About Theresa (T-) McCracken

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Theresa (T-) McCracken

Theresa (T-) McCracken is a cartoonist, writer, historian and naturalist. She lives with with her dog, Sammy, outside of Waldport, Oregon where, alas, a single woman has a better chance of being abducted by space aliens than of finding a compatible single man who speaks in something other than monosyllables AND has his own teeth. Dentures are OK. He just has to own them. They can't be on lay away at Wal*mart.

As a cartoonist she struggles to meet the humor needs of the nation, creating cartoons and drawing illustrations for hundreds of magazines and newspapers. Of course, she's drawn for the New Yorker . . . although they've yet to have the good sense to buy any of her work. Hundreds of others, though, ranging from the Saturday Evening Post to the Oregonian to small trade journals, have. She targets her work to publications' specific audiences, be it anemic agriculturalists or zoologists in zero gravity

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Magazines McCracken has Drawn For

She also leads Road Scholar (formerly known as Elderhostel) groups on nature hikes on the Oregon Coast and the Redwoods in Northern California.

Want a few laughs & learn about the local flora, fauna & history on your next visit to the central Oregon coast? Rent her through Rent a Naturalist

The second most extraordinary accomplishment in her life was hitchhiking from Cape Town, South Africa to Kisangani, Zaire, and from there taking a barge 1,500 miles down the Zaire (the Congo) River to Kinshasa.

The most extraordinary accomplishment in her life was living for years in a leaky twenty-foot trailer--much of the time with no electricity or running water--while building her cabin.

Most of her writings are humorous articles, but sometimes she does something on a serious topic. Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult (Caxton Press, 2002) has everything a good read should have: sex, mass insanity, the downfall of prominent families, murder, and sensational court trials. And it's all true. Many of descendants of the people in the story are her friends and neighbors.

She first wrote about Edmund Creffield and his flock of Holy Rollers while working for the U. S. Forest Service and was compiling anecdotes about Northwest history. That research was part of the reason she was named "Pacific Northwest Region Forest Interpreter of the Year" in 1994.

Theresa (T-) McCracken 890 North Bayview Loop Waldport, Oregon 97394 (541) 351-1433 mchumor@pioneer.net

Want to Know More about T- McCracken (a.k.a. Me)?

One of the great thing about the internet is that you can now bore complete strangers with your year-end letters. In my blog I posted all the letters I've written since 1987. They’re perfect reading for masochists and insomniacs.

2014 Highlights: A Terrible, Horrible, Horrendous Year

2013 Highlights: Hauled Aboard a Boat in Norway Like a Limp Whale

2011 & 2012 Highlights: There Were No Highlights

2010 Highlights: Embracing My Dotage and Decrepitude

2009 Highlights: Dead Water Pumps and Doing France With a Three-Year Old

2008 Highlights: India on less than $5 a Day

2007 Highlights: Flaming Trucks and Exploding Vacuums

2006 Highlights: 2 Weeks in a Norwegian Jail & Mushroom Humor

2005 Highlights: An Oregonian, A Hungarian & A German Walk Into a Bar

2004 Highlights: Family and Women Airforce Service Pilots

2003 Highlights: The Spotted Owl and the Pussy Cat

2002 Highlights: The News from Waldport

2001 Highlights: Babies, Stud Muffins, and War

2000 Highlights: Getting Paid to Not Play a Guitar

1999 Highlights: Cleaning Whale Snot off a Ship

1996 Highlights: Into the Woods with Juvenile Delinquents

1995 Highlights: A Hum Drum Day on the Oregon Coast

1994 Highlights: An Almost Normal Life for a Naturalist

1993 Hightlights: The Hardest Part about Building May Be Getting A Loan

1992 Highlights: Modern Day Homesteader in a Leaky Trailer

1991 Highlights: A Drive Across America & Nature Walks for the Disabled

1990 Highlights: A Hung Jury or a Hostage Crisis?

1989 Highlights: An Off Beat Dominican Republic Vacation

1988 Highlights: Forest Restoration After A Fire

1987 Highlights: First Year as a Forest Fire Fighter

Cartoons from a Warped Mind

Cartoons From a Slightly Warped Mind

Now available as an eBook for $2.99 and as an autographed paperback for $7.50.

