Saturday, April 14, 2012

Last two cartoons for the week

In a hurry today, so I'll let them speak for themselves. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Some recent stuff

If you woke up in Northeast Florida over the past few days, you know that there are numerous forest fires currently burning across our region. The dry conditions are no doubt the result of fewer hurricanes over the past few years. I'm not sure if that's a good trade off or not, but it sure is wrecking havoc on my allergies. A high pollen count, coupled with thick dense smoke does not a happy Ed make.

The second cartoon deals with the looming debt crisis in the student loan industry. With the housing bust and the problems in Europe, this one seems to have been largely over-looked by the media. But it's coming, and it ain't gonna be pretty. Oh, and guess who will end up picking up the bill on all of those defaulted school loans?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Today's syndicate cartoon

With the Supreme Court's ruling Monday that strip searches are constitutional for infractions as menial as traffic violations, this seemed appropriate. Watch your back(sides).


A recent pencil sketch commission for a friend. The dog's name is Murry, and his owner really liked the finished product!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Location, location, location

A medical waste incinerator has been proposed for Baker County, and it looks like local residents are going to fight it. A meeting has been scheduled for tonight, and it is expected to be a packed house. I couldn't help but think about the location of potentially toxic waste sites, and how planners come up with these locations. That led me to think about other examples of bad site planning, and that led to this cartoon. My editor loved it.

I discovered something else while researching for this cartoon: when I Googled , Integrated Waste Management Systems (the company that has won the bid to build), nothing came up online. To me that was a red flag, so I called the newspaper and sure enough, this company is only 2 years old. I want someone to tell me how a company that is going to build a major facility for the disposal of potentially toxic and harmful substances has only been around for 2 years. And why is there no record of any of their other projects on the internet? Worried? Residents should be terrified, and pissed.