Cartoonists Love The Titanic

“Titanic” has burst back into movie theaters sporting an $18 million dollar 3-D makeover. James Cameron, fresh from raking mud off the floor of the ocean, hopes to garner some greenbacks by tailing the re-release on the back of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

Cartoonists are all about visual metaphors, and we love a good ship-sinking cartoon (with apologies to Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino). I dug through our archives and found these Titanic-themed cartoons that I’m excited to “re-release” to an entirely new audience. And it didn’t even cost me a dime…

Tom Janssen / (click to view more cartoons by Janssen)
Pat Bagley / Salt Lake Tribune (click to view more cartoons by Bagley)
Nate Beeler / Washington Examiner (click to view more cartoons by Beeler)
Cam Cardow / Ottawa Citizen (click to view more cartoons by Cam)
Frederick Deligne / (click to view more cartoons by Deligne)

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.

7 replies on “Cartoonists Love The Titanic”

Gosh, just four years ago it was Bush's fault. I do like the further revisionist history displayed above much better though. Let's go with it! )))

You're absolutely right; but more recently, it is also Congress' fault, Wall Street's fault, China's fault, the earthquake in Japan's fault, Fox News' fault, the European economy's fault, and the Arab Spring's fault. Not to mention as of now, it's also the Supreme Court's fault. Of course, being angry at Obama for 3 years of failed policies, doubling the national debt, historic unemployment numbers, gasoline and energy costs skyrocketing, and the un-Constitutional ObamaCare laws that are driving up healthcare costs and putting healthcare institutions out of business are just our way of blaming Obama for everything!!!!

Given your revisionist history of the past few years (considering the actual facts of when the economy went belly up, etc), well.. yeah.. you really are "blaming obama for everything"… thanks for making the exact point you were attempting to refute.

Obama is not responsible for the unemployment figures. They came about from the practices and the destruction of the rules that kept WallStreet under some control over the previous 30 years. Reagan(8), Bush(4), Clinton(8), and Bush(8) again….They all did it.

Not that I'm absolving Obama of anything, but face it, with a recession the size that it is, recovery always takes y-e-a-r-s longer. it crashed pretty quickly and pretty deeply. Nothing, no nation that goes that far recovers in a couple of years. We are fools and idiots to think we should be 1% unemployment about now.

I wholeheartedly agree with that last part.

I would also agree while that none of the forementioned President's are blameless, Bush's policies are without a doubt more responsible for the financial crisis and recession than all the other Presidents put together.

I also have to laugh at the Reagan worshippers. They forget that three years after the 80's recession started, the economy still sucked pretty bad, and that recession was nowhere near as extreme as this one.

But the thing is..history shows that when the economy does improve after a recession, employment edges upward for awhile then shoots upward, almost as fast as it dropped. The rigthards are no doubt petrified that the latest improved numbers are the beginning of a similar job creation ramp-up. I wouldn't be surprised if they're calling their friends in big business asking them to hold off hiring until November.

W is only blamed for two things
1) What he should have done but didn't (ie catch/kill Osamma bin Laden)
2) What he did do but shouldn't have (ie use Osamma bin Laden as a political tool)
It just so happens W did a lot of those two things.

Good point. I think our main problem is that businesses lately have just been thinking in the short term, ie "How much money can _I_ make quickly?" instead of what's best for the company in the long term, ie "How much can we improve the company by the time I retire?" That has been the cause of too many companies failing putting millions out of work while the people responsible for those failures get golden parachutes and don't have to worry about the mess they made.

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