Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

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Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Octavia (?) » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:43 pm

This was one of my favorite threads in the old Soapbox, so I thought I'd bring it back. Whether they're thought-provoking or idiotic, poignant or hypocritical, if you agree with them or not, post political cartoons here!

I'll start out with this one from Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle. It was made in the wake of the 2011 Tucson Shooting, but it continues to be relevant with each mass shooting the US is forced to endure.

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:42 am

I don't do them anymore, but I used to draw a lot of political cartoon parodies. This one in particular was well-received:

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Strangething (?) » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:50 pm

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You're not wrong, Branco. :crack:
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:00 am

A 1921 political cartoon.

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Seeing the Statue of Liberty in the background is kinda galling. Was the artist being willfully dense?
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Post by Bremen (?) » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:35 am

That was really funny. Disturbing, but funny.

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:18 am

At least with wanting to become a police officer, you get candidates who actually want to help the community in addition to those power-hungry people. But the type of person who dreams of becoming an ICE agent is only going to be a xenophobic asshole.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Strangething (?) » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:09 pm

Hey look, I found another DEBT comic!

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It's reassuring to know, in these dark times, that some things will never change. :jingo:
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:14 pm

Incisive commentary DEBT cartoons are still alive and well in 2018.

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:28 pm

Ron Paul got caught posting a really racist cartoon on Twitter. He's since deleted it, but here's a screencap:

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This is a an edit, btw. The original (by Latuff) is below:

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by West Filly (?) » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:35 pm

I want to learn how I can combine fists with cool people.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

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West Filly wrote:
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I want to learn how I can combine fists with cool people.
A terrorist fist jab.

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

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For those who doesn't know about ComicsGate, that fake comic book cover by Kyle Baker sums it what they're like :-I
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:51 am

A newspaper had to apologize after running this cartoon:

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Madeline (?) » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:39 am

Cartoon fantasy
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Reality

(The actual number might be more like 36, but still)

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:22 am

For a sec there I thought "wow that is a less detailed Garrison than usual" and realized, nah, it's just someone having basically a knockoff style of drawing Trump. Artists who draw him as this weirdly handsome, thin and agile guy amuse me to no end.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:48 am

Perrydotto wrote:
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For a sec there I thought "wow that is a less detailed Garrison than usual" and realized, nah, it's just someone having basically a knockoff style of drawing Trump. Artists who draw him as this weirdly handsome, thin and agile guy amuse me to no end.
Close. "Tina Toons" is Tina Garrison, a relative of Ben Garrison who often works with him. I presume Tina is his wife, but the site doesn't specify how they're related.

You can always tell what the cartoonist is like when they draw their favorite politician as handsome or pretty :-I
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:29 pm

That is also an older Tina, where her style was suspiciously close to Ben's, leading a lot of goons to speculate on whether she's even real, but her style has shifted pretty significantly in the past few months:

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Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:39 pm

God, the mental gymnastics people must go through to actually believe this shit is astounding.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:34 pm

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What the hell, Branco? :-I
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:55 pm

If Branco wanted to make Trump look like a fascist dickhead who wants to get rid of the free press, he succeeded!
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:17 pm

The latest "Non Sequitur" Sunday strip had a hidden message that said "Go Fuck Yourself Trump".

At least three newspapers cancelled the strip over it.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:19 pm

Update on the above story. So far, over 2 dozen newspapers announced that they're dropping "Non Sequitur" over the hidden message.

Some of those dropped are high circulation papers. Needless to say, Wiley is gonna suffer a drop in his income over this.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:12 pm

An update on the "Non Sequitur" situation. There's now a campaign to have the comic restored to newspapers that dropped it.

After "Non Sequitur" ran a hidden "fuck you Trump" message, the strip lost about 60 newspapers. One cartoonist estimates that Wiley Miller lost about $25,000 in annual income because of this stunt (some of the larger newspapers pay around $10,000 a year for a strip). While he still has about 600 newspapers running the strip, $25k is a pretty big income to lose.

Wiley said in a statement that he meant to white out the hidden message before he sent it to this syndicate, but personally speaking, I think he underestimated just how many papers he was going to lose over this.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:57 pm

That's pretty ridiculous to me, to be honest. 60 newspapers? What the heck? Couldn't they have left it at a warning, like, "don't do this again pal"? Is it normal for newspapers to be this volatile over their funny pages?
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:51 pm

Perrydotto wrote:
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Is it normal for newspapers to be this volatile over their funny pages?
Oh lordy, yeah.

It depends on context, though. The cancellations was definitely over the use of "fuck"; Non Sequitur has criticized both Trump and his supporters many times (he even did one strip depicting a Trump supporter as a Klansman), but those didn't get his strip cancelled.

When "For Better or For Worse" did a storyline where one of the characters came out as gay, the strip lost about 100 newspapers (out of 2,000 or so it had). But that was in the 1990s, mind you.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Octavia (?) » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:32 pm

The types of people that still have newspaper subscriptions are definitely also the types of people who would vote for Trump.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:53 pm

Against all odds, Ben Garrison was trending on my Tweeter feed. Over this cartoon:

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Everything about this screams fetish :-I
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Dexanth (?) » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:20 pm

I mean...maybe? Though I think he's more making an Odyssey reference, since Odysseus lashed to the mast to listen to the sirens without dying is how they get encountered.

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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:41 pm

To be fair, Garrison's virile and sexy Trump is most definitely a fetish thing.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:55 pm

Not to mention, the way he drew Kamala Harris, AOC, and Tulsi Gabbard looks rather sexualized.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:11 pm

I love how they always parade around Venezuela as proof that "Socialism" (it's actually Democratic Socialism) doesn't work. But they don't mention how well things are going in Democratic Socialist countries like Germany, Denmark, Finland, etc.
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Re: Political Cartoon Thread - Build the Rall!

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Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:11 pm
I love how they always parade around Venezuela as proof that "Socialism" (it's actually Democratic Socialism) doesn't work. But they don't mention how well things are going in Democratic Socialist countries like Germany, Denmark, Finland, etc.

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