Lunch with Luckovich

Join me from 1 to 2 pm to talk about cartooning, politics or anything else on your mind.
warning, i just returned from vacation and am jetlagged.
at the end of next week, i go to the Persian Gulf to draw for the troops. more jetlag.
i need a cartoon topic today. any ideas?

55 comments Add your comment

Shan

October 27th, 2010
1:09 pm

Hey Mike, I am a big fan! Can you draw a cartoon about student loan debt? News outlets have recently reported that student loan debt has surpassed all other types of consumer debt in this country–even credit cards, auto loans, etc!

Tu-Anh

October 27th, 2010
1:11 pm

Pregnant panda!

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:12 pm

hi shan
great topic! i’ll add that to my really small list of topics.

JoeMan

October 27th, 2010
1:12 pm

Hey Mike. I’ve never been more turned off by campaign ads than I am with the sludge now being pumped out by the Barnes and Deal campaigns. I’m DREADING a runoff between these two clowns, and I imagine I’m not the only one. Might be good fodder for a cartoon.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:13 pm

Tu-Anh, i’ve been out of the country. what panda is pregnant and who impregnated her?

Dave

October 27th, 2010
1:14 pm

Loved the tribute to Bobby Cox, perfect … Looking forward to your take on Fredi G. when the time’s right.

Wellrod

October 27th, 2010
1:14 pm

Hey Mike, I really like your cartoons. Can you do something about Microsoft dying?

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:15 pm

joeman, i was thinking about doing something on attack ads. thanks

Rush Cheney

October 27th, 2010
1:15 pm

How about a cartoon depicting how the Georgia GOP has somehow morphed Roy Barnes into Obama … My favorite cartoon of yours ever was the one where during the 2004 General Election, Zell Miller as Foghorn Leghorn, Dick Cheney, and G.W. Bush as Cheney’s toddler raced right past Bin Laden in order to bring John Kerry “to justice”. Classic.

Dave Altman

October 27th, 2010
1:16 pm

Only because you asked, but the head stomping and handcuffing incidents seem to be calling out to be addressed…

Tu-Anh

October 27th, 2010
1:16 pm

Lun Lun here in Atlanta. She was inseminated with her partner, Yang Yang’s sperm…after a few failed efforts at mating.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:16 pm

wellrod, you know i read something about how microsoft is losing clout, but it didn’t register. that actually is a good topic. i’ll put it on my list.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:19 pm

dave altman
i saw that story. it’s getting a lot of coverage on the blogs. it is a great topic, however, i wonder how many people actually know the story. that’s something i wrestle with when coming up with ideas. which news events are known enough to do a cartoon on.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:22 pm

rush cheney, the gop is really great at messaging. even when the message isn’t factual.

Hey Lucko

October 27th, 2010
1:22 pm

We’re in debt up to our freakin necks here thanks to Obama spending like a teenager at the mall, and where did it get us? An 800 billion dollar stimulus bill to pass to our kids, sky high unemployment, no new jobs in the private sector, and a health care bill that 60% of the country was against and remains against. Love to see you draw your way out of this one buddy. It’ll probably be one that blames it all on Bush. You’re good at those.

Kiss Obama’s caboose a little more why don’t ya?

ZaidJilani

October 27th, 2010
1:22 pm

Have you seen the stuff about the Rand Paul campaign guy’s head-stomping incident (our coverage here: http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/27/head-stomper-demands-aplog/)

Maybe take that but make the head stomper corporate money or secret money and the person being stomped democracy. :)

Atlanta Native

October 27th, 2010
1:23 pm

I’ve listened to people complain about your politics and only picking on Republicans for years. It has been vindicating to see some recent caricatures you have done of the President and Democratic establishment. I well remember your scurrilous takes on Bill and Hillary. Though you can be a bit vicious at times, I have always enjoyed your work. Your tributes to those who pass on generally leave a tear in my eye.

Bryan W.

October 27th, 2010
1:23 pm

I wanted to stop in and say thank you for your contributions to Atlanta. I always look for your perspective and humor. God Bless!

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:23 pm

lun lun pregnant is good. drawing cartoons about inseminated pandas is easy.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:26 pm

atlanta native, thanks for your comment. readers forget sometimes that i hit democrats and republicans. i’ve had a blast over the years drawing cartoons about bill clinton.maybe i can do a cartoon about him and that panda.

Do one on Obama's legacy

October 27th, 2010
1:26 pm

Obama’s legacy might be the success of Cash for Clunkers. Of course the idiot didn’t make any effort to make sure the new cars we bought for everyone where American.

In case you didn’t know… although Foreign branded cars built in America give jobs to American workers, the vast majority of profits return to the home country. Duped again.

Guy Incognito

October 27th, 2010
1:26 pm

ML,

Perhaps a cartoon of a voting machine that only registers votes for Democrats. Oh wait, that’s real life (HR in NV) not a cartoon

Atlanta Native

October 27th, 2010
1:27 pm

KaidJilani – crowds stomping someone is Democracy at its finest. Our founding fathers looked down on mob rule, which is what a true democracy is. The French went with Democracy after their revolution – it went very poorly. Our founding fathers created a Republic to avoid the scourge of democratic mob rule.

Remember, a lynch mob is a democracy, the local sheriff who stops it with his single vote of no is the blessing of a republic.

UnYawn

October 27th, 2010
1:27 pm

how about a cartoon about how $1billion dollars of Afghanistan aid money ended up in Taliban hands?

KFledd

October 27th, 2010
1:29 pm

How about NeNe Leakes new nose job?

