Dating Advice

I recently connected with John McPherson, the creator of Close to Home and he has been kind enough to share a great dating cartoon with Miss Mentor readers. This one displayed in March 2010 and I just about spewed my tea when I saw it – I had that very weekend had a totally obnoxious date and this . . . was  . . . just . . . perfect. If you’ve ever had a rude date . . .

Naturally it would be much better to avoid rude dates, but things happen. 🙂


John McPherson is the cartoonist and creator of Close To Home, a single panel cartoon that appears in over 700 papers worldwide.  Among them are the Washington Post, The NY Daily News, the Miami Herald and the Tokyo Times.

After receiving a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in English from Bucknell University in 1983, John started a job as a design engineer in Albany, NY.  It was during this time that he began toying around with cartoons as a hobby. Engineer by day, artist by night, John developed a thriving career as a freelance artist, working for magazines such as Campus Life magazine, Yankee, and the Saturday Evening Post.  In 1990, he left engineering to work full-time as a cartoonist.  Close To Home debuted in November of 1992 in 50 papers and has since become one of the most popular single panel cartoons in publication.  His work appears in book collections, calendars, an award winning line of greeting cards and many other licensed products. He speaks regularly to groups around the country about cartooning and humor. In 1994 John received a lifetime achievement award from Bucknell. He is living the dream in Saratoga Springs, NY with his two sons.