Single panel cartoon, launched by the great Creators Syndicate in April, 1994, and mysteriously still managing to run in hundreds of newspapers and websites, including the The Washington Post, Detroit Free Press and The Globe & Mail.
For an archive dating back to 2003 that is searchable by keyword, please visit Cartoonist Group HERE.
ASpeed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure series is a chapter book trilogy about a couple of bird buddies who get themselves into, um, "situations."
This School Library Journal review sums it up nicely:
"This first chapter book series from Coverly, an internationally syndicated cartoonist whose “Speed Bump” cartoons appear in more than 400 newspapers, and the winner of the prestigious Reuben Award for Best Cartoonist, focuses on the travails of a bird named Speed Bump. Speed Bump’s brother is the illustrious Early Bird, the one who always gets the worm. This isn’t Speed Bump’s only problem. He has a hard time waking up, his wings are tiny, his tail feathers are short, and his head is larger than his body. Fortunately, he has a great friend, Slingshot, who knows how to brighten Speed Bump’s days. Together they have a life-changing adventure deep in the nighttime forest. Filled with subtle irony, wordplay, and gentle pokes at life, the text is accompanied by appealingly large, cartoon-style, black-and-white line drawings. VERDICT This story will have students laughing out loud and reluctant readers asking for the sequel."
All three books are 120-130+ pages and written for kids ages 7-11.
Illustrating now, to be published in 2018: How to Care For Your T-Rex, written by the renowned children's book author, Ken Baker. Stay tuned for details. But not too tuned, since it'll be late 2017 before I can post illustrations. Enjoy your summer and I'll get back to you.
Speed Bump Books
There are four collections of Speed Bump cartoons: A Collection of Cartoon Skidmarks (2000, Andrews McMeel), Cartoons for Idea People (2004, ECW), Just One %$#@ Speed Bump After Another (2005, ECW), and Laughter is the Best Medicine (2014, Sellers).
The first three are out of print, but you can still find them at the usual places online or on the not-so-black market.
Do you love dogs? Yeah, me too. And I'm lucky enough to be the primary illustrator for Bark & Co, the cool people who bring you BarkBox.
Take a peek at their Manhattan office (and my murals) HERE.
I've only had a few cartoons in The New Yorker, but this one was turned into a mini animation, which I really like. Not sure the gag works as well as the static panel, but you can decide for yourself HERE.