Former The Orange County Register editorial cartoonist Mike Shelton, along with another former O.C. Register employee have launched a new web site for their animated editorial cartoons called politicalbastards.com (or the more mildly titled politicalbleep.com).
“Animation is where the future of editorial cartooning is heading,” Shelton told E&P.
The duo hopes the new site — designed by Leger — will eventually become self-supporting via ad revenue after traffic for PoliticalBastards.com grows. “We think there’s an audience for it,” she said.
Currently, the site includes faux ads. Visitors will, after a minute or so, see caricatures of Joseph Biden and Fred Thompson emerge out of the lower left corner of the home page and run across the screen into the faux beer ad in the upper right corner.