Archive for: editorial cartoons

Editorial Cartoons: Is Michael Sam gay? or is he black?

Representations of Michael Sam in editorial cartoons.

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Snark Is Thicker Than Urine

Andres Serrano as editorial cartoonist.

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Oliphant Watch: Those damn bloggers

Andrew Sullivan, forehead creased by his duties as guardian of Iran, stole a laugh because of this Oliphant effort. And it’s not bad. The point is clear and the drawing has Oliphant’s usual superiority: the kid’s wide little butt and drooping shirt, the languid dog, the set of the kid’s foot. For once the little […]

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Oliphant Watch: Careful There, Obama!

The idea is clear: Obama isn’t keeping his promises and he’s getting high and mighty. A very simple point. Yet the cartoon makes no sense. Oliphant bounces his point off the fact that Obama now has a dog and dogs leave shit around the place. So? Obama: “Promised? What did I promise?” Axelrod: “That you wouldn’t […]

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Oliphant Watch: The Pig Busts In

This one makes sense, which is a letdown, of course. No pointing and giggling. Obama has got a ton of things to deal with, what with the breakdown of the financial system and the foundering of America’s automakers. The financial firms and car companies are huge institutions, they have their hands out, and they have […]

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Oliphant Watch: Obama and Castro

Looking at this, you’d think it was Cuba that had the embargo on the US, not the other way around. But what a deft way of drawing Obama: the moment is so winning. We see again Oliphant’s gift for fantasy based on characters from the news. (Previous Oliphant installment here.) UPDATE: Matthew, my leg man […]

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More Oliphant Weirdness

The guy still baffles me. Here we have him commenting on the queen and Mrs. Obama. It’s a fun strip, but it’s based on the idea that the queen herself was affronted by Mrs. O’s friendly hand on the shoulder. Whereas, in real life, the queen had no complaint and actually touched Mrs. O first; […]

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