Posts Tagged ‘political cartoons’

Don’t Be Bored: Lincoln Stomped on the Constitution? Oh Well!

Among other reasons Ron Paul would make an unlikely standard-bearer for the Republican Party is the fact that he, apparently, doesn’t think much of his party’s sainted first president. Paul famously accused Abraham Lincoln of waging a “senseless” war and ruling with an “iron fist.” Coming from a guy whose eponymous newsletters spent chunks of [...]

Meet an SPX Cartoonist: A Chat With Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen, late of Charlottesville, Va., moved to Portland, Ore., a couple of years ago and is making her return to SPX. Jen's Slowpoke comic strip, which incorporated characters introduced in her college strip at UVA, premiered in 1998, and is resolutely [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Steve Conley

As Steve Conley notes, he's done it all. He started with a science fiction Web comic (before they were called that), moved it into a comic book, switched to doing an online political comic strip, drew a few licensed comic books including an excellent Star Trek series, and now he's relaunching Bloop, a little green [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Mike Flugennock

Mike Flugennock is a born-and-raised D.C. cartoonist who works in a field that was just labeled extinct by Civil War cartoon historians at the Newseum on Thursday. Flugennock does political poster cartoons. You may have already seen his work around town—our local anarchist cartoonist provides his work for free to be carried by demonstrators or [...]

Thursday: The Cartoons of the Civil War at the Newseum

Begin your Civil War sesquicentennial celebration by attending the panel "Political Cartoons of the Civil War and Their Role in Shaping History," sponsored by the National Archives. The War Between the States wasn't all Glory, teary letters from home read in Ken Burns' voiceovers, and valiant battles for a doomed way of life—no, there was [...]

This Saturday – “Graphic Content: A Conversation with Five DC Area Graphic Storytellers”

This weekend you can meet local cartoonists at a free program at the DC Public Library.  Shannon "G.I. Joe" Gallant, Matt "Politico" Wuerker, Andrew "Trickster" Cohen, Evan "DC Conspiracy" Keeling and Ben "Dirtfarm" Classen will be speaking on creating various types of comics. The panel will be moderated by me, your Washington City [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Politico‘s Matt Wuerker

Matt Wuerker is this year’s winner of the Herblock Prize for political cartooning. Wuerker was a finalist for last year’s Pulitzer Prize, and the award committee said his work is an "engaging mix of art and ideas, resulting in cleverly conceived cartoons that persuade rather than rant and that sometimes use animation to widen their [...]

How to Zip through “Herblock!” in 10 Minutes, Make that Meeting on the Hill

If you spend time on Capital Hill, odds are your days are pretty busy. Trust us, we understand, but your packed schedule shouldn't prevent you from checking out the "Herblock!" exhibit at the Library of Congress—especially if you're in, or even interested in, the business of governing. Use our handy guide to the latest exhibit [...]

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