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Political ideologies take over the Sunday comics

The Boston Globe has posted parody comics strips from a Tea Party perspective. The nine comics were drawn/modified by Joe Smith. The article suggests others will run this Sunday. Parodied strips include: Peanuts (aka ‘Teanuts’), BC (‘BP’), Cathy (‘Wrathy’), Ziggy (‘Zig Zaggy’), Dennis the Menace (‘Dennis the IRS Menace’), Garfield (‘Garfailed’), Nancy (‘Nancy Pelosi’), and The Family Circus (‘The Family (Not a Circus, a Sacred Institution)’).

For a couple of parody comics from a different perspective, Michael Cavna has posted comics by Scott Brown and Anthony King that appeared in GQ magazine – again, modifying Peanuts and Family Circus to make a political point.

Community Comments

#1 Jeff Stanson
September/24/2010
@ 3:21 pm

I wouldn’t say these strips are from a Tea Party perspective. Actually they parody what Tea Party opponents would have us believe Tea Party perspectives are.

#2 Ted Rall
September/24/2010
@ 3:21 pm

http://www.rall.com/gallery2/d/12804-3/9-27-10.jpg

#3 Darrin Bell
September/24/2010
@ 4:09 pm

“Actually they parody what Tea Party opponents would have us believe Tea Party perspectives are.”

Glenn Beck, Fox and Friends, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, and all the other Republicans who keep saying these sorts of things and then aligning themselves with the Tea Party are Tea Party opponents?

#4 Stacy Curtis
September/24/2010
@ 4:42 pm

I’m not sure the Tea Party knows what the Tea Party perspectives are.

#5 Keith Brown
September/24/2010
@ 6:30 pm

http://www.cafepress.com/teapartyBS

#6 Susan Abe
September/25/2010
@ 6:08 am

It’s interesting how many cartoonists, usually a bunch who pay attention to graphic design, draw the stars on the GOP elephant with a point at the top.

#7 Jim Bradford
September/25/2010
@ 8:00 am

If the DNC talking points imbedded in your news stories and oped’s can’t get results, why not bastardize the comics. It’s all-hands-on-deck in the Globe’s editorial boardroom, but the sense of impending doom and gloom must be palpable. Tea Party hit-piece graphics may assuage the Globe’s left of centre subscription core, but they cannot avert the sea change that is coming in November.

#8 Terry LaBan
September/25/2010
@ 9:02 am

“But they cannot avert the sea change that is coming in November.”

Which will last until about 24 hours after newly elected Teapublicans take office, by which time everyone will realize that a)they neither know nor care how to actually govern and b)they are making the economic situation infinitely worse.

#9 Pete Murphey
September/25/2010
@ 9:51 am

Clearly parodies of the Tea Party rather than from a “Tea Party perspective.”

This would be an example of cartoon from a Tea Party perspective:http://bcsteaparty.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/shovel_ready_stimulus_packa.jpg

#10 Jim lavery
September/25/2010
@ 10:14 am

Actually only ONE ideology is taking over the Sunday Funnies. The allowable one. The one that took over a congressional hearing yesterday.

#11 Karyl Miller
September/25/2010
@ 12:58 pm

Did they get permission to use these images?
I’m against the Tea party, but doesn’t parody imply
it would be funny. These were lame.

#12 Mike Peterson
September/25/2010
@ 3:32 pm

“It?s interesting how many cartoonists, usually a bunch who pay attention to graphic design, draw the stars on the GOP elephant with a point at the top.”

Maybe Christine McDonnell is into something with her witchery — the inverted pentagram is already part of the GOP logo!

#13 Tom Wood
September/25/2010
@ 4:11 pm

If I lived in Delaware:

Probably NSFW, but just a bit

#14 Keith Brown
September/25/2010
@ 5:39 pm

@ Susan Abe, which way are the stars supposed to be drawn?

#15 Charles Brubaker
September/26/2010
@ 9:18 pm

Just so we’re clear, these cartoons are drawn by Ward Sutton, aka “Kelly” from the Onion.

#16 Kelly Ferguson
September/27/2010
@ 9:38 am

Someone should tell Ward there’s already a “Far Left Side.”

http://www.farleftside.com/

#17 Derf Backderf
September/27/2010
@ 4:38 pm

@Karyn Miller. It’s called Fair Use and it would be pretty hard to be a political commentator if it wasn’t part of First Amendment law.

I like Ward’s Kelly stuff. These were pretty predictable.

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