Author Archives: Ampersand

Cartoon: The Only Way Democrats Can Win

If you enjoy these cartoons, please help me make more at Patreon. Even a $1 pledge makes a difference for me. I think this comic pretty much explains itself. :-) I’m happy with the art, especially with the two female … Continue reading

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Cartoon: How is THAT Racist?

If you enjoy my cartoons, please support them on Patreon! Even a pledge of $1 means a bunch to me. Transcript of Cartoon Panel 1 is a title panel, with nothing but lettering. LETTERING: White People Ask… How is THAT … Continue reading

Posted in antiracism, Cartooning & comics, Race, racism and related issues | 10 Comments  

Open Thread and Link Farm: Primitive and Unscientific Edition

Trumpcare will probably kill thousands. That’s neither uncivil nor alarmist to say. Better Suggestions for Democrats who want to Win Elections | Noah Berlatsky on Patreon And see also Noah’s followup post, Love the One You’re With. AP Analysis: Gerrymandering … Continue reading

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Cartoon: How Trumpcare Helps Ordinary Americans

WE CAN STILL SAVE MEDICAID! If you live in Alaska, West Virginia, Maine, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, or Arkansas, it’s ESSENTIAL that you call your senator! It’s easy and doesn’t take long; you can find calling scripts here. … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Who’s A Good Voter?

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. Trump is in some ways more awful than the typical Republican politician – more crass, more ignorant, more dangerously impulsive. But a lot of his awfulness is just what we’ve … Continue reading

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It’s Gross to Use Otto Warmbier’s Tragedy to talk about White Male Privilege

Otto Warmbier was a 22-year-old American who, early in 2016 was convicted by a North Korean court of stealing a poster. He was put in a North Korean prison, until he was returned to the US in a coma on … Continue reading

Posted in In the news, Korea, White Privilege | 53 Comments  

Cartoon: It’s No Longer About Obamacare

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. Transcript of cartoon. This cartoon has a single panel, which shows Mitch McConnell, holding an axe, standing next to a huge tree that he’s clearly been chopping down; the tree … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Conservative zaniness, right-wingers, etc., Health Care and Related Issues | 4 Comments  

Open Thread and Link Farm: Just Wash Your Hands Edition

Daughters Will Suffer From Medicaid Cuts – The New York Times “The burden [of elder parent care] is particularly demanding for daughters, who spend as much time on such care as spouses of older adults, and as much time as … Continue reading

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Cartoon: 36 Annoying Anti-Feminists (revised and expanded!)

Please support these cartoons on Patreon. You may remember an earlier version of this cartoon, which had only 32 anti-feminists. After this cartoon was first published, I got a lot of criticism. Some of it was the expected mindless anger … Continue reading

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I’m in Chicago at CAKE (Chicago Alt Comics Expo) This Weekend

I’m in Chicago for CAKE (Chicago Alt Comics Expo) at table 313, both today and tomorrow. It’s free to attend, so if you’re in Chicago, I hope you’ll come say hi. (And let me know you’re an “Alas” reader! I … Continue reading

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