Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year 2007 / No Underwear

paparattzi sketch, no underwear happy new year 2007 cartoon
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A 2007 New Year's cartoon continuing the 'No Underwear' theme of the recent Britney Spears cartoon. Featuring Ms. StarMole and a ferret as paparattzi photographers, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and a limosine.

Friday, December 29, 2006

The Seventh Mouse

faithmouse, The Seventh Mouse, parody of Jof's tavern scene in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal, teddy bear in trouble

The result of being depressed and staying awake until 5:30 in the morning watching Ingmar Bergman movies. Igmar Bergman, The Seventh Seal, existentialism, Det sjunde inseglet, existential 1957 Swedish film, european art cinema, cartoon of a teddy bear

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Happy New Year / Gerald Ford / Behold, I Make All Things New

Happy New Year cartoon 2007, Gerald Ford, Behold, I Make All Things New
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A second New Year's cartoon in progress; this one for the regulars at a forum called Portal Of Evil (adult content) which has a 1700 comment thread on Faithmouse going back a few years, and to which I'm now contributing adult-oriented faithmouse cartoons not appropriate to this site. The toon on POE will update as I work on it until New Year's Day, at which time a completed version will probably find its way back here.

The intended theme of this cartoon (featuring a former president Gerald Ford mask) can be found in Wednesday's A Christmas Greeting linked article.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

B16 and Vatican Kitty / Christmas Homily 2006

Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican Kitty cartoon, Christmas Day Homily 2006,
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Pope Benedict's Christmas Homily - Roman Catholic Blog

McClatchy Company Dumps Catholic-Bashing StarTribune at a Half-Billlion-Dollar Loss to Corporate Speculators

'The Catholic-Bashing Star Tribune, thirty years without a Pulitzer prize, doesn't seem to have much appeal to its recent owner, the California based giant conglomerate, the McClatchy Company. McClatchy has decided after the the "Red Star" showed its true colors on its editorial page with a vicious attack on the Catholic Church, to dump the paper at a $500,000,000 loss...'

A Christmas Greeting

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Unknown Child Of God

Headstone reads 'Unknown Child of God'

Detective tells crowd she was given a Catholic funeral.

Photo by Jose Carlos Fajardo / Contra Costa Times
Page with slideshow

Monday, December 25, 2006

Chris Ward / Ave Maria

'The original faithmouse' plays and sings Ave Maria on the harp, Christmas Eve 2006 at a Twin Cities Minnesota church.

Manger Drawing

Christmas Day manger drawing
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The Christmas Day toon I previewed a few days ago morphed into two separate images: the Neverborn / Come Let Us Adore Him cartoon posted on Saturday, and the manger drawing above.
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Stop The ACLU / Grinch

How the ACLU grinch stole Christmas
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For the Sunday Funnies at Stop The ACLU

Neverborn / Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

Neverborn Christmas angel, Oh Come Let Us Adore Him cartoon
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Friday, December 22, 2006

The Last Britney Spears No Underwear Cartoon

I Will Ever Draw this year.

Britney Speers no underwear cartoon picture
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Happy New Year!
Click here for a new Britney Spears no underwear cartoon.
Britney Spears no underwear, Britney Spears underwear, Brittney Speers no underware, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, faithmouse, expensive underwear, Gaybear, Catholic Charities

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Day Cartoon

Neverborn Christmas Day nativity cartoon
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Preview of the Christmas Day cartoon, in progress.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Jesus Christ to Be Honorary King of Poland

