Category Archives: Cartoons

Mr. Fish: Love Me!

From Clowncrack, his blog of teleological tyrannophobia:

Nate Beeler: George Washington Trump

From the Columbus Dispatch, an election day offering:

Mr. Fish: Base Player

From Clowncrack, his blog of ecardinate ebriection:

Quote of the day: A cartoonist’s Trumpian despair

Edward Sorel, whose marvelous caricatures we first encountered as a teenager in the mid-1960s, is one of the country’s finest political cartoonists.

We first came across his work at a Las Vegas newsstand [remember those?] way back in 1967 in The Realist, that brilliantly subversize zine published by Paul Krassner, which featured both excellent writing and early works by folks who would go on the become one of the nation’s leading political caricaturists.

Few cartoonists captured the insanity of the Vietnam War years better than Sorel, and he’s still drawing away in his incisive and intricate style, and he’s still working away, most notably in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Magazine, Fortune, Forbes, Esquire, Time, American Heritage, and Atlantic Monthly.

Consider, for example, two cartoons, separated by four decades in time, revealing chaotic conditions at 16000 Pennsylvania Avenue as two Republican administrations recording growing internal body counts under the weight of prosecutions and internal dissent.

First up, the White House during the final days of the Nixon administration, as Tricky Dick and his crew go to the mattresses:

And a more contemporary look in the days of the Orange Crusher:

Just for good measure, another offering, capturing the real meaning of Ronald Reagan’s famous “trickle down economics”:

And now for our Quote of the day, from an interview by Henry Chamberlain in Comics Grinder:

I can’t cope with Donald Trump. I haven’t done political cartooning in a number of years. I can’t deal with him. With all other presidents, you could make fun of their hypocrisy and have fun with them. But Mr. Trump is kind of crazy. And he’s dangerous. He’s cruel. Making fun of him doesn’t seem what’s called for. It’s trivializing him. He shouldn’t be trivialized. He’s really a danger. People are really scared. They wake up with Donald Trump on their mind and they go to bed with him on their mind. He’s a heavy presence in our lives now. I don’t know how to deal with that.

Mr. Fish: White Power Warhead

A timely take on America’s electile dysfunction from Clowncrack, his blog of politically potent priapism:

Mr. Fish: Masking Our Pain

Rounding out our election coverage, at least for the moment, a little gratuitously graphic Janusian japery from Clowncrack, featuring a man who couldn’t lie [yeah, right] and one who can’t do anything but:

Mr. Fish: Pointed Language

From Clowncrack, his blog of eschatological embarkation:

Graphic Representation: It’s Trumpsplosive!

While folks on the far Right are blaming Democrats for sending all those pipe bombs [even though the suspect is registered with the GOP], many of the nation’s editorial cartoonists seem to have a different take.

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Mike Luckovich: Igniter

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Clay Bennett: Bomb Squad

And from the Guardian:

Steve Bell: Trump’s bombastic response

Next up, the Miami Herald weighs in:

Jim Morin: But words will never hurt me?

The Arizona Republic weighs in with this:

Steve Benson: Pipe Dream

From the Los Angeles Times comes this:

Jack Ohman: Donald Trump’s suspicious device. . .

The Lexington Herald-Leader ponders mail ego:

Joel Pett: Going postal

Finally, from the Columbus Dispatch:

Nate Beeler: Venomous politics

Mr. Fish: Smile

From Clowncrack, his blog of ulotrichous ursiform urbanity:

Robert Mankoff: The American Dreamers

From the New Yorker:

Mr. Fish: The Customer is Always Right

From Clowncrack, his blog of entrepreneurial exegesis:

Mr. Fish: Mourning Sickness

From Clowncrack, his blog of idiosyncratic iconolatry, as case of too much of a bad thing:

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:

Mr. Fish: Digging in the Dirt

From Clowncrack, his blog of seminal sardonic subversion:

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:

Graphic Representation: A case of Trumpmania

We begin with the bottom line, via the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Joel Pett: Red scare!

And from the Arizona Republic, going out on a limb:

Steve Benson: Suits him to a T

Another take on embodied psychopathy comes from the Illinois Times:

Chris Britt: God help us

And another, from the New Jersey Star-Ledger:

Drew Sheneman: How about Baby Trump balloon for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

From the Baton Rouge Advocate, some good advice:

Walt Handelsman: Tweet Threat

The Columbus Dispatch offers diversion:

Nate Beeler: Another Trump Distraction

From the Arizona Daily Star, the first of two takes on the environmental disaster that is Trumplandia:

David Fitzsimmons: Warming

Sam subject, different take, via the Sacramento Bee:

Jack Ohman cartoon: The Endangered Species Act and the GOP…

And a final offering, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Steve Sack: Republicans and the American way

Mr. Fish: Worth Less

From Clowncrack, his blog of pernicious pecuniarity:

Mr. Fish: The Hole Truth

From Clowncrack, his blog of visceral veracity:

Graphic Representation: A Failure to launch

We begin today’s offerings with some takes on the TrumpCare™ collapse, starting with this from the Salt Lake Tribune:

Pat Bagley: TrumpCare

Another take from the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Steve Breen: Call 911. . .or not

The Chattanooga Times Free Press loses it’s head:

Clay Bennett: The executioner

Our final take on the subject comes from the Tulsa World:

Bruce Plante: The GOP’s Obamacare Repeal and Replace

The the Newark Star-Ledger, a qualification is made:

Drew Sheneman: The mysterious case of the missing Supreme Court seat

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution looks at the investigates

Mike Luckovich: Uuge crowd

The Charlotte Observer offers another take on the same fix:

Kevin Siers: The FBI investigates the White House . . .

The Arizona Daily Star leaks some secret intelligence:

David Fitzsimmons: Trump’s intel

And the Buffalo News offers a threat assessment:

Adam Zyglis: Big Bird

From the Lexington Hearald Leader, war on the press:

Joel Pett: “Very dishonest people…..”

And from the Los Angeles Times, pillars of democracy:

David Horsey: When Samson is Deliah

The Washington Post uses protection:

Tom Toles: And they would like you to pay for it

Next up, three offerings about the wall, starting with the Columbus Dispatch:

Nate Beeler: The Divide

The Philadelphia Daily News counts the cost:

Signe Wilkinson: It’s you, not Mexico, who’ll pay

And the Miami Herald builds it closer to home:

Jim Morin: Wall of Lies?

Finally, from the Sacramento Bee, a cause for concern?:

Jack Ohman: The Internet of Things Thing. . .

Mr. Fish: White of Way

From Clowncrack, his blog of naufrageous nasology: