Wordless Wednesday: Not ready for primetime Slate cartoon.

"Let's role play.
"Let's role play. You be Sarah, and I'll be the big, bad, moose." Copyright D.Barstow

Ahhh, I tried. But Wordless Wednesday isn’t for me. I’m a cartoonist, and we believe a picture is worth a 1,000 words, so long as we write some of those words.

I wrote this as a New Yorker style cartoon. Okay, it’s sex play, role play. Do you have a problem with that? I suppose I could have used it in Slate, but this was before I started in there. And there really is a big difference between New Yorker cartoons and political cartoons.

New Yorker cartoons are more selfish and self-centered. And, um, as has become obvious to me in Gocomics, readers of the New Yorker might not be as smart as they think, but they do understand parallel universes. read more

Wordless Wednesday – Obama cartoon.

Obama's public relations cartoons
"The President's ratings have slipped a bit since his neutral stand on Iran's protests. So...what say we offer another photo op of Michelle Obama's arms?" "Two-fer. Have her lift up the dog." All rights reserved ┬ęD.Barstow

I don’t know how long Wordless Wednesday has been going on, or if I noticed it much before, but a favorite twitter blogger birder – yes, Bev is all of those- does it, and I admire her, so I will try to, too!

Obviously this isn’t wordless, but next time it will be (except for, possibly, some words inside the cartoon. But they will murmur, not shout.)

*Updated. Wordless works great with photos, not so much cartoons. No more for me.