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Spiraling Sheen Cartoon Slideshow

Anyone who listened to Charlie Sheen’s crazy rant on “The Alex Jones Show” last week was introduced to a mentally imbalanced, power-hungry control freak who is willing to go battle with any and all of his critics. Hmmm… reminds me of a certain dictator in Libya.

Click the cartoon below to view our new Spiraling Sheen cartoon slideshow.

Charlie Sheen Muammar Gaddafi winner
John Cole / Scranton Times-Tribune (click to view slideshow)

Click here to view our Spiraling Sheen cartoon slideshow.

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Khadafi Pinata

My newest cartoon on Libyan leader Moammar Khadafi:

Khadsafi Pinata Libya

And don’t miss our new collection of Crazy Khadafi cartoons.

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Khadafi Needs More Blood

Here’s my new cartoon about Libyan President Moammar Khadafi, who has not stepped-down amid protests for his resignation and turned to violence to defend his power. Fighting so far has claimed over 1,000 lives, and as both sides dig in, it doesn’t seem as though the conflict will end quickly… or with an end to the bloodshed.


 
We also have a great collection of cartoons about the ongoing crisis in Libya, which you can check out here.

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It's Oscar Time

It’s that time of year again to watch overpaid actors and attention-crazed celebrities pat themselves on the back and boost their already-inflated egos. What do cartoonists think of the annual ritual knows as the Academy Awards? Check out our new Oscar cartoon slideshow to find out.

Oscar Academy Awards Cancer
Brian Fairrington / Cagle Cartoons (click to view slideshow)
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Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat Idiot

Popular talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is no stranger to controversy, and often says dumb things just to get people riled up. But on a recent show, Limbaugh exceeded his own standards and called out first lady Michelle Obama on her body and eating habits.

“I’m trying to say that our first lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you,” Limbaugh said Monday.

I guess Rush doesn’t have a mirror, or else he might have steered clear of commenting on the perceived healthiness of someone else. Luckily for us, we have political cartoonists to take his dopey comments and re-direct the fun his way.

My favorite so far might be this cartoon by Pat Bagley depicting The Maha Rushie as Jabba the Hutt, and his dittohead followers as a poor princess trapped by the powerful toad-eater.

 

Rush Limbaugh Jabba the Hutt Michele Obama
Pat Bagley / Salt Lake Tribune

Brilliant caricaturist Taylor Jones got in on the act as well, depicting a scene no one on this Earth ever wanted to witness: Rush in a bikini.

Rush Limbaugh swimsuit
Taylor Jones / PoliticalCartoons.com

Not surprisingly, Sarah Palin has gotten in on the nutrition-bashing act as well. Here Nate Beeler puts her silly and hyper-partisan comments into the proper perspective.

 

Sarah Palin Michele Obama nutrition
Nate Beeler / Washington Examiner

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Video: Interview with Spanish Cartoonist Kap

I had the pleasure of speaking with brilliant Spanish editorial cartoonist Jaume Capdevila, who goes by the pen name Kap (see more of Kap’s cartoons).

Kap lives and works in Barcelona, and draws political cartoons for La Vanguardia and El Mundo Deportivo, among others. There are a bunch of great editorial cartoonists in Spain, and a lot of hard hitting cartoons. However, the cartoons tend to be local and we don’t see much of them in the United States because they don’t draw much about international issues. Kap draws a lot about international issues, so we’ve added his bold, brilliant cartoons to our Spanish syndicate.

Here’s the interview:

And here are some recent Kap cartoons:

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Where's My Job Cartoon Slideshow

The ongoing economic recovery in the nation’s financial sector isn’t reaching the rest of the economy, and as a result, unemployment remains high. What do the nation’s cartoonist think about our jobless recovery? Check out our latest cartoon slideshow to find out.

 

jobs
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Planned Parenthood and Abortion

As they attempt to live up to campaign promises and slash the federal budget, House Republicans are taking aim at Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health and child health services, including providing abortions.

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in politics today, and political cartoonists don’t shy away from controversy. Here are some cartoons, both right and left, that have come in on the issue.

 
Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune sees members of the GOP praying to the alter of the Religious Right…

 
Steve Greenberg sees a new definition for abortion…

 
Slowpoke cartoonist Jen Sorensen sees a parallel in Republicans “Protect Life Act” and zombies…

 
While No Exit cartoonist Andy Singer sees life beginning at the earliest possible moment…

 
Denver Post cartoonist Mike Keefe sees Pro-Life extremists as believing they’re doing the bidding of God…

 
While Mike Lane sees the aftermath of women’s health if Planned Parenthood were to shut down…

 
Conservative cartoonist Gary McCoy has some serious thoughts about Planned Parenthood and abortion. Here are some of his cartoons…

 
Jimmy Margulies at the Bergen Record also has some individual thoughts about women’s rights. Here are some of his recent cartoons…

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Does Cartoonist Overdo it on Bush?

Here on Cagle.com we’re big fans of Arizona Republic cartoonist and Steve Benson. But one of his readers didn’t appreciate the following cartoon about George W. Bush’s canceled trip to Switzerland.

Geroge W. Bush Wanted Poster

Jacqueline J. Allen wrote into the paper, complaining that Benson “…has forgotten about 9/11 and what Bush authorized in order to keep the citizens of this country safer in the future.”

What do you think of the cartoon – fair or foul?

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Valentine's Day Cartoons

Flowers die, candy gets eaten, but cartoons last forever. So this year, why not share our collection of terrific Valentine’s Day cartoons with that special someone.

 

Valentines Day Cartoon Cupid Love Candy
David Fitzsimmons / Arizona Daily Star (click to view slideshow)

Click to view our Valentine’s Day cartoon collection.
 

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Foreign Cartoonists Respond to Mubarak's Ousting

With Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepping down on Friday following weeks of demonstrations, protesters have rushed to the streets to celebrate. As opinion makes around the world weigh in on this important moment in history, and what comes next, let’s turn to cartoonists from all corners of the globe for their unique perspective on yesterday’s events.

Manny Francisco, who draws for the Manila Times newspaper in The Philippines, shows the sand in Mubarak’s hourglass running out.

 

Australian cartoonist Peter Broelman humorously comments on Mubarak securing his fortune before stepping down.

Singapore cartoonist Deng Coy Miel wonders what’s next after Mubarak’s withdrawal.

 

French cartoonist Frederick Deligne shows the wave sweeping across the Middle East.

Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj shows the eventual outcome of a revolution driven by social media.

Scottish cartoonist Brian Adcock draws one of the funniest Mubarak caricatures and illustrates the people of Egypt as a great wonder of the world.

 

 
Here’s my take on Mubarak, who flees Egypt under fire.

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Mubarak Quits Cartoon Slideshow

Hosni Mubarak, the embattled president of Egypt for the last 30 years, finally succumbed to 18 days of protests against his rule and announced he would be stepping down. As the streets of Cairo erupt in celebration, the world’s cartoonists have begun to weigh in on this historical moment in history. Come check out their cartoons about Mubarak calling it quits.

 

Hosni Mubarak Egypt resigns protests steps down
Nate Beeler / Washington Examiner (click to view slideshow)