a faithmouse Christmas cartoon collection

Thanks to Alan Keyes' Renew America for posting a few recent cartoons, including the Stop The ACLU / Copy Machine and most recent Terri Schiavo toon. Pookie18 has added a few toons to his recent Today's Toons threads at Free Republic. Kee-Zeng had added the Neverborn Bad Ass For Life toon to his Kee-Zeng Asiantown page. Thanks to Clyde at Aha! Clyde's been thinking again! (od glorium Dei et bonum hominal) for adding faithmouse to his 'Sunday Funnies' cartoon page. The most recent Terri Schindler Schiavo toon has been posted by Stone Giant to this Glock Talk board. Watidatga posts an older Neverborn toon at this nordic Flevo Festival forum. [~`lil-jordan`~] posts the Neverborn / Bad Ass For Life toon on Gaia Online. Red Guy on Brunchma posts a thread titled Faithmouse, Cuddle with the Wrath! and links to a older cartoon from 2004. RedtheBlue (must be the same fellow) posts a Neverborn image on his site along with a link to faithmouse beneath the admonition Prepare For Pain. The Neverborn / Bad Ass For Life toon (popular) shows up on this Perle0508's German Jappy page. Sandusch at Jappy posts the same. Jordanlewis posts the uncompleted IN YUR CULTURE toon (I decided I just liked Eddie Lumox's from Portal Of Evil's version more) on this Skate Perceptions board (adult content.) Thanks to Fracas for the post of the It's The Season For The Reason toon. A private forum at Walk Club has the 12 Days Of Christmas toon from last years a faithmouse Christmas series, which you can view at the Christmas Collection link at the start of this post. Carolina Cannonball at The Crescat links to faithmouse in her post plugging Paul Nichol's new Catholic Cartoon Blog. All the best to him. Ray at our own Stella Borealis Catholic Roundtable posts the St. Paul Cathedral Christmas card.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Santa Claus Is Catholic

Until I can get around to a few revisions on the cartoon below I'll go ahead and call this one completed (for example, I'd like to have the Monstrance Mobile emanating from a specific place.) If you'd like to post this on your blog, it won't change significantly from what you see here-

Pope Benedict XVI cartoon, Pope dressed as 'Santa Claus', white fur trimmed red bonnet known as a camauro
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New toon featuring Ms. StarMole's nephew Chauncy:world scout, in addition to B16, Vatican Kitty, and their new Monstrance Mobile. Haven't drawn a toon with Chauncy since last April's Are You For The Eighty-Sixed? Pope Benedict XVI will be dressed here in the traditional camauro.

RU486 abortion pill cartoon

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Official Christmas Card From The Cathedral of St. Paul, Minnesota

Merry Christmas card from the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota
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The official Christmas card from the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota.
The greeting, as printed on the back-
The staff members of the Cathdral of St. Paul are serious about our Catholic Faith-but joyful in living it out! Our impressive place of worship can sometimes seem overwhelmingly grand...and so we thought that you might appreciate a touch of down-to-earth humanity in this Christmas greeting. We hope that it may make you smile and feel more at home in our spiritual family. As we are able to laugh at our own occassional silliness, so we are more willing to put with one another's imperfections.
May this season of joy unite us in a deeper communion of love as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!
-followed by a small picture of two more priests wearing santa claus hats.
As former residents of St. Paul, Chris and I used to be members of the Cathedral, and we kept our membership until earlier this year and the Father Altier / Archbishop Flynn fiasco, at which time we decided it was time to move on. Obviously we're still on the Cathedral's mailing list, which is why we received this card.
Judging by the humorous mis-use of scripture on the card front, I would guess they are not all pretending to be the original St. Nikolaus, Bishop of Myra.

Pope St. Leo I The Great, Defend Us Against Nancy Pelosi-ism

Nancy Pelosi cartoon, Pope Saint Leo I the Great
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An unusual four-day schedule of festivities to celebrate (Nancy Pelosi's) swearing-in is tentatively scheduled to begin in Baltimore on Jan. 2 at the Church of St. Leo the Great in Little Italy.. -Baltimore Sun

Neverborn meets Pope St. Leo I the Great, combater of heresies which seriously threatened church unity, and makes a request. Cartoon in progress. Should have this finished and posted by 11 AM Saturday, along with a preview post of Sundays Stop The ACLU toon.

Dec 16 - First draft posted
Dec 18 - Revised cartoon posted

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Black Xmas / Because Nothing Says Christmas Like Murder

Black Xmas Christmas slasher film, nothing says murder like Christmas
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Weinsteins & MGM To Release (Black Xmas) - Deadline Hollywood Daily

Sketch drawn on a Chipotle napkin (love=Chipotle) for a Devilcat / Faithmouse cartoon in progress regarding the Black Xmas Christmas slasher movie. Devilcat is shown with theater treats and movie ticket in hand, the latter of which he presents to a highly irked Faithmouse. Credit to the original faithmouse for Devilcat's dialogue, which she produced at the drop of a sombero in response to my informing her about the upcoming film.

