Thursday, January 29, 2009

More Altie Cartoonists Feel the Pain

Red Meat : Newsfinger : An Urgent Message from Max Cannon to All Red Meat Readers

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This Week's Troubletown

ttown944, originally uploaded by Lloyd Dangle.

When people asked whether he picked his cabinet appointments for their policy positions, Obama said, no. He picked them because they were the kind of people who could get things done and that he would make the policy. That's awesome, especially since their policy positions were less hopey & changey than what we were expecting. But wouldn't it be even awesomer if he purposely picked them so they'd have to do the exact opposite of what they used to stand for? I think that's got to be it!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Today's Sketch: Iguanas

iguanas03, originally uploaded by Lloyd Dangle.

Here's one from my Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Sketchbook that I finally loaded up on flickr. Click it and go see some more.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This Week's Inauguration Troubletown

ttown943, originally uploaded by Lloyd Dangle.

Here's a good-feelin' strip for this momentous occasion.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Good Riddance Bush

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Troubletown store.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Great Depression Hits Troubletown Newspapers

I've been meaning to give a special welcome to all the readers who come here to see Troubletown because your local weeklies have shit-canned it. When you're a syndicated cartoonist and you lose a paper it's like losing an arm in a meat grinder. It's terrible for the ego and distressing for the soul.

But all of us self-syndicated cartoonists are losing papers left and right, even Tom Tomorrow, the king of the weeklies, lost a big chunk of his syndication when Village Voice Media instituted its chain-wide suspension of cartoons. Some of the papers who dropped me said that they might bring Troubletown back when things get better, but for newspapers, I don't know anybody who thinks it's going to get better.

So this is it! Troubletown still appears in seventeen papers and here on the web. If you see it in the local paper and like it, please send in an email to the editor onced in a while and say so. Even though it's an inconvenience, I'm still fond of depositing those small weekly newspaper checks.

But more and more, just like public radio, Troubletown cartoons will have to be supported by Viewers Like You. That's why I've added the DONATE BUTTON. Drop a few nickels in my bowl. Go to my store and buy some books, T-shirts, and stuff so I don't have to start holding pledge-a-thons.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Good Night Sweet Prince

ttown942, originally uploaded by Lloyd Dangle.

This could possibly be my last cartoon making fun of George Bush. It's a transition cartoon. Did you see that news conference the other day? What a mug! What a clown! I guess if the war crimes trial ever comes to be his face will be back in the news. He'll probably continue to make a few cameos in Troubletown, I imagine. God's gift to satirists, he will be sorely missed. Oops, I almost wrote "satanists."

Madoff Victim Vacation Ttown

ttown941, originally uploaded by Lloyd Dangle.

This cartoon is based on a true story. I went on vacation and people actually did reserve the beach chairs. I almost forgot, I've got about a hundred sketches to post.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Troubletown: The Citizen and the Banker

ttown.940, originally uploaded by Lloyd Dangle.

Troubletown Holiday Cartoon

ttown.939, originally uploaded by Lloyd Dangle.