Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This Week's Troubletown


Incredibly wordy, huh? Sometimes I think I should get rid of the pictures.

Okay, originally I was going to do a cartoon about how people always concentrate on the insignificant things. Torture, we worry about whether the color of the jumpsuits is demeaning. The world melts we worry about how gay weddings will make us feel. But then the NY Times did an article on the front page of the Week in Review section about how people are such dummies that they concentrate on insignificant things and ignore important things. That's when I knew that that angle was dead, but it brought to mind the solid week of AIG bonus news on every channel and the softball interview with war criminal Cheney. I also thought that in the cartoon Dick Cheney could be talking about how Obama wants to give Miranda rights to the fish. That didn't make it in. That woulda' been funny. Oh well, you can only do so much. I got up at five am this morning with only a fuzzy idea and my tongue was kinda fuzzy too.

Do you like commentary with This Week's Cartoon? Or should I just let the cartoon speak for itself? Some cartoonists say that their fans are hungry for more.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Dave said...

I like it.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Jed said...

Less words! Why else do you think I read comics instead of books! Quit trying to make me think too hard.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Brian McFadden said...

The extra words aren't jammed in there and are still perfectly legible.

I also like the commentary. It is informative AND adds a couple seconds to my daily procrastination time.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Bush said...

I vote for commentary.

6:12 AM  
Blogger sean said...

Do not even joke about getting rid of your pictures.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Gentle Jones said...

keep the commentary, if you're asking

since you are from oakland i wonder are you ever hyphy? do you get stupid or go dumb?

9:48 AM  
Blogger Matt Bors said...

If you lose the drawings you could get paid more as an opinion columnist.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Lloyd Dangle said...

Gentle, you've been hanging around with Ice T too much.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Michael Sowle said...

I find value in the content of your comments, whether drawn or written. But don't stop with the drawing - I don't have time to read 1000 words while I'm sneaking a Trobletown hit at work.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Mischief Maker said...

I've been an activist since college and a couple years ago my mother showed me an essay contest in "Vanity Fair." At the top were two photos, one of an antiwar protest in the 60s, another of Spring Break in the '00s. It was asking the question, "what's wrong with kids these days? Why do they know more about Paris Hilton than they do about the war and international politics?"

Do you even need me to tell you whose face was on the front cover the very next month?

6:14 AM  

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