I’ve had this one sitting in the notebook for over a year now. It’s actually been carried over through about three or four of them. I never knew how to end it, but with the recent surge it came to me.
More on the surge Thursday.
Barbaro, some horse, was put down today. Big news in America. I saw a clip of the news conference where a woman (the owner?) asked everyone to pray for Barbaro. I’m curious to know how that prayer would go. “Dear God, please don’t send Barbaro’s horse soul to horse hell. He lived a good Christian life.”
Here are some of my favorite headlines commemorating this event:
and my personal favorite:
Is the post office going to be closed tomorrow for this? I have some shit I need to mail.
Update: I should have known there would be at least one of these.
The second War is Boring strip is up at warisboring.com. The strip will be appearing every week and a half to two weeks.
I’ve finally added some links on the right to other places on the web where you can find my stuff. Go ahead and send me a friend request on myspace. I know you have a page.
This was a recent cover for the OC Weekly. The story was about a gang member who shot some cops and went on the run. When he was later tracked down and killed in a shootout, the cops handcuffed his corpse.
The founding Editor of the OC Weekly, Will Swaim, resigned last week after 11 years with the paper. He cited disagreements with how the New Times chain, which gobbled them up last year, did business.
The OC was my first big circulation illustration client (by altweekly standards) a few years ago. Working with Will was one of my best experiences as an illustrator and what makes this job so cool; illustrating muckraking news stories that had lasting impact on an area, with creative freedom to boot. I had the pleasure of illustrating covers exposing their corrupt sheriff, a priestly pedophile, and a criminal AIDS Doctor.
As one comment on their blog said, “Will Swaim and his paper have been one giant pain in the ass to a county that was in desperate need of one.”
If we are to believe Right-Wingers, people working at the wage floor should not desire a minimum wage increase because it will hurt them in the long run through inflation and shutting down small businesses from sea to sea. I suppose a wage decrease will help them economically by taking the burden off of a company to pay its employees decently. We all know the altruistic nature of CEOs and how their pay has risen close to 420 times the average employee in the last twenty years.
This comic was inspired by remarks from Jack Clark on the the Blast the Right Podcast (#72).
Next Week: more Idiot Box , War Is Boring, and a full pager.
I’ve had Hillary in a few comics in the past, but this is my first one devoted to just her. I’m looking forward to this Presidential Campaign. Not in the yay, look at all the hopeful contenders ready to lead this great nation kind of way, but in the look at all the self-deluded hypocritical scum trying to sell us a steaming pile of bullshit I get to ridicule for the next two years kind of way.
This is one of the only times I’ve ever drawn Clinton. My caricature is alright, but I think it needs a little work.
Gerald Ford’s legacy in the cartooning world seems to be that there was no consensus on how to draw him. JJ McCullough of Filibuster cartoons has put together a list of Ford caricatures from Editorial Cartoonists working during his presidency.
Yes, as hard as it may be to believe, there was a time when the editorial cartoonists of America had a president so boring looking he was almost impossible to draw accurately.
After my last post, it occurred to me that I should turn this idea into a comic. There will be plenty of valid criticism of Barack Obama over the next two years. Being raised as a Muslim is not one of them.
Thursday: Workers Strike for Lower Wages
Update: hmmm, Madrassa just means “school” in Arabic even though it does refer to Islamic schools, which means they are the School School Veterans for Truth.
A recent comic I did featured Sylvia Brown and I wanted to write a quick thing about her, but didn’t have internet access when the comic came out. Well, she’s back in the news. Turns out she told the distraught parents of a then-missing Shawn Hornbeck that their son was dead four years ago on–where else–the Montel Williams show. Anderson Cooper has been following up on this story (video).
Sylvia Brown would be the perfect villain in an old comic book or Ian Flemming novel; manipulative and sociopathic, a garish overweight eccentric wench with hideous fake fingernails and a bizarre hairstyle who doesn’t display a shred of humanity, just a lust of money. She would never fight much herself, like the similarly shaped villain the Penguin, but have an army of henchmen fight off the hero while she escaped in a helicopter, setting up another psychic hotline out of a dingy apartment she adorns with bead curtains and glass figurines.
The hosts of Fox & Friends are some of the few people in the world that I think I would punch in the face if I spotted on the street. They managed to take the America morning show, which relishes in stupid inspirational stories, celebrity gossip, and testing out the latest gizmos and turn it into a full-fledged propaganda effort.
Here’s their latest effort to smear any candidate who doesn’t appear to fully accept authoritarianism (video at ThinkProgress).
DOOCY: We should also point out that Barack Obama?s father is the one who gave him the middle name of Hussein. And the thing about the madrassa, and you know, let?s just be honest about this, in the last number of years, madrassas have been, we?ve learned a lot about them, financed by Saudis, they teach this Wahhabism which pretty much hates us.