Tag Archives: cartoons

 

Mark Penn Is Repulsive

We usually save the political cartoons for Fridays, but Jeff Danziger himself sent us this one today, and we are going to have terrible, terrible nightmares about Mark Penn tonight, again. [Danziger Cartoons] Read more on Mark Penn Is Repulsive…
 

NY Times Scales New Heights in Mean Condi Caricatures

Anthony Lewis reviewed Glenn Kessler’s Condiography The Confidante in yesterday’s New York Times Sunday Book Review, and, you know, blah, blah, blah. Whatever. It all just seems like an excuse to publish the accompanying illustration, an absolutely fab drawing of Condoleezza Rice by the excitingly-named Noma Bar. If you’re reluctant to click the link, see a full-sized screenshot of the illustration and learn more about the artist after the jump… Read more on NY Times Scales New Heights in Mean Condi Caricatures…
 

Larry Craig Has Officially Become a Cartoon

Jesus, that was fast. Entire political scandals can now be turned into cartoons within mere hours. Also, this video was supposedly made by Larry Craig himself, according to the e-mail we just got from, uhh, Larry Craig: Read more on Larry Craig Has Officially Become a Cartoon…
 

Popular Rat Urges Destruction of Israel

Formerly beloved childhood icon Mickey Mouse has shown his true colors: he’s as reflexively anti-American as any other coked-out limousine liberal Hollywood star. “Hanoi” Mickey has been appearing regularly on a television station run by Hamas with a program dedicated to indoctrinating young Palestinian children into hating the Jews. Read more on Popular Rat Urges Destruction of Israel…
 

Andrew Sullivan Shocker: ‘South Park’ Actually a Cartoon!

Why does South Park get away with every possible racial and sexual and religious and whatever-other-things stereotype, week after week — while poor Don Imus is out of work and only has like $100 million dollars? Andrew Sullivan has cracked the code: It appears the South Park characters are not actually living creatures but simply cartoons of some sort. Read more on Andrew Sullivan Shocker: ‘South Park’ Actually a Cartoon!…
 

To Do: Journos, Germans or Jargon

* GW’s Kalb Report features a panel discussion moderated by Mr. Kalb himself and including “Ann Marie Lipinski, senior vice president and editor of The Chicago Tribune, Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports, Cliff Sloan, publisher of Slate and vice president of business affairs and general counsel of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, and Paul Steiger, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and vice president of Dow Jones & Company.” Free but tickets needed, at 8PM at the National Press Club. [NPC] * Spend seven animated minutes watching Elmer Fudd chase Bugs Bunny through Wagner’s operas in What’s Opera Doc?. Stay for The Scarlet Empress, Josef von Sternberg’s “wildly stylized life of Catherine the Great” starring Marlene Dietrich. The Goethe-Institut, $6 at 6:30PM. [Goethe] * Joel Westheimer “explores how schools mediate national patriotic sentiments” as he discusses Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in America’s Schoolsat Busboys & Poets. Free at 6:30PM. Read more on To Do: Journos, Germans or Jargon…
 

Cartoon Network Head Takes Responsibility for Lite-Brite Attack, Steps Down

Jim Samples, head of Time Warner’s Cartoon Network, stepped down in disgrace today in the wake his his companies foiled terrorist attack on Boston. He said he felt “compelled to step down, effective immediately, in recognition of the gravity of the situation that occurred under my watch.” Read more on Cartoon Network Head Takes Responsibility for Lite-Brite Attack, Steps Down…
 

Cartoon Violence Also Has A Day Boring Day Job That It Hates, So It Understands

Each week, the Comics Curmudgeon helps explain Today’s Cartoons. You know, we here are Cartoon Violence don’t only seek to toy with the poor ink-stained wretches of the cartooning commentariat, savaging their earnest and eager offerings with our smug, postmodern wit. We also seek to enlighten you about how these cartoons are produced, from both an artistic and a business viewpoint. Of course, it would be easier for us to do this if we knew a damn thing about the subject ourselves! But as extensive readers, enjoyers and critiquers of comics, we have at least gotten to the point that we can recognize the artists by name and sometimes even by style. Once we started reading political cartoons obsessively, we noticed that a lot of them are penned by artists who also have gigs in the regular funny pages, nestled between Dilbert and Garfield. While few of the giants of either genre cross over — you won’t see Darby Conley or Lynn Johnston attempting to come up with a visual representation of campaign finance reform, or Jeff Danzinger or Pat Oliphant poking gentle fun at middle-class suburban foibles through with two racially diverse families — but some of the middle-of-the-pack types cheerfully straddle both sides of the fence. Since we are all about judging, shaming, and deciding who lives and who dies, Cartoon Violence this week voices its opinion on which career is the true calling for each and which the hackwork that pays the bills on the speedboat. Read more on Cartoon Violence Also Has A Day Boring Day Job That It Hates, So It Understands…
 

Chuck Grassley Supports Sancho Panda in ’08

Senator Chuck Grassley, discussing Rudy Giuliani with Iowa reporters: “But I have, for instance, the week before, Huckleberry -” said Grassley, then stopped. “Who?” asked the reporter. “Whatever …” said Grassley. “Huckabee?” the reporter prompted. “Huckabee. Don’t put that in your newspaper,” Grassley said. Read more on Chuck Grassley Supports Sancho Panda in ’08…
 

