May 15th, 2015
Fun Facts: Had a bowling alley installed in the White House; came back from serving in WWII with over $10 thousand in poker winnings; only president to ever resign from office
Tags: caricature, Richard Nixon, sketch
May 14th, 2015
Fun Facts: Everyone is his family had the initials “L.B.J” including wife Lady Bird Johnson, daughters Lynda Bird Johnson and Luci Baines Johnson, and even the family dog, Little Beagle Johnson; famously showed his gall bladder scar to the press after his 1965 surgery
Tags: caricature, Lyndon B. Johnson, sketch
May 13th, 2015
Fun Facts: Youngest person ever elected president at 43; first president who was a Boy Scout; he was a best selling author prior to his presidency
Tags: caricature, JFK, John F. Kennedy, sketch
May 12th, 2015
Fun Facts: loved golf and was often on the course; “I Like Ike” was one of the most memorable campaign slogans ever; Ike’s grandson David married Richard Nixon’s daughter Julie.
Tags: caricature, Dwight D Eisenhower, sketch
May 11th, 2015
Fun Facts: Loved to play the piano; has no middle name, the “S” stands for nothing; met his future wife Bess at Sunday School when he was six years old
Tags: caricature, Harry S. Truman, sketch
May 10th, 2015
Fun Facts- His famous Scottish terrier “Fala”‘s full name was “Murray the Outlaw of Falahill”; FDR ordered that only he could ever feed his beloved dog; Fala was buried alongside the president and a statue of him with FDR is featured in Washington DC’s Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, Fala is the only presidential pet so honored.
Tags: caricature, FDR, sketch
May 9th, 2015
Fun Facts- There was nothing fun about Herbert Hoover.
Tags: caricature, Herbert Hoover, sketch
May 8th, 2015
Fun Facts- A practical joker, he once rang for all the White House servants and then disappeared leaving them to look for him; exercised on an electric horse in the White House; had many exotic pets including a raccoon named “Rebecca”
Tags: Calvin Coolidge, caricature, sketch
May 7th, 2015
The last few Decembers I have been part of a group of fellow cartoonists that have traveled to the beautiful city of Boise, ID to help raise money for a wonderful organization called the Wyakin Warriors Foundation. The WW supports wounded U.S. soldiers by not just paying for their post-service education, but by supporting them in every meaningful way to give them the tools to complete their education and get jobs in their fields. According to recent statistics, only 10% of wounded veterans manage to finish school after leaving the service. The WW graduation rate? 100%. That’s because of the incredible support system they have in place to help these heroes.
Right now the Wyakin Warriors organization is doing a fundraiser to help them continue to do this great work. You can head over to my friend, fellow cartoonist, USO tour mate and founder of the Wyakin Warriors Jeff Bacon‘s blog for the details on how you can help out.
May 7th, 2015
Fun Facts: Had so many clothes new closets had to be built into the White House; Once gambled away a whole set of White House china; had the biggest feet of any president with size 14 shoes
Tags: caricature, sketch, Warren Harding