It's a collection of 100 of my most popular cartoons, including Lemming Suicide Hotline, Dorothy selling the Tin Man to a recycling center, and Druids changing to Daylight Saving Time.

Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult

Now available as an eBook with lots of extras for a measly $3.99!

Amazon.com *** iTunes It's my first book of literary nonfiction published by Caxton Press. It's a story that has everything a good read should have: sex, religious fervor, mass insanity, the downfall of prominent families, murder & sensational court trials. AND it's all true. To learn more about cults and the book, go to Holy Rollers


Holy Rollersyachats-history.com

is a website I'm developing that has lots of "Then and Now" photos, stories about Native Americans, homesteaders, entrepreneurs, and colorful characters who have lived, worked and played in the quirky town I work in, Yachats, Oregon.


T-shirts, mugs, cards, posters, prints & more.

With print on demand you can have cartoons printed on just about anything. Visit my two online stores.

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Magazines I've drawn for?

New Yorker CoverThe New Yorker, of course ... although they've yet to have the good sense to buy any of my work. Hundreds of others have, from the Saturday Evening Post to The Oregonian to large publishing houses to small trade journals. Let me draw a few cartoons for you. No matter what, I hope you get a few laughs as you go through my site.

Cartoons Recently Rejected by the New Yorker

Cat Calendar

Calendars With McHumor Cartoons

Use Cartoons in Presentations.

Public Speakers, even when speaking on serious topics, break the ice with a joke. Cartoons do the same thing--and you can't "tell a cartoon wrong.

Use Cartoons in Textbooks, Advertisements, Brochures, Web Sites & Blogs.

Cartoons & humorous illustrations grab people's attention and therefore increase your chances to convey your message.

Use Cartoons on T-shirts.

Events can't be called true events unless they have official T-shirts, and t-shirts with personalized cartoons on them are the T-shirts preferred by 9 out of 10 people stranded on a desert island.

Personalized Cartoons: An illustration of anyone can be Photoshopped into any cartoon on the mchumor.com web site. This is a great CHEAP gift.

The perfect "gift from the gang" at retirement or going away parties is an original cartoon of the guest of honor.


How One Cartoonist's Mind Works: How to create cartoon ideas.

Information For Gag Writers

The Komic, a Graphic Novel in the Making

Got comments and/or suggestions about this web page design? Contact me. I, a techno moron, first designed it on an ancient, but much-loved circa 1997 Macintosh.

Many assume images found on the web can be used for free and are in the public domain. Many are not. I've spent years drawing these cartoons and I support my family selling them online so please contact me before using any. THANKS! Theresa (T-) McCracken, Humble & Financially Strapped Cartoonist

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Theresa (T-) McCracken
890 North Bayview Loop
Waldport, Oregon 97394
(541) 351-1433

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If you wouldn't steal a newspaper from a blind vendor just because you could get away with it, please don't use a cartoon without permission just because you think you can get away with it. If you would steal a newspaper from a blind vendor, well, I hope you die laughing before you have a chance to steal my work.

The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by fines and federal imprisonment.

Now some legalese my attorney insists I should include: All cartoons throughout this website and the entirety of its content are copyrighted by Theresa (T-) McCracken. All rights reserved. The cartoons are protected by copyright laws. You may not, except with my express written permission, reproduce, distribute or commercially exploit the content via any means and all use is strictly prohibited without written permission of the artist. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system without the prior written permission of mchumor.com. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited unless you purchase the cartoon(s) or are granted permission to license a specific cartoon first. IP addresses can be recorded and copyright violators are pursued by CartoonStock Enforcement.