Thursday, August 05, 2010


371st post

That there's my 130th cartoon drawn for The Jerusalem Post, submitted yesterday and slated to appear exclusively online. That's the twelfth of the thirty I drew since the last update in the 356th post to be seen by the general public (overall total: 67, or just a touch over half of the total).
Subjects of said 12 'toons break down as follows:
Radical Islam (2)
Hizbullah (2)
Iranian sanctions
The Palestinian Authority
Unilateral withdrawals
Gilad Schalit
The Conversion Bill
The Israeli Comptroller's Report
Jewish holidays

The stars!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (four times, once unpublished)
Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu (four times, thrice unpublished)
US President Barack Obama (twice)
Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah (twice, once unpublished)
Syrian President Bashar Assad (once)
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (once)
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (once)
Uncle Sam (once)

Plus all of the following none of whom made it in:
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Israeli Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman
Israeli politico Moshe Feiglin
Helen Thomas
Inspector Clouseau

Bibi had the hardest fall, only appearing once out of four submissions (the most of anybody), leaving him at 22 overall. Obama made both his appearances count, and Ahmadenijad led the pack with three printings, putting him at a stunning 12-for-15 (80%) success rate historically. Startlingly missing completely is PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who seems to have dropped off the news radar completely.
And now, the bonus you've all learned to look forward to: my favorite unpublished cartoon from this period!

It's a no-brainer, really--the only cartoon I ever literally begged the Post to print, and they wouldn't. I already featured it on The Eighth Day, and here it is again. Soak up the bitterness!

TODAY'S BOOK: "The City of Ember", by Jeanne DuPrau ((c) 2003)


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