Monday, May 30, 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
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
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
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
Wednesday, May 18, 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
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
Sunday, May 15, 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.
Friday, May 13, 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
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.