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MAY 28, 2010 3:13PM

"Get your boot heel off my neck!" cartoon

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           © 2010 Paul J. O'Rourke II

 

This is my son's cartoon. It's one of those 'toons that places an old joke into a current issue. While the other version would involve acting like they were having sex, if he used that nobody would believe they were faking.

 

 

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There should be more children as delightful as yours.
I liked Tink's take on this too. Good job sonny boy!
Ha! Good one! The kid's pretty sharp.
The cute lil' college feller is pushing 25 with a short stick.
His cartoons have appeared in the U of Southern Miss. campus newspaper, netting him a 1st place award from the Mississippi Press Assoc. for best campus newspaper editorial cartoon. This, of course, isn't that particular 'toon.

This should be seen in a Pulitzer Prize-winning, Gulf Coast newspaper soon. I say 'should' because it's green-lighted, but ya never know what editors end up doing. I give it a 90% chance, though.
The cute lil' college feller is pushing 25 with a short stick.
His cartoons have appeared in the U of Southern Miss. campus newspaper, netting him a 1st place award from the Mississippi Press Assoc. for best campus newspaper editorial cartoon. This, of course, isn't that particular 'toon.

This should be seen in a major Gulf Coast newspaper soon. I say 'should' because it's green-lighted, but ya never know what editors end up doing. I give it a 90% chance, though, as it's good and they aren't having to pay for it.
The lil' guy is in college. This cartoon has been green-lighted for publication, but I don't want to jinx him by saying where it will be seen by far more eyes than my blog draws in. Until it's in big ink, ya never know what editors will do.
Ha! Very good; clever kid, R
Rejoice in your son’s talent. Cracks me up. R
wow I love this cartoon! The drawing and complexity and fun.
excellent artist, how old is he? but it would help to label the players. its not clear who is who other than obama.
Thanks all.
The "kid" is in college. Today -29th - is his birthday. He cartoons for his campus newspaper, and, in 08, won 1st place for best ed. cartoon in any campus newspaper in Mississippi.
He's had several 'toons published in the Sun Herald, Biloxi.

The resolution on this is a bit diminished by stretching it to fit. If you're on the Gulf Coast, and buy a copy of that fine, Pulitzer Prize winning Sun Herald next week, you'll see it in ink.

When he was young, he was a fan of Mad magazine, and has a pretty impressive collection of issues stretching back to the 50s.
I was thinking about that last night, and can see the Mad influence in his 'toons.

Vzn - I think most political cartoonists like to avoid labeling the characters. Salazar isn't widely recognized, but the balloon text solves that.
Obama, are you listening?
We're the ones that voted for you!
All legal, financial, and enforcement measures must taken to ensure absolute justice for, and restitution by, BP, in this avoidable manmade disaster...including forfeiture, expropriation, and nationalization of all its assets and equities.
Imagine if the spill was coused by a AMERICAN company!!
o wait.. then it would be less of a isse (remeber exxon?)
Sadly funny and truthful...
You'd better check his room - this kid is snorting something. Wait a minute - check your own room. He might have found your stash!

This isn't a political story, idiot. It is a story of many years of failed government under right wing criminals coming home to roost. Obama has worked to bring the economy back from collapse, to define a real strategy for prosecuting and ending conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, reign in the rapacious health care industry, and lately to make a feeble attempt at keeping Wall Street parasites from bleeding the economy dry again. It's too bad that he hasn't gotten around to instituting a sane energy policy yet. But this horror will help formulate one, I hope.

This event is a disaster, and will cause untold economic harm to thousands of people living around the Gulf. Anyone who doesn't get that is pretty stupid. Sorry, folks. This means you.
gold star indeed. you got a keeper there.
Michael,
Do you often make an ass of yourself?

It's a political cartoon, feces brain. It's not designed to be admired by nose picking half wits with personality disorders.

I see you have emotional control issues, delusions of intelligence and trouble processing reality. I recommend you wash off those ketchup stigmata wounds, climb down from the clothesline pole and apologize for making a fool of yourself.

Curb your enthusiasm for your presumed intelligence. This isn't the place to give your half formed brain a test ride.

Thanks for commenting!