Border Crisis! The WITTIEST cartoonists discuss the BEST cartoons on the immigration mess!



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The BORDER CRISIS is our topic today! The political cartoonists look at Trump, Biden, desperate refugees, children in cages and so much more! Its a festival of human misery, told in cartoons! You gotta laugh.

And we have four of our favorite editorial cartoonists joining us!

ROB ROGERS has won a ton of awards and worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for decades before he was fired for criticizing President Trump by those bastards - Rob is a shining star in our profession and I’m a big fan, welcome Rob!

GARY McCOY has won a ton of awards too, including 2 Silver Reubens from the National Cartoonists Society, for magazine and greeting card cartoons. He is also a prolific magazine cartoonist and he draws TWO syndicated newspaper comic strips, The DUPLEX and The FLYING McCOYS -- which is a crazy amount of work. Great to have you back, Gary!

RICK McKEE was the cartoonist for decades for the Augusta Chronicle in Georgia; he draws the comic "Pluggers" and we've syndicated Rick for 20 years, and Rick is one of our podcast favorites --welcome back, Rick!

ADAM ZYGLIS draws for the Buffalo News in New York. Adam has won the Pulitzer Prize and a ton of other prizes. Adam will have a special, solo exhibition of his work at the end of Septemberll at the Cartoon Museum in St Just le Martel, France. Welcome back, Adam!

00:00:00 Introduction, Border Crisis
00:01:05 Rob Rogers cartoon on separating children at the border
00:02:34 Introduction of Gary McCoy
00:02:55 Introduction of Rick McKee
00:03:29 Introduction of Adam Zyglis
00:04:03 The use of crowd scenes in cartoons
00:04:55 Cartoons featuring the Statue of Liberty
00:05:08 The effectiveness of cartoons without words
00:06:17 Gary McCoy's cartoon on Biden and voting
00:07:11 The use of crosshatching in cartoons
00:08:08 Biden sleeping while dogs howl
00:08:15 Biden's ineffective "Don't come in" sign
00:09:15 Rick's Southwest landscapes
00:09:29 Cartoon depicting Biden finishing the southern border with a speed bump
00:10:38 The tragic consequences of illegal immigration
00:11:22 The lack of cartoons sympathetic to migrants from conservative cartoonists
00:12:09 Gary's perspective on drawing cartoons about migrants
00:13:23 The need for a more human approach to the issue
00:14:04 Rob's cartoon comparing the moon landing to the immigration issue
00:14:36 Gary's perspective on the damage caused by illegal immigration
00:15:22 Different views on the issue of illegal immigration, unequal enforcement vs. human tragedy
00:15:57 Need for immigration policy reform and blame on Obama and Biden
00:16:28 Shift in liberal perspective on immigration as a problem
00:16:34 Impact of Abbott and DeSantis shipping immigrants to northern cities
00:17:11 Government's role in helping less fortunate
00:17:25 Liberals see conservatives as heartless, conservatives see liberals as bleeding hearts
00:18:02 Difficulty for immigrants to obtain work visas
00:18:33 Misconception that most immigrants seek asylum rather than work
00:19:06 Perspective of Latin American cartoonists on immigration
00:20:19 Influence of readership on cartoonists' views
00:22:06 Gary McCoy's arguments on immigration
00:23:03 Gary McCoy's cartoon depicting deportation
00:23:09 Uncle Sam shooting the migrant out of the cannon back over the wall.
00:23:42 Building the border wall out of fruitcakes for Christmas.
00:24:13 Drawing the Mexican eagle in cartoons
00:24:59 Facebook's removal of cartoons containing swastikas and KKK hoods.
00:25:39 Depicting the hateful MAGA people in a cartoon during Trump's time.
00:26:33 Cartoons being removed from social media for controversial content.
00:27:05 Screening and placing immigrants properly in Buffalo.
00:28:00 The debate over immigration policy and its impact on crime rates.
00:29:00 Governor DeSantis' feud with Disney in Florida.
00:30:27 Native American's response to the "Great Replacement Theory".
00:30:33 Great Replacement Theory
00:30:45 Rob Rogers talks about immigration and family history
00:31:00 Rick McKee's Independence Day spaceship
00:31:15 The terms "undocumented non citizen"
00:31:39 Rick McKee identifies as conservative, but not a Trump conservative
00:32:23 Adam Zyglis describes Stephen Miller's appearance
00:32:49 Daryl Cagle discusses the challenge of political figures being unknown to readers
00:33:00 Peter Kuper's cartoon captures Stephen Miller's look
00:34:10 Discussion on the limitations of print publications
00:35:05 Adam Zyglis explains the inspiration behind the Venn diagram cartoon
00:35:44 Daryl Cagle points out the imagery of migrants with MasterCards
00:36:37 Farewells and end of the conversation
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