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TRUE Stupid Stuff 2!

Here’s another new batch of my old TRUE cartoons from the 1990’s – at least the ones that look like they could still be true. This is from a batch about government.

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Apple vs. the FBI and Third World Despots

The legal battle between the FBI and Apple promises to be epic. I come down on Apple’s side; we’ve seen how important technology is in undermining evil despotic regimes around the world. If courts can force tech companies to become foot soldiers in regime efforts to spy on their populations that will be a loss for freedom around the world.


I drew this one as a live stream. Watch me color it in Photoshop in real time in the YouTube video below (scroll past the timer at the beginning).

Click on the YouTube video below and it should start at 2:48:40 where I start drawing the Apple vs Despots cartoon. This was a long afternoon of work, and I drew the previous cartoon before this one. Sorry for the lack of editing, but hey, you see everything. I have nothing to hide.

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Common Core in Tennessee

Here’s my new cartoon for the Nashville Next altie-weekly newspaper. Tennessee has a number of commissions that are passionately reviewing the Common Core standard that conservatives in this red state just can’t stand.



Worms in the Common Core

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Hong Kong, War and Apple!

Sorry to neglect the blog! I’ve been away on two cartoonist convention trips and I need to catch up!  Here’s the new one today on Hong Kong.

Most people will see this in newspapers in black and white – and I think it is better in black and white.

I drew this as a riff on an oldie. I have lots of problems with Chinese hackers attacking my web sites, and I drew this self-portrait some time ago. I don’t think it got reprinted much, because it was a personal cartoon – better as a Hong Kong cartoon.

Here are a couple of recent cartoons that I forgot to post in the blog. Here’s Obama transforming into George W. Bush. I’m a little late on this one; I should have drawn it a couple of years ago. It probably wouldn’t have been reprinted much two years ago. Now that’s we’re back in Iraq, more and more, the transformation is clear.

The media’s march to war also matches the old march to war in Iraq under George W. Bush. People don’t seem to get that every party that is fighting over there is a bad guy, and bad guys fighting other bad guys is something we should leave alone. We have our priorities out of place, which is the point of the carton below.

The new smart watch from Apple looks pretty cool, but the emphasis on counting steps and the anal focus on health apps seems unpleasant. Here’s my take on it.

While I was away at the cartoonists convention in France for two weeks, I re-posted an oldie. This “evergreen” dove-bomber cartoon is appropriate all too often.

Here’s another one I missed – another riff on Obama and his pen annoying the Republicans. That’s the last one. Now I’m caught up!




Smart ass Watch

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Microsoft Gobbles Up Nokia

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Cartoonists Go After Apple’s Map Program

Anyone who purchased the iPhone 5 last week (check out all our iPhone 5 cartoons) came away saying one thing – the Apple Maps app stinks! To their credit, Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized Friday for the glitchy program, telling consumers the program “fell short.” Even our Apple-loving cartoonists were angry about the rare misstep.

Mike Keefe decided to go after Apple Maps and the so-called “geniuses” that work at Apple…

If the NFL hadn’t made a deal with the referees, Ottawa Citizen cartoonist Cam Cardow had the soultion to get rid of those pesky replacement refs…

Columbus Dispatch cartoonist Nate Beeler remembered back to the time when Apple really did create innovative products…

While John Cole of the Scranton Times-Tribune just felt betrayed…


iPad Mania Cartoons

Today Apple announced the release of its new iPad, and while Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about its sharper display and fast processor, all I could think about were the poor schmucks who bought an iPad 2 last week.

Regardless, we here at love the iPad (download our free Cartoons iPad app here), and cartoonists always love to draw about the latest fad or newfangled device available for them to play with.

Here are some cartoons about Apple mania that should be right up your tech alley…

Nate Beeler / Washington Examiner (click to view more cartoons by Beeler)
Martin Sutovec / Cagle Cartoons (click to view more cartoons by Sutovec)
Cam Cardow / Ottawa Citizen (click to view more cartoons by Cardow)
Nate Beeler / Washington Examiner (click to view more cartoons by Beeler)
Manny Francisco / Cagle Cartoons (click to view more cartoons by Francisco)
Peter Lewis / Newcastle Herald (Australia) (click to view more cartoons by Lewis)

Controversial Steve Jobs Obit Cartoon

Readers were divided about this Steve Jobs cartoon by Dutch cartoonist Hajo de Reijger. Some of you thought it was funny, even poignant. But most thought it was tasteless and unnecessary.

“I didn’t know Steve personally,” Hajo emailed me.  “I know his products, and they’re great!  But for me Steve Jobs is a human being that died. He was not the Messiah. His image did not appear on my toast this morning.”

We received a lot of feedback about it, and here are just a sampling of your comments:

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Raul: I don’t like it. It shows a poor taste. However, is easy to see the irony on it. I think Jobs deserves a clever attempt to mock him.

Joann Betschart: iDisgusted.

Scott Bolderson: iGiggled. Life’ll kill ya’. Can’t take it.

Dennis Jasinski: Death is a fact of life….one that Steve Jobs himself faced with humor and tenacity. My favorite comment on his death was iSad.

John Tyrrell: iLOLed.

Nina Maya Cording: I think it’s reducing Steve Jobs to mainly those 3 devices he made popular in the last few years although it was so much more.

Nicola Stratford: Oh, come on. Our culture is so PC these days. If the cartoon has read igone or ipassed or some other euphemism, I’ll bet there’d be no debate. idead is the truth using the word that means just that; it’s not disrespect.

Judy Masterson Blandino: Thumbs down…deserved more creativity than that.

Dee Dee Merritt: If your living you are going to die, dont take it to seriously, I like it.

Clvex: It’s neither fair nor foul because there’s no real joke there. It’s not harsh, it just fails to find a punch line in that final panel. It’s a non sequitur.

Jennifer Bourne: I thought it was funny and poignant at the same time: he pioneered wonderful inventions and now he’s gone.