There are times (many actually) where I’d much prefer a clean, clear, and to the point political cartoon over a well-written article on a topic. There is something about reducing something to a frame or two that appeals to me. This is why I am a long time subscriber to Funny Times, a left-leaning collection of political cartoons and wirting by the likes of Molly Ivins and Dave Barry, among many others.
A great online collection of cartoons to check is Slate’s Daryl Cagle’s Cartoon Index and Salon has a nice collection as well, although I’m not sure you have to be signed up in their “premium” program to see them all.
Below is a list of artists who are worth tracking. Each has a different style, viewpoint, and take on the world so checking them all out is like scanning all the stories in google news to get a broader viewpoint. I may add a few more here from time to time and I hope you’ll comment on this post with your favorites.
Andy Singer (No Exit)
Jen Sorensen (slowpoke)
William L. Brown
Rhymes with Orange
Joe Sharpnack (sharptoons)
Tom Tomorrow (this modern world)