Lunch with Luckovich 2

Join me from 1-2 p.m. today as I take your questions, comments, criticisms and whatever else you want to talk about!

I may be doing a cartoon on John Boehner. If the Republicans take the House, it will be historic because he will be the first person of color to be House Speaker.

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mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:01 pm

hi everyone. what’s on your mind? did you see my mark richt cartoon today? i’m typing with one finger, but will try typing with two to speed things up.

Jeffrey Vega

October 6th, 2010
1:05 pm

Hi Mike! I saw you when you visited Kennesaw State a while ago to give a talk to us, and you signed an autograph for me… you are the best! Also, thanks for following me on twitter! (I’m @nintendoboy) So this is kind of random, but do you do portraits? I would pay a lot of money if the great Mike Luckovich would draw a picture of me that I could post on my blog or something!! I know you’re probably so busy, but you DID always say you always work right up to the deadline, so maybe you could spare a little bit of time in the morning! ;) Thanks again for doing the great work that you do!!

TheGreatGonzo26

October 6th, 2010
1:05 pm

Hey Mike! Do you have any cartoonists that have influenced your work?

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:07 pm

hi jeffrey
yes i do do cartoon portraits. i love doing them because getting a likeness of someone is really fun.

Kiki

October 6th, 2010
1:09 pm

Hi Mike,
What did you mean when you said John Boehner will be the first person of color to be House Speaker, if Republicans win the majority in the House of Representatives?

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:10 pm

hi TheGreatGonzo26 what a fabulous moniker! cartoonists that are my biggest influences would be mort drucker from mad magazine. when i was a kid, i used to study his stuff. now i see him at cartoonist conventions and we’re friends, so that’s pretty neat.

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:11 pm

hi Kiki
i was trying to be funny. he has a very deep, almost orange tan.

Rickster

October 6th, 2010
1:13 pm

Mike,

Why are comments about your cartoons not allowed under normal circumstances? Is that your decision? Or AJC.com’s?

Usually all we get is a “I like Luckovich/I don’t like Luckovich” poll.

Jeffrey Vega

October 6th, 2010
1:13 pm

That’s awesome Mike! I remember you offered to draw someone and ended up drawing a really cute picture of this little girl in the audience at KSU! How can we go about applying to be the subject of your art???

Curious

October 6th, 2010
1:15 pm

Is the picture above a self-portrait and if so, what’s the meaning of the crayon?

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:15 pm

hi Rickster
if blogging was set up all the time, i’d have to monitor it and they wouldn’t be much fun. it would screw up my concentration coming up with ideas.

Andy

October 6th, 2010
1:17 pm

Mike,
I often use your cartoons in my history classroom to spark current events discussions.

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:17 pm

hi Curious
i don’t know why i drew myself holding a crayon. it just seemed kind ofv fun and silly. no deep meaning.

smokemonster

October 6th, 2010
1:18 pm

I like your cartoons even if I am conservative. However you could have given Eddie Long a more harsh cartoon.

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:18 pm

Independent Minded

October 6th, 2010
1:18 pm

Mike:

Do you have anything in mind in case “Shady” wins the governor’s race?

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:19 pm

smokemonster, did you see the one of him on the horse as the old spice guy? that was sort of tough.

David

October 6th, 2010
1:19 pm

Mike:
Who is the most fun for you to draw? Who is the most difficult? Love your work!

Rickster

October 6th, 2010
1:20 pm

Just wondering, Mike.

Though I rarely agree with you… I think you were at your best with your “We’ve reached the top” and “teary-eyed Statue of Liberty” cartoons after 9-11.

Curious

October 6th, 2010
1:21 pm

Thanks, Mike. I enjoy your cartoons very much.

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:21 pm

hi Independent Minded
i’m assuming you mean n. deal? i’m surprised all his financial and ethics problems don’t seem to be hurting him. i think voters in ga just want to make my job easy.

HC

October 6th, 2010
1:23 pm

Mike, without a doubt your best cartoon ever was Lewis Grizzard and Catfish arriving at the Pearly Gates.

Rickster

October 6th, 2010
1:24 pm

But I do have one beef with you. You usually do cartoons after someone of note passes away.

Yet, there was nothing when Tony Snow died (though you had one for Tim Russert.) Was it because Snow was a Fox News alum and former press secretary for GW Bush?

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:25 pm

Rickster , what do you mean you RARELY agree with me? i’m all-knowing, so get on board. i’m glad you liked those 9/11 related cartoons. i try to use humor in my cartoons, but it seems the ones folks remember are the serious ones. thanks for reading them despite disagreeing with most of them.

smokemonster

October 6th, 2010
1:25 pm

Mike that was more funny. I did laugh at that.

I thought it was funny how Eddie Long likened himself to David. When in reality those boys are the Davids and he is the Goliath.

