Sunday, December 27, 2009


I feel like someone's watching me!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bleeding Hearts

What happens when snowmen trespass on our property:

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Carry A Big Stick

How the weatherman measures snow...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bike Bells Ring, Are You Listenin'?

Sometimes life is so cartoonish that a funny drawing just can't tell the tale like a couple of snapshots can . It was so when I went bike riding with Santa Claus the other night. This was the first time I've ever been behind the scenes with the jolly old elf, and I was amazed at all the people, of all ages, who sent delightful greetings to Santa Claus. They called out from windows, from across the streets, and a few even pulled over in their cars. A number of folks took pictures, too. Thanks, Santa, for a great ride!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

FAST Track for Singletrack

This is based on a true story, but just the last line was taken verbatim. Some good dudes, local cycling advocates, had a very good idea for bringing real-live mountain biking singletrack to Sioux Falls.
If you were to take a look at Leaders Park (oh, wait: you can't see Leader's Park because it's a steep, heavily-wooded ravine tucked between a row of houses and I-229... but if you could see it from the air) you would know that there's practically no other use suitable for the park. A small amount of land area is used for a community garden, and the only other open area is used as a non-sanctioned sledding hill. The vast majority of area has been left in its natural state. The deed restrictions on the land are that it shall always be used as a park and for recreational purposes.
As part of the process for approval, a neighborhood meeting was held by the Parks & Recreation Department in order to present the proposal, answer questions and address any concerns. There were a few negative comments, including the one in the 'toon above. On the other hand, there was one neighbor who commented that it's a great idea - and that, as a realtor, she knows it will increase property values.
I believe there are one or two neighbors that think the city park should be used as a nature preserve solely for the handful of houses that border the park. I think that singletrack should be developed since it's an eco-friendly, healthy and fun ammenity for everyone in the community.

If you're concerned with public use of public park land and bringing singletrack to Sioux Falls, please view the proposal and leave a comment at the city's survey. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Don't Freeze!

I've been working with Spoke-n-Sport on the t-shirt design for the 23rd Annual New Year's Day Bike Ride. They should be available in a couple weeks at the shop ( Just in time for Christmas gifts!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In The Frosty Air!

This is a work in progress; I'll post the finished work when it's all approved.
The lettering is based on a font called "Frostbitten Wanker", which has entertained me greatly. Simple minds!