Not Your Ordinary Political Cartoon

From Denverite:

It’s a stretch to call the cartoon mailed to Denver voters this month a comic strip because it’s not exactly funny and it’s also sort of confusing.

The clip-arty mailer paints a world in which feline lobbyists — fat cats — get cozy with a human mayor in Colorado. Presumably the cartoon politician is meant to be Michael Hancock, though he is never named and the artist depicts him as a balding white guy.

The group behind the mailer, “Friends of Denver’s Future,” is not registered in the City and County of Denver, which may be against the law.


It would be a shame if they used clip art instead of paying a cartoonist.


The Denver Post also chimes in:

The group that printed a comic strip about corruption and mailed it across the city may have broken city rules, according to a campaign finance complaint filed by a Denver resident.

Titled the “Denver mayoral funny pages,” the postcard mailer doesn’t directly mention Mayor Michael Hancock or any other candidates. The cartoon-strip flyer features a fat-cat lobbyist and says that the mayor is the “ultimate pay to play winner.”