Thursday, April 27, 2017
Today we're celebrating filmmakers here at mixed media daily because, well,l that who was on the front page today. Up top we have Justin Chon, who just released a film about the Korean American experience during the 92 LA riots (did you know that this year is the 25th anniversary of the LA riots?). Down below we have Jonathan Demme, who passed away recently, and who of course directed a quiet little film called "The Silence of the Lambs," which pretty much makes him a goddamn national treasure. Also in local film-related news, the WGA might go on strike next week, which, if you're not in the entertainment business, will affect you not at all, but for me, well, let's just say that if it goes down I might have a lot more time to put into these drawings.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Ah jeez, look who showed up on the front page today. To be fair, I haven't had to draw the tang creeper in a while (19 days, to be exact! That's got to be a record here at mixed media daily). Trump's 100 day mark is coming up, so of course there are a lot of job performance think pieces popping up, including the one today in the LA Times whose accompanying photo provided the fodder for today's drawing. As a bonus I've included my own assessment of Trump in the illustration. Feel free to quote me on that.
Monday, April 24, 2017
I have to go iron some shirts and generally get ready for my day tomorrow, but let me mention the big story above the fold today: Marine Le Pen is in the French presidential runoff. Hey France, remember how all of us here in America joked around all through our presidential campaign after Trump won the Republican nomination? And then you remember what happened after that? So, um, don't let that happen in your country. Be smart, France!
Sunday, April 23, 2017
We move from Syria to Iraq for today's installment of "Cities that Are Living in Total Fucking Hell." Mosul absorbs a lot of ordnance from both sides of the Isis conflict, which is just a roundabout way of saying that our people have accidentally killed a bunch of Iraqis while trying to free them from Isis. War ain't pretty, but it also shouldn't be taking lightly. Or used as a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from your shitty poll numbers. You can't see it, but I'm looking in the White House's direction.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The day's activities were full of promise (the March for Science, Earth Day, and Record Store Day all took place today), but the front page was not having any of it. Instead it implored you to take a long, hard look at Aleppo as it begins to return to whatever passes for normalcy in a city like Aleppo now that one of the fightin' sides has tucked it firmly within their sphere of influence. But fear not; if that article sent you into dark places, right next to it was a little story about some weird burger being served on North Korean airline flights. "North Korean Burger," by the way, would be an awesome name for a 7" record store day exclusive release. Ty Segall, I'm looking at you.
Friday, April 21, 2017
I don't know if there's ever been a point in history when labor hasn't been embattled, but that time certainly is not now. Whatever his campaign rhetoric might have been, Donald Trump is clearly, glaringly, anti-labor (in every sense of the word, really. How many trips has Trump made to Mar-a-Lago since taking office? And how much has that cost us as taxpayers?). I hope that one day we will have a real deal union renaissance, but we're most likely going to have to wait at least one election cycle.