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Friday
Jun262009

« 6.26.09 - The Editorial Cartoon Experiment »

Been quite a busy last few days with Michael Jackson's death, the loss of Farrah Fawcett and of course, worst of all, being within mere inches of Steve Guttenberg in line at BedBath&Beyond... bad things really do happen in 3's.

For some, this could be considered a bad week.  For others, however, mainly the dozens of still professionally employed editorial cartoonists out there, this is gold.  I believe by noon today (Friday 6/26), the 'Jacko' tributes, both good and bad, along with the plentiful 'Charlie's (Real) Angels' puns you will see in honor of Fawcett's death will make you vomit. I decided to scrap a real cartoon in wake of an experiment to see how my editorial cartooning abilities are... something I once aspired to, which I realized is about 1/10th the effort I usually put forth plus the use of ink.  More importantly, I wanted to find out, after the world and internet is flooded with cartoons this 'mourning', whether or not I would see any others similar or exactly the same as my own.  It is essentially an experiment into how the mind of a cartoonist works and if it is at all universally similar, given the deadline and how you choose to represent The King of Pop.  We shall see... though if you do come across one or many others with resemblence, let me know HeRe!

Reader Comments (7)

this is a very controversial cartoon. on one side some will most definitely be offended. on the other, and my side, people will mourn the death of such an iconic figure, but still be able to laugh at such great humor. keep it up!

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

PK, you just lost yourself a fan.


(not me, though, I thought the shit <I>was hilarious!</I>)

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterH. Bomb

i love MJ and all but this is funny

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercasket

you should do more spur of the moment stuff.

June 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Fan - %*#$@!* - Tastic!

June 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLouie Dog

I think it is top notch editooning. I refused to churn one out because I find everything about the guy crapola.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

GAAAAAHHHHH!!! MY EYES!

That was my response to the first image shown.

As for the rest?

They are cool, except for the one that says 'moonwlking forever'; dude just looks WRONG.

If Jackson were a superhero, the picture drawn by Lewis should be his spotlight signal!
(Note to self, google 'super hero michael jackson' and pray to god that I won't regret having SafeSearch(tm) off.)

Everyone kept on talking about tributes to 'Jackson'. For about a week or so I kept thinking they were referring to the famous past president Andrew Jackson. I feel a little silly, but I also feel that it would be better to honor Andrew then Michael, considering that of the two Jacksons, one helped the United States of America (AKA: The Colonies, as some tell me) become the great nation it has been, and may continue to be if all goes well, whereas the only thing Michael has going for him is his amazing choreographical talent and sharing the name of Michael the Archangel.

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July 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermenthe

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