May 30, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

It Ain’t Over ‘Till the Fat Man Sings

“Bridgegate” isn’t just about a mistake that some bureaucrat made in New Jersey. It’s about Chris Christie’s using the city of Ft. Lee and surrounding towns as hostages in a political game. It’s a kind of political terrorism.  And don’t think people were unhurt. Many were. As their stories  come out, so too will be those of the people surrounding the Big Boss. And like all Big Bosses he will have to come clean. If he had from the beginning, this, and he, wouldn’t smell so bad. Here’s my take for The Nation, coming out today. First the sketches:

Bulldog

Godfather

O the Humanity

Sopranos

Guillotine

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty and the Great Grey Bridge was the winner. After a number of email exchanges with the great art director Robert Best, all compositional issues were resolved.

On your newsstand soon.

Thanks to Robert, Roane Carey and Katrina vanden Heuvel for being typically wonderful.

Drive safely!

Christie Nation Cover with layout700

Artists Against the War Clustersigning!

This Thursday evening  the Society of Illustrators will sponsor a lecture inspired by the new book Artists Against the War, just published by Underwood Books. The show, which opened at the Society in 2008, featured the work of over 60 dedicated artists, generously devoting their time and talent for something they cared deeply about: the tragically misguided US involvement in Iraq. The talk will center on the role of artists in addressing this and related issues, work done at that time and since. The artists on the panel: Frances Jetter, Peter Kuper, Wendy Popp and Victor Juhasz will be on hand to clustersign copies of the book following the talk. Other artists in the show will be on hand to contribute as well.

Thursday Feb. 10,

The Society of Illustrators

128 E.63 St. NYC

$15 non-members, $10 members, $7 students (free to all artists in the show and book natch)

rsvp@societyillustrators.org

Tomer Hanuka

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COLDCAST

So here’s the cartoon that is scheduled to appear in tomorrow’s Washington Post Outlook section, p1.  Funny, perhaps.  But unaware of the firing of Keith Olbermann by Comcast last night. Different drugs, I think are called for.  Ones that will help him and us through Palinism and the huge Far Right Wing moves now being made across the board.

FORGOTTEN STORIES OF 2010

Here’s my Year End Review for Need to Know.

Edited and animated by Jacob Williams and Bryan Brinkman, respectively, of The Refinery.

Here’s to a wakeful 2011.

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

In 2010 some of the most significant stories played out as if they weren’t.

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