Sunday, December 29, 2019

Goodbye 2019

Two days to go, until we say goodbye to 2019 forever! Good riddance! I’m looking forward to 2020 like no other year before. Many things happening in 2020, the Presidential election, the 2020 Winter Olympics and I get my Batmobile back (long story, I explain in the future)

Most importantly is the return of my critically acclaimed (well, slightly acclaimed by a few), webcomic, Missed Approach!

That’s right folks,Captain James P. Kurt, First Officer Dan Doodles and the entire crew are returning for 2020! Ready to be amazed at how far I cross the line with my irreverent humor and complete lack of respect for all of the overly sensitive issues of the day?? Then fasten those seatbelts and place your tray tables in their upright locked positions..and hang on! Missed Approach is back January 1st! 

Also, due to the return of Missed Approach, were kinda going to drop one resolution already...and that is daily Michael Hopkins Cartoons Blog entries. We’re going to replace that  with many new Missed Approach episodes. Unfortunately, due to the fact that also fuel airlines for 8 hours a day, that doesn't leave as much time in the day, for blogging, creating a webcomic and drawing caricatures (at home and on the road). So until I can afford to give up the day job, sacrifices need to be made. Unfortunately, the blog is going to take a backseat to the webcomic. I’ll still blog (and probably more than I did in 2019) , but we’re gonna place the emphasis on the webcomic. However, I’m sure you’ll enjoy both and I have many big plans for, Missed Approach!

Below is my latest caricatures. It’s my interpretation of one of my favorite Instagram people. Her Instagram name is @dazey_duck.

Besides being very easy on the eyes, she’s also a very talented Artist from my home city of Reno, Nevada. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and if you do, tell her @iamscribbles sent ya! 

Have a great rest of your night and pray for the Seattle Seahawks. The way they were looking tonight when I turned off the television, they're gonna need it.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Opportunity Knocks

Hello Blogosphere!

So Pewdiepie...

is taking a break from YouTube next year and at the same time, Michael Hopkins Cartoons Blog is going full time...hmmm? Coincidence? Is this fate? Have the planets aligned for the Michael Hopkins Cartoons Blog? Maybe I can snag one percent of his 100,000,000 plus, subscribers? Of  course, we don't have the same
demographic/audience (is that the correct term?), however maybe some of his audience would like to start reading a blog from a child of the 70's while their idol from the last decade, is taking a break from YouTube?? Ok, probably not gonna happen boomer, but it's an interesting thought...massive amounts of YouTube youth, flocking to a blog about the life of a 50 something cartoonist...Nope, not gonna happen.

Thanks to my son (one of the YouTube youth I was referring to), I have watched a few of Pewdiepie's videos and they're decently entertaining.  In my opinion, they're more entertaining that 95% of what's passing for entertainment on television.  Also, probably because of my son's interest in Pewdiepie I have subscribed to a few YouTube channels myself. Some of my current favorites are, L&C Travels, The Carpetbagger, Matt Bridger, Slotlady and Captmoonbeam. Basically, if you want my attention on YouTube, make sure the video is hosted by a beautiful woman, who visits Las Vegas often and loves aviation (coincidentally...the exact kind of woman I want to marry

Just saying...


Monday, December 16, 2019

Opps... I forgot!

As I was re-reading my blog from last night, I realized I didn't post pictures from my Saturday night here ya go!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Life is Good

It's a peaceful Sunday night here here in the world of the Michael Hopkins Cartoons Blog...however...what a busy weekend it's been! Two events this weekend (as you can see in the last two previous posts) and two entirely different types of people to draw. Both groups were fun, however both were socially and economically different. One group was a local community outreach group, while the other group were employees of a recent start up, tech company. It's funny how two different types of employees can be so similar. Both groups had the a person that laughed entirely through the drawing process and thoroughly enjoyed the process (and the outcome). However, both groups also had that one subject that was not amused with my rendering of their caricature.

Which makes me wonder, how many people know exactly how closely I listen to every word they say while I'm drawing them? Their facial expressions (reaction) during the course of me drawing them, their words (or their silence) and their interaction with me and the people around them, during the process. 

Something I've also realized while drawing caricatures at these events is how much I appreciate women. I look into the eyes of these goddesses and realize how easily I could fall in love with each and every one of them. Women are the wonder of nature. Each woman has a specific aura around her. It doesn't matter what shape or size, I find beauty in all of them. I wonder if they realize how amazing I find them? I look into their eyes and try to read them and find their personality beneath. I then I look at their facial features, their lips, their smile and think, "I am indeed a fortunate man". Oh, and then there are the guys...n yea..I just have fun drawing the guys...ahh but the women! 

Life is good.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Nevada Rural Housing Authority Holiday Event

Good morning everyone, I hope you're having a fantastic Saturday. Last night, Michael Hopkins Caricatures was invited to the Eagle Valley Gold Course in Carson, City Nevada to participate in the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) Holiday Event. It was an fantastic evening and it a pleasure drawing caricatures or some of the NRHA employees.

Driving to Carson City from my home in Reno, was an adventure in itself. The wind was blowing hard (from what I heard the wind gusts were blowing up to 50 mph!) and at times it was raining so hard that it was difficult to see the road ahead of me. However, I survived and after I arrived at Eagle Valley the weather calmed down and the rest of the evening was beautiful (inside the Eagle Valley Clubhouse:)

Here are a few pictures of the event, I hope you enjoy them and if you're interested in booking Michael Hopkins Caricatures for you next event, please contact me at (775) 276-0256 or email me at


Sunday, December 8, 2019

Prospectors Club

Last night, Saturday December 7th, 2019, Michael Hopkins Caricatures, was at the Reno, Ballroom in (of course) Reno, Nevada, for the Prospector's Club celebration. I had never been to the Reno Ballroom before, in fact, prior to getting booked for this event, I had never heard of the Reno Ballroom. Well, now that I've been there, I'll never forget. What a magnificent venue! This place was beautiful and the person that organized the event, did a spectacular job. Also, the guest's attending the event were wonderful subjects. I enjoyed my time drawing there thoroughly and hopefully I'll get a chance in the future to work with these people again. Below are some pictures from the event, included a picture of the Reno Ballroom, I borrowed off the internet...