Did you know that the first chiropractic patient was treated for deafness? Who would have thunk! My son asked me to illustrate an article he wrote for his chiropractic blog that summarized a research project that wanted to see if others with hearing loss could receive benefit in a measurable way. Check out the article to read their findings.
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I realize that a cartoon of a guy barfing is not the most appealing to look at but that was what my son ordered up to illustrate his Vomit article for his chiropractic blog. His article opens with the question: “When you vomit, are you sick? Or are you well?” Want to know the answer? Click here to find out.
One thing is for certain, Chiropractic — when it’s practiced in its pure an unadulterated form — is different. It plants its flag firmly on the hill that your body is self healing and self regulating, as long as we don’t do things to obstruct this process. Medicine just doesn’t seem to groove to this beat. My son asked me to illustrate his blog article entitled Healthcare’s Black Sheep — because chiropractic is different… and that’s a good thing.
It is simply amazing to watch cowboys thrash themselves riding bucking broncs and bulls. Fortunately there’s a team of chiropractors that await arena-side to come to their assistance. This illustration helped give my son’s chiropractic blog article that extra “kick” that it needed.
So what do you like on your sandwich? Mustard, Mayo, Ben, or Jackson? The title of my son’s chiropractic blog article was “Eating for ‘Their’ Profit,” and it was my job to take a stab at illustrating it. The article is a tongue and cheek reversal of sorts on the now growing awareness of what has been tagged The Anti Inflammatory Diet (you know the one that talks about Omega 3′s and 6′s). So just who is the “Their” referring to in his article title? Find out by reading his article.
Back in the day (1962 – 1966), I was the cartoonist for USC’s Daily Trojan — offering up regular editorial cartoons, and then later political cartoons. I even had my own cartoon strip entitled “Big T.” Featured below is an example of one of my editorial cartoons. Recently I stumbled across some of these old cartoons. Click here to see a representation of this collection, or get to it using the link in the right hand column. Enjoy.
“Crowbar meets Spine.” That was my challenge with this piece for my son’s latest blog post entitled Crowbars and Chiropractic. In his article he explains that when you lift and twist at the waist with any sort of weight in your hands, you are essentially — from a mechanical point of view — jamming a crowbar into the base of your spine and having at it!
Need an illustration for your next blog post? Let me know, I’m ready to help.
Ever try to draw tonsils? or an appendix? or a gallbladder? Well, that was the challenge my son threw my way with his newest blog at SpinalColumnBlog.com.
His article entitled Spare the “Spare Parts” asks readers what the three body parts — Tonsils, Appendix, and Gallbladder — have in common. His answer just might challenge you. Here’s my illustration:
Here’s another one for my son’s chiropractic blog. When he asked me to draw up a brain that was sleeping, I didn’t think it would be too difficult…. Boy was I wrong!
“Brain Hibernation” is a theory that a couple of medical doctors came up with (a general practitioner and an opthalmologist) to help explain why chiropactors sometimes witness bizarre improvements in their patients beyond the standard neck and lower back pain.
If you’ve ever done some asking around to friends and family about what technique their chiropractor uses, you are sure to end up a bit confused. There are so many! My chiropractor son’s article, “Navigating the Chiropractic Technique Jungle,” attempts to put a compass in your hand. I illustrated this safari-themed offering for his article. Speaking of techniques, I used a special “artistic technique” myself on this drawing. It is called a “calligram” and is essentially when you use words to create your image.