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Finally, my Johnny Carson post

I realized I didn’t have a lot to say on the topic of Johnny’s passing that wasn’t just rehashing all of the stories from people who were a lot closer to the subject. My personal experience was of creeping out of bed around the age of 9, and creeping to the grated hole in the […]

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Linked by Death

When two famous people have the bad luck to die on the same day, or at least so that their deaths are noted in the news on the same day, we can help but compare their relative contributions to our culture. So we note that the Chicago Tribune put Johnny Cash?s obituary on their September […]

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German Film Director, Leni Riefenstahl, Dies at 101

Ooooh… I can’t wait to see if any editorial cartoonists touch this one! Then again, I haven’t seen any Warren-Zevon-meets-St.-Peter gags, so that string may finally be played out!

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I just go on, but in a Fair and Balanced way

Okay, I promise, my two absolutely last words on Bob Hope (I can’t help it, I’m a pop culture maven). The entertaining TVParty has a feature story on Bob’s TV career, which points out how he managed to avoid burning out in the medium like his contemporaries did by only appearing in “specials,” instead of […]

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“See? I told you so!”

Even Chicago Sun-Times Columnists Richard Roeper agrees! Memo to the editorial cartoonists of the world: I love the creativity you show in your work, but the next time a celebrity dies and you’re thinking about doing a drawing of God or St. Peter greeting the celeb at the gates of heaven, hmmm, maybe not. It’s […]

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Addendum

I started on the previous rant yesterday, before Bob Hope died (and how many times will you hear or use the phrase “finally died” today?). So let’s count the number of cartoons tomorrow that show St. Peter meeting Bob, and telling him “Thanks for the Memories.” I predict that a slightly lesser number of cartoons […]

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Are Cartoonists People?

Here’s a rant that been fermenting in the back of my head for awhile, and I’m finally getting it out. Editorial cartoonists are supposed to be able to summarize world events and distill them into a single image that makes a salient point, maybe even provoking a laugh. So howcum it is when some celebrity […]