Category Archives: Cartooning & comics

Cartoon: Biden Stuffed Ballot Boxes in Boise!

If you like these cartoons, blah blah blah Patreon. A zombie belief on the right that will never be killed is that Democrats massively cheat in every major election, manufacturing tens of thousands of fake votes, usually in ways that … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Crackpots, Left vs Right

This cartoon was drawn by Becky Hawkins! See if you can spot the little details she sneaked in (answers at the bottom). “There are crackpots on the left, too!” is a pretty common sentiment – one of the many false … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Self-Medicating My ADHD

This cartoon is drawn by Nadine Scholtes, who I’m beginning to suspect enjoys drawing cats. The business with the cat in the foreground was my idea, except that in the script I had the cat napping in panel four, and … Continue reading

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Cartoon: In My Day, Young Women Never Dressed Like That

I love doing these history cartoons with Becky Hawkins – we both enjoy doing the research and I’m really proud of the results.  And I genuinely find it fascinating that so many things repeat and repeat over the centuries. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, misogyny, Sexism | 2 Comments  

Cartoon: Too Petty To Talk About

Another comic drawn by Mr. R. E. Ryan! In July 2023, Emily Yahr wrote an article in the Washington Post about the irony of Luke Comb’s cover of Tracy Chapman’s song “Fast Car” being a smash hit on the country … Continue reading

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Cartoon: THEY MURDERED MY CHILDHOOD!

This cartoon was drawn by the wonderful cartoonist Jenn Manley Lee. (The link goes to Jenn’s long-running science fiction slice-of-life comic, “Dicebox,” which I highly recommend). Jenn writes: I know there were a variety of reasons Barry asked me to … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Media, Popular (and unpopular) culture | 19 Comments  

Cartoon: The Union’s Demands Are Impossible!

“Carmakers Say They Can’t Afford UAW Demands, While Paying CEOs $1 Billion” —Financial Post, October 13, 2023 “GM lavishes shareholders with cash weeks after saying it couldn’t afford workers’ demands”—CNN, November 29, 2023 During the recent (recent as I write … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Union Issues | 3 Comments  

Cartoon: Only SOME Can Be Objective

Another cartoon drawn by Nadine Scholtes! As well as drawing this cartoon, Nadine made a crucial contribution to the script; she suggested making the final panel a thought balloon, an idea I immediately agreed to. This cartoon was directly inspired … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Media, Media criticism | 12 Comments  

So Much In Common

Robert Wright writes: But then I remembered a conversation I had a few years ago with a psychologist at Boston College named Liane  Young. She and some colleagues had done research on how Palestinians  and Israelis view their conflict and … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, International issues, Palestine & Israel | 32 Comments  

Cartoon: Nonbinaries Don’t Care About Your Bullshit

This cartoon is drawn by Nadine Scholtes. People online who hate nonbinary people are strikingly bitter about it, and for no reason I can understand. “What’s wrong with these people?” they growl, and go on and on about how “narcissistic” … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues | 2 Comments