I think the last time the Washington Post put together a video of me working was in 2011… here’s a link to the just released latest one:
I’ve been meaning to post these wonderful sketches by the Russian cartoonist Victor Bogorad ever since my return from the Memorial de Caen Dessin de Presse conference. During a panel where we discussed religion and if there are limits in cartooning Victor was sitting in the audience, busily sketching. He made a little booklet out of them which he presented to me afterwards. I find his work quietly powerful, which not many people can accomplish.
I’m not a big fan of Halloween as a holiday but did read this interesting article at the New York Times about Halloween costume correctness on campuses today. California Institute of the Arts, the school I attended in the mid-8os was famous (or infamous) for their outrageous Halloween parties. No costume correctness there; the biggest concern there was if the costume covered anything (paint seemed to be the choice of material). This not being my style I decided on dressing up as Harpo Marx, complete with a curly wig, trench coat, and horn. I loved this character- no talking, just blowing my horn as a response.
image from marxbrothers tumbler
I’ve received some requests for purchasing reprints of the sketches from the Hillary Clinton Benghazi hearings; they’re now available at the Cartoonist Group. (*Looks like the store is down, please contact email@example.com for purchases and questions)
Last Thursday former Secretary of State testified for over 9 hours in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. You can see all the sketches at my Washington Post blog:
Amnesty International reports that the activist and artist Atena Farghadani has been given a “virginity test” after being observed shaking hands with her male attorney. Read my piece at the Washington Post about this latest outrageous action by the Iranian government.