Cartoons: Let’s Get in Shape!

September is National Self-Improvement Month, so it’s a great time to start an exercise routine. Our fitness cartoons will help keep you motivated!


“You should start weight lifting for your health. You can start by lifting your weight off the couch.”
Ken Benner


“You’re the only person I know who gets jet lag from an exercise bike.”
Bob Vojtko


Roy Delgado


“Mind if I stroll leisurely alongside while you jog dad?”


“My goal is to be able to fit my laptop on my lap.”
Roy Delgado


“He wants to see about trading in his keg for a six-pack!”
Rob Rucha


“This one comes with its own garage sale sign.”
Roy Delgado

Cartoons: Kidding Around


“Have you anything that doesn’t always end up in a fight?”
December 28, 1940


“Gee, this’s gonna be interesting – mind if I watch?”
Tom Henderson
December 27, 1947


“Oh, I just rented Judy to a lady who wanted to get a seat on the bus.”
Herb Williams
December 25, 1943


“You’ve been watching too many of those CSI shows”
Ken Benner
January 01, 2011


“Mom have you seen my…? Never mind.”
James Estes
March 01, 1995




“Some of the most successful men in history have gone bankrupt once or twice…so don’t be afraid to buy me everything I want.”
Randy Glasbergen
January 1, 2003



“I think you should know that I’ve written a letter to Oprah about you.”
Marty Bucella
March 1, 2003


Meet the Cartoonist: Ken Benner

Tooning around in Strongsville, Ohio, is another of our favorite cartoonists—Ken Benner.

“What did Dr. Phil say I did this time?”

From Jan/Feb 2007

“I have drawn for as long as I can remember,” says Ken, “equally as long I’ve been interested in cartoons.” The husband/wife dynamic is a recurring theme in Ken’s work, as in this cartoon and the gem below.

“Hey, I said I’d take the dog for a walk. I didn’t say where.”

From May/Jun 2004

Ken’s first experience with cartoons will resonate with baby boomers: He began by watching cartoon classics “such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and all the Warner Brothers cartoons. I loved Bugs Bunny’s irreverent humor.” Much like the irreverent humor of our golfer here. I don’t think this was a Warner Brothers inspiration, though. Ken has a miniature schnauzer named Louie. “Louie frequently finds his way into many of my gag cartoons. He’s that kind of dog.”

“You’ve been watching too many of those CSI shows.”

From Jan/Feb 2011

Whoa—chalk games have changed since I was a kid. Here’s that irreverent humor again. Ken’s cartoon hero is Charles Schultz, who he has studied extensively. “Even to this day it’s not a holiday for me until I watch the various Peanuts holiday specials on television.” Oh, thanks, Ken. Now I can’t get that piano tune out of my head….

“You should start weight lifting for your health. You can start by lifting your weight off the couch.”

From Jul/Aug 2009

Well, that’s blunt. And funny. Since the Post is big on medical information, we are also big on medical cartoons. Ken sold his first cartoon to a tennis magazine. “To show how long ago that was, the cartoon involved Mr. T. being a line judge.” I tried picturing that, but got a headache.

“My dad says that I’m so good, I don’t need to practice anymore.”

From Nov/Dec 2002

Heartwarming parental encouragement. Besides the schnauzer, Louie, Ken, and his wife Judy also have a son, Kenny, whom I suspect has “sort of” shown up in a few Post cartoons.

“I’d like a table near an exit. I’m meeting a blind date.”

From May/June 2007

A good cartoonist knows what you’re thinking even if you wouldn’t say it. Or maybe you would.

“Mr. Fixit, meet Mr. Broke it.”

From Jan/Feb 2008

“I have always considered being published in certain magazines as career milestones. The Saturday Evening Post is high on my list.” I can safely state that The Post is delighted to have some of the best cartoonists in the business—like Ken.

Look for Ken Benner and other great cartoonists in the pages of The Saturday Evening Post.