The North East is getting slammed at the moment by Hurricane Sandy, a rare October menace many experts have dubbed “Frankenstorm.” Hurricanes of this power hitting the most densely populated area of the country are rare, and threatens over 50 million people with flooding, high winds and even snow.
Jeff Parker, the staff cartoonist of Florida Today, has lots of experience covering many, many hurricanes from his home base of Florida. Here are 10 of Jeff’s funniest cartoons:
This long election season is finally winding down, and tonight is the final Presidential debate between opponents Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Since our readers have enjoyed the previous open threads we’ve done for earlier debates, here’s an open thread for tonight’s event for everyone to “debate the debate” LIVE.
To start the discussion, here’s my new cartoon about the state of the race. It seems like Obama and Romney are all locked up. Will tonight’s debate change things?
Who do you think will win? Are you rooting for anyone? What do you hope they discuss? Will Biden say something crazy? Comment away below!
“The New Age‘s editorial stance became increasingly out of sync with mine,” Nell wrote on his blog. “This was particularly apparent when the current editor recently told me that he doesn’t “like cartoons [that make] political judgements or statements.” My satire can’t really function under such constraints.”
The move has been greeted with lots of outrage from observers that suspect the paper is editorially aligned with the President Jacob Zuma and ruling African National Congress, someone Nell (and other South African cartoonists) have been harshly critical of.
One noted Zumba critic, the great South African cartoonist Zapiro, drew a cartoon today in The Times in support of Nell. Zapiro famously draws Zuma with a showerhead coming out of his head, after the African President claimed taking a shower after having unprotected sex helped cut the risk of contracting HIV.
Its nice to see professional cartooning camaraderie in such a public venue.