Category Archives: Cartooning & comics

Cartoon: Women Need To Be More Warm And Approachable

I saw this exchange on Twitter. For context, “David” is an anti-feminist with 7,000 followers, and Andrew Tate is a famous misogynist: David’s sentiment is common among incels and anti-feminists (two groups with significant overlap) – if young women would … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The GOP Tax Policy Cycle!

Bobby Kogen, at the Center for American Progress, writes: Long-term projections show that federal debt as a percentage of the U.S. economy is on a path to grow indefinitely… House Republican leaders have used this fact to call for spending … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Service Animal Blues

Another collaboration with Nadine Scholtes, who has quickly become a fixture. I asked Nadine if there were any topics that she’d particularly like to do a cartoon about, and she surprised me by saying “something about service dogs. Like people … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Reality vs Imagination, Trans Kids Edition

Recently, the journalist Jesse Singal – who has a well-earned reputation for being anti-trans – made an error that he thought was understandable, but to many people – me included – seemed ridiculous. He came across an interview with a … Continue reading

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Diets Don’t Work Therefore You Must Diet

This cartoon, drawn by Becky Hawkins, is a straightforward adaptation of a Michael Hobbes tweet (with Michael’s kind permission). Michael, for those who don’t know, is a popular podcaster, whose three podcasts (past and present) are You’re Wrong About (a … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Self-Made Billionaire

This feels like a very old-fashioned lefty cartoon to me; it’s super-didactic, reliant on labels, has no real punchline, and it’s less about telling a joke then it is about trying to illustrate a basic principal of lefty economics. Other … Continue reading

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Cartoon: So Where Are You From?

This cartoon is by Nadine Scholtes and I. ══✿══╡°˖✧✿✧˖°╞══✿══ This, or something very like this, is an annoying experience a lot of Asian-Americans seem to have. In a TV interview, Grace Kao, a sociology professor at Yale, explained: The first … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Shoving It Down Our Throats

Welcome to new collaborator R. E. Ryan!  R. E. Ryan is a history and comics enthusiast from Portland, Oregon who makes both fiction and nonfiction comics. (Oddly, although he and I live in the same city, we’ve never met outside … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Eventually You Gotta Inhale

In 2020, Helen Pluckrose and I had an online debate over if dieting works. During this debate, I said “Not a single weight-loss model – including long term approaches – has ever been shown to work in a peer-reviewed controlled … Continue reading

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MORE Things To Stop Telling Autistic People

Almost a year ago, I posted the cartoon “Things To Stop Saying To Autistic People,” drawn by Becky. Becky and I were both pleased with how it came up, and there is, alas, tons of material there. So, have a … Continue reading

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