Now that it’s been established that John Karr did not murder a little kid a decade ago, the media is talking about it even more. Check out this beautiful photo of Rita Cosby over at ThinkProgess. Can you spot the obsessive weirdo?
August Pollak gets credit for the title of the strip.
This gets us all caught up with where we need to be on the Seattle Stranger strips. They will continue to appear here Monday. To keep that going for as long as possible, consider sending them an e-mail.
So I had this idea for collector’s items from New Orleans to put on your shelf to show your solidarity with the people who are still homeless down there and then Ben Smith beats me to it and puts a bunch of commemorative items for 9/11 in his last comic. His is better because it also includes a Yoo 3000 Constitution Shredder.
The two cartoons I did on New Orleans immediately following the disaster can be found here and here. Other good cartoons on New Orleans are Brian’s 9th Ward Beach party and Ben once again with Sim City.
I’ve teamed up with other members of the Attitude anthologies series to launch a new website called Cartoonists with Attitude. Contributors include Ted Rall, Mikhaela Reid, Brian McFadden, Jen Sorensen, Ben Smith, August Pollak, Stephanie McMillan, and Masheeka Wood. We’ll all be sharing a table at SPX on October 13&14 in Bethesda, Maryland.
If you aren’t familiar with some of the creators, check out the group blog , which will collect posts from all our individual websites into one convenient place.
Oh and I’m posting a bunch of comics this week so be checking back.
Cover for this week’s City Paper in Pittsburgh for their story about student debt. Feels good to do something in Pittsburgh again. My strip was running there for a year or so in a paper called the Front until they folded (It began there in my college student paper). In my portfolio you’ll see a bunch of covers I did for them that they never paid me for. Freelance rules!
So all of you Yinzers who now read the strip online should take a moment to write an e-mail to CP’s Editor Chris Potter and bring Idiot Box back to the ‘burg.
I’ve written a few words on Cagle’s blog about Editorial Cartooning and the New York Times. Check it out.
Cartooning Draws Expressive Individuals
For Matt Bors and many other cartoonists, drawing funny pictures is a serious way to make a living. “I’ve been into comics forever, and I never wanted to do anything else, really,” says the 22-year-old author of the Idiot Box strip.
Mr. Bors, of Canton, Ohio, started drawing cartoons for his college student newspaper while studying graphic design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and now sells Idiot Box to alternative weekly newspapers in several cities.
The video podcast on me by the General Cabbage Report that was done last month has been posted on youtube. I’ve been trying to post the video in the blog, but it’s just not letting me, so you have to click the link. Very time consuming, I know.
Stephen Baldwin explains why he compares his new life of faith to jumping out of an airplane without a parachute, and calls on you to take the plunge.
You go on ahead first, Stephen. I’m right behind you!
I’m supposed to post a new comic today for the Seattle Stranger, but ‘Confederate Porn’ was held for a week to consult the publisher on whether or not they should print this one. You see, it contains one of those racially sensitive jokes. Kind of. I don’t know what their decision is so I don’t want to publish it here first. Tune in next week to see what all the fuss is over Mason Dickson.
In the meantime, here is a cover for the Anchorage Press. Sarah Palin is the Republican candidate for Governor and almost assured a victory. There is a GOP backlash against her however, because she is running on one of those “reformer against all corruption” platforms.
So I’m all for being safe and whatnot when I fly, but just how safe do they need to make me? I will accept a certain amount of risk if it means I can bring a magazine and a jar of gourmet baby food on my flight.
I pose it as a joke in the comic, but if a terrorist were to smuggle some C4 in his rear end and blow up a flight, would we then have to submit to anal cavity searches? I think the answer would be yes, seeing as how we have to take off our smelly shoes for the rest of our life because a crazy tried to set his explosive shoe on fire.
A version without the cussing went out earlier in the week if you saw it anywhere on the web.
Next week: Terrorists and Confederate Porn!