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RECESSION FUNNIES!
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This one is really big - and might reproduce too small to be comfortably read here on Patreon. There's a bigger copy you can see here. My favorite part of this cartoon is definitely the line of people waiting at the bottom - which was me trying to channel the approach of some of the Mad Magazine gags I read as a kid.
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Who Needs Feminism?
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This is quite an old cartoon - you can tell because I was still drawing people with only three fingers! Nowadays, I'm not sure I'd write this cartoon the same way - because the fact is, I think men do need feminism too, and this cartoon can be read as implying that feminism isn't good for men as well as women. But maybe that's overthinking. I think the basic point of this cartoon - that it's easier for people in the privileged class to think that...
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men don't get paid more for their work.

which rights does male have that females are forbidden?
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INTERNATIONAL DEBT RELIEF
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I don't know how old this cartoon is, but I'd guess a decade or more. Unfortunately, the point the cartoon makes is still true, as everyone who's been following the news from Greece and Puerto Rico knows.Artwise... well, I think the layout works. I really like the decision I made to have the smaller character almost entirely pushed out of the final panel. But wow, am I glad I've learned to draw better since then.
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Rape and Consent - Affirmative Consent Explained

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I really like this cartoon (which is a pretty recent one). But I seem unable to find a punchline I'm totally happy with. (See here to read my previous two attempts at a punchline.)Artwise, it's much more highly rendered than most of my cartoons (and took much longer to draw), but I think it suits the harsh tone of the strip.
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Immigration and Jobs

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For a lot of people, the idea that immigration creates jobs is counter-intuitive. Surely if an immigrant comes and takes a job, that's one less job for an American to do, right?But actually, immigration improves job prospects for both immigrants and natives. This cartoon was a straightforward attempt to make that process more visible and understandable for readers who haven't read much about the economics of immigration.Artwise, I think the drawi...
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MODERN SISYPHUS
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I'm still pleased with this cartoon. It's one of those cartoons that some of my readers have liked a lot, but others read it and go "meh." (And some read it and go, "who's Sisyphus?") Realistically, almost no one ever has their minds changed by a single argument heard once. People do sometimes change their minds, but it usually requires hearing the arguments again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and.... And even then, when they've fi...
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORPORATE WHINING
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Honestly, I've done this sort of "history" cartoon several times over, in which I try and show that although the particulars may change, the arguments remain the same. In this case, any change to the rules that favors labor rights at all - no matter what it is - will be said by business to mean that no one will ever make a profit again we're doomed so let's just put up the closed sign and nail the doors shut. Corporations are the ultimate "boy wh...
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REASSURING WHITE PEOPLE!
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The tiny panel at the end of this strip is one of my favorite bits of dialog from any of my political cartoons, and an expanded version of it is the header art for my Patreon.I think the script for this cartoon holds up very well. It's one of what I think of as my "wacky, wacky white people" strips - strips that focus on weird aspects of white people's racial identity and racial behavior. The desire to seek reassurance - and the insecurity that m...
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Really Good Careers

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I don't often create single-panel cartoons - years of comic books have left me with a brain that thinks in multiple panels - but this is an exception, and one that I'm happy with. The most prestigious and best-paying careers in the US have, over the generations, evolved to assume that workers have a "wife at home."  By that, I mean jobs are designed for someone who either has no family responsibilities (like children to take care of), or who has ...
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OVERSENSITIVITY!

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This is one of my favorites of my older cartoons. This gag - the person working herself into a hostile frenzy over what might happen - is as old as vaudeville. (A classic example is Groucho Marx's "this means war!" scene from Duck Soup.) Applying it to white racial paranoia seemed like a good fit.Artwise, there are particulars of drawing here I'd quibble with (such as, why is her head so tiny in the first two panels?). But the layout works well. ...
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Another Mom Screwed Over By A Tiny Advantage

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This is one of my older strips, and I'm of two minds about it.On the one hand, I love this strip. I think it takes a very important economic concept - Gunner Myrdal's concept of "cumulative causation" - and illustrates it, as it relates to the wage gap, in a very clear way that people without an economics background can understand. I also like that the husband character here isn't a villain. He seems like a nice enough guy - but one who, like his...
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This cartoon is a bit of a "econ nerds" gag, and I'm not sure how much general appeal it has. It's long been the case that economists have said that the minimum wage is bad because it causes more harm than good, by increasing unemployment. This was more a matter of theory than evidence.But when some clever economists started running "natural experiments" - looking at what happens when the minimum wage is raised in one of two neighboring states - ...
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Hi, Jason.

I'm not sure there's any need for minimum wage proponents to specifically address the "why not a MW of $100 an hour" argument, unless someone brings it up seriously. No one serious has ever proposed such a law; nor is there any chance of $100/hr MW being passed (except after many decades of inflation, I suppose).

In fact, the "what about a $100/hr MW?" argument is exactly what I was making fun of in my cartoon - MW opponents who emphasize theory and ignore reality.

You're mistaken about which MW studies I was referring to. Noawadays, the state of the art is to do "natural experiments," in which two continuous economic areas, separated only by a state line,  are compared when one state raises their MW  In this way, the effect of raising the MW can be compared in two otherwise similar regions, so that spurious correlations (like employment going up nationwide) are controlled for.

Ironically, it's the studies that don't control for spurious correlations that are most likely to find that the MW causes unemployment.

I discuss this in more detail here: http://amptoons.com/blog/2014/04/03/two-reasons-the-american-action-forums-new-minimum-wage-study-shouldnt-convince-anyone/
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  • The Old Church, Portland, Oregon
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Porland, Oregon
Previously
New York City - Oberlin, Ohio - Amherst, Massachusetts - Boston, Massachusetts - Westport, Connecticut
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Born, drew some comics, died. Oh, wait, not that last bit yet.
Introduction
I'm a cartoonist, best known for my graphic novel "Hereville," about the magical adventures of a troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl. School Library Journal.com called Hereville "the best kid's graphic novel of 2010. Bar none."

I also create left-wing political cartoons, which can be found at leftycartoons.com, and blog at Alas, a Blog. I have a Patreon for my political cartoons, as well.
Bragging rights
My comic Hereville has been nominated for an Eisner, a Harvey, an Ignatz, an Andre Norton, won an Oregon Book Award, and is the only comic book ever to win a Sydney Taylor Book Prize. My political cartoons won the Charles Schulz Award. Also, I draw good grotesque faces.
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  • Portland State University
  • Oberlin College
  • School of Visual Arts, NYC
  • Staples High School, Westport, CT
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