September 18, 2004

ST. Cyril Day

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Another little known holiday. I think that I may have participated befor.

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I hadn't made an entry in a long time over a year. I don't know why it has taken me so long. Procrastination I suppose. Here is another piece of political humor from the Marker archives. Only a few years old but still befor we had gone to war with Iraq. Enjoy.

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July 10, 2003


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I am having trouble with this site right now which is why I have not updated it much lately. I can't get it to make thumbnails for my pictures so bear with me.

This is a picture of Robert Markers first hearse. He often imagined different ways of decorating it. Some of those ideas he would draw and others he might draw on a picture, this is one that he drew on a photograph of his car.

If I remember correctly that hearse was a 1968 oldsmobile that had originally been used as an ambulance. The license plate was NOT YETT. The hearse was white, and had blue interior. Robert drove that car across this country several times, from Los Angeles California, to Key West Floridia. I never did that drive in that car with him, allthough he did take me and my sister Holly from San Bernardino CA. to Miami Beach FL. in a 1956 Cadillac which was restored and used as a limo for the park washington hotel in Miami South Beach FL..

Hope you enjoy sudden death, let me know what you think by leaving you comments. you can do this by clicking where it says comments and leaving a comment. Thanks Jack Marker

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June 25, 2003


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For this entry I get to go really easy on the writing. This was sent to me by my Aunt Deb, who is my uncle Gary's wife. Enjoy.

The attached is one of my very favorite Robert cartoons. Here's the story:

Several years ago Gary and I were going to Florida for a week...I was going for business and we actually thought we could sneak in a rare vacation (sans kids) for the two of us that would include two of your Dad's favorite places: Miami and Key West. We had the tickets on American and American was threatening to strike. We weren't sure if we would be able to go. I think Clinton stepped in at the 11th hour and negotiated a temporary settlement, and we were on our way (with a first class upgrade, since everyone else had probably already changed to another airline,) Your Dad created this for us while we were still in the "uh-oh....who knows what we'll end up on" stage. I laughed for days. Still am. Bless his nutty little heart.

Hi its me again Jack that is;

Let me know what you think of this. I enjoyed it, and I had forgotten all about it. If you have a peice of Robert Marker memorabilia that I might not have feel free to send me a copy I would love to post more stories from other peoples points of view. You can either leave a comment here for me or e-mail me at [email protected] . Thanks.

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June 20, 2003

gingerbread castle

The many talents of Robert Marker could not be measured. He was as creative a man as ever lived. He could Paint, Write, draw with pen or pencil, he could sculpt and mold (I don't mean that he grew mold) he could airbrush and silkscreen, he invented and created. If he had lived one hundred years ago we all would have learned his name in school and seen his face and what great arts he had created. We would all know what he invented. Maybe in a hundred years people will know his name and face and be familiar with his works of art, He certainly deserves it.
One of less illustrious talents was that he made a killer gingerbread house. In this pic he actually made a gingerbread castle. Robert entered this castle into a contest for gingerbread houses that Brachs candy held. It was enormous(The castle).
Please feel free to leave your comments and let me know if there is anything that you would like to see more of. Thanks

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June 18, 2003

Pool Dragon

When I was a young lad my father painted the bottom of a swimming pool. He painted it to look like a dragon was on the bottom of the pool. It was enormous, and when he was done and the water was back in the pool my sister and I were afraid to get in the water. We would float around on a raft but wouldn't swim. I have always thought that this was a wonderful idea and that my dad did a great job. Let me know what you think, by leaving a comment.

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stand up 1

It took me a little while to find this cartoon. Then it took me little while to figure out how to change the size. None the less here it is the first of two stand up cartoons that Robert Marker made, the second is already on this web log.
As I have stated befor Robert Marker had a dark sense of humor and put himself in as the fall guy for many of his jokes. Some of them aren't quite as funny now as they were when he was alive. Of course we have to remember that they are his creation and, that this is what he found funny.

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June 13, 2003

Al Marker Driving School

Robert Marker was a wonderful person to talk to. He was one of the easiest poeple to have conversation with that I have ever known. And he told stories, I don't mean that he made them up although, I am sure that he could have. One storie that I remember because I thought it was so funny, was the storie of my Grandfather trying to teach my Dad how to drive.
My grandfather was a kind and funny and wonderful man. Teaching was just not his strong point. I was going to try to write the story out for all of you but I think that it wouldn't transfer to the page correctly. So you will just have to use your imagination.

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June 05, 2003

Route 66

This is a picture that has been touched up by Robert Marker. He had a very morbid sense of humor. Also I am adding a link to a small web page that my dad(Robert Marker) had made.

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This piece of art is from my aunts web site, she breeds labradors and golden retrievers. My aunt Laurell was friends with my father(Robert Marker) for several years befor he and my mother started dating. My mom is Laurell's younger sister. Anyway, if you like dogs or are just board and don't know where else to go. Why not check out the mandigo retrievers web site. Here is the address

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June 03, 2003


This cartoon is from about a year ago, it is from 2002. I hope that you can figure this one out on your own. Cheers J. Marker

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June 02, 2003

Bob Hope

Well I guess that this (like many of my dads cartoons) speakes for its self. This one is from last year 2002. I keep wanting to have some funny or clever things to write. But its not always needed I can't write anything funnier than the punchline thats there. So enjoy an RX Marker original.

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May 30, 2003


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May 24, 2003

Stand Up

This was one of the cartoons sent out over the last year. This one stuck out in my mind, and I was happy to find it so that I could post it. One of the many things my father still wanted to do, but will never get a chance to, is to be a stand up comedian. He was one of the funniest people thet I have ever met, I'm sure he could have done it. This is actually the second stand up cartoon. I'll see if I can find the first.

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May 22, 2003

stained mushroom

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magically stained glass

Robert Marker created many different styles of art. For a time he and my mother Holly Shutta owned a shop that sold magically stained glass. He created many beautiful desighns and pieces of art. The thumbnail above is of the sighn for their shop. Another RX original.

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This was the final cartoon that Robert Marker sent out on march 17th. At around 2pm on march the 18th a vagrant broke into Robert's house and stabbed him to death. The vagrant in question has been aprehended and is faceing murder in the first degree charges, and he has already confessed. allthough I find little solice in that fact.
I know that I looked forward to recieving every cartoon that he sent, and I'm sure that I wasn't the only one. Robert took the time to creat a cartoon for almost every holiday that you could think of, and some that you wouldn't think of. As I(Jack Marker) have said there will be many more cartoons, pictures and writings soon.Thankyou for taking the time to read my writings and feel free to let me know what you think of what I or my father has written.

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desert mixer

Robert Marker created many satirical cartoons, he was a funny man and an original thinker the world would be a much better place if there were more men like him. This particular cartoon was one of the last few that he created and sent out via e-mail. It speaks for it's self.

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