Showing posts with label Mike Luckovich. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mike Luckovich. Show all posts

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Saturday, June 26, 2010

That darn Luckovich

Cheap shot
Washington Post June 26 2010

I am disappointed in the poor taste that you showed by running the Mike Luckovich cartoon [Drawing Board, June 19] of Gen. David H. Petraeus collapsing last week at a congressional hearing on the war in Afghanistan.

The cartoon took a cheap shot that was far beneath you.

James Lawler, McLean

Saturday, March 20, 2010

That darn Luckovich

Cartoon is out of sync with painting it resembles
Washington Post Saturday, March 20, 2010

The March 13 Drawing Board cartoon drawn by Mike Luckovich for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was inaccurate.

It purported to depict the Constitutional Convention. What was actually depicted was the famous John Trumbull painting, "Declaration of Independence," showing the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence to John Hancock by Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the "Committee of Five."

Today the image appears on the reverse of the two-dollar bill. The image is also found in the life-size mural in the U.S. Capitol. Jefferson was in Paris as minister to France when the Constitutional Convention was held.

H. Wayne Elliott,

Saturday, June 20, 2009

That darn Luckovich!

A Cartoonist in Reverse
Washington Post Saturday, June 20, 2009

I have been a Post convert ever since moving to the area in 2001. While dissenting viewpoints are to be expected, Mike Luckovich's June 13 cartoon provoked me.

He depicted four frustrated burqa-clad Muslim women discussing their envy of first lady Michelle Obama, with a turbaned man in the foreground cursing President Obama.

I cannot fathom how this cartoon could have passed muster for inclusion. Surely America has come out of the Stone Ages.

Wasn't it just this month in Cairo that President Obama provided us with several reminders that we need to adjust our own lens to better understand the Muslim world? Speaking explicitly to perceptions of Muslim women, he stated "I reject the view of some in the West that a woman who chooses to cover her hair is somehow less equal" and that "it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit -- for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear."

I thought that this was finally the spirit of our discourse, but your cartoon diminished some of the strides we're making, reinforced old and tired stereotypes and took us decades back.

-- Vijitha M. Eyango

Silver Spring

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Breen, Wilkinson and Luckovich interviewed by Cavna in Post

Editorial cartoonists Breen, Wilkinson and Luckovich are interviewed by Michael Cavna in "Line by Punch Line," Washington Post Sunday, August 3, 2008; M06

Further information can be seen at "Cartooning the Candidates," a video in which "Editorial cartoonist Steve Breen describes his method of sketching Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. Video by Liz Kelly."

The Art of Political Caricature slide show.

In the same section of the paper, Nick Galifianakis drew himself and his ex-wife Carolyn Hax in her advice column. It's a meta-commentary since the drawing is about how ex's can stay friends, which the two of them have done.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Luckovich on Obama caricature at Comic Riffs

Cavna drew an interesting response on Blitt's caricature of Obama from editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich here - "The Political Cartoon: When Satire Misses a Twist," By Michael Cavna, Washington Post's Comic Riffs blog August 2, 2008. This week his blog will focus on editorial cartoons as he spreads his focus a bit.