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28 December, 2006

Manditory Retirement

They recently changed the laws where I live. Oh goody, now I can work till I'm in my 90's (insert sarcasm).

23 November, 2006

Kyoto Accord

Last week the Canadian Minister of the Enviroment, Rona Ambrose, went to some environmental summit in Africa. She was criticized for spending more time on her hair than on environmental issues, so hence this cartoon...

22 November, 2006

Happy Feet the movie?

No, I haven't seen the movie Happy Feet, but this was the first thing that came to mind in terms of cartooning it.

20 November, 2006

Deal or No Deal?

One of the most popular gameshows these days is "Deal or No Deal". Many countries have their own version of the game. So you have to wonder... how would it play out in Iraq? Would the contestants "cut and run"?

16 November, 2006

CN Tower

Recently the CN Tower got into the Guiness book of records for having the highest wine cellar in the world... hence this cartoon. (Published in the November 16, 2006 issue of "24 Hours" http://toronto.24hrs.ca/pdf/cover.pdf )

09 November, 2006

Kevin & Britney

Poor Kevin, what will he do now....

24 in 24

My 24th cartoon was published in today's issue of "24 Hours" http://toronto.24hrs.ca/pdf/cover.pdf

Recently, the Canadian government closed a tax loophole called income trusts to prevent a growing number of corporations from converting into income trusts. Sadly it affected the two individuals in the cartoon as well...

02 November, 2006

Lottery woes

Published in today's issue of "24 Hours" http://toronto.24hrs.ca/pdf/cover.pdf. Inspired by recent statistics showing that Ontario lottery clerks win a disproportionate number of large lottery prizes, and a news story of how one lottery clerk pocketted a 78 year old man's winning "pick 6" ticket after telling him that he just won only a free ticket.

26 October, 2006


You just KNOW this is going to happen...


Halloween is coming. How do they celebrate it in warmer climates??

No 22 on "24"

Published in the October 26th issue of Toronto's "24 Hours". Poking a little fun at the Canadian Government's recently released "Green Plan" on the enviroment...

20 October, 2006

Chad Vader!

I found this video on someone else's blog and found it way too funny not to share. You will need highspeed internet to view it properly.

Chad Vader -- Day Shift Manager: Episode 4

Fresh from Blame Society Films comes the latest CHAD VADER installment. Fun stuff, as always, and the guy doing Vader's voice is spot-on.

21st cartoon in "24 Hours"

Yesterday's issue of Toronto's "24 Hours" features my cartoon for the 6th week in a row. Maybe I can ask them for an office with a window seat?

Past Expiry now in Rhode Island!

Past Expiry cartoons were recently published in The Mercury; a Rhode Island paper with a circulation of 10,000. This week's cartoon features a lesser know Care Bear, while last weeks featured a Back to School theme. Click here to see

12 October, 2006


Here's a cartoon along the same theme as the previous one. The editor said it was a little "strong". The bigger question though is, who the heck drinks carrot juice? Seriously, where I live they recalled Organic carrot juice for botulism. Mmmmmm, carrot juice.... Mmmmmmmm ..... botulism.

20th cartoon published

Check out today's issue of Toronto's "24 Hours" http://toronto.24hrs.ca/pdf/cover.pdf (page 6) to see the latest cartoon of mine unleased onto an unsuspecting public.... or just look here-->

07 October, 2006

19th Cartoon published.

Typical news story: A city, a waterfront, an expressway that's an eyesore, and a huge bill to remove it. My solution is neat and tidy.

30 September, 2006

Tie Domi

Recently NHL player Tie Domi retired His penalty minutes outnumbered his goals by 10:1. He's even more famous now for having an affair with Canadian MP / Billionaire heiress Belinda Stronach. Supposedly he also had an affair with Tia Carrere ( Wayne's World ... Schwing! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000119/ )

Here are some cartoons spoofing his retirement and new found fame.

18th Cartoon published

E coli in Spinach? What next??
This cartoon appeared in the September 28th issue of "24 Hours"

18 September, 2006

Sean Penn

Well, the Toronto Film festival wrapped up. The highlight? Sean Penn smoking at a press conference inside a public building (hotel) thus breaking a bylaw. All those filmakers upstaged by a cigarette...

16 September, 2006

Ford Layoffs

Lots of layoffs and plant closures at Ford. One plant in particular, EVERYONE was affected...

Space station

Well, looks like the shuttle crew lost a couple bolts installing the new truss on the international space station.....


Last Thursday, a Toronto paper published my "film festival" cartoon (see #334, September 9th post). Here are some other cartoons I created around the same time. One deals with friendly fire that strafed Canadian troops in Afghanistan, while the other pokes a little fun at another regional airline in Canada closing up shop.

13 September, 2006

Coffee in Space

Today only the 2nd Canadian in history took a spacewalk outside the space shuttle to help attach the new truss to the international space station. The only thing more Canadian than hockey is probably Tim Horton's coffee (they pretty much have a coffee place on every street corner in Canada).

11 September, 2006

Computer Crash

Many flights delay for many hours in Toronto recently. Threat? Terrorists? Nope... just a good old fashioned computer crash.

09 September, 2006

Film Festival

Toronto this week is the site of an international film festival. Some big name stars are coming, and some not-so big stars.

07 September, 2006

That cartoon about the lottery

At work I run a lottery pool, and this last Friday we came annoyingly close to winning it all ($5 Million), but in the end had to settle for $10.

Our Ticket............ 14 24 26 30 36 42 45
winning numbers 14 24 28 29 32
42 45
Off by.................................. 2..1.. 4

This message brought to you by cartoon # 320.

06 September, 2006

Free Beer!

Ok, it was just root beer, but someone left a case of Diet A&W rootbeer in one of the shopping carts which I discovered when I returned my cart to the "Cart Control Area". If it's yours, it's too late! * Burp!*

Ironically, just before I paid for my groceries I bought this exact same brand of pop. (cue twilight zone music).

Liquid explosives

This cartoon was made a few weeks ago when the terrorist plot was foiled in Britain. There was talk of liquid explosives which lead to my cartoon spoof of bottled water. It's not Disani, it's Osami!

04 September, 2006

Traffic Planning

Here in North America there are car pool lanes, but what about in hot spots around the world?

03 September, 2006

Recently published cartoon

With ultra-high security at airports, you just have to wonder if this is next....

[CARTOON] Toronto Garbage

"This one will probably only "hit the spot" to those that live in Toronto or Michigan. Currently there are 8-10 truck trailers of trashing going back and forth between Toronto and Michigan. What a waste of gas!"

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[CARTOON] Back to School


Welcome to my blog featuring my cartoon strip "Past Expiry". I'll be posting cartoons roughly once a week, plus anything else new with my life which is sooooooooooooooo EXCITING! Ok, well, I guess I'll be posting mostly cartoons.

Johnny Ancich

Oh yeah, my website... http://www.pastexpiry.com