When I did this home page illo for the Nib, I had it in the back of my mind that I’d offer it as a signed and numbered print as well. I’m participating in the AAEC/Satire Fest event in San Francisco next month — and looking forward to it! — but the trip is entirely on my own dime. So my nefarious scheme is to take a stack of prints with me to sell in hopes of defraying the costs of hotel, plane ticket, etc. As is my wont, I’ll be printing these on the gorgeous 17×22 archival fine art paper that I like to use. I haven’t decided what the edition size will be yet, but it won’t be huge — I’d guess 25 or 50. The Doggies are San Francisco icons, and I expect these will sell pretty quickly when I’m there, so I wanted to give the rest of you a chance to order one ahead of time. (Note: since this is a signed/numbered edition, these will not be personalized.)
The first draft of this cartoon was actually written a month ago, inspired by this ACLU report and this New York Times article. I was saving it as a backup for some upcoming travel, but timing is everything, and as the events in Ferguson began to unfold, this went from evergreen to needing to be posted as soon as possible.
The anniversary of Nixon’s resignation seems like a good moment to repost this old campaign song I uploaded a few years ago. I bought this at a tag sale in the Haight Ashbury in the mid-eighties — the attic of the building (which I believe was literally at the corner of Haight and Ashbury) was clearly an old hippie crash pad that had never been cleaned out. It was a weird remnant, an unintentional time capsule from the late sixties. Old mattresses all around, a couple of old televisions, and this gem.