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sean martin

Honestly, I have yet to find a conservative-minded cartoonist whose work is funny or insightful. They're more likely to be simple-minded, dogmatic broadsides, like the two examples you posted above. And that extends to conservative "comedians", whose schtick seems limited to "Wow. Those liberals, huh?" — and the audience roars in laughter. Even the creator of "Prickly City" finally figured that out and shifted his (her?) POV a little more to the centre, because all the relentless "liberal bad/conservative superior" was getting... well, tiresome and unfunny.

Perhaps the reason that conservatives seem to lack any sense of humour is that they dont really look at all the possibilities, just the few, black-or-white ones that support their sometimes paranoid agendae. Liberals and moderates may have trouble getting it together sometimes, but at least they bring a myriad of points of view to the table.


"So why all the negative cartoons on Trump? That’s what cartoonists are drawing."

Disconnect the fire alarm, then your house won't burn down.

"To make it fair, you could put cartoons favoring both political parties, so nobody can complain, and everybody can be happy."

Switch "everybody" and "nobody" and you've got it.

Kip W

Scott Stantis, of "Prickly City," has always been a little bit removed from the cookie-cutter comic conservatives mold. He's more of a libertarian, and from time to time has devoted a strip or a panel to GOP flaws that violate his beliefs, or that show exceptional hypocrisy.

Mike Peterson

I'm really sorry Scott won't be at the AAEC Convention in two weeks. I'd love to pick his brain on this situation, because he's not bound by party lines and, as you note, has criticized the GOP sharply for their flaws.

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