Monthly Archives: March 2011

Captain Cartoon Uploads Muammar Gaddafi caricature for free use

Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi

Captain Cartoon's latest "free use" caricature: Muammar Gaddafi

Florida cartoonist Captain Cartoon just released a “free use” sketch of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi (Muammar Qaddafi?) on his “Free Clip Art” web page.
“I’m a big supporter of hard copy newspapers,” says the Captain, ” So I’m doing my part to help these folks save some money.”
You can see this caricature, produced as a warm-up sketch at a local restaurant’s “caricature nite,” right here on the Captain’s free clip art page.

Cartoonist Launches Anti-Gang Hero ‘Gangbuster’ as a Free E-Comic Book

anti-gang superhero

Kids see Gangbuster as "a cool dude."

“Gangs are bad, you know it’s true, don’t let bad guys fool you. Read this book, and I’ll detail, why joining gangs leads to jail.” — Gangbuster

The anti-gang comic book Gangbuster, available in hard copy newsprint form for 25 years, has now been posted online as a free downloadable E-booklet.

Plotted and drawn by South Florida cartoonist Captain Cartoon, Gangbuster was created as a preventative communications tool in support of ongoing efforts against the ever-growing proliferation of street gangs. “As compared to ‘boring’ brochures and like materials, kids readily open a comic book,” says the Captain. “Gangbuster combines adventure, color — and an important message — kids find easy to digest.”

Agencies see the book as an ideal bridge-builder with youth, and kids who read the booklet overwhelmingly agree with its all-important message that “youth gang activity is bad news.”

Gangbuster comics have been distributed by police departments and youth gang agencies in four states, and interest in this unique presentation is growing. “I’ve received hundreds of inquiry letters seeking sample copies,” says the Captain. “And today’s cash-strapped agencies need all the help they can get.”

“Our recent E-Comic Book launch now puts Gangbuster within reach of anyone and everyone.”

“What intrigues me the most about this edition is its longevity,” reveals the Captain. “While I’ve updated Gangbusters look to fit the times, the message has stayed the same. In terms of criticism, there’s been absolutely none.”

“Of course, Gangbuster was assembled with advice and input from a number of youth counselors, editors and youth culture experts,” he added. “I simply functioned as a ‘tool’ for the counselors when I put Gangbuster together.”

Captain Cartoon is former publisher of Cracked Magazine and former editor of Weekly World News.

Read the Gangbuster E-Comic Book here.

Cartoonist says ‘Use Cartoon Billboards and Campaigns to Stop Union-Busting GOP’

As corporate-backed Republicans target the working man’s major organizations, i.e. labor unions, political cartoonist and caricaturist Captain Cartoon thinks it’s high time to fight back — with cartoon campaigns!

The veteran political cartoonist has harnessed cartoon campaigns in support of (or in defense of) numerous issues, with admirable success. His most recent campaigns utilized gigantic cartoon billboards drawn on behalf of various police unions.

“I’m neither pro nor anti union,” says the artist. “Rather, I’m ‘pro-America.’ However, it’s becoming more apparent to me that there’s a definite ‘Republican-fueled’  targeting of ‘the little guy’,  and what better way to accomplish this  than to destroy one of the common man’s most powerful institutions, i.e. organized labor,” he said.

To that end, Captain Cartoon is prepared to draw cartoons — at discounted rates — in support of union supporters in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana.

“Trust me, political cartoons — created and presented effectively — tend to get their point across, if not send the bad guys ‘heading for cover,'” he added, “I aim for the jugular.”

See  the Captain’s latest cartoon billboards, as well as impressive results of some of these campaigns, here!