Swipes File #19: Bridges

Formulaic introduction changed by request:

Today, I’ll be continuing my “longtime practice of finding connections between things and other things.”

Today, let’s consider some bridges in cartoons from America-land (with particular emphasis on the 2008 “bridge to nowhere” fiasco):

Berryman

Untitled, Clifford Berryman, 11 May 1938

8 August 2006

8 August 2006

1 August 2008

1 August 2008

1 August 2008

1 August 2008

1 August 2008

1 August 2008

13 September 2008, Mike Keefe

13 September 2008, Mike Keefe

16 Sept 2008 - Rob Rogers - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

16 Sept 2008, Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

* UPDATE from laters in January 2014 – more bridges! *

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Pat Oliphant – 21 October 1996

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Henry Payne – Detroit News

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Edmonton Sun, 12 January 2014

I think the moral is to keep bridges out of your campaigning…

UPDATE:

Another bridge!

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Old introductory blurb, forever to be relegated to the bottom:

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I am offering a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics from some of my archival research.

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