A Baptist Speaks in Tongues or doesn’t

blog#2This happened in 1980 on Chef Menteur highway. People in New Orleans speak English, but the accent is different. All I wanted that day was a quart of oil for my Vega. I ended up spelling oil and we connected. Maybe the cartoon isn’t funny, but it summarizes chapter ten. A Baptist Speaks in Tongues or doesn’t is still looking for the right agent/publisher. No cartoons in the book.

If you think I had problems with English, wait to you hear about French, Swahili, and Mongolian.  I am practicing drawing cartoons, so they should improve. Maybe like the book I need a cartoon editor. My goal is to make the blog just a cartoon, but I like giving the background story.  Comments welcomed.

First Blog

hodi2This is my first attempt to blog.  The drawing looks shaky because I retraced everything to get it to show up after being scanned. I am making a cartoon for each chapter in A Baptist Speaks in Tongues or doesn’t. This one is taken from chapter sixty-four (how many chapters does this book have?). No cartoons are in the book.

Sixty-eight cartoons have the dialog ready, but have not been drawn in the cartoon box form. I will try to put out two cartoons each week. The cartoon above is from our first morning in Kigoma, Tanzania when we heard a dialog (we had been in language school, so we knew what was being said). Someone was inviting someone into our house! After venturing out, I find an African Gray parrot speaking. The book is finished, but has not been printed. This blog has not been edited like the book.

I hope the cartoons will be self explanatory even without reading the book. Please make comments and share. Thank you.