November 6, 2012
A Smattering Of Election-Related Comics Notes
* my primary comics-related takeaway from this year's presidential election and the election more generally is that for all of our constant attention to the horse-race aspects of those contests there really hasn't been a galvanizing story or issue by which the election could be easily defined, even in an absurd way. This extends to my not being sure there's a signature cartoon. Again, this could all change with the day's events, or even subsequently.
* three of the cartoonists I've been reading regularly this year are Matt Bors
, Tom Toles
and Pat Oliphant
. My understanding is that Oliphant has been on vacation. I've been reading about two dozen other cartoonists semi-regularly, like Jim Morin
. If you're looking for that Ozymandias "Wall Of Televisions" effect, perhaps to get an impression of what a bunch of cartoonists are saying in ways that overlap and play off of each other, you can always try one of the groupings put together at Cagle.com
* Ward Sutton sent out links to some of his most recent political coverage: here
* not comics: Tony Millionaire plays the Father Of Our Country
. Sort of.
* cartoonists Glenn McCoy and Matt Bors debated the issues
. Sort of.
* here's a snappily-produced on-line comic about the election from our friends at The Guardian
* Thomas Nast profiled
, because Thomas Nast gets profiled every election season.
* and here's Michael Kupperman on Mitt Romney
* a lot of comics people will be funny today on twitter
. Me, maybe not so much
* That's about it. Please vote. Please vote in an informed fashion. . I'll be going as someone both disinterested and terrified. One of my fraternity brothers is running for Attorney General of Pennsylvania
, so please consider voting for him.
posted 5:10 pm PST
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