Don has sold a LOT of cartoons in his career. Each numbered cartoon or illustration on the left side of this Blog is from a DIFFERENT magazine, newspaper, etc. Let's see if we can find out the total number of publications (places) where Don's work has appeared . . . . . (An unnumbered posting is a duplicate publication.)
We are pausing briefly at "200 different places" where Don's work has appeared, so we can show you some cartoons that we particularly like even though their publication is already represented.
This cartoon was printed by Modern Maturity Magazine in its February-March 1988 issue in a half-page layout titled Laughing matter. (Modern Maturity was a forerunner of The AARP Magazine. See post #135.)
The way this cartoon came about was this. In August 1983, Don and wife Suzy took kids Errol and Holly on a weekend cruise aboard a ship named the Dolphin sailing from Miami to Nassau and Cape Canaveral. As the ship left its dock, we were lined up at the rail looking at the pier parking lot when this gag suddenly presented itself.
To all those gag cartoonists out there, note that it was 4 1/2 years from idea to publication for this cartoon, so don't give up on one you really like!
Note: In 1983 we had a Ford Fairmont with license number FRX-792. That car was eventually sold to a Texan looking for a way to drive home. That's the best way to sell a not-so-great used car --- to someone who is leaving town!