Monday, August 29, 2011

28 august 2011

Historically when an astronaut appeared this large on the front page it was because someone actually walked on the moon. I don't know, LA Times. I know it's hard out there for a pimp, but with ads so large that they encroach on story space A1 begins to resemble a web site. And you don't want to invite that comparison. You're better than that. Between this and the fact that, sadly, we seem to have closed the book on the era of Bijan ads, it's like I don't know you anymore. I'm determined, however, to see us through this time of trouble, to get us back to a place where we can be us again. Let's be us again, baby. Text me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

24 august 2011

23 august 2011

I had so many hours of dense, fine print legalese to sort through tonight that I hardly had any time to address A1. Luckily my subjects today are not wanting so much attention right now.

Today's color scheme is courtesy of Bob Strong's awesome front page photo of a machine gun-wielding Libyan rebel. Bob Strong's awesome name is courtesy of his parents.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

17 august 2011

16 august 2011

"[I]t wasn't like I was just this wacky guy who wanted 20 penises on his lawn. That's not the way I roll."

-Norwood Young, musician and quoter of quotable quotes.

Please note that Mr. Young does not appear in today's Mixed Media Daily; that guy on the Ionic column is the guy who washes his car.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

15 august 2011

With everything else going on in the world, why would I focus on some golf player for the daily drawing? Because he's just so damn jaunty, that's why. Look at him. He looks like he's just about ready to break out into an honest-to-god running man. So today felt like a day for levity and, fittingly, a shout out to my Masterpiece crew.

Friday, August 5, 2011

5 august 2011

A volatile stock market is no laughing matter, but the combination of a photo of an anxious trader and all of the Planet of the Apes ads on the front page is pretty funny. I mean, I feel for him; he faces the twin threat of money and monkeys.

4 august 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2 august 2011

Back in January when the whole Arizona shooting thing went down, I made a decision not to draw the stock photo of Rep. Giffords that would occasionally appear on the front page in conjunction with the aftermath of Loughner's rampage. She clearly preferred not to be photographed during that time, so why print any photograph of her? So it was nice to draw her now, in real time, living and breathing and voting in the House.

Monday, August 1, 2011

1 august 2011

Jesus, Mitch McConnell, you can't all at once resemble an albino turtle, have a creepy smile, and execute a conspicuously awkward thumbs up and not come across as some sort of weird creepy weirdo, you fuckin' weirdo. Well, maybe the last thing isn't really your fault. Maybe it's just the camera angle that makes it look less like you're giving thumbs up and more like you're holding somebody else's severed thumb. So I guess props are due to Harry Hamburg for providing an appropriately hilarious photo to accompany this article.