Saturday, February 18, 2012


When I was away at school in the '80s my father sent me care packages. He might include an article or book he thought I'd like. Sometimes he sent a cartoon he drew himself.

They usually depicted some family tableau filtered through his unique perspective: he and my mom wintering in Florida or me returning home from school. He was very influenced by G.B. Trudeau's Doonesbury comic.

I don't remember the books and I didn't keep many of the articles. But those cartoons were priceless.


Anonymous said...

Yes, Priceless, what treasures.

So glad you are posting all this great stuff.

Robin said...

Dell -- These are wonderful! I remember the son coming home from college but not sure if I have seen the others. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Smith Murphy said...

Love these, Dell! I especially like the one where they are sleeping in their van. How many times do you think they did this? Countless...and they really seemed to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing and keep 'em coming!

Cynthia Sherrick said...

I love these cartoons! They are truly priceless and Dad would be so proud you kept them.