Category Archives: Cartoon of the Week

Valentine’s Day-Cartoon of the Week

Valentine's Day

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The Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon was published years ago in Road Today Magazine. back in the day many truck drivers had girlfriends in different cities. I am not agreeing with it, but it was a reality. I always wondered not only how they kept names, dates, and their lies straight, but how much it cost them when special days like Valentine’s day came around? It must have cost them a fortune on that day alone. This cartoon was created as many of them I am sure ran out of money and had to call their dispatch to get money sent them for fuel and operating expenses.  My advice stay out of hot water to begin with!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist from Burlington Ontario Canada. He creates editorial and advertising cartoons for publications with many of them being in the trucking industry due to his years of being on the road himself as a driver. You can learn more about Bruce and his work on his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Snow Delay-Cartoon of the Week

 

The Snow DelayThe Story Behind the Cartoon

Truck driving is a hard job, I know I did it for many years. I have also been on the other end of the spectrum in management and used to get excuses from many drivers. i have been drawing cartoons for the trucking magazines for years and this one was published years ago. Due to the recent events of the ice storm on the East Coast and the freezing rain we had in the region the other day I thought this strip was fitting. If you have ever tried to clean your car windshield with a credit card this strip will make sense to you. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a professional cartoonist from Burlington Ontario Canada specializing in caricatures, comics, and cartoons. He creates editorial and advertising cartoons for business and industry. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

 

Trip Planning Class by Bruce Outridge-Cartoon of the Week

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The Story Behind the Cartoon

Many of you know that I have a background in the trucking industry and do a lot of work with the schools and companies in Ontario. The East Coast known as the Eastern United States is an area that many drivers don’t like to go due to increased crime. traffic, tolls, and much more. Over the years it has become bad enough that when companies are hiring drivers they will advertise “No East Coast” to entice drivers to join their team. I have actually seen drivers so adamant about not going in that direction that when they buy a new map book at the truck stop they would actually tear all the pages starting with the letter “N” out of their book. The States regarded as the East Coast are New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts,  New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. I used to run there three times a week so it certainly isn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be. This cartoon came to mind when I was teaching a class on trip planning as many have heard their share of horror stories.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Artist Bruce Outridge creates cartoons for publications and businesses. To learn more about Bruce or to book him to create your unique cartoon visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Presidential Swim-Cartoon of the Week


The Story Behind the Cartoon

I don’t usually post political cartoons due to the fact that it seems like too much energy to give people I have a hard time believing in what they say. That being said I had to do this one and here is the story why. 

Earlier this month I was sitting on a beach watching the ocean and enjoying the sound of the waves. The day happened to be the Inauguration for the new President Donald Trump. As I was watching the ocean on this beautiful day I watched a man walk out of the ocean onto the beach with his wife. From afar he looked like Donald Trump as he had the same colour hair and it was blown to one side from the waves. I wouldn’t have thought anymore other than his bathing suit was the same pattern as the American Flag with the stars and stripes. I immediately thought of Donald Trump trying escape the mayheim in Washington by going through a tunnel and swimming to a Caribbean island. I quickly drew a sketch in my sketchbook which has turned into the cartoon above. I hope you enjoy it!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and caricature artist from Canada. He creates cartoons for publications both online and in print. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com 

Old School Dispatch By Bruce Outridge Productions

Old School Dispatch Cartoon

The trucking industry is getting better, but there was a time when dispatchers ruled your life. This cartoon was based on the old system of dispatching when choices were limited. It was previously published in Ontario Trucking News Magazine.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist from Southern Ontario Canada. he has a 30 year history in the trucking industry and much of his cartoon work is based on the industry. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Recruiting Dilemma Cartoon by Bruce Outridge

Truck cartoons by Bruce Outridge

This cartoon of the week shows some of the frustrations recruiters go through trying to hire the right people. Also published in Ontario Trucking News Magazine.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge offers custom illustration in caricature and cartoons. Truck cartoons are used for advertising and editorial illustration. Custom and stock cartoons are available. To learn more visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Goal Setter by Bruce Outridge Productions

Nothing like another year, another fresh start! many people are into setting goals with great intentions on seeing them through to the end. Unfortunately many of us don’t, so the real question is will you see your goals completed before they see you completed?

The-Goal-Setter-CartoonAbout the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist, consultant, and speaker from Burlington Ontario. To learn more about Bruce or to contact him about custom cartoons for your business visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Winter Rules Cartoon by Bruce Outridge Productions

winter rules cartoon by Bruce OutridgeAbout the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions is a custom illustration and design company specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce has a long history in the trucking industry and regularly illustrates and provides cartoon content for publications in the industry. To learn more about Bruce and his work or to hire him for your next cartoon project visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Mortgage Payment

Welcome to February, wherever you are?

The Mortgage Payment Cartoon

The Mortgage Payment Cartoon

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist from Burlington Ontario. Check out his website for more cartoons and information. www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I would like to wish all of my followers, readers, fellow artists, and entrepreneurs a safe and happy holiday season. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Happy Holidays

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