Friday, December 07, 2007

Steve Breen wins Berryman award

Congrats go out to a buddy of mine, Steven Breen, the cartoonist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, for being announced as this year's winner of the the Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoonist. One of his 5 winning cartoons is shown above.

The award was endowed in 1989 by Florence Berryman, former art critic of the Washington Star in memory of her late father and brother, both of whom were Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists.

Before taking the job in San Diego, Steve was the Asbury Park Press's first staff cartoonist, and he won the only Pulitzer the paper has ever received in 1998 for cartooning. They still haven't even considered filling his position, and as long as they are owned by Gannett, the probably never will.

Yet, they still tout it on their website, and if you get the paper, with the giant Pultizer medal on their op-ed page:

Here's the story:

National award for U-T's Breen
San Diego Union-Tribune

Maine mayor wants a 51st New England!!!

Today's cartoon for PolitickerME is based on a great story out of Maine. I won't ruin it for you. Here's the story:

Mayor calls for secession from Maine
Portland Press Herald

Here's the sketch. Notice that I had drawn in some other framed items, like the Confer ate flag. I took them out for two reasons. One, I didn't want people to think I was calling Soule a racist. And second, I'm sort-of digging how the cartoons look on the web with only a white background. Maybe less is more :)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

I heart the Local 226

Here's today's carton for PolitickerNV. Go check it out!

Here are a couple of takes on the Culinary Local's decision not to endorse a candidate until after the Iowa caucses:

Respectfully, maybe Anjeanette Damon's analysis of Culinary endorsement is just plain wrong

Culinary to sit out endorsement process until after Iowa
Inside Nevada Politics blog - Reno Gazette-Journal

Newest flavor of ice cream

What's the newest flavor of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream? Go check it out at PolitickerVT!!!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

How to preserve a film that has yet to be made?

Anyone who knows me is aware of the fact that Stanley Kubrick is my favorite American film director. He is closely followed by Orsen Welles, John Ford, and two more that figure prominently in this post, Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese.

Floating around the internets is an amazing homage to Alfred Hitchcock made by Martin Scorsese titled "Key To Reserva." It is based on a mysterious and incomplete three and a half page script developed for Alfred Hitchcock, but was never made.

From the Good Stuff blog:
Says Scorsese ‘it’s one thing to preserve a film that’s been made. It’s another to preserve a film which hasn’t been made.’ Together with Carta Nevada (the makers of FreiXenet) and JWT, Scorcese endeavored to make the film as Hitchcock would have made it - becoming a kind of hybrid director I’m calling Hitchese. But as with all good stuff, this is a supernova born from collaboration. The words of Ted Griffin (Oceans Eleven) were lit by Harris Savides (American Gangster) and made the cut by long time Scorsese consort Thelma Schoonmaker (The Departed, Good Fellas)

Check it out below:

a Hitchcock Film by Martin Scorsese and JWT
The Good Stuff: A blog by Craig Davis, JWT's Chief Creative Officer

Scorsese does Hitchcock: for Freixenet

Fight in the 3rd District!

Outgoing Congressman Jim Saxton stars in today's cartoon at PolitickerNJ. Go check it out, and let me know what you think New Jersey!

Can you hear me now?

Here's today's PolitickerMD cartoon. In Maryland, Ron Paul supporters are as determined as they are everywhere else in the country. Supporters of his presidential campaign filed a full slate of delegates and will vie for the Republican nomination in six congressional districts.

Here's the story:

Ron Paul supporters file full slate of delegates, 6 candidates for Congress

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Public Service Announcement

Phew! Luckily, I received the following email from an anonymous well-wisher who just wanted to make sure my genitals aren't mistreated:
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I can't wait to reach my 'dream penis size!!!' But my favorite line is at the end of the email. My only question is why haven't we seen this on a billboard somewhere?
Make large penis your recipe for success.

Do we even have players on the practice squad?

Today's cartoon is from the great state of Oregon, and can be seen over on PolitickerOR. I'll let Wally Edge sum it up with the piece below:

Where in the world is the Oregon GOP?

Monday, December 03, 2007

Vermont, the "Feel Good" State

Launching today is the newest member of the Politicker family, PolitickerVT. This is a link to my first cartoon there. House Speaker Gaye Symington (D) thinks things are going great in the Green Mountain State. So great that Republican Governor Jim Douglas should stop yammering on about things that still need to get done, and just sit back and live the good life.
"I want to shift the discussion in Vermont," [Speaker Symington] explained in an unspoken reference to Republican Gov. Jim Douglas' penchant for talking about what's bad, such as high property taxes or complex environmental permit procedures. "If we only talk about our challenges," she said, "we lose sight of what our strengths are."

Here's a link:

Speaker wants to promote Vermont's strengths
Burlington Free Press