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  • For labor union cartoonist, these are lonely but busy days

    For labor union cartoonist, these are lonely but busy days
    A couple of weeks ago, a blood vessel burst in Gary Huck's left eye. It was the same day that Bruce Rauner, Illinois' new Republican governor, unveiled his state budget, calling for $6 billion in cuts to such sacred cows as the University of Illinois and Medicaid, and steep pension reductions for government workers. The proposal was criticized immediately by labor leaders as the latest salvo from Rauner against public employee unions. Huck sat at his desk in Rogers Park and read and took this all in and, at some point that afternoon, his left eye turned crimson. He said he doesn't think it was a psychosomatic reaction to the proposed budget; he doubts that Bruce Rauner set out to intentionally cause anything in his head to pop.
  • KAL wins Herblock award

    KAL wins Herblock award
    Kevin Kallaugher, better known as KAL, is the 2015 winner of the Herblock Prize, among the most prestigious awards for editorial cartooning. Awarded annually since 2004 by the Herb Block foundation, it aims "to encourage editorial cartooning as an...

    Speaker Of The House

    Speaker Of The House
    Not all artists can draw cartoons and not all cartoonists can draw caricatures. I’m lucky I can, but I occasionally come up against a challenge. Benjamin Netanyahu is not that easy for me to draw. I know he looks like he would be easy, but as I...

    Seven weeks after attack, Charlie Hebdo resumes regular publication

    Seven weeks after attack, Charlie Hebdo resumes regular publication
    The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo returned to newsstands on Wednesday with its first regular issue since Islamist extremists gunned down 12 people in an attack on its headquarters. The magazine had published a special "survivors issue" last...

    A life inspired by hot rods and comics: Robert Williams comes full circle

    A life inspired by hot rods and comics: Robert Williams comes full circle
    In 1964, an exhibition of work by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí went on display at the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at what was then known simply as Barnsdall Park. The show contained nearly 50 Dalí pieces from collections all over the U.S. and...