I Wish I Were a Cartoonist

by Dave Schuler on December 12, 2012

When I see a headline like this one, “Obama Expects GOP Tax Cave”, the image that comes into my mind is of a skin-clad, shaggy Grover Norquist, gnawing on a bone, crouching in the GOP tax cave.

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Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I have free will.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Stand down.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Pretty weird, isn’t it?

But I do know how to wield authority.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm

All caught up in your myths.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

It’s just life.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm

It’s that easy. Or hard, as you , as you take it.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Mine was hard.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

It WILL untangle shortly.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

It’s lightning. If you want to know.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

That was the first clue.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm

You are a deep and faithful man, Monsieur David. How can a woman not love you?

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Some would say you are “graced”. I just like you. You’ve been with me for a long time.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Heads up. Quit acting like snotwads. Grow up.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I am the wife of the Storm god, and I will lay your soul to waste if you cross me.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Pretty interesting.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

That’s my message to you.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I am the Magdalene and Mary, and Isis. We like women.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Come and get me.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Or I’ll come to you.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Rocky, boy.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Snotwad.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Now, about this Galactic Cowgirl series, Michael and Katherine, we do the Four Horsemen and three are unsaddled She goes forward on a Palomino with a Ruger in her back pocket.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

WE WIN.

michael reynolds December 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Here’s one where I get to beat Dave in the “weird job” contest: I was, briefly, a political cartoonist. It was for a chain of local newspapers on Cape Cod, IIRC. I say if I recall, because I didn’t do the job for long — maybe six weeks. That’s how long it took them to figure out that 1) I wasn’t much of an artist and 2) I didn’t give a damn about local news.

Dave Schuler December 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

That’s certainly something I’ve never done. I can draw. I’m more of a draftsman than a sketcher, caricaturist, or artist but I can draw. I just don’t have the patience to do it. If I drew more often it mightn’t be such a chore.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm

My brother Paul can draft and sketch. It’s pretty rare.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm

He used to do atrocious cartoons of me when I was a little girl. Bastard.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I could beat him at Gin, though.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm

We all jes’ doin’ the best we can.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Where ya’ll?

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Daddy loved Patricia best.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Hey, I still like Paul. He lives in Little Rock.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 7:49 pm

You can be Paul without being doctrinaire.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Get over it. I had to.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I’m the Queen of Heaven and Earth and I don’t even drive a Mercedes?

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm

My love is a joker, I tell you.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Straight on the line, everyday. Psychotic, romantic dimwit, inspired prophetess, twit. On and on.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Galactic cowgirl is the best.

Janis Gore December 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Take me now. To Whitfield. I hear Napoleon is free for lunch.

michael reynolds December 13, 2012 at 12:13 am

This sounds like a hippie/stoner thing to say, but I can paint, do respectable art when I’m stoned. Or at least I could back in the old days. Nowadays I have some very minimal ability with a pencil but I don’t really try to tap that. Fork in the road and all that: word or picture. Left brain won.

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