Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Here are a couple of the recent editorial cartoons.
I really like the sequence of this cartoon, and I thought the idea was pretty clever. I've seen a lot of Ahmadinejad as Hitler cartoons since the nutjob gave his hate speech to the U.N. but think this is pretty original. I probably could have done a better job with the execution of the cartoon, but it turned out OK in the end.

I also got to do this nice caricature as well.

Last but not least, I thought this cartoon turned out well, but I need more room to put on those heinous labels that the alty cartoonists hate so much. I'm worried the labels are getting hard to read. It doesn't help that my space on the page is getting smaller with each redesign. My cartoons used to be almost 8 inches wide on Sunday's. Now they are just over four inches wide.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tasty Treats

The governor has stuffed his state budget with policies that are good, but simply don't belong in the budget. I think the we should have domestic partner benefits, Regional Transit Authorities, and a state-wide smoking ban, but these are things you put in the budget, especially during a recession.

I know why the governor is doing this. He's worried that these good policies won't pass the legislature, even though his party controls both houses. And he might be right. I think a lot of legislators don't have the political balls to stand up for what they know is right. But I'm a stickler for the democratic process, and believe that policy without any fiscal elements don't belong in budgets.

Eventually all of these things will become the status quo. Let's not destroy the democratic process and the separation of powers to expedite policy, even if it's the right policy.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Angry Tampa Firefighters

Tampa firefighters were not too pleased with me for drawing this cartoon, and some have already voiced their displeasure on this blog. While I understand why they might not like the drawing, I think I have the facts on my side. But I'm sure they will let me know why they think I'm so wrong.

Back from visiting the in-laws for Easter

I'm back from Michigan and posting old cartoons:
A classic cartoon gag dealing with the dilemma of liberal west-side Madisonians.
This is a pretty autobiographical cartoon, except that I'm a Detroit Tigers fan. When I was a little kid I used to get too excited to sleep on Christmas Eve and the day before my birthday. Now, it's just opening day.
I know there are reasons why the federal government will give $100s of billions to the banks, but balk at a $30 billion loan to the auto industry, but it doesn't seem fair.
While the judicial elections weren't nearly as bad as they've been in the past, it still feels like they're run by sleazy strip club owners.
As much as people complain about their right to elect Supreme Court Justices, it would be nice if more than 20% of registered voters could be bothered enough to show up at the polls.
The state's film tax credits, as they are currently structured, are a waste of taxpayers money.