First Lunch with Luckovich: Have your say

From 1-2 p.m today, I’m answering questions or taking your comments on this blog.

I don’t have any topics for today’s cartoons yet, so if you can think of any let me know.

This cartoon on Bishop Eddie Long got the most hits this month. Someone tweeted me that there are plenty of other topics out there so lay off Eddie Long. What do you think?

77 comments Add your comment

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:00 pm

hi boys and girls. waiting to take your questions…

Woodstock Bob

September 29th, 2010
1:05 pm

Why is it so difficult for you to come up with any material critical of Obama? You didn’t seem to have any problem attacking the President from 2001-2008..

bmcchgo

September 29th, 2010
1:06 pm

First! Cool…

So how was the fallout from the Bishop Long cartoon?

BamaFan

September 29th, 2010
1:09 pm

What about Dez Bryant.

Hey Mike

September 29th, 2010
1:09 pm

I always read your cartoons- how about not being so pro democrat all the time? Seems like you rip on the Republicans 7 cartoons out of every 10-

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:09 pm

hi woodstock bob
thx for the question. see today’s cartoon. obama was left with a huge mess to clean up and he’s been doing a pretty good job.

Hey Mike

September 29th, 2010
1:10 pm

Please do a cartoon on Cynthia Tucker- Obama could be Satan himself and she would support him

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:11 pm

bmcchgo, most folks liked the cartoon.

Woodstock Bob is Bitter

September 29th, 2010
1:12 pm

How are you able to capture a story, moment, etc., with just one picture? Does a drawing take you hours, minutes, etc?

btw, dude you do good work. I always look forward to your cartoons. It’s, sometimes, the only thing that makes sense on this site.

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:14 pm

Hey Mike
i follow the news. lately, it’s been christine o’connell, the gop pledge, newt, nathan…so when dems are in the news doing something i do cartoons on them. see today’s plus my recent toons on the midterms

Woodstock Bob is Bitter

September 29th, 2010
1:14 pm

Mr. L,
What 3 books makes/made the most impact on your life?

Hey Mike is Bitter

September 29th, 2010
1:15 pm

‘Most folks’ liked the Bishop Long cartoon? Sounds generic. I know you got some flak. But cool if you do not want to acknowledge the hate…

Pro Obama?

September 29th, 2010
1:15 pm

I realize you are an editorial cartoonist, but I agree with Woodstock Bob. A majority of Georgia is conservative… you should swallow your pride and do some cartoons criticizing Obama more often.

The majority of the country doesn’t think Obama is doing a good job either. Higher employment, less jobs, more government wasn’t the Change everyone was Hoping for…

Logical Dude

September 29th, 2010
1:15 pm

Why don’t you have comments active on your regular posts? Many other editorialists have active blogs, and I’d love to hear comments from all sides on your work as well.
Otherwise, Do you refer to your work as “cartoons” “pictures”, “artwork” or some other personal identifier?

Pro Obama!

September 29th, 2010
1:17 pm

“The majority of the country doesn’t think Obama is doing a good job either. Higher employment, less jobs, more government wasn’t the Change everyone was Hoping for…”

The majority of the country realizes he inherited this mess from the GOP and Bush. It will take time to dig us out.

Woodstock Bob

September 29th, 2010
1:18 pm

Yeah, I saw today’s cartoon. No doubt you were expecting my question. Good job with the fig leaf.

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:18 pm

hi Woodstock Bob is Bitter
i spend most of the day farting around until panic sets in. that’s how i come up with ideas. i show them to colleagues and get a lot of thumbs down before i come up with one that’s halfway decent.

Pro Obama?

September 29th, 2010
1:18 pm

unemployment that is…

And don’t forget that the majority of America was against the Health Care Plan…

A majority of Americans even want to repeal it at this point. Doesn’t seem to me like Obama is doing a good job at all.

Off the subject… When did you first realize you were so artistically talented?

Guy Incognito

September 29th, 2010
1:19 pm

ML,

I saw you on CNN a few years back and you stated that you were an independent. Following your drawings over the years, I find that difficult to swallow.
“Hey Mike” said 7/10, I’d estimate it’s almost 9/10
Embrace your Liberal/Progressive leanings by admitting it. You’ll feel better

DawnP

September 29th, 2010
1:19 pm

Hi Mike! Big fan! How about something about how the republicans always whine about getting picked on? ;)

Pro Obama!

September 29th, 2010
1:20 pm

“A majority of Americans even want to repeal it at this point.”

That’s a lie.

Matthew

September 29th, 2010
1:21 pm

Huge fan ML! How ’bout addressing ed reform with regards to the new release of “Waiting for Superman” which is receiving a lot of press coverage right now??

Mike Luck

September 29th, 2010
1:21 pm

Mike-

Would you consider opening your cartoons to comments? I’m sure you get a ton of hits already, but it would probably double if it were open for discussion.

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:21 pm

Hey Mike is Bitter
i’m happy to acknowledge the hate. that’s a large part of the feedback i get.

Bosch

September 29th, 2010
1:22 pm

Hi Luckovich! Enjoy your work and enjoyed blogging here for a while — so why did you get out of the blogging business?

