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magritte pipe2 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoonsHere are my latest cartoons. Today the Pope quit, and I drew this one as a riff on Rene Magritte’s famous “This is not a Pipe” painting (right) that we all studied in art history class. We had a recent discussion on Facebook about our brilliant, Mexican/Cuban cartoonist, Angel Boligan, who drew another Magritte allegory about the Pope, which got me thinking.

We get about two phone calls per day from high school students who ask, “what does the cartoon mean?” We tell them they have to do their own homework and we can’t help them. I thought the phone might be ringing off the hook with this one.

 

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Metaphors with famous paintings are meat and potatoes for editorial cartoonists. Here’s one by Nate Beeler.

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Magritte did lots of versions of this painting, some in English. I went with the classic French. I thought I would add this Bagley/Pope/Retirement cartoon here – I think it is the best of the bunch.

127981 600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

 

And I drew these two about the sequester.

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127984 600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

Wedgies are a mainstay for editorial cartoonists. Bagley draws better wedgies too.
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The stock market fell when we heard the result of Italy’s crazy election, which I drew as the Wall Street Bull tripping over Italy’s boot. It was only a one day drop, but Italy’s bonds are down the tube, so I think it still works.

 

127772 600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

magritte pipe2 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoonsHere are my latest cartoons. Today the Pope quit, and I drew this one as a riff on Rene Magritte’s famous “This is not a Pipe” painting (right) that we all studied in art history class. We had a recent discussion on Facebook about our brilliant, Mexican/Cuban cartoonist, Angel Boligan, who drew another Magritte allegory about the Pope, which got me thinking.

We get about two phone calls per day from high school students who ask, “what does the cartoon mean?” We tell them they have to do their own homework and we can’t help them. I thought the phone might be ringing off the hook with this one.

 

NotThePope600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

Metaphors with famous paintings are meat and potatoes for editorial cartoonists. Here’s one by Nate Beeler.

79240 600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

 

Magritte did lots of versions of this painting, some in English. I went with the classic French. I thought I would add this Bagley/Pope/Retirement cartoon here – I think it is the best of the bunch.

127981 600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

 

And I drew these two about the sequester.

127757 600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

127984 600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

Wedgies are a mainstay for editorial cartoonists. Bagley draws better wedgies too.
96650 600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

The stock market fell when we heard the result of Italy’s crazy election, which I drew as the Wall Street Bull tripping over Italy’s boot. It was only a one day drop, but Italy’s bonds are down the tube, so I think it still works.

 

127772 600 More Pope, Italy, Sequester and Wedgies cartoons

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.

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