September 24, 2010

Why we're screwed

Remember back in 2008 when there were all kinds of articles about how Republicans had Democrats "right where they wanted them" in the upcoming election, and how the Democrats were going to overextend themselves and that's why, despite all the polling indicating otherwise, Republicans weren't going to face a massive landslide loss and articles like this weren't just a lame attempt to try to make a story out of the constant inevitablity of what was coming?

Yeah. People really have the memories of goldfish, don't they.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:13 AM

September 22, 2010

"I'd Like Your Vote"

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This strip was supposed to go up Sunday night, meaning I was halfway done with it even before the Democrats failed to accomplish another major policy goal. Call me prescient. Of course, it's repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, so I'm sort of used to this being a major policy goal failure. I know a lot of people are going whine when I say that this is the Democrats' failure and that waaaaaaah why aren't you blaming Republicans and what really do you want me to say? Republicans had a job: stubbornly prevent Democrats from passing anything. Democrats had a job: repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Guess who did their job?

Likewise, this won't change until the Democratic majority eliminates the filibuster. They won't do it. Or, the Republicans take over the Senate and start doing whatever they want again. That's much more likely. Once again, just because you don't like what someone's job is doesn't mean they don't do it well.

Oh, and something something something eleven percent unemployment. I think voters might be mad about that too.

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Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:23 AM

September 21, 2010


Yes, both of you who read the site regularly noticed there was no strip yesterday. A faint effort at one will come soon; after already bailing Labor Day weekend I decided that even a napkin scribble would be better than nothing. However, it had to take the back burner to getting the book ready.

That said, here's a sneak peek at what three or four of you have been waiting for:

O hai book!

You're Still an A%*hole For Voting For Nader will be available for purchase at the end of October, right after it makes its debut at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. I'm really excited to get this one done. I deliberately made the previous book only half-size so I could have this one be the time period from the end of the 2008 election until now. It's a great compilation of the first two years of Obama. It's got:

-118 pages of strips and writing
-extended commentary for strips during the 2008 election
-an awesome, exclusive introduction by "Stroker & Hoop" co-creator Casper Kelly

My favorite part, though, is the cover. The graphic wraps around the whole book and I really like how the effect turned out. To make up for reduced comic content, here's a sneak at the larger cover graphic, include the part on the back. Click the image for a larger version.

O hai book!

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:30 AM