Author Archives: Ampersand

Cartoon: Founding Father Wisdom, Featuring Thomas Jefferson

If you like these cartoons, please support them on Patreon This cartoon is drawn by the awesome Leah S. Metters! Leah describes herself as “an illustrator and visual development artist working hard to create amazing books and comics so she … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Democracy is Burning

Please help me make more cartoons by supporting my Patreon! Small pledges from lots of donors is how I make my living. This is a very depressing cartoon – but it’s a thought that has been pressing down on me, … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Elections and politics | 9 Comments  

Article: The Other Afghan Women

The Other Afghan Women | The New Yorker Just read a long-form article in the New Yorker, about the war in Afghanistan – what locals call “the American war” – from the perspective of a rural woman. The article is … Continue reading

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Open Thread and Link Fram, Mispelled Adition

When Thin is a Trans Requirement | Autostraddle “These experiences are rarely given airtime, partly because the few trans people in the public eye are almost universally thin, and partly because fatness and transness together bring a double burden of … Continue reading

Posted in Link farms | 19 Comments  

Let’s Ban Handguns. (How Democratic State Legislators Should Respond To The Supreme Court’s Decision On The Texas Abortion Ban)

Texas’ abortion ban has a novel enforcement mechanism: Usually, a lawsuit seeking to block a law because it is unconstitutional would name state officials as defendants. However, the Texas law, which makes no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from incest or … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion & reproductive rights, Supreme Court Issues | 41 Comments  

Cartoon: Doing Too Little vs Helping Too Many

Help us keep making cartoons by supporting my Patreon! If you do, you’ll grow three feet taller and dogs everywhere will like you! This month’s collab with Becky Hawkins has more of Becky in it than usual, I think. This … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Maternity Leave: The Enemy of Freedom! And Lions!

Another collaboration with Kevin Moore! You can see more cartoons by Kevin and I here. If you like these cartoons, why not support them on Patreon? It’s because of lots of patrons pledging $1 or $2 that I get paid … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Feminism, sexism, etc | 14 Comments  

Cartoon: Conservatives, 1988-Present

I can keep drawing these cartoons because a bunch of people support my patreon, mostly at $1 or $2 levels, which I think is really cool. Join us! The nice thing (and also the sad thing) about this cartoon is … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Conservative zaniness, right-wingers, etc. | 6 Comments  

Teach MLK Not CRT

I make a living drawing cartoons because of lots of people pledging small amounts to my Patreon. $1 or $2 helps a lot! Sadly, I had to cut all the MLK quotes way down to fit this tiny four-panel format. … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Race, racism and related issues | 17 Comments  

Cartoon: I’ve Got Nothing Against Trans People

This cartoon is by Becky Hawkins and I. Please support these cartoons on Patreon! A buck or two makes a real difference. This cartoon’s theme is pretty obvious – I’ve just seen (and I think we’ve all seen) a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues | 18 Comments