About this blog: Clay Jones' Toon Talk blog. Cartoons, roughs, ideas, politics, music, rants and readers get to leave comments questioning Clay's intelligence. About Clay Jones: Clay Jones draws editorial cartoons and creates caption contests for fredericksburg.com. In his spare time, he plays in the local rock band Corporate T-Shirt. Follow Clay on Twitter at twitter.com/claytoonz and on Facebook at facebook.com/clayjones
she hate me
No toon in the paper today. Today I’m posting a link to a Letter To The Editor which criticizes one of my cartoons. It seems to have inspired some feedback (below the letter), much of which doesn’t have anything to do with the toon. Check it out.
My editor respects me enough not to ask me to draw something I don’t agree with. He wanted a flattering toon to run beside the Falwell editorial and decided to use one drawn by Mr. Gary Varvel who is much nicer to conservatives than I am. Gary does great work and is a fabulous artist. Gary is a nice guy. I’m not. I had four Falwell cartoons which were critical of the man. One will run in tomorrow’s paper with an op-ed. I don’t have a problem with the way this worked out. I didn’t want to be something I’m not and my editor respects that. He actually liked the toons but didn’t want them to be the focus of the page.
Tomorrow I will post each toon, and they’re not that brazen. They’re just not nice. If you are one with delicate sensibilities, I will advise you to avoid this blog tomorrow.