Thursday, February 28, 2008

Best Picture Ever

Don't know who this is, or what team he plays for (I'm sure I'll get a comment from one of my two Brazilian soccer-nut former roomates), but this picture brightened up my night.

I just we had similar photographic coverage of this:

Michael de Adder

Over on his blog, Darry Cagle has a collection of cartoons from Michael de Adder. Michael is the latest editorial cartoonist to loose his job, but is unique in that his whole paper, the Canadian Halifax Daily News, is being shut down.

Here's some of what Michael has to say about the closing:
I worked at the Daily News for seven and a half years. It was a good environment to draw editorial cartoons. Editors let me do my work and wanted me to cause a stir each day. They encouraged hard hitting, opinionated work. A rarity at today's newspapers.

Oregon: Greg Oden Joins Obama's Team
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Barack Obama might have gotten his tallest endorsement yet, because 7-foot-tall Greg Oden has thrown his Ohio Buckeye support to the presidential candidate, leaving Hillary Clinton wheezing for air.

Senator Obama is getting my vote
Greg Oden - Yardbarker

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Jersey: Let the Mighty Eagle Soar

U.S. Attorney, FrankPallone, Federal Monitor, congressional hearing, Christopher Christie, Chris Christie, Bill Pascrell John Ashcroft, American idol
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Well it looks like former Attorney General John Ashcroft will have to sing in front of congress after all.

According to the New York Times, Ashcroft agreed to testify about a multimillion-dollar no-bid contract steered to his consulting firm by Chris Christie, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, under an out-of-court settlement between federal prosecutors and a medical-supply company.

Speaking of him singing, seems like a perfect opportunity to remember this:

Maryland: KKT Ejects to Safety

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Hillary Clinton
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Looks like superdelegates aren't the only ones abandoning Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend also knows when to get out while the gettin' is good.

Kennedy Townsend urged Clinton to quit after Wisconsin loss

Sarah Silverman hearts Jimmy Kimmel

I just read an article in the NY Times about Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel. Apparantly, for Kimmel's fifth-anniversary show on January 31, Silverman produced this video as a gift for Kimmell:

Well, Kimmel responded with his own video on Sunday during Kimmel's post-Oscar broadcast:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Jon Arbuckle Left to his Own Devices

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?

Got word of this from the Daily Cartoonist. It's a great blog called Garfield minus Garfield that takes Garfield out of his strips, leaving Jon Arbuckle to make sometime funny, something crushing comments about life.

Check them out here.

Nader's Audacity of Hope

Ralph Nader
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Our old friend Ralph Nader has decided to enter this year's presidential election, and once again the Dems are pissed. They're afraid of a repeat of 2000, when Nader seemed to siphon off just enough votes from Al Gore to hand the election over to George W. Bush.

But have they forgotten about 2004, or are they blaming John Kerry's lost to Nader as well?

Who's Afraid of Ralph Nader?
New York Observer

Arizona: Rick Renzi Will Not Resign

John McCain
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Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi's decision not to resign has shocked most observervers, especially after being indicted on 35 counts of wire fraud, extortion and other charges last Friday.

Republican Congressional leader John Boehner (R-OH) has urged Renzi to step down, but Renzi Larry Craiged him by saying he is not guilty so has no reason to resign.

How this will affect John McCain is unclear. Renzi was one of the Republican candidate's co-chairs, and McCain campaigned for Renzi during his re-election.

Why Renzi is not resigning

A forced Renzi resignation could hurt GOP

R. Kelly's 'In the Closet'

This has got to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. Did Randy Newman write these lyrics?

And when I was watching it, I thought it was just a long video. But it's a feature-length movie!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

McCain's Looking...His Age

John McCain
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I did something a little different with today's cartoon. Instead of inking the pencils like I usually do, I just tightened them up a bit and scanned them, and went directly to color. I'm always inspired by artists like Richard Thompson and Mike Luckovich and the expressiveness of their linework, and frankly it's something I can't seem to do with ink.

So I thought I'd try it with pencil.

Here's just the cartoon's pencils, without the color:

And here's the sketch:

Hillary Digs Deep in the Dirt

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Big news this morning. The Hillary Clinton campaign is getting creamed for circulated a photo over the weekend of a "dressed" Barack Obama (above).

On the Drudge Report, the headline monday morning read, "CLINTON STAFFERS CIRCULATE 'DRESSED' OBAMA."

"The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat front-runner dressed as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya," the Drudge Report said.

Politico reports on it as well. They spoke with Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, who accused the Clinton campaign of "shameful offensive fear-mongering" by circulating a photo as an attempted smear.

With the Txas and Ohio primaries just a week away, it's obvious her campaign is going for the, "I'll never vote for a black man with the work 'Hussein' in his name" voters.

And lucky for us, Drudge also shows other candidates dressing up for meeting with foreign leaders just like Barack.

Who the F#@! Will Wear a Helmet Like This?

Something called the Gladiator helmet could be the next big trend in NFL headwear. And Jon Corzine can balance the budget of New Jersey without making everyone broke.

Seriously, who the hell in the NFL is going to wear this monstrosity?!? I know, they're supposedly so much better in terms of the prevention of head and neck injuries, but could you imagine Peyton Manning wearing one of these? LaDainian Tomlinson? Hell, I don't even think Michael Vick would wear one to a dog fighting contest.

I mean, Mark Kelso isn't in the league any more. He's about the only player I can think of who'd ever consider wearing something like this!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Monday's Cartoon Preview

John McCain

Here's a preview of tomorrow's cartoon. Uh-oh, gotta' go! The Oscars are back on. Who will win Best Sound Effects Editing!?!?!?

Obama in Texas: Closer and Closer

Hat Tip to The Daily Dish.