This will be my last batch of TRUE cartoons for my blog. I watercolored these for some reason that I forget! Back in the 1990’s, when this ran in newspapers, it ran in black and white and there was no color, Sunday TRUE. Gotta love color!
This is the first cartoon I’ve drawn for almost two weeks, after my trip to Ukraine. I was a little more ambitious with this one than usual, doing caricatures of the top FIFA officials who have just been indicted by the USA Justice Department – the only law enforcement agency in the world willing to take these crooks down. Sometimes it is good that America doesn’t care about soccer; but we care about crooks.
Funny, I was rushing to get through with this, because it was taking me longer than it should have, and now that I posted it and sent it out to newspapers, and I have a minute to sit back and think, I see lots of errors! Look at Rafael Esquivel the second row left – I didn’t draw his left leg!
I went out to see Eddie Izzard last night in Los Angeles. It amused me to hear him preach his common sense atheist perspective while most of the audience roared but some obviously pious faces in the crowd grimaced.
I agree with Eddie on most political and religious issues, but there was one point in the show where I wished I could argue with him; he turned serious and pleaded with his adoring American audience to be interested in the World Cup and to love soccer, because if everyone in the world would love soccer, we’d have a chance at world peace. I think I was the only person laughing at that.
I had to laugh; I don’t think Eddie has ever noticed how the English behave at soccer games.
In terms of American football, I’m fortunate to live in Santa Barbara/Los Angeles, where there is no pro football team and the local university, UCSB, has no football team. Â I live in atheist football heaven!
America’s disinterest in soccer is an excellent measure of our healthy state of mind.