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Blue Lives Matter

“Blue Lives Matter” makes me think of the Smurfs. Here’s my new cartoon.

And here are a bunch of recent cartoons by the CagleCartoonists, criticizing police brutality.

Randy Enos

Dave Granlund


John Darkow


Chris Weyant

Milt Priggee

Pat Bagley

Peter Kuper


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Cops, Beatings and Cell Phone Videos

It looks like cell phone videos of bad cops is making police all over America shy away from their jobs enough to make the crime rate soar. I’ve had this cartoon in mind for a long time, but for some reason I wasn’t happy with the layout and it took me a long time to draw – too long. I’m still not quite sure about the colors of the thought balloons. Oh well, time to move on, for me and for the police.

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Police Beatings and Phone Videos

Police Beatings and Phone Videos © Daryl Cagle,,police,brutality,cell phone,video,violence,race,florida,ferguson,massachusetts,baltimore,crime,hoodie,baton,beating


Police Beatings and Phone Videos GRAY

Police Beatings and Phone Videos GRAY © Daryl Cagle,,police,brutality,cell phone,video,violence,race,florida,ferguson,massachusetts,baltimore,crime,hoodie,baton,beating


Baltimore and Mothers Day

Here’s my new Baltimore Mothers Day cartoon.


We have a great collection of cartoons about the riots in Baltimore here. Come look! Here’s one of my Mother’s Day favorites from Joe Heller.



Baltimore Mothers Day

Baltimore Mothers Day © Daryl Cagle,,Baltimore, mothers day, police, brutality, riot, looting, Freddy Gray, Toya Graham, Michael Singleton


Question: PICK ONE

Here’s my newest cartoon on the police shootings protests. Just pick one, from 1 to 4, then turn your computer over to read the answers. I don’t think that will work if you’re looking at this on your cell phone or tablet, because the screen will pop to right side up if you turn your computer over. I’m an old, desktop computer guy so it works for me. Heavy, though.


Pick One Police Shootings

Pick One   Police Shootings © Daryl Cagle,,Police,violence,brutality,shooting,Michael Brown,Trayvon Martin,Tamir Rice,Eric Garner,George Zimmerman,Skittles,Arizona Ice Tea,looses,plastic gun


Get Out of Jail Free!

Every couple of  years it is time for another Monopoly metaphor cartoon. Here’s my cartoon today about the police violence protests.

I get contacted by doctoral students who write their dissertations on the usage of particular metaphors in editorial cartoons – they like to count how many times they occur. Takes the joy out of a cartoon, huh? Well, that’s what doctoral students do. I might suggest that if anyone wants to do their thesis on Monopoly metaphors in editorial cartoons, they will have a lot of counting to do.

Here’s one I did back in 2008, on the Sarah Palin VP choice.


The next one is a rare cartoon where I had something positive to say, touting what was then the biggest charitable donation in history – Warren Buffet’s multi-billion dollar donation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.



The 1930’s era rich guy character in Monopoly, “Rich Uncle Pennybags“, is classic cartoon fodder whenever news about rich people comes along, and a pig character won’t do. Usually he doesn’t appear in political cartoons that are too flattering to him. I drew this next one with the George W. Bush stock market crash and subsequent bailout of the evil bankers (who, by the way, were never prosecuted).



Remember when five Gitmo prisoners were traded for sketchy American POW, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl? I drew this one with little caricatures of the released Gitmo prisoners.


Back when I was working with I rarely got a call from an editor asking for anything, so I was surprised one day to hear from an editor at the Today Show, which was planning lots of coverage on Paris Hilton, who was being released from jail that day. They really wanted a quick cartoon, so I gave them this one.


When George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, not so long ago, I drew my most recent “Get Out of Jail Free” cartoon.


So, doctoral students – start counting!



Police Get Out of Jail Free

Police Get Out of Jail Free © Daryl Cagle,,Monopoly,Get Out of Jail Free,police,violence,brutality,NYPD,Hasbro,Parker Brother,Community Chest,protests,Staten Island,NY,MO,Ferguson,Michael Brown,Eric Garner,Darren Wilson