Hi all. It’s been too long since I posted anything over here. One big reason is that I don’t do the comic strip any more. But I had meant to keep up a caricature gallery here. However, I have since moved that gallery over to Mooretoons, my “hub” site. You can view the gallery here. There are other galleries of my other work, political and otherwise. And there is my blog, that I maintain on a fairly frequent basis. I should also mention that I have been doing political cartoons for my teacher’s union; Learning Curve focuses on issues concerning education, unions and teachers. Though not In Contempt, you may recognize the same spirit of outrage and mockery. Check it out!
If you are in Portland and love comics, then drop by the Stumptown Comics Fest at the Red Lion Inn on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, 2009. I’ll be there with Little Dee and Bruno creator Chris Baldwin at table 114, selling my latest book along with other comics I have created over the years. I’ll sign, do sketches, and give out candy. And talk politics, of course. Or other random things. I’m pretty easy. So come on by.
Hope, Change and All That Crap — a new collection of In Contempt comic strips — is available for purchase through Lulu.com. The book collects strips published between August 2007 and January 2009.
The specs: 108 pages, 7.5″ x 7.5″, perfect binding, cream interior paper (60# weight), black and white interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight), full-color exterior ink
Product description: 2008 packed a lot of history. Bush’s last days, the divisive Democratic primaries, the ridiculous Republican primaries, Sarah Palin, the waterboarding of civil liberties, endless war(s), an economy built on hot air, Obama’s glib equivocations — these and other good times are treated the only way cartoonist Kevin Moore knows how: with contempt. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Moore publishes In Contempt, a comic strip devoted to satirizing politics with venom. New strips appear at www.incontemptcomics.com.
Here’s the press release:
March 16, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
In Contempt Comics
Kevin Moore Releases New Book: Hope, Change and All That Crap
Portland, OR March 16, 2009 – Cartoonist Kevin Moore has published Hope, Change and All That Crap, a collection of In Contempt comic strips through Lulu.com for immediate sale. By the book directly Lulu at http://www.lulu.com/content/6079963
Collecting strips published from August, 2007 through January, 2009, Hope, Change and All That Crap covers an eventful period in American politics and world history. The last days of the Bush administration, revelations of torture, the primary contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the collapse of the global economy — these and other topics fall prey to Kevin Moore’s sharp satirical treatment.
Cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall praises Kevin as “a visionary” and a cartoonist “whose brush coughed out caricatures of presidents as easily as sketches of animals (as any cartoonist will tell you, critters are tough to draw)” and simply “damned good.”
Samples of In Contempt strips can be found at the www.incontemptcomics.com. Kevin is available for interviews any time during the day. Please contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope, Change and All That Crap offers a unique time capsule of American and world history, viewed through the pen of a biting satirical wit. By the book directly Lulu at http://www.lulu.com/content/6079963
Kevin Moore has been drawing In Contempt since 2001. He is also the creator of Wanderlost, currently hosted at www.moderntales.com.
Just letting y’all know that cartoon posting will resume on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. The site management software is all updated and tweaked to my liking, with more 2.0-pian widgets and crap to allow for interactivity and sharing and holding hands and singing Kumbayaaaaaah.
Can you tell I quit smoking? Makes me kinda punchy.
Oh, and – happy new year. Let’s hope 2009 will less stupid than 2008. But I don’t think anyone in the Middle East is currently listening.
Above is a sample of sketches I have done recently on the election and posted to a special Election 2008 Sketchbook Page. I am too freaked out right now about all the things that could go wrong today, so I can’t really think straight. So in lieu of an actual political cartoon, please enjoy these sketches. A real cartoon will appear Thursday.