The Story of How the TileWise Cartoons Were Created

TileWise Cartoons were developed under Donato Pompo’s leadership for Club ’84 (Ceramic Tile Action Group).  Club ’84 was a non-profit organization of accomplished individuals from all segments of the ceramic tile industry whose mission was to develop and distribute educational aids to educate, train and bring quality awareness to the distributors, specifiers, installers, and consumers of Ceramic Tile. The TileWise cartoons were created to communicate issues and concerns in the business of using ceramic tile for all segments of the industry.  The objective was to educate and promote the quality use of ceramic tile.

In each cartoon, the screen exaggerates what you shouldn’t do or emphasizes an issue or concern. Then, George the Bucket (named after CTI founder George Lavenberg) says what is correct.

The cartoons ran for twelve years in each issue of the Tile Industry News, a major industry publication, published by the Ceramic Tile Institute until 1999 when it ceased.


You Can Use the TileWise Cartoons

Use these cartoons to educate your customers and employees to help avoid potential problems, and to promote a positive image of your company through newsletters, posters or mailings.

Right click the cartoon of your choice (Restricted to limited single use)  and do a “Save Picture As…” to your hard drive. 

over 50 TileWise cartoons for your pleasure and to use to educate your customers and employees

We hope you can put these cartoons to good use to help your industry and your business, and we know you will certainly benefit from them if you do.  Good Luck!


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In Memory of Randy Verougstraete

Cartoonist, husband, father, friend

Randy’s cherished wife, Suzanne, is working hard to care for their precious sons, Rudie and Remie. Randy’s sudden illness left them with limited resources. If you can benefit from the use of the TileWise Cartoons, and if you can afford it, a donation to Randy’s family would be very much appreciated. Please see the form on this page to pledge whatever amount you would like to donate.

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