Monday, May 30, 2011

30 may 2011

29 may 2011

Well, if you're hearing it here first you've probably not been reading any news or listening to kcrw for the past couple of days: Gil Scott-Heron shuffled of this mortal coil on Friday. So long, Gil. Your afterlife will not be televised, brother; your afterlife will be live.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

28 may 2011

What a difference a day makes. I guess we're all in vacation mode now, the front page included. Except for this Column One piece, that is.

27 may 2011

Grim cover material as we make our way into the hedonistic summer kickoff holiday weekend. That's Ratko Mladic, the Serbian general responsible for the slaughter of 8000 men and boys in the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian war. He was caught recently, and it only took them 16 years to find him living in a town 50 miles outside of Belgrade.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

25 may 2011

Well, I would never claim to be a caricaturist, but I fell like I can--usually--draw people so that they are recognizable as themselves. Today, however, I managed to make Joe Biden look like Duck Phillips. I guess I can take comfort in the fact that I'll have a chance to redeem myself tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

24 may 2011

I'm burning both ends of the candle this week and thus have had precious little time to write/include links on posts for a few days now. This flurry of activity should subside by next week, affording me time to jot down thoughts both deep and shallow. I figure this blog is more like Playboy anyway: you tell your friends you read it, but you really just come here to ogle the picture of the green horsewoman. Shame on you.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

19 may 2011

Kids playing chess
seems to be a recurring subject this year. I can only hope that this signals a surge in interest in the game among our very youngest citizens.

And the rest of A1? That's all chess matches too.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

18 may 2011

Sometimes, when you're absorbing day after day of disturbing news and international turmoil, the sight of Queen Elizabeth II greeting a bunch of fresh-faced college kids is like a palate cleanser. It's the front page equivalent of cute overload. Of course she's on the front page because she was visiting Ireland, which is a big deal. Of course, the even bigger deal is that the Queen has finally recognized the legitimacy of the Jamiroquai look.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

17 may 2011

It's a tale of two governors on the front page today. Strangely, I think I've drawn Schwarzenegger more this year than I've drawn Governor Brown; Arnold certainly knows how to stay in the news. Only this time I'm sure he'd rather not.

So today was Jerry Brown's day to be immortalized, which is just fine with me. He's an interesting subject and, let's be honest, he totally looks like this guy. Spend that windfall wisely, Jerry!

Monday, May 16, 2011

16 may 2011

Mon Dieu, Dominique, you are in a lot of trouble! And it looks like you've been denied bail. Is it any comfort to you that this episode of your life will eventually become an episode of Law & Order: SVU? Because, as sure as the sun will rise, it will.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

15 may 2011

Today's A1 was nested inside of a mock A1, an advertisement, which for my purposes meant i had two front pages to incorporate into a drawing (I briefly considered doing two drawings, but that just felt like showing off. Or stupidity. One or the other, i forget which). Bonanza! Or curse? There was so much going on between those two front pages that I was initially overwhelmed. Child labor, in the form of this article (with its accompanying image by Daniel Berehulak), saved the day. So, um, thanks child labor. I would like to point out, for anyone who looks at this blog but doesn't see the print edition of the LA times, that the photo at the top of the web version of Mark Magnier's story about childeren working in Indian coal mines is the same photo that accompanies the printed version. That is often not the case, and I've often wondered why.

14 may 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

12 may 2011

Well, as many of you know, blogger was down last night, thus I am a tad late in posting for yesterday. Still, even though it was totally blogger's fault i apologize for the delay. I offer you Newt Gingrich, Uma Thurman, and Travis Lett making pizza out of Newt Gingrich's head as consolation.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

8 may 2011

Happy Mother's Day, Mixed Media Daily watchers/lurkers. Sunday's A1 featured a couple of stories apropos of the day: Plaschke's heartbreaking account of Ann Stow, and Robin Abcarian's story about the GOP's efforts to dismantle Planned Parenthood (apparently the GOP believes that if you approve of condoms and cancer screenings you hate freedom, or some such nonsense). Still, a picture of Bin Laden watching himself (paired with Obama!) on television provided some much-needed levity to the front page and thus needed to be drawn 5 times.

7 may 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

2 may 2011

Well, that was unexpected. I appreciate that, even though the Bin Laden news is clearly monumental and could have covered all of A1, other bits of unrelated news found their way to the front as well.