Monday, February 21, 2011

Have a Rockin' Presidents Day


In celebration of Presidents Day, that often-ignored semi-holiday, here are a couple of drawings from a simpler time (college) when I had faint aspirations of becoming a political cartoonist. Aside from a handful of greats, most political cartoonists have been victims of the declining newspaper industry that no longer values their contributions. This is unfortunate - I think it's still a noble and essential profession. It may just be in need of a few new ideas, a new publishing platform, and better self-promotion.  

I've drawn a few cartoons that I think put forth some well-reasoned political stances. However, I'm not going to bore you with them here. I realized early on that my strengths lied not in biting partisan commentary, but in the obscure fusion of political caricature and pop culture reference...

       

16 comments:

Tony Van Helsing said...

Profiles in Carnage is a great name for a metal band.

A Cappelli said...

I am so feeble minded when it comes to politics- so of course I am drawn to your version of "Dick in a Box." Love it.

Ken 42 said...

Since it is said that a man's actions are often controlled by his *ahem* lower head, your cartoon about Bush & Cheney is spot-on.

Zeebee said...

Bush couldn't have been accused of McCartneyism. Paul McCartney loved peace. Bush...did not.

Dick in a box=CLASSIC. :D

John Bryson said...

You should play the SNL song with this post!!!
--John

Lorelai Golightly said...

Obama with a flat-top is my new favorite mental image. I'm fairly certain he'd agree.

M.C. said...

JFK looks like he's having fun rockin' it out. Good job.

Jean Caulfield said...

I think the mop-top suits Bush. haha made me laugh <3

The Red Angel said...

New follower here. :) Fantastic comic strips. I am with A Cappelli... not very knowledgeable about the world of politics, but these are very entertaining indeed.

~TRA

http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

Onyx of DarkLite said...

"War on New Wave"...

LOL.. awesome!

Anonymous said...

Post the "Another bush that doesn't know how to get out of Iraq" or "Curious George" cartoons. They're favorites of mine. you know who. :)

Tyler said...

I haven't seen such a tasteful political cartoon in ages. Then again I rarely look at political cartoons. Still, I stand by my statement.

wheatgerm said...

its perfect

wheatgerm said...

its perfect

JBedon said...

I for one still respect and appreciate the political cartoons that I stumble upon tangible newspapers. I snip out my faves and tape it on the cover of my US History textbook :-)

Munir said...

It is sad that the news paper industry has effected so many good writers and artists at the same time. However you can try emagazines. Try and see if you can send your material to deeperzone.com they don't pay but you feel good about getting your word out.