This first series of three political cartoons revolve around a University of Mississippi vote sponsored by the student government to begin pursuit of a new Ole Miss Rebel on-field athletic mascot. The previous mascot was deemed a liability for the Ole Miss recruitment process because of his name, Col. Reb, and his "Southern" attire. Despite the school's attempts to move away from the Col., many alumni and students still hold on to him as their mascot. This particular cartoon makes fun of that vote that gave the Col. the "final axe."

This second illustration (and the first) were inspired from what became a national phenomenon as four Ole Miss students jokingly suggested through billboards, Twitter, Facebook and a website that the Star Wars Rebel Alliance leader Admiral Ackbar become the new on field mascot because of the coincidental "Rebel" similarity.

A year before this election and new search began for a mascot, the Ole Miss football defensive line had begun to be known as the Landsharks because of their ferocity. Their sign was made by screaming the word while placing a hand on their heads like a fin. Of the options that were surfacing, to me this was the most unique and strongest of them. I not only supported it but used this illustration as an opportunity to pursue a more edgy comic book style rather than my more common "bobblehead" style of cartoon work.

First published in my community college newspaper, The Wolf Tales, this political cartoon was later printed in the University of Mississippi student newspaper The Daily Mississippian. Both times it received awards, including First Place Cartoon in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest College Division and again as part of three entries in First Place Cartoon Collection for the Society of Professional Journalists Region XII Mark of Excellence awards.

One of my favorites, this cartoon was published on the cover of my university's MZNE magazine and was part of three entries in the winning placement of First Place Cartoon Collection, SPJ Region XII Mark of Excellence awards.

One of the three entries in the winning of First Place Cartoon Collection, SPJ Region XII Mark of Excellence awards.

This is actually my first full color political cartoon. Although drawn in high school, it is still one of my favorites.

I always enjoyed watching Steve Irwin "the Crocodile Hunter" and his untimely death inspired me to drawn this light-hearted cartoon honoring his work.

This is another political cartoon from high school that remains one of my favorites because of the simplicity and impact of the message. It honors the death of the astronauts who died aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. It was my first cartoon to win an award as I took First Place Cartoon, in the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association.