Chapter . Classic Jackson Cartoons

When the news of Michael Jackson’s death spread across the globe, no group of people felt more grief than editorial cartoonists. They followed his career closely through all the crotch tugs, plastic surgeries, and allegations of child abuse. Cartoonists were at the groom’s side when he married Elvis Presley’s daughter, and were looking up as he dangled his son Prince over a 4-story balcony. Here’s a look back as cartoonists remember their favorite Michael Jackson cartoons.

In 1984, the media was making a big deal out of President Reagan meeting Michael Jackson. I wanted to do something ironic, with Reagan being the friend of the white male millionaire. I came up with this cartoon that hit the spot.

– Bob Englehart ...

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