The Adventures of REPUBLI-CON

September 30, 2013 Artwork, Comics, Politics / Religion Comments (1) 1008

This comic owes much to Ruben Bolling of Tom the Dancing Bug and to Matt Bors, two terrific cartoonists whose work I’ve admired for years and from whom I’ve learned a lot. Also note, I’m not suggesting this is anywhere near as good as what they do.

This also took me a preposterously long time to finish. I really don’t know how real cartoonists do it.

 

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COMIC: A Long Time Ago in a Comment Section Far, Far Away

September 16, 2013 Artwork, Comics, Pop Culture Comments (0) 678

AD: This one weird trick will convince storm troopers to tell you to move along.

Inspired by recent experiences. “Recent” in this case meaning “over the last 17 years.”

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Breaking Bad outside the US

September 8, 2013 Artwork, Comics, Politics / Religion, Pop Culture Comments (76) 16310

I finally got around to watching Breaking Bad (I know, late to the party) and like most people I’ve been taking it in four-to-six-episode doses. Jesse's aptitudes were identified early, he went to school for graphic design and illustration, and now he works for WETA as a digital animator.One thing that really interests me about the show is how it juxtaposes two of America’s most catastrophic policy failures: The for-profit health care industry and the failed War on Drugs, which has created a black market that makes the manufacture and sale of illegal drugs incredibly profitable.

I got to thinking how uniquely American the show is, and that led to this comic strip.

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#Eastwooding

August 31, 2012 Artwork, Comics, In The News, Politics / Religion Comments (0) 427

Yes, that’s an original image. And yes, I’m quite proud of myself.

Clint Eastwood is one of my favorite actors and directors. He got famous acting in movies that glorified guns and violence, and graduated to directing introspective films about the toll violence takes on the human soul. Unforgiven is my favorite Western, and one of my favorite movies ever.

Last night Clint Eastwood was the RNC’s monkey, debating an empty chair, then harangued by the crowd into delivering a catch phrase he’s ashamed of.

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