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:29 pm

thanks for reading my cartoons bryan w. as i mentioned earlier, i’ll be leaving for aghanistan at the end of next week, to spend a week with 5 other cartoonists visiting the troops and drawing for them. communication will be difficult, but i’m going to do my best to email what’s happening in real time.

I Made It

October 27th, 2010
1:29 pm

Hi Mike.. I’m so glad that I finally got an opportunity to join in.. I tend to be a smidging to late when you do these… but of course I really have nothing to say other than I LOVE YOUR COMIC STRIP… you are awesome… I appreciate your views even when I don’t agree b/c you make sense..

Thank you and keep up the awesome job..

Eternal Democrat no matter what

October 27th, 2010
1:33 pm

Do one on how easy it has been for the African American population to be tricked into eternally voting for the Democrats. It’s funny no matter what Obama does, they vote for him to the tune of 90%. He could reinstitute slavery and African Americans would just vote for him like a bunch of zombies. Whites, latinos and every other demographic has not been suckered like those guys.

Seems like that happened recently… Kasim Reed? Only vote for the black folks, cause they know what they are doing.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:33 pm

you all are giving me great suggestions for cartoon topics. if there’s a topic you all have suggested so far that i’m most considering, i’d have to pick nene’s nose.

I Made It

October 27th, 2010
1:34 pm

I’ve got one… since you’re going to Afghan… maybe you can do one about Bin Ladin threatening France from his cave and one of his henchmen holding an antenna at the top of the cave with bad reception… ok.. .I’ll just leave it to the professionals.. LOL

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:36 pm

Guy Incognito,at this point, with polls looking the way they do, i’m sure democrats are wishing such a machine exists.

I Made It

October 27th, 2010
1:36 pm

Mike.. when idiots sound off with their ignorant, hateful messages to you… you seem to have the perfect, sarcastic, honest response… How do you keep your composure..? Some of these idiots make me want to be an idiot too… just for the satisfaction of telling them off.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:38 pm

ange, osama’s communicating on a variety of topics. maybe i could do a cartoon of him delivering atlanta traffic updates.

Elizabeth

October 27th, 2010
1:39 pm

How about a cartoon on how Facebook has changed how people are able to share good or bad news. No longer can people personally call and tell relatives about their new baby or engagement because it’s likely that one of their dumb friends will post a “congrats” on their wall before they can personally announce it. Recently, my husband had to call me at work and tell me about the death of a very close relative b/c people were posting condolences on her Facebook wall! somehow I don’t think she got those. ;-)

A cartoon about social media in general and how it has changed the news cycle and relationships would be great.

KFledd

October 27th, 2010
1:41 pm

How about Atlanta Landmarks trying to kick out Joe Patten a.k.a The Phantom of the Fox out of The Fox Theatre. They had a hearing this morning.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:41 pm

I Made It, thanks for the comment. truthfully, i haven’t gotten too many hateful messages. everyone’s nice. i wish i’d get some hateful ignorant messages. are you hateful, ignorant folks out there listening?

KFledd

October 27th, 2010
1:42 pm

Does it count that I hate the ignorant and hateful Sarah Palin?

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:44 pm

Kfledd, i hope the fox kicks that old guy out and let’s me move in. the free shows and central location would be ideal for me!

I Made It

October 27th, 2010
1:45 pm

@KFledd oh dang would that make me ignorant.. b/c she’s an idiot.. but then again.. Bush was elected twice, ran the country into the ground and now they blame Obama for ALL of it…. 8 years to tank a country and in 2 he’s supposed to perform some kind of a miracle… SMH…

KFledd

October 27th, 2010
1:46 pm

Ha!! Sadly for you, I think Woody White beat you to that idea.

CyclopsEye

October 27th, 2010
1:47 pm

“I did not have sexual relations with THAT panda!”

I Made It

October 27th, 2010
1:47 pm

ML… what about doing one on how American’s want change but no one wants to work hard to get it! Make our president Moses and let him part the green sea of money and make a path to salvation.

Fred

October 27th, 2010
1:47 pm

Hey Mike,

Color me stupid, but I didn’t get the last cartoon you drew before you left. The one about the White House being sold by Sotheby’s. Could you explain it to me please? (Use little words and type slowly lol).

As to a suggestion, how about one on Delta being ranked the worst of the major airlines in fees, customer satisfaction and being on time. Delta, if you have to fly real bad, we’ve got a real bad way to fly you, or Delta: We’re not happy until, YOU’RE not happy.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:48 pm

elizabeth, social media has changed everything hasn’t it? i’ll think about your topic suggestion althiough i hardly ever look at my facebook page.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:51 pm

hi fred
what do you mean you didn’t understand one of my cartoons?! i was only trying to make a general comment about how anonymous donors funneling record amounts of cash into attack ads are determining who are members of congress are. it’s depressing.

mluckovich

October 27th, 2010
1:52 pm

CyclopsEye, you’re getting the hang of this job.

CyclopsEye

October 27th, 2010
1:53 pm

now if I could just draw!

Fred

October 27th, 2010
1:54 pm

Thanks. I didn’t see it, but then sometimes I’m a tad bit slow……….. and yes, it is depressing.

BTW Bill Clinton and the pregnant panda? I’m laughing all ready. You just ain’t right. I can wait to see that one.

alex

October 27th, 2010
1:54 pm

Can i get somehelp interpreting the 10/15 cartoon

alex

October 27th, 2010
1:57 pm

My proffesor Stone loves you and we’re doing papers on your cartoons