I'm pretty sure Hilary Gillwood is my long-lost twin brother!
Except for what he's drinking, I look a lot like Hilary Gilwood.
Yep, the nut doesn't fall far from the tree. ;-)
The Hubs is a retired USAF weapons specialist. I’m getting a kick out of that first one.
Looks like you had a good teacher. Smiles for all of them.
I think your dad misspelled Hillary Clinton.....
Your dad's cartoons remind me of James Thurber! They leave me laughing and God knows we can ALL use that these days!
I was thinking that: Very Thurberesque.
The shading puts the style into the professional category.It's fun picking up historical clues from old cartoons.For examples, the note-spike on the desk and the oil lamp under the barrier.Quibble: as an old AF rokit engineer, that nose antenna prob'ly would'a gotten bent more crashing through a wall; but it's fun remembering that, once upon a time, sci-fi rockets had external nose antennas like that.
TrickyRickyThat was my first thought :)DougMGood catch there. Are giant Chandeliers still in vogue?
@Readers- I'm enjoying the comments! Like I said, all is going fine around here but it's one dang thing after another around here now that Mrs. J is temporarily unable to do all the actual work around in and around the home (wry grin). I, too, think my Dad's cartoons are quite Thurberesque. They also look like the work of Virgil Partch (who signed his cartoons "VIP"). As for the shading, well, I added that myself just for fun in Photoshop. I'd actually like to do that with some sort of halftone gradient but haven't figured out how. And this isn't a great time for me to learn new skills.I thought of changing Hilary Gilwood's name now that there's an infamous Hillary on the loose, but I decided to keep it the way my father wrote it. And yes, Hilary Gilwood is now a hero of mine, too.Hope everyone enjoys a great weekend! (And I'll be checking in regularly!)
If Hilary Gilwood had done anything historically noteworthy, Hillary Clinton would just say she was named after him.
Actually, at least once a day I go into the lavatory and take a great big, steaming Hillary.
@DougM,That oil lamp was called a "smudge pot" where I grew up. Funny how quickly they disappeared, back in the '70s...
@JustaJeepGuy[slaps forehead]Thanks! I couldn't remember what it was called,bein' so long since I saw one.
Yeah those old pots have been gone for a long time and it's good thing. There's no telling how many fires have been set with them by accident or on purpose. I know of one old historical & classic wooden covered bridge that was lost to fire in 1966; and smudge pots were on the scene to indicate either road work or bridge work in-progress. The exact means or reason for the fire was never determined and no blame ever assigned. That could have been any of several things. A lot of locals & bridge people still miss that old covered bridge; not many remain.
@Rod,There used to be lots of covered bridges in Ohio but too many arsonists burned them down. I'll never know why those arsonists couldn't just burn their own houses down--with them inside.
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