Monday, December 31, 2012

Twelve of 12

Artley's Best 12 of 2012

Let me know which one is your favorite.  Please click on the NAME below the cartoon to track the hits. Or, just leave a comment. Thank you!

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Merry Christmas  to all my friends out there traveling this holiday season!

From a Cartoon last Year
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...Meanwhile, keeping in the spirit of the season and maintaining the tradition of lampooning a worthy political icon, I offer the following old magazine advertisement. Admittedly, I (ahem) made a bit of a modification to the original message. 

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Recycled Toon

Reposting a cartoon from last year that seems to resonate in the current political arena. 

In With the Wind

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanks Giving Way

"Mercantile on 34th Street" [11/20/12]
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

'Snow in Winter'

From the ARTLEYTOONS Vault

Just for fun, without any deep seated political message or significant social commentary

This was done in 1997, when I was living in Minnesota. Now, that winter is approaching, I deemed it an appropriate selection from the ARTLEYTOONS vault.

"Snow in Winter" [Released 1997]
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Waterfront Cartoon

"Off the Waterfront" [released 10/16/12]
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This local cartoon deals with the Alexandria mayoral race. Incumbent Bill Euille is in favor of the controversial Potomac waterfront development proposal, while challenger Andrew McDonald is adamantly opposed, as it is currently planned.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mirror Mirror

"duarF retoV" [released 10/01/12]
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Drawing the Line

"O'bomba ala Bibi" [released 09/29/12]
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Entrenched Mouth

"Mitt Mouthed" [released 09/24/12]
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

'Egregious Envoy'

"Egregious Envoy" [released 09/18/12]
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Giving Them What They Want

"Newspeak For the Common Man" [released 09/10/12]
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Ex Change

"Ex-exchange Change" [Released 09/03/12]
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ryan's Song in TIME

"Ryan's Song" [released 08/30/12]
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I'm happy to report, this cartoon made it into TIME "Best Cartoons of the Week." It's been awhile since my work has appeared on their list, so am gratified to see this. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Our Akin's Back

"Our  Akin Back" [released 08/27/12]
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Chains to Believe in

"Chains to Believe In" [released 08/20/12]
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We the Cesspool

"We the Cesspool" [released 08/14/12]
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Our National Priorities

"National Priorities" [released 7/23/12]
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Doomsday Party Must

A Must-Have Manual for Your Doomsday Party

Magic Bullet Issue #5 hits the streets the end of July. Matt Dembicki's largest opus yet, a whopping 56 page comics newspaper (cover pictured at right) focuses on the theme "end of the world." The theme was inspired by the infamous Mayan calendar that doomsayers believe clearly portends Earth's imminent finale (December 21, 2012, to be exact). Archeologists, cryptologists, other scientists who specialize in Mayan artifacts, and those with, y'know, brains discount the apocalyptic hysteria. But, what fun is that? And, nobody wants to make movies or write books and do cartoons about the world not coming to an end.

Below is a slice, a glimpse, a mere teaser portion of my cartoon for the issue. Pick up your copy to see the complete cartoon, along with all the other contributors's renderings. For a list of outlets that carry Magic Bullet, check out the DC Conspiracy website at:
If it's unavailable in your area, you can contact DC Conspiracy to arrange for a copy to be mailed out to you. The newspaper is free (mailing fees extra).

I'll post the entire image of my cartoon well after the official release date.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Putin on the Ritz

"Putin's Attic" [released 07/16/12]
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Team Cul de Sac Book Signing

The second Washington DC area TEAM CuL de Sac book signing held at Politics and Prose brought a large turnout from the community. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Power Lines' Red Glare

"The Power Lines' Red Glare" [released 07/04/12]
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

An American in Montreal

I was attending the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists (ACEC) convention in Montreal. Here are some images from the event. Photos not credited were taken by me on my iPhone.

(top) Other Americans attending are (l. to r.) Wiley Miller, Jan and Dwane Powel, and Ann Telnaes.

(above) Thrilled to be here with my Canadian friends and colleagues. 
Behind me (in the hat) is New Yorker cartoonist Barry Blitt. 
[photos by Nik Kowsar] 

Master cartoonist turned paparazzi Nik Kowsar pauses to review his latest catch at the McCord Museum in Montreal on Friday. Our group attended a reception at the museum which displays one of Canada's largest collections of cartoons in the country. 
[photo by Nicki Kowsar] 

An admirer chuckles at Malcolm Mayes' comic rendering at the McCord Museum reception. 
[photo by Steve Artley]

Justin Trudeau rolled out on stage on his skateboard Thursday evening, bringing with him a bag of gags. One of them was his famous father's jacket that he flamboyantly donned, adding "...and the jacket fits!" Some took this as an indication that he will vie for his father's former position as Prime Minister of Canada.

Below are a series of shots from Serg Chapleau's 3-D animation studio we toured. This popular show that parody's Canadian politicians is broadcast throughout the country.
Serg Chapleau 
[photo by Nik Kowsar]

Andy Donato loves the lens and the lens loves Andy. Andy's wife Dianne
ignores the camera and carries on a civil conversation with Susan Dewar.

Jeanette and Ben enjoying a bit of respite in old Montreal.

Dale Cummings takes a break in old Montreal.

In one of Serg's favorite restaurants, American cartoonist Wiley Miller (former editorial cartoonist who now is creator of the award winning 'Non Sequitur' comic strip) reaches across the border to embrace Canadian editorial cartoonist Susan Dewar.

Below, various shots around Montreal.