Favorite

IQ: A barrel full of laughs 

What is the meaning of life? It's a good question, but for now let's keep it simple and talk about cartoons. Comic strips and cartoon panels can be a concise, almost perfect way of conveying an opinion, in the hands of the right artist. It only takes so long to read them, and if they're done well, like a good joke, the contents stay with you for a while. Food for thought that's the size of a burger, comics don't demand the same commitment as, say, a novel, but they often get across many of the same universal themes in pithy, illustrated sound bytes. Here's to the cartoon artists who keep us laughing -- and thinking.

click to enlarge 064b_iq-2227.gif

Jesse Martinez
Ice cream maker Neighborhood: Patty Jewett

Do you read the comics or the news first? Neither. [I read] astrology. Unless there's a good headline on there.

What's your favorite cartoon? Pokmon.

Do political cartoons influence public opinion? It depends on the individual. I think it's a pretty individual type [of] question.

Which politician deserves to be lampooned the most? Jesse Helms.

click to enlarge 0ee7_iq-2227.gif

Heather Kimler
Waitress
Neighborhood: West Side

Do you read the comics or the news first? Comics.

What's your favorite cartoon? The Lockhorns. I like them; they're funny.

Do political cartoons influence public opinion? Yes.

Which politician deserves to be lampooned the most? Bush.

click to enlarge 9bb4_iq-2227.gif

Brenda Boyd
Sales
Neighborhood: Broadmoor

Do you read the comics or the news first? The news.

What's your favorite cartoon? I would have to say Peanuts.

Do political cartoons influence public opinion? No, they just bring out the humor in the situation. I don't think they influence it; they don't influence me.

Which politician deserves to be lampooned the most? Probably Clinton. He made his bed, so to speak.

  • What is the meaning of life?

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Matthew Fullen

Latest in IQ

  • IQ: Tuck in, take out

    IQ: Tuck in, take out

    What happens when our dining experiences go pear-shaped?
    • Feb 3, 2011
  • IQ: Filling the lifeboats

    IQ: Filling the lifeboats

    For years, our economy rode the crest of inflated home prices in a booming market. When the bubble popped, many were left thrashing in the deep end.
    • Jan 27, 2011
  • More »

Popular Events

  • Peer Revue @ Ivywild School

    • Fri., Jan. 20, 7-9:30 p.m. $12-$15
    • Buy Tickets
  • Sustainability Series: Brewing Your Own Craft Beer @ Bear Creek Nature Center

    • Sat., Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $5-$7
  • Collage Workshop @ Pikes Peak Library District, Rockrimmon Branch

    • Fri., Jan. 27, 1-3 p.m. Free
    • Buy Tickets
  • SCWCC Business Lunch @ Garden of the Gods Club

    • $38-$46
    • Buy Tickets
  • Basics of Cast Iron Cooking @ Fountain Creek Nature Center

    • Sat., Jan. 28, 9-11 a.m. $10-$12

Recent Comments

All content © Copyright 2017, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation