Saturday, January 26, 2008

Awesome Wuerking Cartoon from Politico

Matt Wuerking

Check out this awesome cartoon by Matt Wuerking over at I love the fact that he's able to use traditional media to color his cartoons. I've stuck with Photoshop mostly, which is quick and easy, just to hit my deadlines. I'm looking forward to playing with Painter more. Nick Anderson over at the Houston Chronicle has produced some amazing cartoons that way.

New Jersey: Corzine Hearts Toll Road Hikes

New York Giants, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning
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Despite heavy opposition, Jony-boy is still pushing his toll road plan, not considering alternatives, AND asking to borrow even more money, something that he said would stop.

What's next? Corzine asking people to send their rebate checks to Trenton to help pay down their share of the budget deficit?

Corz: Borrow another $2.5B to resume building schools
Jersey Journal

Friday, January 25, 2008

Maine: Steve King Picks Someone To Endorse

Tom Allen, Susan Collins
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Who's reading a copy of Steven King's latest work? You'll have to truck it over to to find out!

Vermont: Pollina's Got MAD MONEY!!!

Anthony Pollina
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Pollina’s crew admits to play fast and loose with the numbers

Philip Burke's NY Observer Painting

Check out this awesome Philip Burke paining that accompanies a piece at the New York Observer by Gillian Reagan and Lizzy Ratner about Hillary Clinton being seen as a 'Phallic Woman.'

You can check out the story here.

Justin Bilicki Draws...on Video.

Earlier in the week, I posted a video of Jeff Danziger talking about cartooning. Here's a video of Justin Bilicki, who does editorial cartoons for the New York Press, doing a cartoon from start to finish. I haven't had the chance to meet Justin yet, but there's always the next AAEC con. I've always dug his stuff, and I'm amazed how large he works.

Here's his blog, and here's the video."

Who's Super Bowl Is It?

New York Giants, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning

I don't really have anything witty to say on this one, so I'll let this photo I found of a seemingly drunk Eli Manning do all the talking:

Here's the sketch:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Colorado: Clinton and Daschle Coming To Town?

Bill Clinton,  barack obama,  Tom Daschle, Hillary Clinton
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Do the major presidential candidates care about Colorado?

Apparently not enough to actually show up! Hilary has decided to send her attack dog-in-chief Bill Clinton to headline a Denver fund-raiser for her White House bid next Wednesday. Unfortunately, Obama won't be there for him to attack. Instead, Barack is deploying former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, who will lead a reception and briefing on behalf Obama the same day.

Clinton, Daschle coming to town
Politics West - Denver Post

Here's the sketch:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Colorado: Can You Guess Tomorrow's Cartoon

Colorado Politics, Denver, Bill Clinton

Here's a snippet of my cartoon for tomorrow for Anyone have any guess what it going to end up as?

And for funny Bill Clinton photos, the internet is replete, but this is the funniest one I saw today:

Jeff Danziger Talks About Cartooning

Saw this interview of syndicated political cartoonist Jeff Danziger posted over on Mike Lynch's blog, so I thought I'd share it here.

New Jersey: Lonegan Behind Bars

MJon Corzine, Steve Lonegan, Hold Me Accountable
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For those of you that may have not heard, the former Mayor of Bogota, conservative activist Steve Lonegan, was arrested outside of Middle Township High School in Cape May County while Corzine was giving one of his toll-road seminars.

And according to the Star-Ledger, Corzine insisted his office had nothing to do with the arrest of Lonegan, even though the mayor of Middle Township said local police acted at the direction of the governor's staff.

Here are a bunch of interesting links to different stories at to sink your teeth into.

Watch the video of Steve Lonegan's arrest

Kean wants A.G. to investigate Lonegan arrest

NJASB spokesman clarifies school board rules

Marlyand: What's E.J. Pipkin Shooting At?

Maryland, Maryland politics, Wayne Gilchrest, E.J. Pipkin, Andy Harris
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Whate is E.J. Pipkin shooting at? Click on the image or head over to to find out!

Obama Girl vs Giuliani Girl

New cartoons will be up in a bit. For now, it's Obama Girl vs Giuliani Girl. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hillary's Greatest Weapon

Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, GOP
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Bill Clinton hasn't been bashful in this campaign. He's made a series of personal attacks about Barack Obama on the campaign trail since December.

Obama's hands have been tied by the fact that it's tough attacking a figure like the former president, but maybe he doesn't have too. According to the Guardian, over the last couple of days, Clinton's derogatory and often tetchy remarks have alienated and angered many senior Democrats previously loyal to Clinton, particularly African-Americans. This is especially important in South Carolina, where Hillary has deployed her 'first-husband' to campaign against Obama while she moves on to greener, Feb. 5th pastures.

Clinton plan: Let Bill lash out

Here's the sketch:

Can John McCain Find Love?

John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, GOP
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Can John McCain get any love from the GOP. Fresh off a vindicating victory in South Carolina, McCain has packed up the straight-talk express and headed straight for the Sunshine State, for a face-off with all-but-forgotten Rudy Giuliani.

Meanwhile, the GOP acts like a rich man at a whore house, not being able to determine where to throw his money, or which girl to choose.

Here's the sketch:

Oregon: Wingard Not Going Anywhere...For Now

Matt Wingard, Oregon politics, Oregon political cartoons
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Matt Wingard is staying in the race for State representative in Oregon's 26th district. Here's how told the story:
The Willamette Week is reporting that Matt Wingard, a young TV reporter and GOP up-and-comer who’s seeking the seat, has admitted to pleading guilty to hitting his son back in 2001, who was seven years old at the time.
Wingard says he'll stay in race despite domestic violence allegation

Here's the sketch:

Bill Clinton Has a Dream

Monday, January 21, 2008

Nevada: Culinary's help sent back to the chef

barack obama,  Hillary Clinton,  Rory Reid, D. Taylor
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The Culinary Union's endorsement of Barack Obama in Nevada was supposed to seal the deal for him. How could Hillary Clinton overcome the turnout in voters that the Culinary Union could provide?

Well, she did, winning seven of the nine at-large caucus sites on the Strip. They were the same sites Bill had criticized as giving an unfair advantage to the 60,000-strong union.

So in the secondary battle, D. Taylor, the head of the Culinary Union, lost to Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid, the son of Harry Reid who helped push out the vote for Hillary. It was a risky move for Rory, but it looks like it paid off.

New Hampshire: Kucinich controls the votes

NH primary, Dennis Kucinich, Bill Gardner
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Today we welcome the newest memember to the Politicker family,

Dennis Kucinich may not be making too many waves out there in the Democratic primary, to the point where the Texas Supreme Court isn't allowing him to be on their ballot, but the one place he is making a difference in New Hampshire. He has paid $27,000 to the Secretary of State's office to start a re-count of the primary vote in the Granite State. Election officials say that the recount, which officially began last week, could take up to a month, and could ultimately cost Kucinich $70,000 to re-count the entire state.

Supreme Court keeps Kucinich off Texas primary ballot
Houston Chronicle

N.H. Primary Democratic Re-Count Under Way