An early Christmas present for you!

An early Christmas present for you!
“The Three Wise Men All Chip In for a Nice Satellite Dish” Assignment for Illustration Friday: Wise. (I wasn’t in Slate yet, but could have used this there, too.) Owl? Too obvious. Wise, as in smartass? Too snarky. So I went with the wisest of the wise, and I’m ready to start Christmas early, too! ...

How many minority and women cartoonists are in the LA Times?

How many minority and women cartoonists are in the LA Times?
I wrote the post below last February in my Griffith Park Blog. It’s a popular post, so I thought cartoon people would like to take a look at it here. I update it below. I just couldn’t believe this article in the LA Times and many other papers today. But for one day — this ...

Doonesbury predicted an Obama victory. Quel surprise.

Doonesbury predicted an Obama victory. Quel surprise.
It was a week ago that all the papers threw up their hands in mutual pretended concern that Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury did his Nov 5 strip early, predicting Barak Obama for the win. How to handle this delicate situation? Most papers decided to take the “risk” and run it. Not the LA Times. First the ...

Cartoonists that love animals and aren’t ashamed.

Cartoonists that love animals and aren't ashamed.
I wanted to give a shoutout to two extremely talented and funny syndicated guys that work for a cause, and yet don’t get all preachy. (And note the word funny, which most certainly does not describe most syndicated strips.)  This fall, both of these guys aimed many of their cartoons in support of Proposition 2, ...

Take this election cartoon to the voting booth with you today.

Take this election cartoon to the voting booth with you today.
Well, the big day is here. I doubt anyone will be looking at cartoons today, but life goes on, as do blogs and bloggers, so here I am. And no, I’m not undecided! I’m very decided! I’m really worried about Yes on Proposition 2. It’s about pigs and veal, but mostly about chickens, since California ...

The witches of Macbeth take their elections seriously.

The witches of Macbeth take their elections seriously.
“Add hair of Sarah, eyerolls of McCain, wool of Obama, and Biden’s slip of the tongue…and we get a pretty tasty election!” © D. Barstow, 2008 I hope you don’t have to know Macbeth to understand this cartoon; just a rudimentary knowledge of witches is helpful, however. They do like to cook, they have unusual ...