Hippies Shut Down Boston, Frustrate Newsmedia

In case you missed it this afternoon, here’s the Boston LiteBrite Scare press conference. “Have they been advised to act like they’re not taking this seriously?” As much as we hate white dudes with dreadlocks, artists, and guerrilla marketers, we’re becoming fans of these guys. Probably because we’ll always hate TV journalists more. Read more on Hippies Shut Down Boston, Frustrate Newsmedia…
 

America’s New Enemy Has Dreads, Watches Cartoons

Thank our American God the law is coming down hard on these two terrorists. The men were hired by the “Time Warner” company to leave little cartoon things around Boston, which caused a complete shutdown of the once proud city. Other sinister men left the same comical things all over other, smarter U.S. cities … weeks ago … where they went unnoticed. Meet the new face of evil, after the jump. Read more on America’s New Enemy Has Dreads, Watches Cartoons…
 

Stoners, Media Conglomerate Responsible for Boston Bomb Hoax

A cartoon watched only by college students who smoke marijuana set off a huge terrorism scare in Boston, a city still reeling from the Patriots’ loss at the hands of al-Qaeda. Suspicious objects were found planted across the city in a mysterious and ominous pattern, leading to the calling in of bomb squads, the shutdown of train stations, and the closing of the Charles River to traffic. Read more on Stoners, Media Conglomerate Responsible for Boston Bomb Hoax…
 

To Do: Relive the 90s

Friday * Kristin Hersh plays at Crooked Beat at 6PM. [BYT] * Documentary Ramen Days at the Warehouse. “The film chronicles the history of the Burnt Ramen, a DIY venue in the Bay Area of California. Included are interviews with band members of Born/Dead, Voetsek, Blown to Bits, Strung Up, and others. The screening will be followed by a female-friendly workshop on opening and running DIY venues, with speakers Katy Otto and Erin McCarley.” “Female-friendly” = “great place to meet chicks.” $5 at 7:30PM. [Warehouse] Read more on To Do: Relive the 90s…
 

Everybody Loves the ‘Montgomery Method’

Our long federal holiday nightmare is nearly over, which means the 100 Hour Reich is about to start again! As a particularly American good-bye to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we suggest this comic book about how to win civil rights battles by sympathizing with your racist white enemy and using nonviolent Christian action. But the comic book can’t help when it comes to the U.S. Government assassinating you for successfully using nonviolent Christian action against the racists. Comics were simpler and more innocent in the 1950s, after all. Read more on Everybody Loves the ‘Montgomery Method’…
 

NRA Comic Is Heinous Hoax & Then Magically Real Again

While we were enjoying whatever people enjoy over the long War On Christmas weekend, that secret NRA graphic novel we discovered was causing all sorts of ruckus. A bunch of dull morons over at the Daily Kos spent a lonesome day “proving” how we magically created all this beautifully frightening artwork because “Wonkette: Liar” (seriously, that was their headline). Smarter people over at a California concealed-weapon-permit site had more interesting things to say, but concluded the NRA comic was a hoax not by Wonkette but by a literary website we’ve never heard of — that theory lasted long enough to make it to Boing Boing, while CBS News producers desperately sought comment from Wonkette editors … in the comments. More crap, after the jump. Read more on NRA Comic Is Heinous Hoax & Then Magically Real Again…
 

Cartoon Duck Scandal Is Last Straw For GOP Faithful

When your real-world leaders are revealed to be meth addicts, page fuckers, mistress chokers, wife beaters and bribe-taking money-laundering murderers, it’s good to know the cartoon duck in the paper will continue to set high standards for screaming about liberals not having morals. Read more on Cartoon Duck Scandal Is Last Straw For GOP Faithful…
 

Iraq Study Group: The Comic

Nothing goes better together than gloomy government reports and comic books, which is why Slate’s cartoon version of the 9/11 Commission Report was such a staggering artistic and commercial success that truly marked the fifth anniversary of the terror attacks for all Americans. Unfortunately, we don’t have five years to pay some second-rate comic inkers to make up “dramatic” visuals for 100+ pages of bureaucratic surrender, so we’ve just slapped some of Baker and Hamilton’s shimmering prose atop Slate’s 9/11 comic. Join us after the jump for a very special “We give up!” Read more on Iraq Study Group: The Comic…
 

When Doves Cry

Much of the world is outraged over Pope Ratzi’s unkind remarks about all those evil Muslims and the resulting outrage from the Muslim World’s response, especially this cartoon, which shows Current Pope shooting doves while Ghost Pope sadly looks on, unable to do anything because he’s just a friendly ghost now:We would like to remind the world that in American politics, we don’t get all “up in arms” over these little things. The path to salvation is after the jump. Read more on When Doves Cry…
 

Sadly, Reagan’s “Muhammed In a Rocket Sled” Cartoons Remain Uncollected

Upgraded from today’s Gossip Roundup because we never miss a chance to piss on graves, especially inexplicably revered ones. Look everyone, it’s Ronald Reagan’s doodles! [“]Reagan often drew himself in these roles … a cowboy, football player and a handsome, leading man.” To a lucky few, the Gipper even “handed out his correspondence-course-style drawings at meetings.” Read more on Sadly, Reagan’s “Muhammed In a Rocket Sled” Cartoons Remain Uncollected…
 

Candidate Sorta Looks Like Cartoon!

Bill J. writes, “Your Wonkette girl looks a little bit like a woman running for Congress in the 3rd district of Minnesota …. Don’t you think you your viewers should know the truth?” Read more on Candidate Sorta Looks Like Cartoon!…