I have been drawing cartoons for many years. The title of my cartoon panels is THE

LITE STUFF. The premise of my cartoons is that America has a predominantly

commercial culture.  My cartoons fit right into this culture.  I use the methods of

commercial advertising to look at everyday objects (stuff) and events from a humorous

(lite) perspective. The humor often comes from the interplay between word and object. 

So here goes.

The Lite Stuff


Mark Doeffinger


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August 5: This is my cartoon book FOR cats. Press on the  squeaker under the fur and the mouse “squeaks.” The book has 5 additional pages.

Jan Oplinus of Belgium featured my book on his blog

http://www.ecc-cartoonbooksclub.blogspot.com/       with some great photos of cats playing with the book. Jan unearths many cartoonists and cartoon book gems on his blog.

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August 10: This is just a doodle which I thought looked like a Chinese character and a stick figure.  But Mrs. Lo of the Canton (Michigan) Library said this doodle is similar to the Chinese character for “big.”  And big is derived from the pictograph “man,” which is this character without the horizontal line.  Put in the horizontal line and you have a big man, i.e. a man with his head above the horizon. This character later simply became “big.”

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