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The Best Political Cartoons of the Year, 2008 Edition by Brian Fairrington, Daryl Cagle

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Too Many Cartoonists – Too Little Time

Whenever cartoonists get together, we complain about syndicates (the businesses that sell our cartoons to newspapers). Cartoonists are not businessmen – we want syndicates to be like mothers to us, selflessly nurturing our careers, so we don’t have to sully our minds with yucky business thoughts, when we’d rather be thinking about cartoons. But syndicates don’t act like mothers, and cartoonists have some very colorful names for the syndicate executives who sell their work – in fact, some of these colorful names include the word “mother.”

In addition to being a political cartoonist myself, I run a small syndicate that specializes in editorial cartoons; I see that there must be one thousand aspiring cartoonists ...

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