totally forgot. Brain fade. Old-timers disease. Whatever. I'm dismayed with myself. But not very.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Up In Smoke

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Spring Sprang

Monday, June 07, 2010

Super Pooper Scooper

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Gravity Sucks

Friday, June 04, 2010

Cars Have Feelings Too

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The Sky's the Limit

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Round and Round It Goes

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Don't Just Ask, Demand To Know