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Best Deadline Earthquake Cartoons

Many cartoonists had to shift gears after a rare earthquake struck the East Coast, and come up with funny cartoons on the spot.

Yesterday, a 5.8 earthquake struck Virgina, and shook up the entire East Coast, from Georgia to New England. Striking just before 2 p.m., many cartoonists were undoubtedly putting the finishing touches on Wednesday’s cartoon before they had to quickly shift gears and pump out a new cartoon about the rare earthquake for their newspaper.

Nate Beeler, of the Washington Examiner, came up with this inventive and funny cartoon…

Mobile Press-Register cartoonist J.D Crowe thinks a little bit of a shake-up is a good thing…

Rob Tornoe used the news of the injury of one of the Phillies’ star pitchers as the peg for his Philadelphia Inquirer toon…

While John Cole of the Scranton Times-Tribune and Adam Zyglis of the Buffalo News, drawing hundreds of miles apart, proved that two great minds can think alike… and at the same time too…

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

11 replies on “Best Deadline Earthquake Cartoons”

How you guys and gals come up with one of these a day is beyond me. Very impressive, and usually funny and poignant, too. Thanks for the laughs.

@Ray:
But Bush whacking his weeds in Texas, at taxpayer expense, for a majority of his time in office was fine by you.

But at least Baby Bush’s weed whacking kept him from starting more of his crusades that bankrupted our nation.

You have no idea ….  Aw, never mind.  You do not have enough brain to figure anything out catemanhattan

It took me far too long to understand why the GOTPers are so obsessed with President Obama’s playing golf.

They do not mention that he plays basketball, swims, goes on hikes — but they all rage over his golf.

Cagle’s cartoon was funny, it had nothing to do with the GOP’s ‘knowing his place’ hissy fit.

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