Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Terp Remote Control & Mike Tyson Cartoons


Don't we wish we could have the control of selecting interpreters?

Would it be cool if a famous person knew ASL? Movie stars? Professional athletes? President Obama? You know, Mike Tyson is infamous for biting off a piece off of Evender Holyfield's ear. Imagine how frightening Mike would be if he signed "bite".

On a serious note: I have sympathy for Mike Tyson whose 4-year-old daughter died after a terrible accident. My heart goes out on his family. May God comfort you, Mike.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Two Cartoons (Late)


I was supposed to post my cartoon last Thursday. But I didn’t do it. Sorry. My bad. I think I was tired last week from being very busy at my job and not having a good night’s sleep. But now 2 cartoons are here.

I am a big fan of MMA fighter Matt Hamill. I first knew him years ago as a great RIT wrestler and a Deaflympics gold medalist. A few years ago, to my delight, I got to watch him as a contestant on a reality television show called The Ultimate Fighter. I drew a cartoon about Matt forgetting to do something before starting his wrestling in the Deaflympics.

I used to create cartoons about sports for Silent News years ago before that publication went out of business. When I did cartoons, I thought of diversity. And I still do. I like the idea of having characters of color and women. And I am into animal characters. In ’80s and ’90s we used to have hearing dogs for the deaf people. I remember that deaf people with hearing dogs had rights to go anywhere just like blind people and people with disabilities now do with their dogs. What about a basketball court?

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Cartoon

Hey. Happy Mother’s Day!

Here is a cartoon I drew for SIGNews in 2008. Seeing new cards with sound at Wal Mart prompted me to think of a new card with American Sign Language (ASL). Real, animated live American Sign Language. Why not! Chuckling. By the way, that character in the cartoon is my mother. Again, Happy Mother’s Day.