President Trump doesn’t accept that he lost the election and he’s been frantically filing a slew of suits, with more on the way, claiming fraud in the election without proof. The courts seem unimpressed with these lawsuits so far and time is running out for Trump. Here’s my cartoon.
And for some reason, people want to see my rough sketches, so here you go.
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Attorney General Bill Barr had an interview last week with ABC News where he said, “The President’s tweets make it impossible to do my job.” The interview pushed up against the weekend, a sure way to make the cartoons come in on Monday, like mine.
Yes, I know that editors don’t want to print fart jokes, so this cartoon probably won’t get much ink. But you gotta draw what you gotta draw. Here are some of the other Barr cartoons that squeezed in before the weekend. The first one is by Adam Zyglis my Pulitzer Prize winning buddy from the Buffalo News.
This beauty is by Rick McKee, who may be our most popular cartoonist right now.
I think this Barr cake cartoon is my favorite, by my Pulitzer Prize winning buddy Steve Sack from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
This bouncy Barr is by my Pulitzer Prize winning buddy, Kevin Siers from the Charlotte Observer.
This Tweety Barr is by my buddy Jeff Koterba from the Omaha World-Herald.
This one is by my pal Bruce Plante from the Tulsa World in Oklahoma.
This crazy charmer comes from Bart van Leeuwen, our Photoshop savant from Holland.
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Most of this new batch of my old TRUE panels came from my collection about entertainment and celebrities. I ended up killing most of these cartoons because they were so stale. I forget how different things were back in 1995. This edited batch of cartoons makes 1995 seem not so different from today – even though one cartoons shows a guy reading a book on the toilet; we may not read books anymore, but toilets haven’t changed much.
Star Trek is still familiar 23 years later. Mattel’s Barbie is still popular, but other toys in my TRUE cartoons are forgotten – for example Barney the Dinosaur was big in 1995. I forgot all about Barney. The first cartoon below is about Lassie, who we remembered as a doggie celebrity back in 1995. Do people remember Lassie now?
I did three cartoons at once! Here’s Trump fighting the Statue of Justice.
Trump has so many mismatched fights going on that I could have done a dozen of these. Justice is all white because she is carved from marble, with a small golden sword and scales, like a couple of the statues I’ve seen. Unlike her better known sister, the Statue of Liberty, Justice comes in many forms.
The next one is Trump versus the State of Washington regarding the recent challenge to the seven nation immigration ban (or, “ban on Muslims” as some might say).
The next one is Trump versus my home state of California, where Trump threatens to defund sanctuary cities. There is legislation in Sacramento to make the whole state a “sanctuary state.”
Watch me draw this one, or rather three, in the video below …
and watch me color all three in Photoshop in the next video …
The legal battle between the FBI and Apple promises to be epic. I come down on Apple’s side; we’ve seen how important technology is in undermining evil despotic regimes around the world. If courts can force tech companies to become foot soldiers in regime efforts to spy on their populations that will be a loss for freedom around the world.
I drew this one as a live stream. Watch me color it in Photoshop in real time in the YouTube video below (scroll past the timer at the beginning).
Click on the YouTube video below and it should start at 2:48:40 where I start drawing the Apple vs Despots cartoon. This was a long afternoon of work, and I drew the previous cartoon before this one. Sorry for the lack of editing, but hey, you see everything. I have nothing to hide.
Editorial page editors typically reject anything new and different from editorial cartoonists. Unusual styles and formats are just not what editors want to see. Editors like cartoons that look like what they think editorial cartoons should look like – which leads to lots of cartoons that look much the same.
I’ve been a big fan of Andy Singer’s self-syndicated, altie “No Exit” panel for years, and I’ve been encouraging Andy to try his hand at more traditional editorial cartooning. Andy’s panel has content that is socially conscious, like an editorial cartoon, but it is not the right shape, and it is wordy, and it doesn’t have caricatures of politicians and the panel format with a title is simply not something editorial page editors will consider putting in their daily editorial cartoon hole.
What to do? Andy wanted to be on the editorial pages but was committed to continuing the “No Exit” panel. Then he gave me a new pitch, saying, “Daryl, you know, when I put two of my panels next to each other it becomes the shape of an editorial cartoon, and if I do two panels that are on the same topic, and color them, it looks like one big editorial cartoon.” The idea looked interesting to me. The result is rather stylistically different than what editors are used to but Andy’s new editorial cartoon format looks like wordy, multi panel editorial cartoons, and editors seem to be accepting them. The connection between the two panels might be a stretch, but no one seems to notice. So far, so good.
A number of comic strip cartoonists, Like Dan Piraro and Wiley Miller, have been doing their cartoons in both strip and panel format for years. Andy’s work has some format advantages over most magazine gag cartoonists’ work; Andy’s panels are topically editorial cartoons to start with, and he doesn’t have a classic gag cartoon style with a caption at the bottom, which would be more difficult to reformat. Still, it may be that some other socially conscious panel or gag cartoonists could develop a new market by finding a procedure to reformat their ongoing work as editorial cartoons. Andy Singer is the trailblazer.