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Off the Record TRUMP DISASTER and Cavemen Cartoonists

Today’s cartoon isn’t really an exaggeration – this is what “on-the-record” and “off-the-record” interviews with GOP politicians are really like these days. Sometimes a cartoon is nothing but a slice of life.

I’m setting up my studio again in Los Angeles after my move back from Nashville and I’ll hopefully be drawing more cartoons! This is the first one I’ve live-streamed from my new setup. There are too many things to remember with the streaming; with this one, I forgot the little sandpaper that I like to have on the side as I draw, to make the chisel points on my pencils – so I went outside and grabbed a couple of rocks. I can draw with rocks instead of sandpaper, just like the caveman editorial cartoonists used to do, back in the days of newspapers and dinosaurs as I saw depicted on my recent visit to the Creation Museum in Kentucky, where they recently opened a $100 million full size replica of Noah’s Ark, funded by taxpayers. The project is supported by $60 million in tax-free municipal bonds and ongoing tax support from a sales tax rebate and a tax on wages of all the employees who work for businesses in the Ark’s tax district, along with an $18 million tax rebate from the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority. Here’s a nice article about it.

Gotta love Kentucky. The video below shows me drawing the “Off the Record” cartoon, rocks and all.  Thank God.

In the next video I color the cartoon, like a modern cartoonist on my Wacom Cintiq.

 

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Ben Carson and the Media

Dr. Ben Carson seems to have a thin skin when it comes to the media.

Editorial cartoonists have a wonderful advantage versus other journalists; we can put any stupid words we want into the mouths of any public figure. Regular journalists have a slightly higher bar – they have to act like jerks to try to coax a testy quote out of a public figure. Carson’s calm demeanor likely encourages the press to prod him even harder.

Carson say plenty of stupid things without prodding. He holds some of the most knuckle-dragging views on the neanderthal right. What worries me most is the crazy religious views that color right-wing views of reality, like Carson’s rejection of the theory of evolution. His belief that the pyramids were built to store grain at the direction of Joseph (the many colored coat Joseph) is funky a one. Where this becomes dangerous is when right-wing candidates believe that we’re at the “End of Days”, and the turmoil in the Middle East shows that the apocalypse and the return of Jesus Christ is imminent – that can lead to some ugly decision making.

If not for the nutty religious stuff I might be a Republican myself.

Well, maybe not.

Here’s a very close-up blow-up of Ben Carson’s tiny face. From this you can see that I really do draw in pencil and crank up the contrast to make it look like ink. I use yellow Dixon Ticonderoga pencils, with little pink erasers on the end (I always use up the pink erasers). Pencils are forgiving to indecisive cartoonists, like me.

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Scott Walker Interview

Scott Walker Interview © Daryl Cagle,CagleCartoons.com,Scott Walker, Wisconsin, Governor, presidential, campaign, president, media, press, newspaper, interview, evolution, theory, gay, homosexual, Barack Obama, Christian, religion, conservative, Rep

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Scott Walker Interview

Scott Walker Interview © Daryl Cagle,CagleCartoons.com,Scott Walker, Wisconsin, Governor, presidential, campaign, president, media, press, newspaper, interview, evolution, theory, gay, homosexual, Barack Obama, Christian, religion, conservative, Republican

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ISIS The Media and Ebola

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Press Jerk or Bitch?

Here is my newest cartoon, with the media as an abused spouse of our petulant president. I did two versions of this one, with Obama saying “Bitch” for brave editors, and one with Obama saying “Jerk” for timid editors. I hope they will print “Bitch” but I expect that they will choose to print “Jerk.”  Here is the rough sketch.

BeatenPressSketch600wide Press Jerk or Bitch? cartoonsHere it is in black and white, as most newspapers readers will see it – “Bitch” version.

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And color, “Bitch” version …

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Here’s the color “Jerk” version …

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Editors can be pretty darn timid, and I suspect that both versions of this cartoon might scare them off.

My grouchy editorial cartoonist colleagues, who lambasted me for my two-version Miranda cartoon, will be debating banning two versions of editorial cartoons as “unethical” at our upcoming convention. I must admit that, if some kinds of cartoons are banned, I’ll be motivated to draw them anyway, just to break the rules.

Another thing my colleagues will discuss banning are cartoons that are similar to other cartoons a cartoonist has drawn in the past. This abused press cartoon is similar to an oldie I drew about high gas prices.

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It will be interesting to see how the cartoonists plan to enforce their new ethical rules.

The abused spouse gas cartoon generated some angry mail from actual abused spouses who were upset with me for not taking them seriously, in some strong and emotional language.  I actually apologized for this one, since people were so upset.  For any readers I offend with my new cartoon, you again have my apology – it is not my intent to criticize abused spouses – the cartoon is only about Obama and the press!

 

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Beaten Press Bitch Version

Beaten Press Bitch Version © Daryl Cagle,CagleCartoons.com,AP,Associated Press,James Rosen,Fox News,Justice Department,President Barack Obama,press,first amendment,media,scandal

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Puppies, Elephants, Bunnies and Sexual Assault

Here are my last four cartoons.  The most recent is below, on the press growing less cute and adorable for Obama.  I think if I drew puppies in all of my editorial cartoons, my work would be much more popular.  I didn’t quite know how I would handle this one when I started drawing, so the rough sketch is a bit of a mess.

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I was thinking of making this a four panel cartoon at first, with the doggie growing progressively bigger and a caption, but the simple two panel format won out.  here is the line art that most people will see in their newspapers that print in black and white.

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And here is the color.  Readers love the doggies.

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I drew the cartoon below when Obama made his first statement about the IRS scandal.  here’s the black and white most people see.

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And here’s the color.

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Before that I did this one on the ongoing, outrageous, sexual assault scandals in the military.

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And I drew this “Energizer Bunny” cartoon about the Benghazi Scandal that the Republicans can’t bear to see fade away.

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There was a time when I would see an Energizer Bunny cliche editorial cartoon every week. Alas, those were the good old days.

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Vultures in Haiti

Vultures in Haiti Color © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,television, cable news, Haiti, earthquake, disaster, rubble, victim, press, vulture, vultures, birds, deaths, suffering, media

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Tiger Woods Crucified by the Press

Tiger Woods Crucified by the Press Color © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Crucifixion, Calvary, cross, jesus, press, media, camera, Tiger Woods, golf, sports, roman, Christianity, religion, infidelity, affair

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Muslims Condemn FtHood Violence

Muslims Condemn Ft. Hood Violence COLOR © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Muslims, Moslems, press, Ft. Hood, Fort Hood, violence, shootings, army base, military

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My Muslims Condemning Violence Cartoon

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Here’s my new cartoon about the press interviewing Muslims about the Fort Hood shootings.  I’m sure it will make some readers angry, as all the other cartoons are still grief cartoons.  I’m just making the point that the press often act like jerks in their persistent hunt for hints of support for the violence in the Muslim community.

OK.  Now you can get mad.