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It’s a plane! It’s a car! It’s a… really large shoe?

Researching political cartoons and caricatures inevitably leads to uncovering things I cannot hope to understand. For example, this man is depicted as an ice cream maker: (I mean, I get it, he’s W. H. Ballard of the Ballard Ice Cream … Continue reading

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Swipes #43: Me-ow

The United States represented as a predator in political cartoons? No way… Hmm, I guess that trope does date back to at least 1898.

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Swipes File #3: Leg Traps

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 offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics … Continue reading

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Swipes File #1: Foreign Aid & Domestic Affairs

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 offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics … Continue reading

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