The official Osama bin Laden cartoon.

The official Osama bin Laden cartoon.
Yes, my Osama cartoon last week was fun to do, but this is the official Osama bin Laden cartoon – like the President’s Official Portrait. First Osama bin Laden cartoon I was in shock for the first couple of days – I guess we all were – but the main question that nagged at me,  ...

Japanese Stock Exchange teeters after the earthquake, too.

Japanese Stock Exchange teeters after the earthquake, too.
The Bank of Japan dumping yen into the economy to try to stabilize the stock market (and, oh yeah, our market as well.) (That is the first time I’ve ever used yen in a sentence.) Of course, I may have the entire scenario wrong, but I got a nice colorful cartoon out of it, with ...

Nuclear radiation from Japan!!!!!!

Nuclear radiation from Japan!!!!!!
Because we believe all the headlines, right? Also, schools will be the first to get hit by radiation, if I remember classroom drills right I think we all knew that the media was exaggerating any danger from radiation. The brave Japanese workers who kept cooling down the factories kept most of the damage under control. ...

Ink spill cartoons for the LA Times for May, 2010.

Ink spill cartoons for the LA Times for May, 2010.
I had a rough week, so sorry about that. Could this be why I couldn’t find any funny cartoons for the third week of May?! Maybe! I did find some clever ones, however, and clever is a close cousin to funny. Of course, the PB oil spill continues to be the biggest story around. In ...

Royal Wedding Woes.

Royal Wedding Woes.
Are you going? To the Royal Wedding, I mean. All the blogs are agog over it. I think I’d be more interested if the bride to be was a blonde. (J/K!) No, actually I find weddings to be boring, and pomp even worse. Cartoon caption: Obama and Hillary Clinton stand before a map of Libya, ...

Haiti, this is the first time I ever thought about you.

Haiti, this is the first time I ever thought about you.
But now I’ll never forget you. The story and images coming from Haiti after the earthquake were so shocking  and grievous that it didn’t even occur to me to do a cartoon about it. I felt that tragedies like  this couldn’t be summed up in an image or drawing. More importantly, that cartoonists would be ...