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Sandy Hook, the Cliff and Unions


124345 600 Sandy Hook, the Cliff and Unions cartoonsThe cliff is such a natural cartoon that I have to keep drawing it.  This cartoon (right) was from December 20th, when the fiscal cliff negotiations were going nowhere, and I was drawing John Boehner hanging off the cliff where the elephant is, and my son came by and asked me who that was.  It was fine when I explained it, but he didn’t know John Boehner, and I thought I needed to draw and elephant.  We’ve had lots of Boehner cartoons, even a great Boehner section – but he hasn’t risen to the level where young people know him, and I’ve been sticking to the elephant in his place. I hate that our cartoons are puzzles for schoolkids to suffer through.

I’ll draw Boehner soon enough.

The two cartoons below were drawn about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I hate that I have to draw cartoons about heinous crimes, because we all agree on how awful the murders were and the issues are all side issues … comments about grieving, and cartoons about gun control are appropriate, I just wasn’t inspired for another round of redundant gun control cartoons.  Then I watched a horrendously insensitive interview on Fox News with parents of a surviving child, and a couple other, awful interviews with grieving parents that made me angry. The hype around this was pretty ugly, and inspired the media vultures cartoon below.  I think it is good to bash another bad guy than the shooter in cartoons – best not to mention the shooter at all – the few news outlets that don’t mention the murderer’s name are being responsible journalists.

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The next cartoon is another riff on the same theme. I got a lot of response to these cartoons from readers who were also disgusted by the media reaction to the tragedy.  Ugly stuff.

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The next cartoon was about the passage of “right-to-work” legislation by Michigan’s Republican governor and legislature. I know this cartoon won’t get reprinted much, but when you gotta pee, you gotta pee.

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Bill Day Fundraising Update – $18,000 Raised!

123448 600 Bill Day Fundraising Update – $18,000 Raised! cartoons

Bill’s most recent cartoon – Republican Speaker John Boehner and his crocodile tears.

Click here to make a contribution to save Bill Day!

Last week, we launched an Indiegogo campaign aimed at raising enough money to keep unemployed cartoonist Bill Day from losing his home. I’m very proud to announce that a little more than a week into our drive, we’ve raised over $18,000 towards keeping Bill drawing – more than halfway there!

We still have a long way to go, so I humbly ask that you consider donating to this very worthy cause. Not only would you be helping a brilliant cartoonist and important voice continue to contribute to the national discourse, but you could also snag some impressive perks for doing so, including a signed print or one of Bill’s own original cartoons, suitable for framing.

Click here to make a contribution to save Bill Day!

Thank you for your generosity and commitment to political cartoons! The outpouring of support for Bill has been tremendous, and if we can keep this momentum going, I’m sure we’ll be successful in keeping Bill drawing!

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