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Archive for October 10th, 2011

The Simpsons Beat Me!

In the comments to last week’s cartoon blog post, reader Nick furnished this screenshot from e Simpsons episode, which bears an eerie resemblance to the first panel to last week’s strip.

Simpsons screenshot

Fracking Mt. Rushmore

Pretty eerie, huh? I have no memory of that Simpsons gag, even though I probably saw that episode at some point. But to give credit where credit is due, I thought I’d post them both here. The placement of the well is especially mind-blowing, but I would add that that’s where it goes, composition-wise.


Illustration Monday

Here’s my first effort at drawing Rick Perry, for the Dallas Observer.

Rick Perry

It was actually used as part of a fake t-shirt design (“elephant walking” is a Texas A&M term, I have learned):

Dallas Observer Perry shirt

Won’t it be refreshing when we no longer have presidents or presidential candidates whose caricatures lend themselves to wearing cowboy hats and waving sixguns around? Unfortunately, I don’t think that will be anytime soon.


Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

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