Thanks to Pajamas Media/Tatler, Instapundit and the Daily Cartoonist “The SOURCE for industry news for the professional cartoonist” for the linking this blog. Who knew there was a website for professional cartoonists? But why wouldn’t there be? It just never crossed my mind. That’s pretty cool.
And thanks to readers for dropping by.
Can I get you anything? A lovely cup of tea? Shot of bourbon? Anything?
I’ve been a fan of political cartooning since I was a kid and have admired the art as a medium where disagreeable things can be said without provoking the wrath that a written or spoken editorial does.
Oliphant and uberPsycho Ted Rall excepted.
This is an ancient art going back centuries and becomes particularly interesting as a major influence toward our Revolution and the founding of the country.
I’m a particular fan of Thomas Nast (1840-1902), father of Uncle Sam, Santa Claus and the Elephant and Donkey. He covered the Civil War, Andrew Johnson, Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall and the reconstruction period. But I digress.
One of the commenters on the Daily Cartoonist link to Disrupt is like-minded cartoonist Mike Lester from the Rome News Tribune.
Since y’all seem to enjoy ‘toons too, here’s today’s from Mike Lester that ought to make you smile.