Robert

October 6th, 2010
1:27 pm

Mike Im a big fan of your artistic work (dont always agree with some of your political views) but I have to say the piece today of Mark Richt was hilarious. I had to call everyone into my office to check it out. Keep up the good work.

An idea for this week:
Not that Im condoning the action (I would never shoot someone on purpose unless I had no other choice) but the story of the young men wearing the baggy pants getting shot has some definite humor to it.(Im recalling a little Crocodile Dundee “I only knicked ‘em!) Somebody in mainstream culture (singer, rapper, artist, etc.) has to finally put an end to this ridiculous fashion statement. Thanks and have a good one!

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:27 pm

hi Rickster
tony snow wasn’t that well known to most people. i’ve done cartoons on republicans when they die and i even put them at the pearly gates! paul coverdale comes to mind.

Steve

October 6th, 2010
1:28 pm

Mike, I’m a great admirer of your work. You’ve turned more than one crappy day into a good one with your humor and wisdom. Keep up the good job.

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:28 pm

smokemonster,i personally think eddie long has issues.

Guy Incognito

October 6th, 2010
1:29 pm

Ml,

I assume you’ll be doing a cartoon about MSNBC being in bed with this administration and the DNC in order to balance your one from 10-5

I’ll be waiting:-)

David

October 6th, 2010
1:31 pm

Mike, has anyone you have ever skewered blown his or her stack? On the flip side, has anyone you’ve ever lampooned in a cartoon contacted you to ask for a copy?

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:31 pm

hi Steve
thanks for your comment. i love doing this and try very hard to do the best cartoon i possibly can every day, i don’t want to let readers like yourself down or myself for that matter. i get upset with myself when i do a cartoon i’m not happy with and look forward to the next day to try to redeem myself.

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:32 pm

Guy Incognito
i don’t watch msnbc, but aren’t they the ones that air joe scarborough?

Rickster

October 6th, 2010
1:34 pm

And Tim Russert was? :-)

Frank

October 6th, 2010
1:34 pm

Mike, concerning the cartoon yesterday about Fox News and the GOP. Are you also planning one like that for CNN, MSNBC and the Democrat Party?

smokemonster

October 6th, 2010
1:34 pm

most definitely agreed. The whole thing is sick right down to his pandering to his blind followers

Independent Minded

October 6th, 2010
1:35 pm

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mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:36 pm

hi David
great question. newt gets very upset about my cartoons. he once banned an ajc reporters from covering him because i did a cartoon of him presenting divorce papers to his cancer-stricken wife in the hospital. once, an ajc columnist told me that newt told him that he had to pull over on the roadside to compose himself after seeing a cartoon i did. i also think newt has serious issues. check out jay bookman’s blog on newt today.

Rickster

October 6th, 2010
1:36 pm

They also air Keith Overthetopermann. :-)

Abena

October 6th, 2010
1:37 pm

I almost missed you. I LOVE your cartoons. I have a copy of yesterday’s on my desk. Keep up the good work. Don’t let these racist conservatives get to you

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:40 pm

Frank
i follow the news when doing my cartoons. i don’t think “hey, idid one on fox yesterday, time for one onn cnn today.” that would be boring. i also have a point of view. if you check my archive, you’ll see when thec dems screw up, i hit them. obama has made my job hard though because he’s smart.

smokemonster

October 6th, 2010
1:40 pm

Abena is evidence stereotypes go bothways. Thank You for that.

neal

October 6th, 2010
1:41 pm

You are so spot on with your cartoons. I wish you were in Calif. so you could do cartoons about our local politicians. Great job…. keep up the great work…… I turn everyone I know onto you

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:42 pm

hi Abena
thx for the comment. liberals and conservatives are what make this country great. and i appreciate the far right conservatives who’ve given me christine o’donnell in delaware!

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:45 pm

thanks neal
i’m on twitter, if you’re interested. i tell what i’m thinking about doing and then a short while later, the cartoon posts. thanks for reading me. i’ve got to do something on marijuana legalization soon!

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:47 pm

Rickster i do see oberman occasionally. he is a little full of himself. it’s at times almost self-parody. i sometimes think as he’s giving some serious monologue, that he’s going to burst out laughing.

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:48 pm

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Lowcountry Dawg

October 6th, 2010
1:49 pm

Hi Mike…

Love today’s Mark Richt/UGA cartoon. I am a UGA Fan…I just hope CMR decides not to take VII for a walk or that could really happen!

GO DAWGS!!

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:49 pm

i can take a couple more questions. has everyone fallen asleep?

mluckovich

October 6th, 2010
1:52 pm

thx Lowcountry Dawg
my daughter’s a freshman at uga, so although i admit i’m not a huge sports fan, i’m following all things uga much more closely. also, so many folks follow sports, i want to be sure and do cartoons on it.