If you follow me on Twitter or friends on Facebook, you have already seen today’s cartoon update at In Contempt. If not, then follow the link and stare blankly in the headlights of my brilliance, like a deer about to ruin the front end of my car yet walk away without a scratch. None of [...]
July 10th, 2009 · No Comments
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April 1st, 2009 · No Comments
Penny Arcade, the pioneer of gaming-obsessed webcomics, posted a funny, sadly accurate parody of mainstream political cartooning today. Sure, the meta take on this is new media crowing over its take-down of old media. Yet cruise the AAEC, Daryl Cagle or Slate galleries and see how much difference you can spot between the parody and [...]
March 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments
Jeff Danzinger is a great political cartoonist. I love his work. But this is racist: No, not in intent. In portrayal. Squinty eyes, buck teeth. You can practically hear the “ah, so.” I mean – bowlers? Really? How Charlie Chan can you get?! Which is too bad, because otherwise this would be a funny cartoon.
November 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments
Josh Fruhlinger wants to know (and so do I): I’m completely uninterested in discussing the didactic content of this cartoon, but it does bring up a question I’ve always found completely fascinating, which is: why are large, wooden barrels the Universal Comics Symbol For Poverty? I mean, I know I’m a decadent 21st century denizen [...]
October 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment
It’s October, so that means every political cartoonist in the nation must draw at least one trick-or-treat cartoon. It’s the same cartoon every time: a suburban home, the door open, and someone dressed up as something scary, labelled “Recession” or “Mortgage Crisis” or some trite crap like that. Here’s a typical example: Below the cartoonist [...]
April 24th, 2008 · No Comments
My fellow Cartoonists With Attitude Matt Bors and Jen Sorensen will be at Powell’s Bookstore on Burnside this Friday at 7:30pm. Here’s how Matt describes it: Jen Sorensen and I will present a live slide show and reading of our comics and Jen will be signing copies of her new collection of cartoons, “SlowPoke: One [...]
April 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments
Found via the Daily Cartoonist, this clip of cartoonist Steve Brodner shows how wonderful traditional media can be. The watercolors are fascinating to watch. I couldn’t hear the audio, because my work station doesn’t have speakers. I imagine it’s insightful and witty. What else would it be?