Michael Jackson’s death is not funny, but it is a cartoon.

Michael Jackson's death is not funny, but it is a cartoon.
Sure, I’m curious why he died. But NO, I never thought he was funny. Not the animals, the plastic surgery, the kids. Nor is his death funny. I’m sad a talented performer died so young.. What about Farrah Fawcett, or Ed McMahon, or the strange, sad confluence of the 3? NO. Not funny, either. All ...

Torture in Gitmo, and Tasers in the USA.

Torture in Gitmo, and Tasers in the USA.
Nancy Pelosi seems so far away now, doesn’t she? There was a story that didn’t last long. Or tptb buried it! Yet it was just last month… I’m sure she did know about the CIA tortures in Guantanamo Bay. Politico says she did. She was probably only given a few details, and didn’t quite understand ...

Does North Korea have a target painted on our face?

Does North Korea have a target painted on our face?
I think I just wanted to draw my first nuclear bomb. I don’t know why, but when I saw how seriously the news was taking reports of Kim Jong Il setting off nuclear bomb tests, it made me kind of giddy, like laughing in church. Perhaps I am a bad person (but not saying I’m ...

Navy sonar is like unsolicited sales calls to whales.

Navy sonar is like unsolicited sales calls to whales.
I first read about this last fall. From the Christian Science Monitor: In a 6-3 ruling on Wednesday, the high court criticized a federal judge in California for imposing restrictions that the majority justices said jeopardized national security in an effort to protect the environment. MFA sonars send intense pulses of noise through the water ...

Obama tackles detainees with gloves and a white suit.

Obama tackles detainees with gloves and a white suit.
When I was little, I remember lying on the living room couch with a sore throat and an upset tummy, miserable as only sick children can be. My grandmother was playing cards with a few of her friends, and I couldn’t have felt less festive. One of her friends, Aunt Rita, made me honey toast. ...

Cartoons I wish I had thought of first.

Cartoons I wish I had thought of first.
I don’t usually read other editorial cartoonists. I don’t want to be influenced by them too much! But 2 or 3 times a month I look at some to see what topics they’ve covered, or haven’t, so I can decide what to do next, or to find out what’s important to cover, because they have ...