After a 32-year government career — three years in the military, but most of it spent as a Visual Information Specialist at the Social Security Administration — I took an early retirement in 1988.
Since 1988 I’ve been a freelance cartoonist/illustrator, photographer, writer and teacher. My “gag” cartoons and humorous illustrations have been published in — to name a few examples — Barron’s, Changing Times, Medical Economics, National Enquirer, The Saturday Evening Post, Ski, TV Guide, Wall Street Journal, and Writer’s Digest. My cartoons and illustrations have also been used in posters, books and brochures. A single panel cartoon feature, “Business As Usual,” was self-syndicated nationally for six years.
I’ve taught cartooning to undergrads at Johns Hopkins University, and summer cartooning workshops to middle school children at regional public and private schools, and at the Walters Art Museum. My one hour “Cartooning For Kids” introduction to cartooning program was attended by thousands of children over the fifteen years I presented it at libraries and schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C., and at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
In addition to the cartoons posted on this blog under the tags “Today’s Gag,” “gags,” and “gag cartoons,” you can view an archive of over six hundred of my magazine cartoons, indexed by subject, at CartoonStock.com, and also at jantoo.com; just click one of the sidebar links to the right of this post.