Aug 12

Ignore the specific context of the issue here, ignore how the cartoon isn’t trying to say anything but is just a convoluted illustration of what is happening in the world.
Let’s talk about how this just fails as a clear concept.
Why the blackboard? Why is Uncle Sam staring at it? What is he looking for or hoping to see? There have been other cartoons saying ‘ISIS is the real weapons of mass destruction in Iraq,’ but in a more succinct and clear manner, often by just saying that point blank. Heller has needlessly added another layer to this statement, one that does not even work entirely.

Ignore the specific context of the issue here, ignore how the cartoon isn’t trying to say anything but is just a convoluted illustration of what is happening in the world.

Let’s talk about how this just fails as a clear concept.

Why the blackboard? Why is Uncle Sam staring at it? What is he looking for or hoping to see? There have been other cartoons saying ‘ISIS is the real weapons of mass destruction in Iraq,’ but in a more succinct and clear manner, often by just saying that point blank. Heller has needlessly added another layer to this statement, one that does not even work entirely.

davidessman:

God willed Robin Williams to commit suicide so he could perform standup at the Improv in Heaven?  

This cartoon seems to have been scrubbed. Guess David didn’t know all the details when he rushed this out. The perils of trying to be first.
But even without that error, just the idea that entertainers have to continue entertaining in heaven… Really?

davidessman:

God willed Robin Williams to commit suicide so he could perform standup at the Improv in Heaven?  

This cartoon seems to have been scrubbed. Guess David didn’t know all the details when he rushed this out. The perils of trying to be first.

But even without that error, just the idea that entertainers have to continue entertaining in heaven… Really?

davidessman:

It’s a obit cartoon yahtzee today with the comedy/tragedy masks…


JD Crowe

Rick McKee

Dave Granlund

Steve Nease

Milt Priggee

Bill Day

Better than fluffy cloud heaven, I guess. And it acknowledges his depression, though the rush for a quick turn-around on this undermines the thought.

davidessman:

It’s a obit cartoon yahtzee today with the comedy/tragedy masks…

JD Crowe

Rick McKee

Dave Granlund

Steve Nease

Milt Priggee

Bill Day

Better than fluffy cloud heaven, I guess. And it acknowledges his depression, though the rush for a quick turn-around on this undermines the thought.

Aug 11

davidessman:

secotm:

A dead white person is more important than dead non-whites.
An Onion cartoon.

A couple watching a flatscreen television 2 feet from them. Also a tiny lamp and a can of cola.







Cagle is hardly alone in this. How many times has Mike Lukovich done it?

davidessman:

secotm:

A dead white person is more important than dead non-whites.

An Onion cartoon.

A couple watching a flatscreen television 2 feet from them. Also a tiny lamp and a can of cola.

Cagle is hardly alone in this. How many times has Mike Lukovich done it?

A dead white person is more important than dead non-whites.
An Onion cartoon.

A dead white person is more important than dead non-whites.

An Onion cartoon.

A celebrity has died.

But it might have been suicide.

So… probably no ‘fluffy cloud heaven’ cartoons. Unless someone jumps the gun.

Aug 06

Even in death he’s in a wheelchair? And there aren’t even any connections between the clouds. He’s stuck on that one cloud for all eternity!

Even in death he’s in a wheelchair? And there aren’t even any connections between the clouds. He’s stuck on that one cloud for all eternity!

Aug 02

Took Rose until August to come up with that.
Why is this man employed in this job?

Took Rose until August to come up with that.

Why is this man employed in this job?

Jul 29

There are times I wonder if other countries have the strain of mindless, chest-beating, ‘True patriots agree with me!’ politicians America has on the Right. The kind who unironically, in absolute sincerity, say ‘You’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists!’
And then Israel bombs Palestine, and Dry Bones leaps out whatever nook or cranny he’s hiding in and unleashes a surge of cartoons saying Israel is perfect and just and holy and only anti-Semites can find fault in its actions. Though his cartoons seem predominantly aimed at people outside Israel. I wonder if he is unaware there might be people inside Israel who disagree with its policy towards the Palestinians, or if he doesn’t consider them true Israelis.
(And what’s with the computer monitor? Gaza Obama and some scribbles?)

There are times I wonder if other countries have the strain of mindless, chest-beating, ‘True patriots agree with me!’ politicians America has on the Right. The kind who unironically, in absolute sincerity, say ‘You’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists!’

And then Israel bombs Palestine, and Dry Bones leaps out whatever nook or cranny he’s hiding in and unleashes a surge of cartoons saying Israel is perfect and just and holy and only anti-Semites can find fault in its actions. Though his cartoons seem predominantly aimed at people outside Israel. I wonder if he is unaware there might be people inside Israel who disagree with its policy towards the Palestinians, or if he doesn’t consider them true Israelis.

(And what’s with the computer monitor? Gaza Obama and some scribbles?)

One of, if not the, dominant ideas appearing in conservative cartoons right now is that President Obama is lazy (wink wink), shirking his duties as president to go play golf and attend fundraising galas.
As a counterpoint, here’s the work schedule for the (Republican controlled) House of Representatives this year. Note August.

One of, if not the, dominant ideas appearing in conservative cartoons right now is that President Obama is lazy (wink wink), shirking his duties as president to go play golf and attend fundraising galas.

As a counterpoint, here’s the work schedule for the (Republican controlled) House of Representatives this year. Note August.