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Politicians And Their Hand Signals

This illustration makes for rather appropriate material in an election year full of bold gesturing by the candidates, wouldn’t you say? Political cartoonist Hermenegildo Sabat has been poking fun at celebrities and politicians for decades with his caricatures, and has been known to rock a political boat or two with his critical cartoons. This particular illustration focuses [...]

Multitasking

This Tweet from @shawngold was turned into a Twaggie by political cartoonist Mike Luckovich. Multitasking skills are often self-overestimated. Link

How Did the Donkey & Elephant Become Political Mascots?

It all started with an insult. During Andrew Jackson’s 1828 presidential campaign, his political opponents labeled him a “jackass.” Stubborn as he was, Jackson co-opted the insult and began putting a donkey on his election posters. For the rest of his career and even into his retirement, newspapers and cartoonists continued to represent Jackson either [...]

Danish Cartoonist Hid in Panic Room During Home Attack

When Danish political cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was attacked at home by an ax-wielding man, he didn’t lock himself in the bathroom – instead, he utilized the panic room: Westergaard took his 5-year-old granddaughter into the “panic room” when he realized what was happening, Chief Superintendent Ole Madsen said. Westergaard, who has been threatened for drawing cartoons of [...]