Have you made any New Years resolutions this year? If one of them is to laugh more, then check out our New Years Resolution cartoon slideshow.
We can’t look back at 2010 and forget the contributions of everyone’s favorite Mama Grizzly, Sarah Palin. From notes on her palm to her decision to ‘refudiate’ conventional wisdom by starting in a reality TV show, Palin has certainly continued to be a cartoonist’s dream. So enjoy our collection of the best Sarah Palin cartoons of 2010.
Few issues currently create as much debate as allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the United States military. Even with the Senate’s repeal of the controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, many in congress, the military and the country remain on opposite sides of the argument.
When cartoonists weigh in on such a controversial subject, as Mike Keefe of the Denver Post did with the cartoon to the right (view more of Keefe’s cartoons here), you can expect some readers to respond in kind.
Allowing gays to serve openly in the military has become an important issue to Keefe. Here is what he has to say on the subject:
“The question of whether gays should be permitted to serve in the military is basically a question of civil rights. I know of no study that says sexual orientation affects job performance in any legitimate area of employment including military service. Twenty-two of the twenty-six countries that contribute military forces to NATO permit gays to serve. Denying gays the opportunity to serve their country is denying them a basic right of citizenship.”
Keefe has weighed in with multiple cartoons about gays in the military. Here are some of his best. What’s your opinion?
There have been hundreds of cartoons drawn about Brett Favre over the course of his 20-year career. But no cartoonist has had a better vantage point over the years than Joe Heller, the staff cartoonist for the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Joe was there when Brett first took the field, won his first MVP, brought home a Super Bowl championship and began playing his annual “I’m retiring” game. Looking through Joe’s cartoons over the years, you can see an evolution of opinion forming.
“At first it was fun and exciting going to two Super Bowls,” Heller said. “And yes, the paper did send me to New Orleans in 1997 and San Diego in 1998 to cover SB week in cartoons.”
“The rest of the time I chronicling the ups and downs of the team. However, as Favre began his annual routine of retiring and returning and retiring and returning; the image of Brett as a MVP superstar turned to a tedious routine indecision.”
Here are a collection of Joe’s best cartoons, chronicling the career of Brett Favre:
Joe Heller is the cartoonist for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. To see more of Joe’s cartoons, click here.
One thing we can count on every year is the media’s constant drum-banging about the so-called “War on Christmas.” Apparently, nothing going on in the world is quite as important as whether people, companies and towns wish each other “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.
Like most issues, cartoonists take sides on this reindeer-filled battlefield. Mike Lester, the cartoonist for the Rome News-Tribune, approaches the notion of political correctness around the holidays with a deft hand and sarcastic sense of humor.
Cartoonist Brian Fairrington is also a harsh critic of the “Happy Holidays” P.C. crowd, and even developed his own ending to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.’
Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley sees the “War on Christmas” as largely missing the point, as the holiday became less about Christ and more about commercialization a long time ago…
Meanwhile, Joe Heller of the Green Bay Press-Gazette things we should honor the true symbols of Christmas – the blowhards…
Lastly, John Trever of the Albuquerque Journal doesn’t think there’s any room left for Christ. After all, the electric bill is already through the roof…