Sara, it’s true. I deliberately don’t look at others’ work for the very reason that I don’t want to be influenced by anyone else. Sometimes two cartoonists can bump into the same idea by chance, but ripping off others publicly is idiotic, and doesn’t keep you in business for long in this field.
I’ve known Matt for a while and he is the most wary cartoonist I know of about doing obvious ideas. It’s hard to phrase it the way I want to, but the guy doesn’t even like doing the same KIND of cartoons as other editorial cartoonists. He wouldn’t steal one.
I think it’s OK for you to insult Matt…but questioning his ethics is a new low. It shows you don’t know the guy.
This situation is what’s known as “a Yahtzee” and, somewhat surprisingly, it happens quite frequently amongst editorial cartoonists. I don’t know if it’s a case of “all great minds think alike”, or “the minds of fools seldom differ”. In either case…
The debt could be paid off. we have enough billionaires and millionaires and tax payers to do it in one fell swoop.
as long as a tax break were given after the one big hit.
The issue is auditing of what we actually owe and what other countries actually owe us.
As for the bail outs. the taxpayers should have been given the money to pay off the loans. this way everyone would have won.
But neither democrat nor republican wanted that because it meant that their buddies in corp. america that off shore the work.. wouldnt get a raise on us.
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Matt Davies is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Journal News. Born in London, he immigrated to the United States in 1983 and pursued his love of drawing, writing and making fun of people in positions of power throughout his educational career, while fitting in schoolwork in his spare time.