Pro Obama?

September 29th, 2010
1:22 pm

@pro obama!

Check out the latest msnbc poll- 51% want to repeal the health care plan

Read em and weep.

TGBG

September 29th, 2010
1:23 pm

I love to read your cartoons!
My son is only 8 but he started doing some cartoons, and I certainly never encouraged him in that pursuit! How did you get started and what advice could you offer?

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:23 pm

to those asking why my blog doesn’t allow for comments, it’s because i’d have to sit and monitor them for dirty words and stuff. it would be a pain.

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:24 pm

i’m trying to answer as nmany of these as i can but i’m a crappy typist

Sup Mike

September 29th, 2010
1:26 pm

How did you start with cartoons? Was that your first gig at a paper or did you have a column first?

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:28 pm

hi TGBG
i’ve always drawn. that’s the key lots of practice. tell your son to keep drawing! in elementary school, my dad was transferred a lot, dso the 1st thing i’d do at a new school is caricature the teacher and then pass the drawing around. then i’d have 30 new friends.

Deb

September 29th, 2010
1:29 pm

Your drawings are top notch (if people say that anymore). I love the controversy that they stir up, but isn’t that what political cartoons are all about? My all time faves are the memorials to Lewis Grizzard and Skip Caray and also the Statue of Liberty 9/11 one. I miss Grizzard and Celestine Sibley but you and John Kessler are the reasons I still love the AJC! ;o) Thanks and don’t go anywhere!

NCP

September 29th, 2010
1:30 pm

Mike, I think your work is brilliant. How’s your part of the news biz– are editorial cartoonists finding their careers curtailed like other newspaper people?

Woodstock Bob

September 29th, 2010
1:30 pm

Remember when raising a terror alert just prior to an election would have provided you with several days worth of material? Those were the days, eh, Mike?

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:30 pm

Pro Obama?
once folks learn what health care reform does and how it reduces the deficit, support will grow. hcr has been demonized with nonsense about death panels, it’s no wonder people are confused

Pro Obama!

September 29th, 2010
1:31 pm

From MSNBC: A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1.

The poll found that about four in 10 adults think the new law did not go far enough to change the health care system, regardless of whether they support the law, oppose it or remain neutral.

Read ‘em and STFU!

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:32 pm

hi NCP
it depends on the cartoonist. some have been downsized. most are fine.

Bosch

September 29th, 2010
1:33 pm

Luckovich,

My favorite of your toons was the one with the Iranian dude walking away with Iraq on a silver platter and the guy saying to Bush “well you could at least ask for your platter back.” Good insight.

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:33 pm

Woodstock Bob
you’re telling me. when W left, my job got much harder.

Bob Kirby

September 29th, 2010
1:33 pm

I follow your cartoons religiously. Love them; a breath of fresh air in this hotbed of raging conservatism. At least Newsweek gets it.

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:35 pm

hi Bosch
i recognize your handle from bookman’s blog. i think you also used to come to my blog back in the day. i’m glad you liked the cartoon. we did hand iraq to iran on a silver platter.

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:36 pm

hi Bob Kirby
i never know when newsweek’s gonna run my cartoons. i find out when it comes in the mail. it’s fun when they run them.

Eugene T.

September 29th, 2010
1:36 pm

Mr. Luckovich,

Toward the end of Bush’s term Tom Toles was drawing a caricature of Bush very similar to yours (short with the big ears). I like his stuff but do you think he took some notes from you?

Also, are they making you do more color? I kind of always dug the black and white.

Keep up the great work.

Cekker

September 29th, 2010
1:37 pm

Your Aug. 31 2010 cartoon was the most disgusting thing I have seen from you. Showing your country and it’s armed services in such a disgraceful way should make you ashamed.

voberzan

September 29th, 2010
1:37 pm

I got intense enjoyment out of the Glenn Beck cartoon last month. (Roommate always has Beck’s program on at 5 pm.) I have not noticed any preferential treatment of Obama by Luckovich.

Matthew

September 29th, 2010
1:37 pm

Huge fan ML! How ’bout addressing ed reform with regards to the new release of “Waiting for Superman” which is receiving a lot of press coverage right now??

Breezy

September 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

Dud, you are funny and insightful. Always look forward to your cartoons. Are there plans for
cartoons on Stewart and Colbert senate hearings?

mluckovich

September 29th, 2010
1:39 pm

Eugene T., ALL other cartoonists copy me! kidding.i am doing more color. i’m only required to do a color one on sunday. i’ve been doing more lately because it’s kind of fun.

JoeV

September 29th, 2010
1:39 pm

Mike, I don’t have a question but I just wanted to say you do a fantastic job and I love your cartoons. Please keep up the good work!

Michael

September 29th, 2010
1:39 pm

Hey Mike, I’m a big fan and have your Lewis and Catfish at the gates cartoon on my wall. I’m a big Obama fan too, but he needs his butt kicked for warrant less wiretapping, suspension of Habeas, DADT, GITMO and ordering warrant less assassination. You’re great at keeping issues in the public eye. Any chance you’ll address one or more of these issues.

Thanks for your work!