I am bad, but it’s Halloween.

I am bad, but it's Halloween.
Little later than I wanted, but still a good scoop. The LA Press Club has some pretty good speakers, but I was looking forward to the one on talk radio for weeks, and it didn’t disappoint! KFI’s John Kobylt, half of the John and Ken show, Talkers magazine publisher Michael Harrison and KPCC/LA Times journalist ...

Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are rich and Republican!

Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are rich and Republican!
Who ya going to vote for in the California Primary? I thought everyone could use some help on this. I’ve been doing cartoons on California and the upcoming elections for almost 6 months now for CalWatchdog, this extraordinary journalism site for a think tank in Northern California, but haven’t posted many of them here yet. ...

Sarah Palin resigns as governor, but the cartoons keep on coming.

Sarah Palin resigns as governor, but the cartoons keep on coming.
The music stopped when Sarah Palin resigned as Governor in a surprise move yesterday. In comparison to this, who cares about Michael Jackson?! (To be honest, I didn’t remember Michael Jacksn’s Thriller and the claw hands, didn’t know what the lean was until I saw the cutest boy in the world (Derek Hough) do it ...

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 ...

Banks timed failures to hide behind the election. Right?

Banks timed failures to hide behind the election. Right?
If you are expecting analysis of the bailout package(s) and bill, explanations of why these banks failed, why the markets have plunged to unimaginable depths, and where you should invest any money  you have left now…well, you’ve come to the wrong blog. I’m just a cartoonist. However, I think I caught the presidential race fever! ...

Debating candidates for Dancing with the Stars cartoon.

Debating candidates for Dancing with the Stars cartoon.
I love ’em both: Dancing with the Stars, and the debates. They’re both exciting, in their carefully preplanned, not really spontaneous way. This is a rough, in case you wondered. Love the slashing energy. I wonder who she’s talking with. Next up: foxtrot, with Obama and Palin, and Argentine tango with McCain and Biden. Watch ...