Category Archives: Cartoons

Tome Toles: A severe case of phobophobia

From the editorial cartoonist of the Washington Post:

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R. Cobb: First, get their attention

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

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Mr. Fish: Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday . . .

From Clowncrack, his blog of tonitruous transilience:


Dave Brown: David Cameron, Strangelovian

British editorial cartoonists have always been a bit more venturesome in their inclusion of classic film tropes in their work [previously], in part, we suspect, because Brits are still, as Americans once were, more attuned to the history of film.

Dave Brown’s latest work for The Independent depicts British Prime Minister David Cameron’s eager embrace of the bombing campaigns in Syria and Iraq against ISIS:

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The cartoon is also a pointed reference fo a brilliant 1963 film by director Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, a brilliant satire of bellicose Cold War politics and the threat of imminent nuclear war weighing heavily on the minds of the Baby Boomer generation.

The film starred some of the greatest stars of the silver screen, including the brilliant Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and Sterling Hayden. The film also features the screen debut of James Earl Jones and the first non-Western appearance by former rodeo clown Slim Pickens — in the iconic role portrayed in Brown’s cartoon as B-52 pilot Major T. J. “King” Kong, who is forced to manually rewire the controls to drop a hydrogen bomb on a Soviet missile complex.

And here it is:

And if you haven’t seen the film, by all means do!

Jack Ohman: Trumpworld…

From the editorial cartoonist of the Sacramento Bee:

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Mr. Fish: Cold Turkey!

From Clowncrack, his blog of poultry perseveration:


Mr. Fish: We’re Surrounded!

From Clowncrack, his blog of didactic dementophobia: