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Recent articles by Michael:

The best comedy skewering the Trump administration, from Sarah Cooper to John Mulaney

It may be hard to spoof such an atypical president, but these 10 creative minds pulled it off. → Read More

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being memorialized in cartoons

Even political cartoonists, so trained in drawing on deadline, can be caught cold by breaking news. → Read More

How West Coast cartoonists deliver powerful art from the wildfires

Top political artists draw the catastrophe through a personal lens → Read More

Keith Knight’s show ‘Woke’ feels right on time. But he’s been drawing about police brutality for decades.

The "Knight Life" creator has adapted his comics and life story into a Hulu show that explores race, art and social justice. → Read More

How cartoonists are drawing Kamala Harris in the wake of her joining the Biden ticket

California artists who have long drawn the vice-presidential nominee share their insights. → Read More

Maya Rudolph created a memorable Kamala Harris impersonation on SNL, and fans desperately want her to return

Rudolph, Emmy-nominated for playing Harris, hasn't yet committed to a return but did tease of the possibility: "That's spicy." → Read More

When her mom was dying of covid-19, ‘Conan’ writer Laurie Kilmartin turned tragedy into comedy. It’s what she does.

The comedian and "Conan" writer penned a book about her dad's death, and is performing standup about her mom's. She jokes so that others will take the coronavirus seriously. → Read More

Comic-Con is virtual for the first time, and anyone can attend for free. Here’s what to expect.

A scaled-down San Diego Comic-Con@Home will be a Zoom-happy event starting Wednesday, featuring Charlize Theron and Guillermo del Toro. → Read More

Garry Trudeau is spoofing the Trump presidency by treating it as ‘a hostile takeover’

The "Doonesbury" creator says his new book "Lewser!" aims to show how Trump is "privatizing the gain while socializing the pain." → Read More

Andrew Cuomo is touting a new pandemic poster. Artists call it an ‘incoherent’ mess.

Cuomo has already gotten 12,000 orders for copies of his “New York Tough” poster, which includes a tall mountain, President Trump sitting on a moon and a "boyfriend cliff." → Read More

Gary Larson of ‘The Far Side’ publishes his first new cartoons in 25 years

"The Far Side" creator says drawing with a digital tablet reinvigorated his desire to create art. → Read More

The best pandemic art created by Post readers, from a stimulus-check mask to a chicken-recipe sculpture

We picked the best works from more than 650 submissions. → Read More

How a newspaper cartoon with a swastika-wearing Trump roiled a Florida community

A veteran Key Biscayne cartoonist used a swastika to point out dangers to the U.S. Constitution. Many readers saw it as insensitive. → Read More

‘Horrified’ Missouri newspaper owners resign over ‘racist’ police cartoon — published by their dad

The syndicated cartoonist defended his cartoon, which targeted the "defund the police" campaign. → Read More

Mad magazine legend Al Jaffee retires at age 99 after a record-breaking career

Mad will pay tribute to Jaffee next week, with its final issue of all-new material. → Read More

The powerful cartoons mocking Trump’s response to the protests

Cartoonists are also commenting on interactions between police and the protestors. → Read More

Comics will salute essential workers by hiding symbols in their Sunday strips

"Baby Blues" artist sparks gratitude campaign that will include at least 70 comics. → Read More

Without movie theaters, we’re missing communal laughter: ‘You lose a check-in with humanity’

Comedy with an audience can be cathartic and therapeutic. → Read More

The Grim Reaper shows up often in pandemic cartoons — whether to provoke or provide dark humor

Some cartoonists try to deliver a political shock. Others want to deliver levity in this trying time. → Read More

We’d like to see the artwork you’re creating during the coronavirus crisis

Submit your visual art here. We'll publish some of the submissions. → Read More