Author Archives: Ampersand

Cartoon: It Weighs You Down

This cartoon is another collaboration with Becky Hawkins. If you like these cartoons, help there by more by pledging $1 or $2 at my patreon! Every bit helps. This month, two cartoons ended up being completed at more or less … Continue reading

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Open Thread and Link Farm, Happy Times Edition

Who Was Elijah McClain? What to Know About His Death After a Police Encounter – The New York Times (And an alternate link.) The three police officers claimed that all their body cameras fell off (what a coincidence!). They also … Continue reading

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Open Thread and Link Farm, I’m The Frog What Was In There Edition

Is puberty delaying treatment ‘experimental treatment’? Lengthy, but well argued and worth reading. There’s racial bias in our police systems. Here’s the overwhelming proof. – The Washington Post (Alternate link.) Lengthy list of studies, divided into subject areas. Why The … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Looters!

Help me make more cartoons by supporting my Patreon! A $1 or $2 pledge really helps. I usually post my cartoons on Patreon a week or two (or more!) before I post them in public (like on “Alas”). It’s a … Continue reading

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DiRico Dialogue’s interviews Barry

Hey, I was on a podcast! We basically shot the shit about politics and cartooning for 45 minutes, and hopefully I didn’t sound too much like a noodge. But let’s face it, with my vocal qualities, noodge is sort of … Continue reading

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My Response To Helen Pluckrose About Fat Acceptance

Dear Helen, Hi! I’m writing to respond to your open letter, “on Fat Scholarship and Activism.” A thousand words seems cruelly scant to me, but I’ll do my best. For space reasons, I won’t dig into our “obesity vs fat” semantic … Continue reading

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An open letter to be signed by cisgender women

A group of cisgender women who are trans allies have written an open letter, and are calling on cisgender women to sign it. We are a group of cisgender women who come from all walks of life and want to … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Do We Blame the Chinese or the Jews?

If you like these cartoons, help me make more at my Patreon! A $1 or $2 pledge really matters. I wish I could say that I’m making up these conspiracy theories, I really do. But I’m not. I’m really not. … Continue reading

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Comic: Private Equity Vampire

If you enjoy these comics, please help me make more by supporting my Patreon! A $1 or $2 pledge really matters. “I’m forcing you to innovate and learn to do more with less blood!” is definitely my favorite line in … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Which Kids Matter

Help me keep making cartoons by supporting my Patreon! I make most of my living from people pledging small amounts, like $1 or $2, and I think that’s awesome. I wish the argument made by the second speaker in panel … Continue reading

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