Friday, April 15, 2011

Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year!

In the summer of 2010, I did a trio of cartoons which were later selected for inclusion in the 40th annual edition of "Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year" from the Pelican Publishing Company. The first one is a follow-up to the "Doctor Is In" cartoon. As I mentioned, Nancy Pelosi told the Congress to pass the law and then find out what was in it, rather than the other way around, which of course made sense to our elected idiots. So they did it. To everyone's surprise, instead of providing comprehensive medical care supported by government funding, the law required every adult to buy medical insurance whether or not they wanted to. Naturally, the insurance companies thought that was a great idea. Although, when they actually read the law, they found their own reasons to dislike it. So, in his effort to please everyone, Obama seems to have pleased noone. The second cartoon is on the subject of the "Ground Zero" Mosque in downtown Manhattan. The third depicts Obama as the Democratic donkey. I've done caricatures of other politicians as animals before - Richard Nixon as his cocker spaniel "Checkers", Fred Thompson as the proverbial "elephant in the room" and Gerald Ford as King Kong. It's always fun.