Ted Cruz Was For Controversial Cartoons Before He Was Against Them

Jordan Sargent · 12/23/15 05:25PM

Are you up to date on the election’s newest micro-controversy? Yesterday, the Washington Post published a cartoon depicting Ted Cruz’s daughters as trained circus monkeys, a reference to a recent political ad released by his campaign that uses Cruz’s admittedly adorable tots as, arguably, props. Later that night, after widespread condemnation [citation needed], the Post decided to pull the cartoon, drawn by Pulitzer winner Ann Telnaes.

Hudson Hongo · 01/11/15 11:07AM

The AP reports arsonists attacked the offices of a German newspaper that reprinted Charlie Hebdo's Muhammad cartoons on Sunday, throwing a Molotov cocktail through a basement window. No one was injured and the fire was quickly extinguished. Police have detained two men suspected of the crime.

Boston Cartoonist on Obama Joke: I'm Not Racist; I Just Like Watermelon

Jordan Sargent · 10/01/14 11:35AM

Today, the Boston Herald newspaper published a cartoon that depicts a man showering in Barack Obama's bathroom. It's a commentary about the Secret Service's recent history of putting Barack Obama and his family in harm's way. It also contains a completely unnecessary and racist joke about watermelons.

Here's a Brief History of Queer Children's Cartoon Characters

Rich Juzwiak · 06/13/14 12:05PM

Today, DreamWorks' terrific How To Train Your Dragon 2 glides into theaters. Of the film's several rare creatures is a particularly important one: a matter-of-fact gay character. In a blink-and-miss aside, viking character Gobber comments on a husband and wife's reunion after several years of estrangement by saying, "This is why I never married...that, and one other reason."

Bottoms Up! Here's to the End of Sean Delonas

Tom Scocca · 06/07/13 10:46AM

Sean Delonas, the New York Post's Page Six cartoonist, announced yesterday that he is taking a buyout, ending his 23-year run as the newspaper's mean, mediocre, gibbering id. His work was a mix of the conventional (flitting homos lusting for sheep, filthy hairy terrorists rooting for Democrats) and the inexplicable (flyblown angels in heaven)—crude and cruddy, appalling yet predictable. Like the Post as a whole, he specialized in punching down, while pretending to be punching up. Though he spanned eras, his hostility, sadism, and contempt were the essential tone of Giuliani Time. We can offer no better farewell than this cartoon, by Jim Cooke, depicting Delonas enjoying his retirement.

Biggie Smalls Will Appear as a Friendly Ghost in a New Cartoon Starring His Children

Caity Weaver · 03/12/13 03:40PM

Have you always felt that the Scooby-Doo cartoon series would have been better served by the incorporation of a murdered father character in lieu of the combative Scrappy-Doo? Time to test our your theory, weird kid: The Notorious B.I.G.'s teenage children are set to star in a new animated musical series called House of Wallace —and Biggie will appear as a ghost.

The Co-Creator of 'Underdog' Has Died, as Has Your Childhood

John Cook · 02/15/13 02:16PM

William Watts Biggers, the co-creator of "Underdog," the dimly recalled yet foundational mod cartoon you once watched at your grandmother's house, thrilling as the shy and awkward shoe-shine dog transformed himself into a brave and awkward superhero to save his love Sweet Polly Purebred from all manner of canine villains, and which first inculcated in you a hope that power and dignity was attainable to the least among us, has died. Everything does.

Little Kids Can't Watch Spongebob Before Bed Because It's Too Awesome

Caity Weaver · 08/06/12 02:06PM

Human babies have long been observed to be inferior to their adult counterparts, in part because they are not old enough to compete (legally) in the Olympics, smart enough to solve Sudoku puzzles with no help, or tall enough to hand me that thing from the top shelf.

Texas College Cartoonist: I Was Fighting Media Bias With 'Colored Boy' Cartoon

Hamilton Nolan · 03/28/12 11:40AM

Yesterday, University of Texas- Austin student newspaper The Daily Texan won our coveted "Most Racist Trayvon Martin Cartoon" contest for Stephanie Eisner's "WHITE man" vs. "COLORED BOY" media critique pictured above. The paper briefly pulled the cartoon offline when the controversy struck, but put it back up last night, along with an editor's note. Today: the fallout.

University of Texas Student Paper Wins 'Most Racist Trayvon Martin Cartoon' Contest

Hamilton Nolan · 03/27/12 02:48PM

Here's cartoonist Stephanie Eisner's latest political cartoon published in the Daily Texan, the student paper at the University of Texas- Austin. You can see "The Media" there, telling its lies again, about how the BIG BAD WHITE [*a bunch of arrows pointing to "white"*] man killed the handsome, sweet, innocent COLORED [*a bunch of arrows pointing to "colored"*] BOY. Oh, you media. Always trying to pull the wool over the WHITE man's eyes, to protect the COLORED BOYS. Blarrrrrggghhhhh.

Sting's Suppressed Disney Documentary Leaked Online

Rich Juzwiak · 03/23/12 04:35PM

A workprint of a lost documentary about the tumultuous making of Disney's 2000 animated The Emperor's New Groove has magically appeared on YouTube (Update: And now it's gone, but we've put up a particularly tense clip). The back story, via MousePlanet's Wade Sampson, prominently features Sting, so you know it's sexy: