24 November 2011–Happy turkey day


Peace With Egypt (1973)

November 16, 1973
(1973) Dry Bones cartoon: Shuldig, Egypt, Egyptians Riots, Arab Spring, Peace Agreement, Peace, 1973,
This Golden Oldie is from November 1973. We were about to begin peace talks with Egypt.

Current riots and unrest in post-Mubarak Egypt prompted me to post this thirty-eight year-old cartoon today.

This cartoon was done when the strip was less than a year old (I had begun drawing Dry Bones on January 1, 1973).

Mistake Dept: Back in 1973 most Israelis were smokers, as was Mr. Shuldig. I usually drew him speaking with a cigarette dangling on his lips. I just noticed that in panel three of the cartoon I forgot to draw in the cigarette.
Too late to fix the error.

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Thanksgiving Day

Turkey, pork, Pig, Kosher, Thanksgiving, Holiday, Holidays, American Jews, America, Pilgrims  : Dry Bones cartoon.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Note: The American Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday of November, but there’s also a Canadian Thanksgiving Day which is held on the second Monday of October.

This year, Canadian Thanksgiving fell on Monday, Oct 10, 2011 …so a belated Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends too.

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

We Beat Inflation (1986)

November 07, 1986 Crisis, Economy, economic crisis, Inflation, Dollar, Shuldig, Dry Bones cartoon 1986

Today’s Golden Oldie is a cartoon that I drew 25 years ago this month. It’s from November 7, 1986. At the time, I was doing a special cartoon for the Jerusalem Post every Friday. It was, appropriately, called the Friday Dry Bones.

Back then we suddenly discovered that we Israelis had apparently beaten our runaway inflation into submission. We didn’t, as the cartoon shows, know how we did it, but we had done it. And the Israeli Shekel has remained a strong currency to this very day.

My alter ego, Mr. Shuldig, who had been running a comic “anti-inflation” campaign at the time, appears in this cartoon in his “Spirit of the New Israel” caped superhero costume. Notice the “S” for Shuldig on his forehead.

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

While hiking along the white cliffs of Dover when last in England I noticed a Muslim extremist slip from the cliffs and fall into the English Channel.

He was struggling to stay afloat because of all the explosives he had been carrying. If he didn’t get help he’d surely drown.

Being a responsible Brit, and abiding by the law of the land that requires you to help those in distress, I informed Kent Police and the Home Office.

It is now 09:45 the following day he has drowned, and neither authority has yet responded.

I’m starting to think I wasted two stamps.

With best wishes




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