A not-too-complicated single panel cartoon; hopefully I'll have this online later today.

Dec 14 - Finished toon posted.
Dec 15 - Revised cartoon posted.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Butt Painters, Unite!

Reminds me of this Roberta Mapleduck post & cartoon from a few months ago-

Please vote for Stop The ACLU

John at Stop The ACLU is in the Air Force Reserves and has been called over to Quatar for four months. I've taken over the posting of his Sunday Funnies, which features my faithmouse cartoon.

With two days left to go in the 'Best of The Top 250 Blogs' category at the 2006 Weblog Awards, Stop The ACLU is around 1,000 votes shy of the first place Feministe.

John has a lot of pride in his blog (rightly so) and would like to make a better showing before the vote ends on the 15th. If you can take the time to click the graphic below and vote for his blog, it would be much appreciated.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Faithouse, Devilcat, walking through wet cement cartoon
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New dialogueless cartoon featuring Faithmouse and Devilcat. For What Would Jesus Download.

Thanks to Walt for posting a recent Stop The ACLU toon on his The Political Incorrect Blog: A conservative Christian’s viewpoint when the truth is not always politically correct.

While we're on the subject of being politically incorrect, Faithmouse fan Nissa has started a blog called Gay Chaste Catholic-Proclaiming His Love: There's no 'except Gay people' in 'For God so loved the world..." I'm proud that she's used a few of my cartoons in her first posts, including an older Gaybear toon. In the 'future' series from earlier in the year, which featured faithmouse married and with a family of six children, Gaybear goes straight following devotion to the Blessed Mother. Currently we're back in the present time again, wherein Gaybear is a Gay Christian and accepted by Faithmouse and friends.

So, what the point of all of this? Simply that our fellow Christian's relationship with God deserves our respect, especially if it bears signs of a personal relationship with Christ (humility, prayerfulness, and obedience to The Church being but a few). Probably the most controversial point of my portrayal of Gaybear is that he is more than a pawn of natural forces. God isn't nature; He's the creator of nature, and we have choices.

Next to Neverborn (and, um...Poot) Gaybear is probably my most controversial character, and some might consider him to be my most 'liberal' character. If anything, I use the character to make points for Christ, who loves and understands anyone who chooses to love Him.

Gaybear, a faithmouse Christmas cartoon series

It would be nice to add a cartoon or two to the a faithmouse Christmas (Secular's Department store) series which I presented this time last year. At the least I'll go ahead and collect these cartoons together on a separate page. Do my best; as you can see I've been busy.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Stop The ACLU / Apoca-ACLU

ACLU Apocalypto
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The Legal Lynching of Rumsfeld-
FrontPage Magazine

For the Sunday Funnies at Stop The ACLU.

Faithmouse gets a nod on Top Searched For Women Celebs with the post faithmouse forum/britney spears underwear cartoon (Under Where?) (adult content) for what seems to be no very good reason, until I found this post by Nissa titled faithmouse forum/britney spears underwear cartoon (Under Where?) on her Moreover The Dog Went With Them.
Follow this. A secular site has aggragated a reference to my cartoon, lifting it whole from a post on a fellow Catholic site, in order to enhance their own rankings. I don't know if this is testimony to the popularity of Britney Spears or faithmouse, but I sort of enjoy thinking that it might be at least a little bit faithmouse.
I feel a little guilty about my 'Underwear' cartoon, because like Britney herself it featured no actual underwear. It didn't even have a Britney. So, I owe the internet a true Britney Spears underwear toon. I was pretty lucky to pull off the first one without an uprising from my regular visitors, so let me think about it for a bit.
Thanks to Allan Keyes' Renew America for posting the recent It's The Season For The Reason toon. ArrMatey chronicles the 'Sunday Funnies' feed from Stop The ACLU at Free Press, and includes faithmouse as a searchable tag. Thanks to Allen for the post of the It's The Season For The Reason cartoon at his Is Anybody There? Carolina Cannonball at The Crescat has posted the Naughty/Nice cartoon. Thanks to longtime faithmouse fan Ed Stoffel for adding the livefeed to his front page.

