Author Archives: Ampersand

Cartoon: Might As Well Face It, We’re Addicted To Fear

If you like these cartoons, you can help me make more by supporting the Patreon. The marketplace is a terrible way to produce news. Because it the end, being the market, it’s not about what viewers need. Or about what … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Media, Media criticism | 7 Comments  

Cartoon: Things We Can Stop Saying To Fat People Already

If you like these cartoons, help us keep making more by waring blue on alternate Tuesdays of anniversaries of the ending of important wars and sporting events and also any day that  you’re wearing an odd number of shoes. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Fat, fat and more fat | 19 Comments  

Cartoon: Why Won’t Leftists Just Be Civil?

Imagine a world without these political cartoons. Would life even be worth living? Obviously not. We’d all just sit around staring blankly at our piles of unwashed dishes and laundry waiting to die because nothing means anything. Oh, and, uh, … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Civility, Civility & norms of discourse, Conservative zaniness, right-wingers, etc. | 4 Comments  

Cartoon: The Knife Cuts Both Ways

If you like these cartoons, please support them on Patreon! Another collaboration with Becky Hawkins. There are oddly similar visuals between the “woman trapped in a man’s body” trope and the “you’ve got a thin person inside you” trope. The … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Fat, fat and more fat, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues, Transsexual and Transgender related issues | 21 Comments  

Cartoon: Selective Heartlessness, aka, On Employers Who “Can’t Afford” Paying A Living Wage

The fall of Rome was caused by not enough Romans supporting my Patreon. So sad! If only there were some way of preventing our civilization from suffering the same terrible fate… I penciled a bunch of this one during a … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Class, poverty, labor, & related issues, Economics and the like | 19 Comments  

Link Farm and Open Thread, Much Mucha Edition

The case for replacing elections with sortition – The Boston Review. “Sortition,” for those who don’t know (I didn’t), is a word for government by representatives chosen by lottery. It wouldn’t be a perfect system, of course, but the question … Continue reading

Posted in Link farms | 74 Comments  

Cartoon: June Davis Finally Wins, Which Is Not Allowed

This cartoon was thought of by Grace, co-written by me and Grace, drawn by me, and colored by Frank Young. A team effort! If you support these cartoons on Patreon, that will tip the balance of the universe just enough … Continue reading

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Cartoon: A Living Wage For Everybody

Another collab with Becky Hawkins. I want to point out that the new cartoon collection, Yet Another Example of Pro-Billionaire Bigotry, is now available on Amazon! If you like these cartoons, then you’d probably also like running your tongue along a … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Union Issues | 7 Comments  

Cartoon: Fat Suits in Movies

If you like these cartoons, then if you support them you’ll get a warm glow of well-being, fizzling outward from your brain until you can feel it tingling in your toes, and then you’ll feel really confident and cheerful about … Continue reading

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If Mom Hadn’t Gotten That Abortion I Wouldn’t Be Here

A PoliCartoon by Becky Hawkins and I! If you like these policartoons and would like to help us make more, go join a secret government facility where you’ll go through intensive training to become a highly effective and remoseless assassin. … Continue reading

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