Author Archives: Ampersand

Cartoon: A Concise History of Body Positivity

If you like these cartoons, help us make more! Each $2 pledge really matters. This cartoon is another collaboration with Becky Hawkins. Most cartoonists hate drawing crowd scenes; Becky, given several scripts to choose from, picked this one out immediately. … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Racist Bones

If you enjoy my cartoons, you could help me make more by supporting my Patreon! Lots of people making $1 and $2 pledges is how I make my living. I admit it: This cartoon is basically a dad joke. I … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Race, racism and related issues, Racism | 4 Comments  

Cartoon: Oil and Gas are So Cheap!

Help us make more cartoons by supporting my Patreon! This cartoon was inspired by one of AOC’s tweets. I read that and thought of the cartoon idea. And then pretty much immediately started work drawing it. The Union of Concerned … Continue reading

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Link Farm and Open Thread, Hand Eye Coordination Edition

“This is it” is the consensus among some COVID experts. So how should you assess risk for the long term? ““Eradication, meaning complete elimination of this virus from the world, is not going to happen,” said Dr. John Swartzberg, a … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Five Kinds of Republican

If you enjoy these cartoons, why not help me make more by supporting my Patreon? A $2 pledge makes a real difference! (Well, to the making of these cartoons. But in the long run, we’ll hit the heat death of … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Conservative zaniness, right-wingers, etc., Rank Stupidity | 24 Comments  

Cartoon: So Inspiring!

The guest artist for this cartoon is Nidhi Naroth. Nidhi’s work has a vibrancy I love – even their desaturated colors somehow glow. I asked Nidhi for a two-sentence bio: “Nidhi is a queer artist with roots in South Asia. They … Continue reading

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Link Farm and Open Thread, Pumpkin Seasoned Edition

Breaking Rocks, then Breaking Out: On “Freedomville: The Story of a 21st-Century Slave Revolt” “When we remove violence as a legitimate response to oppression, we condone the notion that the state has the only legitimate right to use force, and … Continue reading

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Cartoon: I’ve Tried Everything To Find New Workers

If you like my cartoons, please help me make more by supporting my Patreon. I have to admit, this cartoon would have been more current back in May. But on the other hand, employers complaining about lazy workers – and … Continue reading

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One Of Chappelle’s Best Friends Is Trans

If you enjoy these cartoons, help me make more by supporting my Patreon! A pathetically small amount of money ($1! $2!) turns into a living for me when multiplied by a whole bunch of readers. I’m about halfway through drawing … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues, Transsexual and Transgender related issues | 11 Comments  

Open Thread and Link Farm, Keep Yer Damned Mask On Edition

The naming of dogs – language: a feminist guide The names we choose for children, and for dogs, are gendered – but in opposite ways. (Thanks to Mandolin for the link.) Instacart Shoppers Will Stage Nationwide Strike Instacart shoppers are … Continue reading

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