All-American Winter Games

All-American Winter Games

Click to read at the New York Times, or on The Nib

I haven’t caught Olympic fever, but this winter has brought on a major case of cabin fever to everyone in the northeast. Complaining about the weather is a tradition even older than the Olympics, so I figured I’d join in.

Apparently other parts of the country/world are experiencing different weather abnormalities, but I don’t have to walk on their unshoveled sidewalks, so who cares?

Cartoon Round-Up

I’ve been drawing a bunch of comics for different places and haven’t kept up with posting links here, so I’m gonna take a massive link dump right now on the blog.

From the Desk of President Obama

From the Desk of President Obama

click to read at The New York Times

Obama’s State of the Union speech was a boring dud. It took him 5 years to realize Congress doesn’t like him, so now he’s starting to rely on executive orders. He’s way behind most other presidents.

The Climate Change Winter Games

The Climate Change Winter Games

click to read at Daily Kos

The winter Olympics are about to begin, and the terrible winter we’ve been having has brought out the climate change deniers in full force.

The Super Bowl of Public Service Announcements

Super Bowl PSAs

Click to read at Medium

The Super Bowl was as boring as Obama’s SOTU, but these PSAs at least made it watchable.

Cutting Carbon: The Healthy Way

Cutting Carbon: The Healthy Way

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I was in Salt Lake City last week for the annual AAEC convention and forgot to post a link to this. So here’s a brief post about last week’s Strip. Obama’s climate speech got lost in the shuffle of Supreme Court rulings (Boo to the VRA ruling. Yay to ending DOMA!), but if it gets implemented it could finally signal that the US might do something about the disaster that’s coming for all of us who are expected to live for another 20 to 30 years.

Truth in Commencement Speeches

Truth in Commencement Speeches

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I’m a couple months too old to be considered a millennial, but since everyone under 60 has been screwed by the Boomer generation, I can sympathize. No benefits, no pensions, and no hope of ever retiring is our fate, all so they could play make-believe with supply-side economics.

I was drawing this when Time’s trolling cover story about “selfish, lazy, millennials” came out, so this isn’t directly in response to that, just a happy accident. Leave it to a rich-as-fuck columnist to be willfully ignorant of wage stagnation in the face of sky-high worker productivity and corporate profits.

It’s not all bad news, my fellow middle-agers and youngs; eventually these greedy shitheels will all die off. And we’ll have a couple months to enjoy a world without them before climate change finishes the job they started.

The Rich and Poor Victims of Climate Change

The Rich and Poor Victims of Climate Change

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Yikes! I’ve been pretty lazy with keeping this blog up to date. January was chock full of extraneous work that comes with the freelance territory. So with much delay, here is the cartoon from two Sundays ago.

Scientists agree that we’re pretty much fucked as far as climate change goes. “We” being those young enough to not die of natural causes before 2050. If you’re old, congrats! You will die free from the hellscape you’ve bequeathed to the rest of us.

Lost: Issues

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Look at me getting all holier-than-thou at the peak of election season. But no mention of climate change in the first three debates is pretty egregious. I know there are many more important issues I left out, but hopefully I can get to them when things go back to their regular level of crazy after the election

Learn How to Combat Climate Change Denial!

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Yesterday was Earth Day, so I was probably going to do something similar to this cartoon anyway, but the release of this poll last week definitely helped nudge me in this direction. Apparently Americans aren’t as dumb as I had expected, but we’ll see if they remember the next time we have a snowy winter.

Chumps at the Pump

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This is a popular topic among political hacks and dull water cooler conversation aficionados. I felt like weighing in anyway, and I needed a single panel idea to help me out after my ankle and a work trip slowed me down this week. The reality is that gas prices should be higher, enough to reflect its true cost, both on the environment and on the last 30 years or so of our fucked-up foreign policy.

After years and years, the Facebook fan page for Big Fat Whale is about to top 1,000. Help get it over that number! This is an important milestone for things that don’t matter at all, yet I check anyway, like the Red Sox’ 2012 spring training details. Oh boy, this is gonna be one stinker of a season.

Happy Climate Change Denial Season!

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Here in New England, the hinterland beyond New York most people forget about until some shitty movie about Southie comes out, it usually gets cold with a few flurries around the end of October, beginning of November. But last week’s freak October snowstorm that hit most of the northeast meant an early start to climate change denial season throughout the nation.

I was reluctant to do a cartoon that made so many parallels to the holiday season; I’m a post-Thanksgiving traditionalist. But Starbucks already changed their cups, and TV ads are already filled with elves and shit so I figured it’s fair game.

While reading up on climate change denial, I came across this funny song from Sydney band, Men with Day Jobs:

I also saw this great graph that illustrates how the deniers perceive the incontrovertible climate change data.