Category Archives: cartoon

God-Man not good

A “Tom the Dancing Bug” strip at The Nib, by Ruben Bolling. Its title is “Is God-Man Good?” and the answer is clear. Now this is Sophisticated Cartooning™. As always, click twice, waiting between clicks, to enlarge it without overlapping the books on the right. It was just a metaphor! (From Ruben Bolling on Twi**er, […]

A subversive pro-science cartoon from Tennessee

Reader Phil sent me a nice cartoon from a local newspaper, the Chattanooga Times Free Press, with this note: “Perhaps you might enjoy the attached political cartoon. Clay Bennett is one of the lone bright spots in Tennessee journalism. I’m sure he gets a lot of hate mail. You can find more of his work here.” Non-Americans might […]

Who’s a good d*g?

This comes from Matthew, so blame it on him. He found it in a tw**t by Brian D. Earp: Apropos, Terry Pratchett on d*gs (from Men at Arms): “Dogs are not like cats, who amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw. Men made […]

How the New Atheists enable terrorism and brutality

From reader Pliny the in Between’s site Evolving Perspectives, a cartoon expressing the sentiments of Usaid Siddiqui that New Atheism is reponsible for, well, basically every horror on Earth (see today’s earlier post). In case you don’t recognize the man on the right, it’s Professor Richard Dawkins of Cambridge University. As for the d*g, you’ll […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses to kids: Pay attention in church or you might die

From the New York News, via reader Barry, here’s a cartoon produced by the Jehovah’s Witnesses that very gently tells kids (these ones named Caleb and Sophia) that they might die (or not go to heaven?) if they fail to pay attention at the church meeting: And so we see the form of terror that religion must […]

End-of-Tuesday cats

I don’t like Tuesdays, though given my schedule there’s no reason why I should dislike them more than any other day. But I’ll lift my spirits by showing a cat picture and a cat cartoon. First is a picture I got from Matthew in an email titled “Cat peace.” It shows his new kitten (Harry) […]

A reader’s cartoon

Apropos our recent discussion of the Deepakity, reader Pliny the in Between pointed me to a cartoon on his/her website Evolving Perspectives:  

Tom the Dancing Bug, Clod-Man, and Charlie Hebdo

Praise Ceiling Cat—no more galleys! The next time I see my book will be May 19 or thereabouts. Kudos to everyone at Penguin/Random House for a terrific editing job.  But your only job is to buy the damn thing. To celebrate, I present, via the Daily Kos, Ruben “Tom-the-Dancing-Bug” Bolling’s great take on the Charlie Hebo situation, using […]

If roaches had gods. . .

. . . you know you’d find something like this.  Here’s is one of the funniest (and most sarcastic) cartoons about religion I’ve ever seen, conveyed in a recent tw**t by Dave Stewart and forwarded by reader Barry. Given the name in the lower corner, it appears to be by the German cartoonist Martin Perscheid, whose website […]

More defense of antireligious cartoons

A tw**t from Jennifer Hattam and the Daily Mail has put up a tw**t with lots of poignant new cartoons showing artists’ solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.  Do have a look.  


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