Archive for the ‘Greeting cards’ Category

Happy Easter

April 24, 2011

What an egg-hibitionist.

Saturday is the new Sunday – Hit me with your best shot

April 23, 2011

Here’s yet another probably-never-seen drop panel. This one is for the Sunday strip rerunning today on

For a time I seemed to have been semi-obsessed with people as pinatas as you can see from the greeting card I did below.

My son – what a card!

February 14, 2011

I heard a rumor that babies change your life. Take it from me, it’s true. (Really. You can quote me.)

Since the early 80s I’d been sending out cartoon holiday cards. Until 2009.

That year me and the wife were crazy busy in December, so we postponed sending out cards till Valentines Day. (Here it is.) We figured we do the same this year too. But they were still cards with a cartoon. The established, nearly three decade tradition lived on…until now.

When you have a baby people expect to see photos of said baby on your card, not lame-o cartoon that you dashed off at the last minute. and so, I have caved.

Ah, the sweet surrender of parenthood.


November 1, 2010


Yep, nothing more frightening than the specter of tooth decay.

This was one of the illustrations for an animated greeting card I did for

Happy (fill in most appropriate holiday)

February 14, 2010

You see, me and the missus didn’t get around to doing an end-of-year holiday greeting card* in December, so we opted for this rush-out version I just tossed into the mailbox yesterday.

*actually it’s a postcard cuz we send out a couple hundred and it’s just cheaper.

…and speaking of greeting cards in general…

January 13, 2010

Did you know that there were not one, but two, count ’em two Bo greeting cards? They were done for Renaissance Greetings in 2005. Marian Heath bought Renaissance and I’m really not sure if they’re still in print.

My thought was to “brand” the cards with yellow backgrounds (like Olivia the pig did with the color red) but, try as I might with various greeting card companies, I was never able to get more than these two out there. Below is the promo page I did for more proposed cards.

Speaking of Christmas cards…

January 12, 2010

About 25 FOBs (Friend Of Bo) took advantage of the free Bo Nanas holiday card, printed it out, folded it in quarters and sent it out to as many people as they wanted to. I’m thinking about making this an annual thing with a new card each year. Collect ’em all!

Ghosts of Christmas Cards Past

January 11, 2010

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I was trucking around the internet and found a bunch of cartoonist Christmas cards on my friend and colleague Tom Heintjes’s Hogan’s Alley*site (hosted on my friend and colleague Daryl Cagle’s site, including mine (above). I used this image for a Sunday strip sometime after.

For the last couple of years I’ve used the Bo Christmas art I’ve run on the blog during the holiday season. (Things were so busy this year that we just didn’t get cards done. My wife has suggested sending out Valentines since everyone likes to get them.) I dug through files and found some others that we’ve sent out.

This was the image that we used in 2004 without the type. I’m telling an extraordinaryly bad joke about our recent move and my wife is chiding me about it. (Please notice my rockin’ reindeer sweater.)

This was our card the next year. (My wife is a pianist, BTW.)

* “Hogan’s Alley” is a wonderful magazine about cartooning. I highly recommend it.

Whadda card!

December 14, 2009

My friend and fellow MAD idiot (as in “usual gang of…”) Tom Richmond has a post up about doing work with me when I was the Humor Editor for Marian Heath Greeting Cards.

FREE Bo Nanas holiday greeting card

December 1, 2009

Who says that we’re a paperless society? Not me. And to prove it I’m gonna send you a free Bo greeting card to print out and send to your friends the old fashioned way – non-electronically.

Here’s the front of the card. The inside says, “May the season bring you big, unwieldy boxes of holiday cheer.”

All you have to do is e-mail me and I’ll send you the pdf. It’s as easy as falling off a Christmas tree.

(For personal use only.)