By Steven Rinehart | Illustrated by Jesse Wayman

Improbable Cause

Improbable Cause was an editorial comic which ran in the Couer d’Alen Press from 2021 – 2023. It also ran briefly in other newspapers and periodicals, including the Virginia Lawyer.

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Improbable Cause™ was an editorial cartoon by Steven Rinehart (illustrated by Jesse Wayman) which ran weekly in the Coeur d’Alene Press from 2021 – 2023. The Coeur d’Alene Press is a large daily newspaper in Idaho (and big in eastern Washington). Select panels from Improbable Cause were also published by other news outlets including KSL and the Virginia Lawyer. This website is the archival repository for the published panels, including a section of rejected panels (and planned, but unpublished, legal panels), each with backstory.

Registered Patent Attorney

By Steven Rinehart

Improbable Cause is the brain child of Steven Rinehart, a registered patent attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Utah, and by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Steven Rinehart is also a former talk radio, whose old shows are archived on YouTube here. Many of the panels run by the Coeur d’Alene Press focused on the law and courts, and had reoccurring appearances by attorneys. Steven Rinehart’s legal biography can be accessed here.

Illustrator / Cartoonist

Jesse Wayman

Jesse Wayman moved a lot as a kid finding it hard to make friends. That mixed with difficulty at school led him to drawing, which became the source of my confidence. As I’ve grown up that relationship with art has evolved and in some ways changed but it continues to be something that brings me joy. Art is total liberation…I love creating original characters or putting my own spin on existing things. It’s fun trying out new styles or experimenting with different mediums. Other works of Jesse’s can be seen here.