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R. Cobb: Onward to Victory!


Another eerily prescient and brilliant cartoon from America’s greatest alternative press cartoonist of the American mid-20th Century reveals the technological hubris and libertarian escapism at the heart of the American plutocracy:

R. Cobb: Let me show you to the door. . .


The greatest countercultural editorial cartoonist of the 20th Century penned this exactly fifty years ago, and it’s even more true now than it was then:

R. Cobb: Still sitting on his shoulder


Way back in 1968 we were editing the local news pages of the late, great Oceanside Blade-Tribune, a Southern California long since swallowed up in a wave of buyouts and merged with another paper which was itself merged and swallowed … Continue reading

R. Cobb: A Thanksgiving reminder from 1968


An esnl Thanksgiving tradition. . . A somber blast from the past from esnl‘s favorite countercultural editorial cartoonist of the 1960s, a literal reminder to consider the foundation for all those thanks Americans are supposed to be giving tomorrow:

R. Cobb: A matter of class consciousness


R. Cobb [previously], the most brilliant underground editorial cartoonist of the 1960’s and 70’s, drew this one 49 years ago for the late, great Los Angeles Free Press, proving some attitudes never seem to change: And 50 years ago, he … Continue reading

R. Cobb: Another way of seeing things


Another blast from the past from the greatest countercultural editorial cartoonist of the mid-29th Century. And while the garments may have changed, the polarixzation has only increased:

R. Cobb: If Berkeley’s Tom Bates ran the parks


As noted in our post about The New Official City of Berkeley Anthem™, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates never met a development project he’d didn’t embrace, ensuring his ongoing contributions from the real estate development sector, we can only imagine what might … Continue reading

R. Cobb: More there than eyes the meat


From the greatest countercultural editorial cartoonist of the 1960s and the best thing about the late, great Los Angeles Free Press:

R. Cobb, 1968: The shape of things to come


The greatest American countercultural editorial cartoonist of the 1960s, drawing for the late, great Los Angeles Free Press, foresaw the militarization of America’s police forces and their use to suppress dissent four decades before it began:

R. Cobb: A 1968 vision of Trump’s America?


R. Cobb, the greatest editorial cartoonist ever to grace the pages of America’s late, lamented underground press, proved prescient more than once, but no more so than this image of the future he sketched for the Los Angeles Free Press … Continue reading

R. Cobb: First, get their attention


Another blast from the past from the greatest alternative press editorial of the 1960s and 1970s:

R. Cobb: A Thanksgiving reminder from 1968


A somber blast from the past from esnl‘s favorite countercultural editorial cartoonist of the 1960s, a literal reminder to consider the foundation for all those thanks we’re supposed to be giving tomorrow:

R. Cobb: Hungering for the true faith


Another strangely timely editorial cartoon from R. Cobb, this time a 1970 offering from the late Los Angeles Free Press:

R. Cobb: A Huichol cartoonist?


In light of the previous post, we suspect that esnl‘s favorite countercultural editorial cartoonist of the 1960s may have been influenced, at least in some respects, by Huichol art [at least when it comes to today’s offering]:

R. Cobb: An unwelcome immigrant asserts


Another blast from the past from Ron Cobb, drawn for the late, lamented Los Angeles Free Press, one of the great alternative papers of the 1960s and ’70s:

R. Cobb: The trouble with most blacks. . .


Another blast from the past from the greatest countercultural editorial cartoonist of the 1960s, Ron Cobb, whose incisive works for the Los Angeles Free Press still resonate as strongly today as they did a half-century ago:

R. Cobb: White Man’s Burden


From the greatest editorial cartoonist of the American alternative press of the 1960’s, another blast from the past:

R. Cobb: Target practice


Not so much has changed since 1966, when this was drawn for the Los Angeles Free Press by R. Cobb, esnl‘s favorite countercultural editorial cartoonist of era:

R. Cobb: Call it global warming sadism


Another prescient blast from the past from the premiere countercultural editorial cartoonist of the 1960s:

R. Cobb: The Bush Doctrine, 1975 version


Another blast from the past from one of greatest editorial cartoonists ever: