And, a related question: Do you admire any political cartoonists whose politics are very different from your own?
I must admit, I don’t. I’m a leftist and all my faves are left-of-center cartoonists:
Ruben Bolling of Tom the Dancing Bug (at http://www.ucomics.com/tomthedancingbug/). (Check out the Adventures of God-Man! And Billy Dare, Boy Adventurer!)
Tom Tomorrow of This Modern World (at http://www.thismodernworld.com).
Tom Toles (at http://www.ucomics.com/tomtoles/index.phtml).
I also like Pat Oliphant, though he’s not exactly leftist – seems to be equally ready to skewer whoever’s in power.
My least favorite is Wayne Stayskal (http://www.comicspage.com/stayskal/), a right-wing editorial cartoonist for the Tampa Tribune, whose work has inexplicably gone into syndication. Not only do I disagree violently with practically everything he has to say, but his mode of saying it is always crude, clumsy, stupid and lame. I would call Stayskal the Bil Keane of political cartooning but that would insult Keane, whose wit and artistic talent both are vastly superior, which should give you some idea why I hate Stayskal.
How about you guys?