The blog of Richard Thompson, caricaturist, creator of "Cul de Sac," and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bark the Vote

This is a cover for the Comic Book section of Nickelodeon Magazine. I'd probably vote for dogs, as they'd more likely have the good of the pack in mind, whereas cats would think only of themselves. Yet somehow the rodents keep getting into office.
There, that's my political thought for the day.

(The patriotic dog in the upper left corner is by the great Sam Henderson.)


Danny Fry said...

Beautiful Richard! A great homage to Mad magazine.Very funny!

angryparsnip said...

Love your "Label" today

vote naked mole rat


Kid Shay said...

Cats would be the first with attack ads. The ad would begin looking out over a grassy field. You'd notice a set of eyes staring straight into the camera. The pupils would become enormous. Then the camera would be knocked off its tripod by the attacking cat.

"The cat approves this message."

Stacy Curtis said...

The dogs would lift their legs and wet the cats' campaign signs.

"The dogs approve this message."

When does this cover run, Richard? I'd like to grab a copy of it.

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Bought the Cul de Sac book and now I am waiting for the 2nd.

Mark Jackson said...

And then there's Douglas Adams' take:

"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?" - Ford Prefect

Unknown said...

I'm also a freelance illustrator, and looking at your blog posts makes me want to quit.

Can you try drawing with your other hand for the next 20 yrs or so, it would really help me out?


dave roman said...

I'm so glad it printed well! The original was so beautiful!

Mike Rhode said...

This is on the inside covering the comics section, not the cover of the whole magazine. So look for the November issues in particular.

Bear said...

Er, would my choices be McCairn Terrier or Bark Obama? Couldn't resist. A wonderful illo!