Political Column Illustrations


Lately I’ve been illustrating the Dallas Observer’s local political column, written by Jim Schutze. Jim’s column is something of an institution,  so it’s an honor to be providing the visuals. I’ve learned a lot about the Dallas political scene in the process, and can only say that Molly Ivins was probably right when she declared Texas politics the “finest form of free entertainment ever invented.” Here are a couple recent ones; I may post more eventually.

Invasive zebra mussels

Column about invasive zebra mussels

Dallas FEMA illo

Column on FEMA certification going to an unqualified public official



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  • John M.

    I love the Juggalo. Also, irrelevantly, thanks for giving me the inspiration I needed to lose the goatee after 22 years and grow a full, lush, manly (neatly-trimmed) beard. Who says cartoons can’t make a difference?

  • http://www.slowpokecomics.com Jen Sorensen

    Just don’t let that beard get too out of control!

    http://www.slowpokecomics.com/strips/antimetrosexual.html

  • John M.

    Ha! No, I’m an adult with a job and children who go to school where I have to speak to their teachers sometimes; also a wife with standards of hygiene. Plus, I like soup.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. The recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, she tweets at @JenSorensen.

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