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Trump and Cruz Dissing Muslims

This Trump/Cruz cartoon shows the poor Statue of Liberty reacting to the rhetoric. I hesitate every time I draw Liberty now. The Onion has made Lady Liberty into a symbol of third-rate editorial cartooning, always appearing with a tear in her eye. There’s some truth in that.

This cartoon is an update of the oldie below, where I had a Republican elephant at the left. This one needed an update!

Watch me draw this one in real time in the video below!

 

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Wisconsin Trips-up Trump?

What? I drew a cartoon with Trump losing Wisconsin – before we know if he wins or loses in Wisconsin? When there are major elections we typically get cartoons in advance that anticipate the outcome of the contests. If Trump loses Wisconsin tonight, editors will have this one in the can, ready for tomorrow morning’s paper on short notice. If Trump does well in Wisconsin, this cartoon goes to waste.

Want to see me draw this one in real time? Check out the YouTube video below. This cartoon turned out to be about the Donald’s hair, without my really intending to do that, but it was fun. I need to look for windy gags for Trump.

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Trump Media Circus Clowns

Here’s a pro-Trump cartoon. This has been a bad week for Trump as he fumbled a question about abortion and his campaign manager was charged with assaulting a reporter.

I’m sympathetic to Trump in his fumble of the abortion question. The pro-lifers insist that abortion is murder, except that they don’t want to respond to the “murderers” with punishment, as though they are actual murderers. “Murder” is just a meaningless word for pro-lifers, chosen because it evokes a strong, emotional response. The abortion debate is like a religion, where arguments are honed over years of practice. Trump is new to the abortion debate, as a new politician, and hasn’t polished his responses to conform to the hypocrisy of the pro-life conservatives he is courting. I’m fine with him dialing his comments back after being advised of the equally ridiculous, acceptable response he should have given to woo his new, pro-life audience.

This cartoon also responds to the media kerfuffle over Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski’s alleged assault of reporter Michelle Fields, formerly of the conservative news site Breitbart News. I have to agree with Trump on this one. From the videotape, the incident looks like nothing more than an opportunity for Fields to cause some trouble for Trump – the media clowns have certainly run with it.

Want to see the real-time live-stream video of me drawing this cartoon? Check out the video below.

In the next video below, you can watch me coloring the cartoon in Photoshop.

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Trump Abortion!

Democracy can be annoying when the guy who gets the most votes is the guy you really, really don’t want to win.

In the real-time video below you can see me drawing the cartoon, from rough sketch to finished color, ready for print. People like to ask me how long it takes to draw a cartoon – here is the answer! Keep an eye on Cagle.com where you can see me draw live in a popup window when I do a new cartoon, or follow me on Twitch.tv/darylcagle to get an alert when I draw live, and join the live chat while I draw!

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Trump the Strongman

I’m hearing a lot about Trump the “strongman” from the pundits, both for his muscling his way through the primaries and for his “authoritarian” persona. OK. I can draw that.

The hair looks right on a body builder. You can watch me draw the whole thing live, in the video below. We’re working on editing these long streams into a short podcast, since watching me draw for five hours seems a little daunting – that said, jump around the video and you can get a sense of it.

When I draw live, there is a pop-up window on Cagle.com where you can watch and join in the live chat. Please join me and follow on http://twitch.tv/darylcagle

Everyone asks me how long it take me to draw a cartoon, this is how long!

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Those GOP Doggies Just Don’t Listen

Gotta love those little doggies!

Want to see me draw this in real time? Here I’m doing the sketch and finished line art:

Now watch me color this in Photoshop.

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Republicans Cracking Up!

It looks like the extremists and moderates in the Republican party are breaking up.

You can see me draw this one in real time in the video below – it starts at 1:13:19 (the first part is coloring the last cartoon).

Sorry, it looks like a chink at the beginning was lost in the transition from Twitch to YouTube. Here’s part two, showing me color the cartoon in Photoshop.

This morning I saw the cartoon in my local newspaper, which is always fun. Notice how the suit and purple skin tone are much darker in print, and much more blue; I need to remember to allow for darkening and blue-ing in print.

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Republican Frontrunners Tongue-Tied

I was inspired by the latest Republican debate to draw this nasty cartoon, with Trump, Cruz and Rubio tongue-tied, although it looks like Rubio was the most tongue tied.

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Watch me color this one in real time, and join me for the next cartoons I draw in a live stream. I’m happy to chat, come join me next time.

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How to Draw Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

I struggled a bit to get my caricatures of Trump and Cruz right in this cartoon, and I had over 100 concurrent viewers of my live stream on Twitch for the first time, watching me struggle. This live stream stuff can be a little stressful. Here’s the latest cartoon.

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Watch me work this one through in real time in the YouTube videos below!

And here’s part two …

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Those Little Republican Piggies!

“This Little Piggy” is an editorial cartooning standard. Here it is with the Republican candidates as toes …

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I drew this one live online. I’m going to try to do this with all of my cartoons going forward – it is a brave new day! Check out the video of my drawing session and come join me next time and I’ll chat with you while I draw!

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Donald Trump Birther-Bashes Ted Cruz

Republicans loved it when Donald Trump led the “birthers” in their suspicions that President Obama was ineligible to be president because he was supposedly born to his American citizen mother in Kenya. Trump claims credit for forcing Obama to release his “long form” birth certificate to prove he was born in Hawaii. Now Ted Cruz, who was born to an American citizen mother in Canada actually fits the mold.

Republicans likely don’t care much about the “birther” argument applied to Ted Cruz, but I’m enjoying it. Here’s Donald Trump bashing Cruz with his Canadian-flag-speech-balloon.

 

As I was drawing this I noticed that Trump’s speech balloon is pointing at his crotch. Perhaps this is a visual Freudian slip.

I’m trying to live-stream all of my drawings now. Watch the YouTube video below! My apologies for this video being a little jerky in places; I’m still getting the hang of this.