Odds and Ends, cartoons, cartoon download link
I'm going to be in New York this weekend and out of touch by computer until Monday, so I just wanted to post these odds and ends before I left:
Higher-Res Version of Shallow Grave: If you're an individual or group that would like to use the cartoon and need it this weekend, you can download a 300 dpi black & white TIFF version from this link. However, please do drop me an email anyway, as I would love to know what/where your group is and how you're using it. I got another very nice email from Community United Against Violence out in the Bay Area, who used the cartoon at an event commemorating Gwen, especially important as Fred Phelps (of www.godhatesfags.com) and his crew showed up to picket her funeral (because he's so glad she's dead, that's the kind of guy he is).
A few good cartoons: I just wanted to share a few of my favorites from this week. So please see today's Boondocks for a strip about Bush and his daddy, and these cartoons by Lalo Alcaraz and Tony Auth regarding the sniper and living in fear.
Some good news: This seems to be rare lately so it's extra-important. Anyway, check out this press release from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force on the amendment to Boston's anti-discrimination ordinance that recently passed the City Council. With the amendment (which the mayor promises to sign) it is now no longer legal in Boston to discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression--in other words, you can't be evicted or fired or kept from using the bathroom because someone doesn't think you're enough of a "real man" or a "real woman." (This adds Boston to a growing roster of places in the US, such as Cambridge, MA and the entire state of Rhode Island).
Superbush? You're kidding, right?
Some time back I did a very sarcastic cartoon portraying W. as "Superbush." Well, apparently the Republican National Committee really wants people to think he is a superhero, as evidenced by this bizarre Flash animation on their official web site (a response to a bizarre Flash ad from the Democratic National Committee). It's hard to believe the Superbush ad isn't some kind of bizarre joke, but it's for real. (Both ads were brought to my attention by August at Xoverboard).