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ellisonz

(27,705 posts)
Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:58 PM Mar 2012

Toons: Afghanistan Cave Writings, Goldman Sachs Muppets, Dark Threatening Cloud and More. - 3/16/12


By Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner - 3/16/2012


By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 3/16/2012


By Rob Tornoe, Media Matters - 3/16/2012


By Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant - 3/16/2012


By Kirk Walters, Toledo Blade - 3/16/2012


By Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News - 3/16/2012


By Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com - 3/16/2012 - "Goldman Sachs Muppets"


By Tim Eagan, Deep Cover - 3/16/2012


By Clay Bennett, March 16, 2012


By Steve Benson, March 16, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, March 16, 2012


By Ted Rall, March 16, 2012


By Rob Rogers, March 16, 2012


By Tom Toles, March 16, 2012


By Robert Ariail, March 16, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, March 16, 2012


By Jim Morin, March 19, 2012

Notes: Recent editions can be found in my journal. Guess what? New Cartoonists = Exciting! - Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal UClick.
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Toons: Afghanistan Cave Writings, Goldman Sachs Muppets, Dark Threatening Cloud and More. - 3/16/12 (Original Post) ellisonz Mar 2012 OP
You know, these cartoonists (seems like there should be a better word) are just brilliant. gateley Mar 2012 #1
Their profession is to observe, analyze and present with humor... ellisonz Mar 2012 #3
You're in Hawaii? Booby Mar 2012 #12
Shiver from the grave. ellisonz Mar 2012 #13
You could call them graphic editorialists. Or visual editorialists. TalkingDog Mar 2012 #7
KnR! Thanks for the 'toons! alittlelark Mar 2012 #2
Thanks for the laffs SCVDem Mar 2012 #4
thanks for the laughs ninehippies Mar 2012 #5
Welcome to DU! ellisonz Mar 2012 #6
K&R arikara Mar 2012 #8
You're welcome. ellisonz Mar 2012 #10
K&R LongTomH Mar 2012 #9
Indeed... ellisonz Mar 2012 #11

gateley

(62,683 posts)
1. You know, these cartoonists (seems like there should be a better word) are just brilliant.
Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:05 PM
Mar 2012

Thank you so much for always bringing us the best o' the bunch!

ellisonz

(27,705 posts)
3. Their profession is to observe, analyze and present with humor...
Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:16 PM
Mar 2012

...that takes some talent to be effective. My pleasure to bring them to DU, gateley

ninehippies

(30 posts)
5. thanks for the laughs
Sat Mar 17, 2012, 10:52 AM
Mar 2012

I always look forward to the 'toons. Thanks! Clyde Doofus.......can't stop chuckling about that one.

ellisonz

(27,705 posts)
10. You're welcome.
Sat Mar 17, 2012, 01:55 PM
Mar 2012

Interestingly enough, in terms of editorial control, a media organization may tell a journalist what they can write, but only very rarely will a cartoonist be told: we can't run that or in the case of this weeks Doonesbury, we can't run that on that page.

LongTomH

(8,636 posts)
9. K&R
Sat Mar 17, 2012, 01:47 PM
Mar 2012

There's a long, honorable history of editorial cartoonists or graphic editorialists or whatever you want to call them. I remember seeing some examples of woodcuts from newspapers in Thomas ("Long Tom&quot Jefferson's time in my American History classes.

ellisonz

(27,705 posts)
11. Indeed...
Sat Mar 17, 2012, 02:06 PM
Mar 2012

...albeit with some ugly interludes, nobody really owns the cartoonists and so there is muckraking of all opinions. As RZM recently reminded me, Dr. Seuss was an editorial cartoonist in World War II and did some very nasty depictions of the Japanese. Cartoons cut to the soul, but cut they do.

Here are some of Andrew Jackson: http://mrkash.com/activities/jacksoncartoons.html



A satire on Andrew Jackson's campaign to destroy the Bank of the United States and its support among state banks. Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and Jack Downing struggle against a snake with heads representing the states. Jackson (on the left) raises a cane marked "Veto" and says, "Biddle thou Monster Avaunt!! avaount I say! or by the Great Eternal I'll cleave thee to the earth, aye thee and thy four and twenty satellites. Matty if thou art true...come on. if thou art false, may the venomous monster turn his dire fang upon thee..." Van Buren: "Well done General, Major Jack Downing, Adams, Clay, well done all. I dislike dissentions beyond every thing, for it often compels a man to play a double part, were it only for his own safety. Policy, policy is my motto, but intrigues I cannot countenance." Downing (dropping his axe): "Now now you nasty varmint, be you imperishable? I swan Gineral that are beats all I reckon, that's the horrible wiper wot wommits wenemous heads I guess..." The largest of the heads is president of the Bank Nicholas Biddle's, which wears a top hat labeled "Penn" (i.e. Pennsylvania) and "$35,000,000." This refers to the rechartering of the Bank by the Pennsylvania legislature in defiance of the adminstration's efforts to destroy it.
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