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BOULDER COUNTY BUSINESS REPORT

Ron Ruelle created editorial cartoons for The Boulder County Business Report from 1999 through 2014. The cartoons generally needed to have a very local and/or business slant, which could be a challenge to write at times, especially on short deadline. Some of the cartoons below come with a bit of explanation for those of you not from Boulder. (That town can be a little, umm, odd at times.) By the way, he won several awards for Editorial Cartooning from the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists for some of the work seen here.

Ron also did editorial page design for BCBR, which you can see here...

Summer of 2012, someone started building a grocery store in a mostly empty shopping center, and for some reason, nobody could figure out what company it was, though signs pointed to Wal-Mart. Pretty odd, really...

scooby doo comic cartoon

 

marijuana colorado  comic cartoon

 

cu buffalo  comic cartoon

 

Boulder's Green Regulations were well intended, but making them mandatory kinda cheesed a lot of people off, especially landlords...

dr suess  comic cartoon

 

obamacare  comic cartoon

 

In the 1990s, Boulder fixed up cruddy donated bikes, sprayed them lime green (tires and all!) and dropped them off all over town for anyone to use any time. In 2011, Boulder put rental bike stations all over town. To their credit, both programs were quite successful.

rent a bike comic cartoon

 

rtd fastracks comic cartoon

 

tea party comic cartoon

 

parking meter comic cartoon

 

investment  comic cartoon

 

tax return comic cartoon

 

death and taxes comic cartoon

 

juiry duty comic cartoon

 

photo radar  comic cartoon

 

insurance comic cartoon

 

halrf empty full comic cartoon

 

water conservation comic cartoon

 

In the last panel, it helps to know that The Bustop was the only strip club in Boulder at the time.

boulder wifi comic cartoon

 

Ron doesn't normally don't do cartoons about golf unless they involve concrete dinosaurs, but the paper needed one for this issue of that issue.

golf comic cartoon 

 

freelance comic cartoon 

 

three pigs real estate comic cartoon

 

drought global warming climate change comic cartoon 

 

Boulder, despite all its high-tech know-how, was one of the last cities in the U.S. to count its ballots in the 2004 election. Not that it mattered much...

 

Ron also did editorial page design for BCBR, which you can seeĀ here...

Ron Ruelle is a cartoonist, illustrator, blogger, graphic novelist, teacher for hire. HeyDarwin@comcast.net.
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