Thursday, February 10, 2011

WEAC's Change of Heart




I must say, I'm really excited that WEAC has decided to change its position on merit pay, evaluating teachers and breaking up the Milwaukee School district. Making sure that our children have good teachers and that those teachers are compensated for their effectiveness not just their longevity is crucial to improving our nation's embarrassing education system.

That being said, it would have been nice if WEAC would have agreed to these reforms because they thought they were effective methods of better educating our children, and not just survival tactics employed to appease the angry conservatives in charge of the state government.

This cartoon also reminds me of one of the reasons I love being a cartoonist. I decided that the cartoon should be something involving a James Bond type scene, with WEAC under duress. Then I got to have the fun debate in my head over what would be the funniest and most visually interesting clich├ęd evil villain method of dispatching an adversary. In the end, I decided that a shark tank was funnier than a laser beam or a ticking time bomb.

In what other job, other than super evil genius, do you get to make that decision?

Monday, February 7, 2011

We are the champions




I drew this cartoon last week, and was hoping it would see the light of day (not like the Bucky Rose Bowl cartoon that we had to kill when they lost).

What a great game, and what a great season. I have to hand it to the Packers. I've never seen a team fight through so many injuries and setbacks and play so well and so passionately.

GO! PACK! GO!

And now, I'm taking a break from drawing cartoons about sports. After the last two weeks, as much as I love drawing cartoons about the Packers, I'm just burnt out. I really don't want to draw another cartoon about sports until Opening Day, but we'll see if I can last that long.

In the meantime, I think our new governor should keep me pretty busy.