Sharpie Hurricane!

President Trump seemed to be sure that Hurricane Dorian was headed to Alabama –so sure that he reportedly altered a weather map with a Sharpie pen to change the projected path of the storm, causing a media storm. Here’s my cartoon.

I was thinking of doing a graduated tonal background. I thought about making the line look like it was on the plane of the ground by messing around in Photoshop, and finally I thought –the messy, hand-drawn line with no background is funnier.

Cartoonists have a special relationship with Sharpie markers, and we have a flood of Trump/Sharpie cartoons blowing in!  Here are my favorites! This one is by Taylor Jones

 

This one by John Cole may have a little sexual innuendo going on.

 

This one is by David Fitzsimmons

 

Bill Day‘s “More Genius” cartoon made me laugh …

 

This one is by Steve Sack

 

This one is by Rick McKee

 

One could argue that Pinocchio gives full employment to editorial cartoonists – if editorial cartoonists had full employment. This one is by Kevin Siers.

 

Here’s one by our clever Canadian, Dave Whamond.

 

 

WhiteFish and the White House

Every so often a really stinky fish looms over the White House. I have to draw a similar cartoon every seven years or so. Today’s stinky fish is “Whitefish Energy,” the two employee company in WhiteFish, Montana that happened to win a $300,000,000 exclusive contract from Puerto Rico to maintain their electrical system. Why this little company won a contract like this is a mystery to the White House. Interestingly, the tiny town of Whitefish, Montana (population 7.279) is the hometown of the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, and some are wondering if this could be a reason why the little company landed this big contract. Here’s an article with some other interesting Whitefish facts.

Whitefish Energy employs about 300 contractors who are working on tens of thousands of miles of downed power lines in powerless Puerto Rico. Not nearly enough people for the job, but their exclusive contract is keeping more workers out. Sounds stinky to me.

In the past my stinky fish has reared its rotting head for both the Obama and George W. Bush administrations. Here’s my stinky Solyndra fish from 2011, depicting a stinky green energy company that blew through $500 million dollars of taxpayer subsidies before turning belly up.

The stinky fish for the Bush administration in 2007 was the Iraq war …

It looks like we should expect another fish to descend in another five or six years. Keep your eye (or nose) out for it.

10/30/17
Here’s how my Whitefish cartoon looks today in USA Today.

10 Great Hurricane Cartoons

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:

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More Funny Hurricane Irene Cartoons

As Hurricane Irene (now Tropical Storm Irene, I guess) continues to make its way up through New England, I thought residents from North Carolina to Maine might need a laugh. So here are some of the funny cartoons that have come in. For more, check out our updated Hurricane Irene cartoon collection.

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Shlomo Cohen / PoliticalCartoons.com
Peter Broelman / PoliticalCartoons.com
Bob Englehart / Hartford Courant

 

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