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Church Superspreaders

Here’s my new one about COVID super spreader churches.

This is a recurring theme, where big, conservative churches that take a Trumpy, casual attitude about the pandemic, insist on holding their indoor, massless, mass events with singing, no distancing, and lots of disease spreading.

This church/hands thing is a kind of standard for editorial cartoonists, like the Hokey Pokey or the theme from Gilligan’s Island, or the Cats Cradle game. Some years ago I drew a similar cartoon about Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, and I lifted the first panel for the new cartoon. The perspective on the hands in the first panel is odd, because we usually see the other side, with the thumbs as doors, but that is the view of the person who is performing this, and not the observer, and I like flipping it open with the thumbs on the close side. Yes, I think about all this stuff.

The oldie wasn’t a very strong cartoon. The first panel was fine, but I didn’t like the awkward second panel hands – that needed a redo, so I drew my own hands today. (There seems to be some disagreement about whether the “people” should properly be presented upright or upside-down.)

And I drew some coronavirus and assembled this in Photoshop.

That’s your recipe for a church pandemic cartoon.


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Notre Dame Fire

4/16/19 A bunch of new Notre Dame Fire cartoon favorites are added below. –Daryl

It was such a horror, watching the fire consume Notre Dame. I drew a cartoon as fast as I could –a teardrop cartoon. It was the best I could come up with on short notice. The editorial cartoonists think teardrop cartoons are trite, but we all do them. Readers love the teardrop cartoons at tragic times. I went with the Charles Laughton hunchback. So sad to see this unfold.

Here are some new favorites, from the day after, 4/16/19 …

This one is by my friend, French cartoonist Robert Rousso

 

This one is by Sean Delonas.

 

This is by Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle.

This one is by Jeff Koterba of the Omaha World Herald.

This is by Steve Sack of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

 

The first Notre Dame cartoon that came in to us was from my buddy, Randy Enos.

This one is by RJ Matson.

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TRUE Kids 2!

Here’s another batch of TRUE cartoons with facts about KIDS!

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Nashville’s Churches Could be BIGGER

Here’s my latest local, altie-newspaper cartoon for the Nashville Scene. Nashville is called the “buckle of the Bible Belt” because the place is full of colossal, mega-churches and giant church corporate headquarters. The scale of these churches is stunning. I’m from California where people don’t talk to each other as often as chatty Tennesseans. Often, the first thing I hear in a conversation with a neighbor, or someone I don’t know, is “where do you go to church?”

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New Saint Pope John Paul II

147698 600 New Saint Pope John Paul II cartoons

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Church Obamacare and Contraceptives

147438 600 Church Obamacare and Contraceptives cartoons

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Koran Burning Pastor

Koran Burning Pastor Color © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Terry Jones, Gainesville, Christian, Florida, church, burn Koran, Islam, Dove World Outreach Center, religion, book burning

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Pope In Muslim Ear

Pope In Muslim Ear © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Pope, Ratzinger, ear, Islam, Muslim, violence, Church, Benedict, Turkey, Ali Bardakoglu, christianity, catholicism, religion

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God Picks a New Pope

God and the Cardinals COLOR © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,church, pope, conclave, vatican, catholic, cardinal, eenie, meenie, miney, moe, meanie, meany, adam, sistine, michaelangelo, papal, chapel, college, election, vote, choosing