Political cartoons


Local politics ... this one cracks me up.

Goober-notorious: Washington gubernatorial candidates Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi.
(David Horsey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 31, 2004.​

Trick or treat.

The bigger man? Steve Benson, Arizona Republic, November 17, 2004


They are more and more in the news, I was getting ready to type some long ramblings - then saw this Tom Tommorow piece - which pretty well sums up what I think:

That's so true. BTW, if you havent seen "Outfoxed" yet, it's a great expose of Fox "News", and it's out on DVD.
Cats are dems, Dogs are Reps, putting another perspective to our two party system:


Hey thanks T.Mosker. That made it worthwhile getting online today.

How about this for the state of our economy:

Herblock Award To Tony Auth
Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist wins foundation award

Another brick? Tony Auth, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 6, 2005.​

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Congratulations to Tony Auth, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Tony Auth of the Philadelphia Inquirer is the winner of the 2005 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, the Herb Block Foundation announced today.

The Herblock Prize is awarded for distinguished examples of original editorial cartooning that exemplify the courageous, independent standard set by the late Washington Post cartoonist, Herb Block. The winner receives a $10,000 award.

The Herblock Prize was created by the Herb Block Foundation to encourage editorial cartooning as an essential journalistic tool in preserving the rights of the American people.

"Tony Auth draws like an angel and persuades like the devil, seducing us to his point of view with intelligence, insight and consummate artistry," said Harry Katz ... one of the three judges for this year's prize."


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I admit Auth isn't usually on my first circuit of cartoonists. I'm more likely to see his work coincidentally during a rare visit to USAToday.com, or posted on a board by someone else. This appears to be my loss.

I do recognize the style, and could probably have named an Auth next to a Toles, Wasserman, or a host of others.

Congratulations of course to Auth and the Inquirer; it is my shame that it takes this sort of award to make my pay attention.

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An archive of the last three years of Herb Block's 55-year career at the Washington Post is maintained online. See The Herblock Archive. One can only wonder what he would have offered had he made it another two weeks or so to that Terrible Day.


Auth, Tony. "(Untitled?)". Philadelphia Inquirer (UClick.com). March 6, 2005. See http://www.ucomics.com/tonyauth/2005/03/06/

Washington Post. "Tony Auth Wins 2005 Herblock Prize". WashingtonPost.com. March 6, 2005. See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11839-2005Mar6.html

The Herblock Archive. See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/herblock/archives.htm
Thanks for the memories ....

It's all the same. Only the names will change. (David Horsey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 15, 2005)​