Posted the following recently in a MySpace group-

Found your group and thought you might enjoy one of my recent cartoons.

Using government to suppress expression is repression. The ACLU (our leading national censor-much more powerful than the FCC) and similar groups promote a twisted interpretation of both the rights granted by the First Amendment and Jefferson's original intention of his phrase 'wall of separation between Church and State' as expressed in the Danbury letter, wherein he was assuring a Baptist church that the goverment should
not have the power to interfere in religious affairs. If you want to know who's actually defending the right to free expression in this country, try the American Center for Law and Justice and the Thomas More Law Center, where you can find documented many, many cases of anti-Christian repression which have and are making their way through the courts.

Silencing free speech, especially by using the judicial branch as a means of 'prohibiting the free exercise thereof' in public, government controlled settings, isn't free speech. It isn't, never was, will never be-no matter what the anti-Christian bigots would like for you to believe.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Familia Feliz / Building A Nation

familia feliz, a childs mind

Illustration for Familia Feliz in progress.

Meet our new kitty, Lucia.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Season For The Reason

It's the season for The Reason, Christmas cartoon
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Stop The ACLU on Fox News

Congrats to John at Stop The ACLU for the mention on Brit Humes' Grapevine segment on Fox News. I've said it before, but everyone I've known or ever will know will appear at least once on Fox.

I'll be handling the Sunday Funnies post for John at his blog for the next few months. There's no shortage of material for faithmouse cartoons; however-the post isn't limited to my own material, so if you come across a relevant ACLU related toon please feel free to forward it to me at faithmouse(at)yahoo(d0t)com for possible inclusion.

John Bolton / Neverborn Cartoon

John Bolton resigns as United States United Nations ambassador
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A color, non-Bolton version of the above can be found at

Thanks to Billo at Billoblog for the hat tip. Cyclophile at his Live Journal posts Eddie's IM IN UR CULTUR, STELLIN UR CHRISTMAZ, and Sigma7 includes it in his LJ concordia discors - Picspam, pain post. Pookie18 on his Today's Toons thread at Free Republic has images posted for both Monday and Tuesday. Somewhere on this Sabai House board from Thailand is the Please Be My Valentine cartoon. DunkinDan has posted the Naughty And Nice toon on this Inside Tennessee Scout18 board; the cartoon has also shown up on this Discussions Forum religion thread. Jay Anderson has N&N on his Pro Ecclesia, and Allen at Is Anybody There? has added the cartoon to his previous Who's Naughty? Who's Nice? This Christmas In Retail post. Thanks to Fracas for the nice post of the toon as well. Kingfish in absentia has added a B16 toon to this thread. Avahari at LiveJournal considers my bad German. Count Von Tucc has added the We're Going To The Hunter S. Thompson Suicide Party! toon to his sidebar of his conttucc MySpace page (adult content).

Thanks to 'A.M' for emailing this-

I'm not a Catholic woman, I'm actually a United Methodist, but I love your Never Born cartoon character and the message. I believe that these "comics" (I hesitate to down play their power with that term) are as powerful or perhaps even more powerful than pictures and testimonies since this can reach a larger field of people. Your non-abrasive and adorable character is an excellent ambassador for your cause. -Thank you and Blessings

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Familia Feliz / For MY Mummy

For MY Mummy, familia feliz
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Illustration in progress for song #9 in the Familia Feliz music CD.

StudiVZ Karikatur, Und Karikaturansammlung Des Papstes Benedict XVI

studiVZ Ist Offline Wegen Einer Wertpapieremission, du hast immer einen sicheren Anschluß zum Gott
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StudiVZ is a popular German student oriented site, similar to Facebook, which has been completely offline for a few days because of security issues, and also because its very young CEO has been engaged in some very questionable online activity (posting videos of himself stalking young women, and canvasing the Neo-Nazi community both for investors and birthday gifts). StudiVZ promises to be back online sometime on Tuesday.

