October 28, 2007
After the fires
I've heard many radio ads from insurance companies, assuring customers how easy it will be to file claims. Hopefully this will indeed be the case. But things certainly did not go so smoothly during a previous state natural disaster, the 1994 Northridge Quake, so one can be excused for being perhaps a bit skeptical.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 5:39 AM
October 23, 2007
Santa Ana winds... and fires
This cartoon is unusual in that I drew it in color (for online only) then converted it to black & white for print, rather than the reverse.
Sharp-eyed readers of more than one newspaper may have seen this reprinted in the L.A. Times on Sunday Oct. 28th. It's actually the fourth or fifth time this has happened over four years. Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett writes a weekly column for the Times, "Toon-Op," which is a look at editorial cartooning from the previous week, and Pett picks three cartoons from around the country to illustrate his column; these are strictly his picks, and the Times gives him a free hand. And no, the editors at the Star seem okay with this, even though it's a supposedly competing paper -- the last time it happened, Editor Joe Howry came over to say how pleased he was to see the Star's cartoon in the big paper down the road.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:32 AM
October 21, 2007
The Armenian Genocide bill, and rough sketches
Here's the penciled version of this cartoon (type and shading are added in Photoshop):
And here's the quick rough, shown to the Opinion Page editor for her okay:
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:43 AM
October 18, 2007
More "weird" illustration work
Here's another example of the weekly "News of the Weird" illustartions I do for our TimeOut section. This one is about a doctor reprimanded for grabbing an unruly patient with "Three Stooges"-like behavior, including twisting the patient's nose.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 3:56 PM
October 14, 2007
Adjustable-rate mortgage meltdown
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 5:42 AM
October 9, 2007
Carving a new city out of Oxnard
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 5:22 AM
October 7, 2007
Americans shop largely on the basis of price. That's why retailers such as Wal-Mart do so well, and one of the reasons they can offer tempting prices is because so much of their inventory comes from China, where inconveniences such as labor laws and environmental standards are much looser, allowing them to hold down prices. Unfortunately, not many people wish to pay extra for more socially-conscious shopping.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 5:00 AM
October 2, 2007
California has taken the lead on many issue, including universal healthcare coverage and global warming... but why should a state have to do such things that are really national responsibilities?
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:19 AM