Author Archives: Ampersand

Cartoon: Who Would You Rather Meet In The Forest?

This cartoon is by me and Nadine Scholtes. As some of you know, a couple of weeks ago – which is approximately forty centuries in internet time – a question went viral on the web: Asking women if they’d rather be … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Feminism, sexism, etc | 6 Comments  

Cartoon: Free Speech on Campus

In the first draft of this cartoon, the first panel went out of its way to make fun of Emma Camp’s New York Times article about students being afraid to say controversial things. Camp described her own freedom of speech being threatened when … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Free speech, censorship, copyright law, etc., Palestine & Israel | 6 Comments  

Cartoon: Deux Ex Machina, Suckers!

This cartoon is another collaboration with awesome cartoonist Nadine Scholtes. One odd thing about being an atheist, as many atheists have pointed out, is that although we disbelieve in all gods, many of us extra disbelieve in a particular God – whichever … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Dogs, Religion | 18 Comments  

Cartoon: Unions Have Always Done The Impossible!

The last week has been kind of a bummer for me, workwise – I pulled a muscle in my thumb. (Who even knew that was a thing?) Afraid of making it worse, I decided not to draw and to minimize … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Union Issues | 3 Comments  

Cartoon: It’s All About Caring, Fatsos

This is one of those “I’m almost transcribing, but people will think I’m making it up” cartoons. I have a bad habit of searching social media to see what people are saying about fat people and fat acceptance, and I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Fat, fat and more fat | 1 Comment  

Cartoon: The Measure of Intelligence

This cartoon is by me and Nadine Scholtes. Did you catch the interactions between the animals? That was entirely made up by Nadine, and I love it. Donald Trump’s board game – and yes, that is a thing that exists … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Whatever | 38 Comments  

Cartoon: The Celestial Politics of Trans Bans

This cartoon is a collaboration with Becky Hawkins. And Becky wrote the text for this Patreon post, too! Take it away, Becky! This script seemed like a natural fit for me since I’ve been doing autobio comics with a shoulder … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues, Transsexual and Transgender related issues | 3 Comments  

Cartoon: Hey did you hear? Biden is old!

One of my occasional non-evergreen cartoons. I’ve drawn “Media” as a guy with a TV for their head at least once before. But the design of the character is definitely evolving. And in this cartoon, a lot of that comes … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Media criticism | 12 Comments  

Cartoon: Let’s Outlaw Being Homeless! That’ll Work!

This cartoon is drawn by the always-great R. E. Ryan. I worked for many years at a historic church site in Portland, Oregon. The most fun part of the job was directing wedding rehearsals. (As a wedding coordinator, I helped … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Class, poverty, labor, & related issues, Economics and the like | 4 Comments  

Cartoon: Free Trade Is For Peasants, Not Cartoonists!

There’s something bizarrely fun about drawing myself as a cliche of a wealthy man. Although at the same time I was drawing this cartoon, I was also working on a still-to-come cartoon which also involves lots and lots of panels … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Economics and the like | 1 Comment