The text in the above cartoon -'studiVZ ist offline aufgrund von Sicherheitslecks / Ihr habt immer eine gute Verbindung zu Gott' translates into English as 'studiVZ is offline because of security trouble / you always have a reliable connection to God'.

Thanks to Christian for the revised translation.

Dieser „faithmouse“ Aufstellungsort enthält viele katholische, christliche, amerikanische politische Pro-leben Karikaturen. Für sieben Jahre online. Willkommen!

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Pope Benedict XVI's comments on Islam and Mohammed
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Pope Benedict XVI cartoon, B16 and Vatican Kitty
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Monday, December 04, 2006

Danny DeVito Is Drunk

Danny Devito drunk on 'The View', silly with the Holy Spirit
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Continuing the Britney Spears Underwear format. Trying to create something both topical and quick so I can continue to post faithmouse cartoons while working on the Familia illustrations.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Britney Spears Underwear Cartoon

Britney Spears missing underwear cartoon, 'I was lost, but now I'm found'
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A simple picture of faithmouse, dedicated to pop star Britney Spear's missing panties, misplaced somewhere in a limosine with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, but from what I understand reunited with their grateful owner after having been recently rediscovered after a frantic search by helpful photographers.

Under wear, I could not say....

Stop The ACLU / I'd Like To Report A Nativity

ACLU Wilson County Tennessee school system lawsuit, illegal and damaging Christmas Nativity plays, war against Christmas
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The ACLU Targets Christmas - American Center For Law & Justice

Friday, December 01, 2006

Naughty And Nice

Liberty Council Naughty and Nice Christmas retailer list
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Liberty C0uncil Naughty & Nice List 2006

Tamanho Famila

tamanho familia feliz, Sao Paulo, Brazilia

Gledson and Célida of Familia Feliz in Brazil discovered faithmouse a few years ago and emailed me for permission to use my artwork on t-shirts, postcards, or anything else which might help to promote their ever-expanding adopted family of 50 plus children. I've also met at my own home with a missionary from Bethany House who's a long-time friend and liaison for the family. I've drawn a number of cartoons for Familia's use and have given them blanket permission to use anything from my site. I haven't created anything specifically for them during the past year and a half, and so was delighted when they contacted me a few days ago for help with their music CD project.

I have fifteen new Familia illustrations to create over the course of the week or so, and so for now I need to put all socio-theo-political commentary on hold. While these mice-sized mice illustrations are non-controversial, a few should make for nice faithmouse cartoons in their own right (for example, one cartoon is for a Hebrew song called Hodu L'Adonai Ki Tov, which translates as 'give thanks to God because He is good').

Angelbabies 4 Lyfe

wanabe gansta 4 lyfe gangster cartoon
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Part of what I like to do with faithmouse is to take it into places a Catholic, pro-life cartoon wouldn't be expected to go. If you look at the links on my sidebar, you can see I've been somewhat successful at that.

The earlier Neverborn/Bad Ass For Life toon showed up on a number of very non-Christian sites, posted, not because the posters thought the cartoon was worthy of being mocked, but because they liked it. For faithmouse, that's acceptance worth pursuing. When Jen*Star posted the Bad Ass toon on a MySpace blog with the comment that she was really looking for a 'wanabe ganster 4 lyfe' toon, I took that as a cue. I decided to take the theme a little farther with the previous version of the above cartoon, in which the characters struck a somewhat familiar Hip-Hop like pose. The cartoon looked sexual, but it really wasn't (obviously they're just angel-babies) a twist which I thought might be considered charming to my side of the aisle but authentic to the other. The nature of many of my images is that they can be enjoyed for various reasons by those who would normally never even consider a religious based cartoon, but without my actually giving up any moral or theological ground.

However, too many of my regular fans found the previous version too racy, so I've bowed to them and revised the image (which I'll also re-color it in the near future). Bare-butted cherubs are a constant in Catholic art through the ages, but I suppose I must have made that one cute girl-angel a little too bootilicious. I try to think through my images and anticipated reactions thoroughly before posting, but I can make mistakes, especially when I have this many projects on the table. For those who were offended, I most sincerely apologize.