Political cartoons

Three more cartoons from the May issue of Funny Times, cartoons that are in some way “political”: from Ted Rall, Tom Tomorrow, and Ruben Bolling:




Ted Rall. New on this blog. From Wikipedia:

Frederick Theodore “Ted” Rall III (born August 26, 1963) is an American columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and author. His political cartoons often appear in a multi-panel comic-strip format and frequently blend comic-strip and editorial-cartoon conventions.

… Rall draws three editorial cartoons a week for syndication, draws illustrations on a freelance basis, writes a weekly syndicated column, and edits the Attitude series of alternative cartooning anthologies and spin-off collections by up-and-coming cartoonists. He is an award-winning graphic novelist and the author of non-fiction books about domestic and international current affairs. He also travels to and writes about Central Asia, a region he believes to be pivotal to U.S. foreign policy concerns.

In #1 (from 3/11), Rall takes on the CIA through the medium of peeves about spelling and word choice.

Tom Tomorrow. (Tom Tomorrow cartoons inventoried here.) In #2 (from 3/3), Tomorrow (pen name of Dan Perkins) takes on fabuliizing criticism of Barack Obama through the medium of extraterrestrial beings and their Supreme Leader.

Ruben Bolling. (Tom the Dancing Bug cartoons inventoried here.) In #3 (from 2/25), Bolling (pen name of Ken Fisher) looks at the raft of criticisms of science today by imagining Galileo in the modern world.

One Response to “Political cartoons”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    On Facebook, Jason Parker-Burlingham points out that #2 obviously has a substitution cipher in it. Just so, though I haven’t taken the time to decipher it. But the clear “by Tom Tomorrow” is a beginning of enlightenment; that gives you B Y T O M R W.

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