Here’s something that I wrote for Truthdig about the importance of public art. It was written in support of the campaign to prevent a Paul Conrad sculpture from being dismantled by the City of Santa Monica in California. I will be participating in an event on Monday night (Jan. 13th) in LA hoping to raise money and save the piece from demolition. Dig it.
‘Tis the season, once again, to amp up our enthusiasm for groundless optimism and synthesized hope and to role play love and understanding amid twinkling lights, roast goose and the benevolent voodoo we imagine emanating from a mythical and telepathic baby Jesus rumored to be coming back as a grownup any day now for the purpose of killing those of us whose thoughts he’s been eavesdropping on and finding insufficiently myopic and cloying and gullible beyond belief. And I’m glad it’s here – I need new socks and underwear. Additionally, please accept my apologies for not posting many cartoons recently as there has been a bit of a shift in my professional and artistic obligations. Having quit Truthdig at the end of September, I am no longer contractually bound to produce any cartoons for anybody, a position that I haven’t been in for more than a decade. And while I plan on returning to my usual output of creating approximately 5 cartoons a week for Clowncrack, I’m currently finishing up work on a graphic novel called For Christ’s Sake, a book for USC/Annenberg about the past, present and future of political cartoons and graphic commentary called WARNING: Graphic Content and, finally, a Mr. Fish TV animation project that I will be sharing with my audience soon.
That said, here’s my yearly holiday animation, previously done for Truthdig, now done for Clowncrack. Dig it.
If you find yourself anywhere near Los Angeles, CA, this Saturday night, which is the 27th of July, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and you have a hankering to have your mind blown and your pride swallowed and your Nana dismayed, come see me and a crapload of brand new Mr. Fish art at […]
Here is the illustration that I did for the Chris Hedges piece over on Truthdig about prisoners using emptied toilet bowls as makeshift phones for phone sex. Here is the one that they rejected, which I actually prefer. More Sharing Options
Pablo Bryant has begun work on a new documentary film about Mr. Fish called Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End. You can see the trailer for it here (scroll to the bottom of the page). What the movie will likely reveal is that Mr. Fish is really just a frightened little girl whose lazy […]
Here’s a poster I did for the organization trying to save the famous Paul Conrad sculpture, Chain Reaction, from being demolished by egghead bureaucrats and thin-lipped shitheads in Santa Monica. You can read all about it and make a donation here. Dig it. More Sharing Options
Here’s the illustration that I did this week for the Chris Hedges piece over on Truthdig about a new documentary that portrays Julian Assange and Bradley Manning as pathetic, self-serving outlaws. More Sharing Options
I will be at the Bluestockings Bookstore (172 Allen Street, NY) on Thursday night at 7 p.m. reading erotica from my personal journals recounting my deliriously abusive relationship with both Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen in the early 1940s, when gentlemen wore hats, radio was king and everybody had the clap. Hope to see you […]