Mark E. Kelly, your wife called.

Mark E. Kelly, your wife called.
I think I liked Mark E. Kelly better before he made his decision to go flying off into outer space somewhere. We’ve all read the news and human interest stories about the gallant Mark remaining next to the bedside of his fallen wife, Gabrielle Giffords. After she was shot, he left his astronaut duties and ...

ESL doesn’t work. So stop it.

ESL doesn't work. So stop it.
Last week someone emailed me complaining that I “explained” my cartoons. Let’s call him “Chris.” Well, my main issue is that not only do I often not understand them, it’s that you often admit in the commentary below your cartoons that you have grave doubts that your audience will understand them. I think there was ...

Second Amendment cartoon on the 4th of July.

Second Amendment cartoon on the 4th of July.
Yay, sparklers! They’re illegal in California, or at least LA. Does that mean I don’t have any? Want to take a guess? They’re not legal in Philadelphia, either, but they have them in the Amish counties! Yup, Dwight Schrute territory. Right next to the special quilt fabrics and needles. The writing on the corner is ...

My conservative cartoon about illegal immigration.

My conservative cartoon about illegal immigration.
When I started cartooning for Slate, they labeled me as a cartoonist on the right. I wasn’t totally comfortable with that, and yet I was mostly conservative… Well, no one is totally liberal or conservative, they told me. But cartoonists on the right are rare, and they wanted to put someone else in that category, ...

Political oil, immigration, Facebook cartoons for the LA Times for May 2, 2010.

Political oil, immigration, Facebook cartoons for the LA Times for May 2, 2010.
Of course, the two big stories this week are British Petroleum’s lies-and-dereliction-of-duties oil spill, and Arizona’s bill to curb illegal immigration. (Oh, and my car accident, but that’s big only to the people involved, and certainly won’t be mentioned in this week’s news for the Los Angeles Times… )Also, the Greek economy meltdown. I didn’t ...

Where can I find some juicy Medical Marijuana?

Where can I find some juicy Medical Marijuana?
In Los Angeles. It’s all the rage. It’s an evergreen topic on talk radio…will it ruin the city? Does it destroy neighborhoods? Is it really legal? Oh, that’s interesting. I went to latimes.com to see what was new on the topic and this is the top article: Peron, a hero to the marijuana movement, started ...